Have You Heard

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Patrick Wolff has been a professional jazz musician for 20 years, and he takes great pleasure in exploring the endless avenues and narrow alleys through the world of jazz. There's a wealth of classic sounds out there, and new music being made every day, but it can be daunting to stay in the loop! So each segment, he'll focus in on the work of one single artist who deserves your attention. It might be a fresh face turning ears in a distant land, it might be a forgotten master buried in the stacks of LP's, or it might end up being the cat playing at that place around the corner from your house. He'll play all of it- the abstract, the swinging, the outrageous and the courageous. Tune in, take a deep breath and get ready for some of the most stimulating and creative sounds in jazz.

Patrick Wolff has been a professional jazz musician for 20 years, and although he likes Duke and Pops and Bird as much as anybody else in these parts, he takes great pleasure in exploring the endless avenues and narrow alleys through the world of jazz. There's a wealth of classic sounds out there, and new music being made every day, but it can be daunting to stay in the loop! So each week, he'll focus in on the work of one single artist who deserves your attention. It might be a fresh face turning ears in a distant land, it might be a forgotten master buried in the stacks of LP's, or it might end up being the cat playing at that place around the corner from your house. He'll play all of it- the abstract, the swinging, the outrageous and the courageous. Tune in, take a deep breath and get ready for some of the most stimulating and creative sounds in jazz. Hide full description

Patrick Wolff has been a professional jazz musician for 20 years, and although he likes Duke and Pops and Bird as much as anybody else in these parts, he takes great pleasure in exploring the endless avenues and narrow alleys through the world of jazz. There's a wealth of classic sounds out there, and new music being made every day, but it can be daunting to stay in the loop! So each week, he'll focus in on the work of one single artist who deserves your attention. It might be a fresh face turning ears in a distant land, it might be a forgotten master buried in the stacks of LP's, or it might end up being the cat playing at that place around the corner from your house. He'll play all of it- the abstract, the swinging, the outrageous and the courageous. Tune in, take a deep breath and... Show full description


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A truly original voice of the alto saxophone, John Tchicai brought much-needed intelligence and warmth to the free jazz movement of the 1960s throu...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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One of the more challenging and rewarding projects of the great bassist Charlie Haden, this large ensemble played music that celebrated the power o...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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It's hard to imagine the forward-looking jazz scene of the Bay Area without the tireless efforts of composer, bandleader, and bass player Lisa Mezz...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the major voices of jazz in Europe, Kenny Wheeler was a trumpet player and composer so warm and melodic that you might not even notice how c...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the major composers of late 50s/early60s bebop, Freddie Redd achieved renown through his work with Jackie Mclean on the groundbreaking play ...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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One of Charles Mingus's greatest bands, a loose and swinging sextet with Jaki Byard, Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, and Eric Dolphy...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:41
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A promising star of jazz piano in the 60s and 70s, Albert Dailey brought a rich and complex post-bop sound to the bands of Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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One of the great bebop stylists of the 1960s, alto saxophonist Frank Strozier had a unique sound that balanced warmth and bite, a driving rhythmic ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Pianist and composer Akiyoshi has a happy problem- her influence and renown as a big band leader have given her a specific fame that unfortunately ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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A legend in the New York jazz world, tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama has been a featured member in the big bands of Woody Herman and Thad Jones, the...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:10
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Tenor saxophonist Allen Eager came straight out of the tradition of Lester Young, but bent his soft tone and relaxed swing around the new feels and...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Probably the best remembered of the Tadd Dameron horns, Navarro stood alongside Dizzy Gillespie as the one of the two most influential bebop trumpe...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
From: KCSM
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A mainstay on the Bay Area scene, ace trumpet player Ian Carey has distinguished himself by leading bands, releasing records, and writing funny and...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
From: KCSM
Series: Have You Heard
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A distinctive pianist, drummer, and guru of creative music, Art Lande has been inspiring young players and recording since his debut on ECM records...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Before Alice Coltrane (formerly Mcleod) rose to prominence playing in her husband John's late-period ensembles, she had established herself as a un...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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A longtime mainstay of the progressive jazz scene in NYC, tenor saxophonist Eskelin has a broad and warm sound, which he combines with an idiosyncr...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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One of the consummate sidemen in Europe during the heyday of American expatriates, Catalan pianist Montoliu played with all of the major horn playe...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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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