WDCB

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WDCB 90.9fm is a public radio station broadcasting with 5,000 watts to the Chicagoland area. You'll find us at 90.9fm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streaming live at WDCB.org. We're known for our eclectic music programming: jazz, blues, news, americana, and more! We also broadcast local news, features and useful information for residents of our community college district. We sponsor lots of musical events, either at the college's McAninch Arts Center or with other organizations in and around Chicago.

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12 Pieces

Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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Jazz Organic is a weekly radio stop for America's truest art form, as played on the tonewheel organ.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2019
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3 Pieces

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago. Each show explores a different musical theme and can be used as a 3 part series or as stand alone pieces. These FREE programs are suitable for airing any time of year, but would fit nicely into Women's History or Jazz Appreciation month programming.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015
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43 Pieces

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

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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25 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

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James P. Johnson extraordinary pianist, composer in solo format and duo with Bessie Smith.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:17
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West Coast based pianist, composer, bandleader multi-instrumentalist Sonny Clay with his own bands and solo piano too.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:16
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We end our trilogy with Hawk talking about Fletcher Henderson, Jack Teagarden and playing with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli as well.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:45
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We continue with Coleman Hawkins and Bill Grauer in the summer of 1956. He continues with Fletcher Henderson in music and voice. Plus we'll hear hi...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
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In 1956 Coleman Hawkins sat down with Bill Grauer from Riverside records and talked about his life in Jazz. This time about Fletcher Henderson, Ted...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:24
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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: 1
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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