Archive For January, 2012

Great Jazz Cities: Chicago

By | January 28, 2012


This hour we continue our tour of America’s great jazz cities with the sites and sounds of Chicago. We’ll talk with the owner of the storied Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Dave Jemilo, about his epic restoration of the club to its former speakeasy glory, and hear how the Green Mill helped found the improv-rich tradition […]

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The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong

By | January 23, 2012

Louis Armstrong

This week on The New Jazz Archive, it’s a look at the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the good people of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, located in Louis’ former home in Queens. We’ll chat with Deslyn Dyer about Louis’ more than 1200-hour-long audio diary, and take a step back in time with […]

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The Life and Music of John Coltrane

By | January 16, 2012

John Coltrane

This week on The New Jazz Archive, it’s the life and music of John Coltrane. We’ll talk with our jazz historian and renowned Coltrane scholar Lewis Porter about Trane’s early roots growing up in rural North Carolina, and get to know the softer side of John Coltrane the balladeer. And we’ll explore John Coltrane’s redemption […]

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Jazz on the Radio

By | January 9, 2012

Voice of America jazz host Willis Conover.

In this hour we’ll explore the long and colorful history of jazz on the radio. We’ll talk with filmmaker Huey Coleman about his recent documentary on beloved jazz radio host Marian McPartland, and explore the story of the Voice of America broadcaster whose jazz radio show helped win the Cold War. And we’ll talk with […]

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