David Johnson

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  • Username: David_Brent_Johnson
  • jazz producer/systems coordinator
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Station-Based

Recent Pieces from David Johnson

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We Shall Overcome: Civil-Rights Jazz (58:59)
From: WFIU

Black History Special A one-hour program of jazz music, exploring the connection between jazz and civil rights in 20th-century America.
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Say It Loud: Black-Pride Soul Jazz (59:00)
From: WFIU

Black History Special A one-hour program of jazz music, exploring the black-pride movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Perfect for Black History Month (February).
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NL 22-03: The Year In Jazz, 1963: A Man’s Dream, A Nation’s Nightmare, 1/10/2022 (59:01)
From: WFIU

It was a year of raised hopes and devastating tragedy, and the world of jazz continued to reflect both the growing unease and the youthful vitality of a nation in transition. ...
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The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree (59:00)
From: WFIU

An hour-long program of classic jazz, celebrating an American holiday marking the formal end of slavery.
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NL 19-04: The Benny Golson Songbook, 1/21/2019 (59:00)
From: WFIU

Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has penned some of the most notable compositions of the modern jazz era, including “Whisper Not,” “Along Came Betty,” and “I Remember ...
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NL 19-01: Herbie Nichols’ Third World, 12/31/2018 (59:01)
From: WFIU

Herbie Nichols died in obscurity in 1963, but over the past two decades his luminous compositions have made him a celebrated figure in modern jazz. Nichols biographer Mark ...
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NL 18-52: Best Historical Jazz Releases 2018, 12/24/2018 (59:01)
From: WFIU

A look at some of the year’s most compelling recordings, including music from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and others.
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NL 19-02: Joni + Jazz, 1/7/2019 (59:03)
From: WFIU

In the mid-1970s, at the peak of her commercial success, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell took her music in a jazz-influenced direction, working with musicians such as Jaco ...
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NL 18-51: A Night Lights Wonderland, 12/17/2018 (59:00)
From: WFIU

Classic holiday jazz from Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans and others.
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NL 18-01: Best Historical Releases Of 2017, 1/1/2018 (59:00)
From: WFIU

Music from Sonny Clark, Thelonious Monk, Jaco Pastorious, Bill Evans, and other artists featured in 2017 reissues and archival releases.