I'm Talking Jazz

Series produced by KCSM

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I'm Talking Jazz is a series where KCSM hosts sit down with a guest every week to talk about all things Jazz. Veteran jazz legends and up and coming movers and shakers are featured each week to give us a glimpse into their world of music and performance.

I'm Talking Jazz is a series where KCSM hosts sit down with a guest every week to talk about all things Jazz. Veteran jazz legends and up and coming movers and shakers are featured each week to give us a glimpse into their world of music and performance


11 Pieces

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A master of jazz piano in the tradition of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, Barry Harris is one of the last remaining giants of the 1950s. His delic...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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Equally adept at jazz, R&B, Latin and pop/rock, Director Ellen Seeling has a multi-faceted career as a trumpet player, bandleader, educator and rec...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:02
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Vocalist Betty Carter was known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent ...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
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Drummer Jaz Sawyer has deep roots in his Classical, Jazz, West-African and Afro-Caribbean musical training. He has has worked with many notable art...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
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Jon Hendricks is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:22
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Prolific composer and bandleader, Donald Byrd is celebrated as one of the pioneers of the funk and soul genres while remaining a true bebop jazz ar...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:57
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Saxophonist, Nancy Wright is one of the most highly respected and in-demand sax players on today’s blues, Americana and R&B scene. Major music writ...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
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The Cookers are a collective of veteran hard bop players, George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Donald Harrison an...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:42
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Bassist, Eddie Gomez is well-known for his work with pianist Bill Evans and a host of others include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Gerry Mulliga...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 57:44
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15 time Grammy Award winner, saxophonist Michael Brecker speaks with KCSM's own Dick Conte.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:57
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Tenor saxophonist and Clarinetist, Ken Peplowski visits with KCSM's own Michael Burman.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:27