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Dizzy Gillespie wrote “You got to know the rules before you break ‘em.” From his orchestra’s rhythm section was born the MJQ. Sixty years later oth...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WOUB, KMRE-LP, WMOT, and WKAR


  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Describing revolute joints.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:52
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The impeccable British jazz critic/writer/musician Leonard Feather assembles a studio of all-stars to open this program, followed by funky guitar b...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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When you put something on a pedestal, it becomes a prime target for pigeons. Or to put it another way – if a certain movie consistently shows up on...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:52
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This week, as promised, I’m continuing my discussion of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ famous debut film from 1941. Last time I talked about why the f...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
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In 1996, Nick Gold, a British music producer, asked the American guitarist Ry Cooder to come to Havana and help him record a few sessions with some...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Stanis?aw Skrowaczewski, 1981, Credit: Irena Jarosi?ska / PAP
Conductors lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music.

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ve got another eclectic combination of styles and moods his session. Pure Paul Desmond begins with his dry martini sax sound, Lizz Wright contri...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Back to our old tricks, unintentionally nothing from the new millennium even made the cut this day. Instead simple inspiration from one track leadi...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, WKAR, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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We lost a lot of people last year. One of them particularly close to my heart was the Iranian writer/director Abbas Kiarostami, who died in July of...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:38
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Writer-director James Gray seems to be getting better and better with each film. His first five movies, starting with Little Odessa in 1994, all ta...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
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Ousmane Sembéne was a very important figure in the history of film. Born in Senegal, he attained prominence as a novelist in his 20s and 30s, but w...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
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Starting around 2005, a burst of creative energy in filmmaking emerged from an unexpected corner of the world: Romania. The Romanian new wave has g...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
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One can view much of the silent era in movies as a process in which filmmakers gradually unearthed a narrative language appropriate to the new art ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 03:23
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First impressions may be the most lasting, but contrary to popular belief, they’re often wrong. In the case of the great American poet Emily Dickin...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
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“If you’re listening to this while driving a car, obviously, leave your eyes open.” In this special appendix to our recent episode on psychoacousti...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 08:35
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Those who only know Maggie Smith from her roles in later life—such as, most famously, in the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey, I recommend chec...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 03:43
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A great way to enjoy music on radio is to look forward to concert appearances. This is the case for touring musicians Lizz Wright, Marcia Ball, Ana...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WKAR, WVBI-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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In the early years of the 20th century, a film genre was invented that became hugely popular: the adventure serial.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:59
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We hit the road starting with guitarist John Scofield for a remote at radio sponsor & financial supporter “The Womack.” We interview many, beginnin...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
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The cool alto sax of East Coast Lee Konitz glides into a more bittersweet Charlie Parker tone, the pleasures of bebop continue with Buddy Rich play...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Imaginary Portrait of Leo & Pipo, Credit: Jason Anscomb (© Leo & Pipo)
Down-The-Rabbit-Hole Tenali invites you to take a billion year psychedelic adventure through caverns of pure light while bathing in elixirs of visi...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:49:53
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The Charlie Hunter Trio says come as you are, as it smells like teen spirit! Hunter was influenced by Roland Kirk, of whom we hear playing multiple...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A traditional Panamanian dance interpretation Puerto Rican-style by Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe opens, intensity builds with the Geoff Keezer/Joe...

Bought by WMOT, WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Valentine's Day
We discuss Valentine’s Day from a Food & Wine Industry Insider's Perspective. Expect to be Amazed and Wowed! An informational & mirthful show for a...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:42