Archive For December, 2011

Holiday Jazz

By | December 19, 2011


This week it’s a very merry jazz Christmas with an hour of some of the best holiday jazz. We’ll talk with jazz historian Bill Sears about some of the off-the-beaten path jazz takes on your favorite holiday classics, and chat with our producer Lou Blouin about the Christmas duet that brought jazz icon Bing Crosby […]

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Jazz’s One Hit Wonders

By | December 12, 2011


This hour we bring you a tour of some of the memorable musical moments from the world of jazz’s one hit wonders. We’ll talk with our go-to research guy Lou Blouin about the times when jazz and jazz musicians defied the odds and broke through onto the pop charts, and chat with jazz historian Tom Cunniffe […]

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Jazz and Spirituality

By | December 4, 2011


In this hour we delve into the shared history of jazz and spirituality. We’ll talk with Dr. Leonard Brown about the spiritual side of sax titan John Coltrane, explore the gospel roots of jazz, and listen in on the sacred music of jazz icon Duke Ellington. And we’ll chat with a founding member of the […]

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