Notes from the Jazz Underground

Series produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

Notes from the Jazz Underground is produced by Paul Abella at WDCB in Chicago. A show that focuses on the fringes of Jazz, Notes From the Jazz Underground is where you'll hear avant-garde Jazz, Fusion, Modern Jazz and Jazz that's outside the mainstream.


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49 Pieces

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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, some great new music from Barrett Martin, Junius Paul, Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die, Adam Deitch,...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, a little of everything that is good, for no other reason than, well, it's good. New music from Theo Croker and Snarky Puppy, Back to the...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we'll listen to some new music from Nicholas Payton, Hiromi and Darren Barrett, along with a gem from James Carter, an amazing jam from ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, we take a listen to Jazz renditions of one of the masters of R&B, Curtis Mayfield, with Lou Don...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, some slightly dusty gems, some brand new things, and some nuggets from the songbooks of John Zorn, David Bowie, Duke Ellington and more!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With all of the internationally lauded Jazz coming out of Chicago these days, Notes from the Jazz Underground takes a look - and a listen - to some...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, things get weird with Matthew Shipp, weirder with Sonic Youth and funky with George Benson.

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll dive deep into the Miles Davis archival release of the Rubberband sessions from 1985-86, and while we're there, we'll hear other M...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we explore the music of Ginger Baker, and we'll hear from Cream, Blind Faith, The Ginger Baker Airforce, his Jazz albums from the 90's a...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we'll listen to collaborations between punk rockers and Jazz artists, so get ready to hear the latest from The Messthetics, Charles Gayl...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we'll spend most of the hour with Kamasi Washington, his band, the West Coast Get Down, his sidemen from that group, Kendrick Lamar, and...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we'll hear some great guitarists, like George Benson and Nels Cline, some legendary horn players like Eric Dolphy and Wynton Marsalis, p...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:14
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we'll listen to some great new music from The New Masters, Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire fame, and the new album from Resavoir, a...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, inspiration comes in multiple flavors, from Jazz-Funk to Jazz-Pop to the Avant-Garde. Henry Threadgill, Cecil Taylor, Herbie Hancock and...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, let's listen to a little bit of everything. A brass band. A couple of electrified saxophones, and a bunch of guitars, playing jammy Jazz...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:05
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, it's all about great trumpeters, old and new - Freddie Hubbard, Dave Douglas, Marquis Hill, Miles Dav...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we'll hear modern Jazz fusion. Some with a distinctly American accent, and some with an Indian one. Trilok Gurtu, Tabla Beat Science, Fa...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, let's take a listen to a few examples of Jazz folks exploring the music of Black Sabbath, plus ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
  • Purchases: 1
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The annual Notes from the Jazz Underground Jerry Garcia episode. We'll hear Jerry with Ornette Coleman, Jerry with Merl Saunders, and of course, Je...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, Notes from the Jazz Underground explores the Jazzy side of prog-rock with jams from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Rush, King Crimson, Umphre...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1