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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34 Pieces

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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...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:55
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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...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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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 ...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:07
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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...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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this week, we'll hear Jazz fused with hip-hop, the music of Johannesburg and the music of India, too. New jams from Theo Croker, Ryan Keberle and S...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 57:55
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this week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, Sonny Rollins stretches out, we'll take a listen to Jazz versions of a couple of epic Grateful Dead t...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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On this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, new music from Chick Corea and Fabian Almazan, classics from the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Gi...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 57:40
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this week, we will get funky with Grant Green, Dr. Lonnie Smith and DJ Greyboy, we'll get jammy with Phish's Trey Anastasio, and we'll hear new, cu...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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rock guitarists, avant-garde Jazz and music from Sesame Street all converge on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground.

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
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This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, we pay tribute to the great Dr. John, who passed away on June 6th. His first four albums might be fou...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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This week, we'll hear John Coltrane in the 60's, Ornette Coleman in the 80's, Steve Coleman in the 90's, and the latest from Linda May Han Oh, and ...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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this week, we dive in to new releases from Esperanza Spalding, Theo Croker, Romain Collin, Brad Mehldau and The Comet is Coming, plus Dave Douglas,...

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  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:05
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This week, we take a look back at Miles Davis, post 1969, plugged in and on fire. We'll hear Miles from 1969, 1970, and the last album he recorded ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, we go back in time, and we look to the present. We head to India and wrap up in Chicago. We hear cutt...

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  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:20
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This week, we take a listen to Jazz Fusion old and new, with recent releases from James Francies, Andrew Synowiec and Kamasi Washington, a classic ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
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This week, Notes from the Jazz Underground gets wild and woolly, with jams from Dave King's Happy Apple, Tim Berne's Science Friction, and a musica...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:45
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this week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, it's a dance party! New music from Bonerama and Snarky Puppy, classics from Herbie Hancock, Grant Gre...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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this week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, we'll take a listen to some new music from Kendrick Scott's Oracle, Michael Gregory Jackson and Greg ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:05
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this week, Notes from the Jazz Underground goes on an intergalactic journey with music from Sun Ra, multiple Coltranes, John McLaughlin, Bjork and ...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:20
  • Purchases: 1