Jazz Perspectives

Series produced by Reese Erlich

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Jazz Perspectives are 3-4 minute highly produced features on jazz, Latin and blues artists.

Jazz Perspectives have aired for over 10 years on public radio stations in the US, Canada and New Zealand. Formerly carried online with NPR, they now appear weekly through streaming audio on Jazz Corner. (www.jazzcorner.com)

Some stations air Jazz Perspectives on the same day and time each week. Others use the feature in conjunction with a cut of the artist's music. Over 250 Jazz Perpsectives are available for broadcast with new ones produced each year. Contact producer Reese Erlich for more info. rerlich@pacbell.net


42 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Deelee Dube
Vocalist Deelee Dube combines influences from South Africa, Britain and the US to sing a sultry tune or a funky blues.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:08
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Bassist Stanley Clarke helped invent jazz-rock fusion, and he's continuing to keep the music fresh.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
Caption: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
Canadian saxophonist Jane Bunnett comes out with her second CD featuring the wonderful Cuban women musicians and vocalists, Maqueque.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:12
Caption: Joshua Redman
Saxophonist Joshua Redman explains how each type of sax creates a different musical mood.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:43
Caption: Danilo Perez, Credit: (c) Reese Erlich
Pianist Danilo Perez combines composition and improvisation in his Latin and straight ahead performances.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 07:08
Caption: Lionel Loueke performs at Montreal Jazz Festival, Credit: (c) 2016 Reese Erlich
Guitarist Lionel Loueke brings the sounds and rhythms of Benin to the world of jazz.

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kenny Barron, Credit: (c) 2016 Reese Erlich
Kenny Barron still excites audiences with his straight ahead jazz.

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gregory Porter
Vocalist Gregory Porter helps restore the blues and jazz tradition of socially conscious lyrics.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
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He has created a unique sound that appeals to jazz and pop audiences

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 07:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Omara Portuondo
Vocalist Omara Portuondo continues the finest tradition of Cuban ballads.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Archie Shepp
A look at the career of the legendary saxophonist

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 06:00
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Caption: George Cables
Veteran pianist George Cables still wows audiences.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stefon Harris
Vibraphonist Stefon Harris recorded a jazz Latin CD in Havana.

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2012
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Elizne Elias
Vocalist and pianist Eliane Elias talks about growing up in Brazil and her career in jazz.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2012
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: George Shearing
George Shearing passed away Feb. 14, 2011. In this archived Jazz Perspective, we hear about his music and composing.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Herbie Hancock
Hancock talks about his collaboration with African and Latin American stars.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 07:21
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A profile of jazz piano great Herbie Hancock

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2010
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Flutist and saxophonist Bud Shank helped create the West Coast Jazz sound and fuse jazz with Brazilian music. He passed away Feb. 2, 2009.

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2009
  • Length: 03:00
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World class trombonist Conrad Herwig explains how he gets inspired to put a Latin rhythm under jazz classics.

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2009
  • Length: 06:01
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Caption: Claudio Roditi
Trumpeter Claudio Roditi fuses the smooth rhythms of his native Brazil with the New York jazz tradition.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2009
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1