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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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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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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34 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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18 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Latest Pieces

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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 time we hear Jabbo Smith with his own band . The Rhythm Aces. They only did 20 recordings Jan.-Aug. 1929. The band including Omer Simeon and I...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
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Jabbo Smith a trumpet player, trombonist,vocalist,composer and bandleader. In part 1 we'll hear him with bands led by others. The musicians include...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
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A band out of Savannah,Georgia. recorded 26 sides for Edison. Charles Boulinger fronted band. co-led by Ernie Intelhouse and Hill Hutchins.

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
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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...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


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