WDCB

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WDCB 90.9fm is a public radio station broadcasting with 5,000 watts to the Chicagoland area. You'll find us at 90.9fm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streaming live at WDCB.org. We're known for our eclectic music programming: jazz, blues, news, americana, and more! We also broadcast local news, features and useful information for residents of our community college district. We sponsor lots of musical events, either at the college's McAninch Arts Center or with other organizations in and around Chicago.

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Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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Jazz Organic is a weekly radio stop for America's truest art form, as played on the tonewheel organ.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2019
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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago. Each show explores a different musical theme and can be used as a 3 part series or as stand alone pieces. These FREE programs are suitable for airing any time of year, but would fit nicely into Women's History or Jazz Appreciation month programming.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015
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188 Pieces

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

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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30 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

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this week, we listen to some new music, and the old music that sounds kinda just like it, with jams from George Duke, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, ...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A look at the electrified Miles Davis, from Filles de Kilimanjaro to Doo Bop with a few stops in between.

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  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we're doing some Astral Traveling with Pharoah Sanders, we'll get nice and mellow with Eddie Harris, and we'll check out some new-ish st...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Jazz meets Hip-Hop, Jazz meets House music, Jazz meets Brazil, too!

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  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we fall under the influence of hip-hop, the avant-garde, Brazilian music and more with music from Maurice Brown, Ryan Keberle, Joshua Re...

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  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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Prog-Jazz, Prog-Rock Prog-Metal, and even Prog-Classical? This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, Brad Mehldau, Tigran Hamayasan and Donny Mc...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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some of my favorite longer Mingus performances, just in time for the celebration of his 100th birthday (Mingus was born April 22, 1922). Enjoy!

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we get electrified with Miles Davis, Seamus Blake, Jeremy Pelt, Cameron Graves and more! It'll be a fun and wild ride!

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, it's an all-star trek through the underground, with Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, John Zorn, Steven Bernstein, and heck, even The Minutemen!

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 57:45
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this week, we're checking out a few intriguing versions of songs from the Great American Sonngbook from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Dave King and ot...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 58:10
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