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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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Nina Simone

By | November 21, 2011

Nina Simone

This hour we’ll explore the life and music of the great Nina Simone. We’ll talk with New York Magazine’s Joe Hagan about his look inside Nina Simone’s private diaries and chat with Simone biographer Nadine Cohodas about Nina’s life and music—from her roots as a gospel and classical musician to her place as one of […]

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Charlie Parker

By | November 5, 2011

Charlie "Yardbird" Parker

This hour it’s the life and legend of the great Charlie Parker. We’ll talk with Charlie Parker historian Phil Schaap about Bird’s life and music—from his early years as a Kansas City kid who didn’t like to practice to his coronation in the 1950s as the king of bebop. And we’ll explore the drug addiction […]

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