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Thelonious Monk

By | November 23, 2012

Thelonious Monk

In this hour, it’s a look at the life and legend of jazz great Thelonious Monk. We’ll talk with biographer Robin Kelley about Monk’s life and music, and chat with Thelonious Monk’s son TS about Monk the family man. And we’ll explore how Monk’s battle with mental illness shaped his life and career, and take […]

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Jazz Abroad

By | June 17, 2012

Israeli rising stars Anat, Yuval and Avishai Cohen

In this hour, it’s stories and sounds from jazz’s history overseas. We’ll talk with Israeli saxophonist Anat Cohen about why Israel is becoming a hotbed for new jazz talent, and take a look at the nearly hundred-year-old history of jazz in Japan. And we’ll hear the story of how the U.S. State Department tried to […]

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Cool Jazz

By | November 28, 2011

Cool Jazz

This hour it’s a laid back hour of stories and sounds from the world of cool jazz. We’ll talk with our jazz historian Lewis Porter about the birth of the “cool” aesthetic in jazz, and get his picks for some of the champions of the cool sound. And we’ll hear the story of how the cool […]

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