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KCSM

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KCSM is is the only station in the San Francisco Bay Area with a 24-hour jazz format and one of the few remaining all jazz stations in the world. Hosts include veteran jazz musicians, educators, seasoned jazz broadcasters and often a combination of the three. Funded by community support, they craft extraordinary jazz programming, delivering the music and its related history to inspire and enlighten jazz listeners and artists worldwide.

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From her start with the Sweethearts Of Rhythm through the superb albums she co-led with her husband, saxophonist Herb Geller, pianist Lorraine Gell...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Wardell Gray Through a series of epic tenor saxophone battles with Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray rose to prominence in Los Angeles in the mid-40's ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Trudy Pitts An underrated, hard swinging organist who sprung from the fertile jazz scene in Philadelphia, Pitts went from classical training at Te...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Tomasz Stanko Trumpet player and composer Tomasz Stanko has been an anchor of the jazz scene in Eastern Europe since the 1960's. His career has h...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Martial Solal Piano player Martial Solal is one of the most significant French jazz artists after Django Reinhardt. A technical genius, his inven...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Masahiko Togashi Masahiko Togashi was one of the most heavily recorded Japanese jazz musicians, a percussionist with an idiosyncratic sound who w...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Stephen Riley Although his associations are with top-shelf names in modern jazz, including regular work with Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts, S...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Marco Eneidi A student of Jimmy Lyons and Sonny Simmons, Marco Eneidi was one of the more compelling alto saxophonists in the post-bop free jazz t...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Louis Smith Trumpeter Louis Smith was one of the most bebop-oriented payers in the wave of superb jazz musicians coming from Memphis in the 1950s ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Lucky Thompson In the 1940's, tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson drew sounds from Don Byas and Coleman Hawkins to shape a highly personal approach ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
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Kenneth Terroade Largely forgotten tenor saxophonist Kenneth Terroade put forth a powerful series of appearances as a sideman in Paris in the lat...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:01:50
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The Instant Composers Pool One of the longest-running large groups in jazz history, and one of the best-kept secrets of European jazz, the ICP vir...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Grant Stewart Tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart has been playing and recording classic jazz in NY for twenty years. He is celebrated by multiple ge...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Ernie Henry One of the few bebop alto saxophonists who didn't sound like Charlie Parker, Henry was a favorite of Thelonious Monk and Kenny Dorham...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Erik Jekabson Erik Jekabson is one of the reasons the Bay Area is a great place to see jazz. He leads groups covering everything from bebop to N...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:05:46
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Eric Revis Eric Revis established himself as a powerful and engaging sideman with Betty Carter and Branford Marsalis, with whom he has played for...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:44
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Carla Bley NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley is an enormously prolific and influential composer, as well as a creative bandleader and pianist. She was a ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Bobby Bradford One of the great brass players of the free jazz world, Bobby Bradford was an early compatriot of Ornette Coleman, with whom he reco...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Andrew Cyrille From his early work with Cecil Taylor in the 1960s through his current appearances lighting up the performances and recordings of ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Alan Silva The consummate free jazz bass player, Alan Silva was a part of the dawn of the "new thing" in the early 60's, and has been an intergral...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:01