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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46 Pieces

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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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this week, we'll listen to some chicken pickin', some out of this world music, some down to earth funk, and a whole set of some of the new guys sha...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Notes From the Jazz Underground, Jazz gets re-mixed with Bill Laswell, Jazz gets re-imagined with Dave Liebman, and GangStarr gives us...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:11
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, Paul drops the "F" bomb. FUSION! Music from Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Frank Zappa, The Tony Williams Lifetime, Dixie Dregs, ...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, it's a bonanza of off-kilter saxophones, with superb music from Albert Ayler, Eddie Harris, Tim Berne, Seamus Blake and more!

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:38
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, the big bands are coming back, and this time, they're gonna rock...Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, Mari...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we'll hear new music from Nik Bartsh, Chris Greene and New York United, classics from Santana and Elis Regina, and some off the wall stu...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2019
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we head back to the 90's with jams from Medeski, Martin and Wood, Zony Mash, we get weird with Joel Harrison and Jim Black's AlasNoAxis ...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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New music from Greg Ward and the Gil Evans Orchestra, plus Miles from the 90's, Maceo from the 70's and more!

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1