Notes from the Jazz Underground

Series produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

Notes from the Jazz Underground is produced by Paul Abella at WDCB in Chicago. A show that focuses on the fringes of Jazz, Notes From the Jazz Underground is where you'll hear avant-garde Jazz, Fusion, Modern Jazz and Jazz that's outside the mainstream.


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212 Pieces

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this week, we're going to have two sets with two different ideas...light and darkness. We'll hear the freedom of "the new thing" in the early to mi...

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  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're spending most of the hour with Medeski, Martin and Wood. We'll hear them acoustic and electric, on their own, and with John Scofie...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we spend some time with a few guitar heroes. Chris Poland, Will Bernard, Jake and Brendan from Umphrey's McGee and Jeff Beck, too. And a...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we'll listen to some funky music. We'll listen to some funky music on the edge, and we'll check out some great collaborative efforts fro...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:20
  • Purchases: 3
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This week...we've got Jazz...with a twang! Jazz renditions of Country and Folk tunes by John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Bryan and the Haggards, Sara G...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we're jamming to the music in the space between straight ahead Jazz and fusion, heading back to the late 60's and early 70's for music f...

Bought by KRPS, KRCB 104.9, and KLCC


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to new music from Gilfema, Avishai Cohen and Jazz is Dead, plus some older jams from Weather Report and a completely...

Bought by KRPS, KRCB 104.9, and KLCC


  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're going heavy on the guitars. Acoustic guitars from Rodrigo Y Gabriela and John McLaughlin, electric guitars with Bill Frisell and G...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, we'll hear a brass band from New York, modern Jazz from New Orleans, and a new generation of musicians re-imagines A Love Supreme.

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we celebrate one of the finest pianists in the history of Jazz, with a look at some of his most fiery and exploratory moments, from his ...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 56:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, I'll throw the spotlight on two epic jams: Frank Zappa and the Mothers, from back in 1968, and Tower of Power, recorded live in 1976. Fa...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, NFTJU checks out music from Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Morocco with some great jams from Fela Kuti, Ali Farka Toure, Tinar...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we'll hear modern sounds from London, Los Angeles and New York, and in between those grooves, we'll pay tribute to keyboardist Lyle Mays...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we cover a lot of ground, from Cecil Taylor to Shabaka and the Ancestors.

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we'll take a look at Jeff Parker's latest album, Suite for Max Brown. We'll hear a couple of songs from it, plus music from Herbie Hanco...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Feb 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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a look back at the Fusion giants of the 70's: Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, The Brecker Bros, The Dixie Dregs and more, and a look to the f...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 2
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, we go back...way back, and take a look at the roots of the Jazz Underground with phenomenal mus...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 57:45
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we unplug and listen to some acoustic jams from Herbie Hancock, Joshua Redman and a full set from the DKV Trio, too!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we take a final look back at the music of 2019...and play some of the fantastically good stuff that I didn't get a chance to play throug...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, I continue my look back at some of the best left-of-center Jazz released in 2019, and we'll hear from Snarky Puppy, Brad Mehldau, The Co...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2