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Jazz Masters Moments

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support that includes the NEA Jazz Masters Award, an NEA Jazz Masters tour with performances and educational activities, radio programming, a compilation CD, educational resources, and publications and reports. Nearly 100 radio segments feature eighteen NEA Jazz Masters, providing musical samples, historical information, and first-person anecdotes designed to give listeners added insight into the artists and their art.

ALL PIECES IN THE SERIES ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE.

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122 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In these moments, we learn about the (soulful) power of the organ, especially in the hands of Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KBEM


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 2
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In these moments, we learn some cool facts about one of the best piano innovators of all time, NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and KBEM


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Jazz historians and his own son, Fitz, share why writer and jazz adovcate, Ira Gitler is a Jazz Master.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 2
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In these short pieces, Dee Dee talks about scatting, her big break, and studying the moves of Betty Carter.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Three short moments celebrating 2017 NEA Jazz Master, Dave Holland.

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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"You can play notes, but if you don't put anything in the notes, that's what it is...just notes." - Pharoah Sanders.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 2
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As a composer and a horn player, Archie Shepp is a consummate innovator, never ceasing to push music forward.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Wendy Oxenhorn says "musicians and their records have saved our lives time and time again. We owe them the services they need to age well."

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Vibraphonist Gary Burton is famous for his trailblazing four-mallet technique and his decades-long collaboration with Chick Corea.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 4
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2015 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal lives and breathes for jazz and it shows. For nearly 70 years, he's been presenting incredible musicians, many of wh...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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A born innovator, musician Charles Lloyd has been on the path to NEA Jazz Master for decades. In these Moments, he talks about growing up surrounde...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 4
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2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman shares stories about playing with NEA Heritage Fellow, BB King, falling in love with Charlie Parker, and learni...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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For years, Carla Bley has been a prolific composer, original arranger, and boundary-pushing pianist. Now, she's a 2015 NEA Jazz Master. In this bat...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Keith Jarrett. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 5
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Jamey Aebersold. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn abou...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Anthony Braxton. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn why ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Richard Davis. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, EDDIE PALMIERI. In this batch, we learn about Eddie's exposure to mambo at a young age; ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Mose Allison. In this batch, we learn about Mose's move from Mississippi to NYC, his gri...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Lou Donaldson. In this batch, we learn about two of Lou's hits, Whiskey Drinkin' Woman a...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 4