Notes from the Jazz Underground

Series produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

Notes from the Jazz Underground is produced by Paul Abella at WDCB in Chicago. A show that focuses on the fringes of Jazz, Notes From the Jazz Underground is where you'll hear avant-garde Jazz, Fusion, Modern Jazz and Jazz that's outside the mainstream.


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67 Pieces

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This week, we're jamming to the music in the space between straight ahead Jazz and fusion, heading back to the late 60's and early 70's for music f...

Bought by KRPS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KLCC


  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to new music from Gilfema, Avishai Cohen and Jazz is Dead, plus some older jams from Weather Report and a completely...

Bought by KRPS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KLCC


  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're going heavy on the guitars. Acoustic guitars from Rodrigo Y Gabriela and John McLaughlin, electric guitars with Bill Frisell and G...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, we'll hear a brass band from New York, modern Jazz from New Orleans, and a new generation of musicians re-imagines A Love Supreme.

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we celebrate one of the finest pianists in the history of Jazz, with a look at some of his most fiery and exploratory moments, from his ...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 56:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, I'll throw the spotlight on two epic jams: Frank Zappa and the Mothers, from back in 1968, and Tower of Power, recorded live in 1976. Fa...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, NFTJU checks out music from Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Morocco with some great jams from Fela Kuti, Ali Farka Toure, Tinar...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we'll hear modern sounds from London, Los Angeles and New York, and in between those grooves, we'll pay tribute to keyboardist Lyle Mays...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we cover a lot of ground, from Cecil Taylor to Shabaka and the Ancestors.

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we'll take a look at Jeff Parker's latest album, Suite for Max Brown. We'll hear a couple of songs from it, plus music from Herbie Hanco...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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a look back at the Fusion giants of the 70's: Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, The Brecker Bros, The Dixie Dregs and more, and a look to the f...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 2
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, we go back...way back, and take a look at the roots of the Jazz Underground with phenomenal mus...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 57:45
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we unplug and listen to some acoustic jams from Herbie Hancock, Joshua Redman and a full set from the DKV Trio, too!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we take a final look back at the music of 2019...and play some of the fantastically good stuff that I didn't get a chance to play throug...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, I continue my look back at some of the best left-of-center Jazz released in 2019, and we'll hear from Snarky Puppy, Brad Mehldau, The Co...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll spend some time looking back at the best new releases that came out in 2019, and we'll just scratch the surface. We'll hear from T...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll spend an hour with Frank Zappa, the guitarist, composer and bandleader who brought prog-rock and fusion to the masses throughout t...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we'll get funky with Eddie Harris, weird with two featuring Marc Ribot, we'll get heady with Earth, Wind and Fire, and we'll check out t...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, some great new music from Barrett Martin, Junius Paul, Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die, Adam Deitch,...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, a little of everything that is good, for no other reason than, well, it's good. New music from Theo Croker and Snarky Puppy, Back to the...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1