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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60 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

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

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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!

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we'll listen to some new music from Nicholas Payton, Hiromi and Darren Barrett, along with a gem from James Carter, an amazing jam from ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, we take a listen to Jazz renditions of one of the masters of R&B, Curtis Mayfield, with Lou Don...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, some slightly dusty gems, some brand new things, and some nuggets from the songbooks of John Zorn, David Bowie, Duke Ellington and more!

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, things get weird with Matthew Shipp, weirder with Sonic Youth and funky with George Benson.

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll dive deep into the Miles Davis archival release of the Rubberband sessions from 1985-86, and while we're there, we'll hear other M...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we explore the music of Ginger Baker, and we'll hear from Cream, Blind Faith, The Ginger Baker Airforce, his Jazz albums from the 90's a...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1