KCSM

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KCSM is is the only station in the San Francisco Bay Area with a 24-hour jazz format and one of the few remaining all jazz stations in the world. Hosts include veteran jazz musicians, educators, seasoned jazz broadcasters and often a combination of the three. Funded by community support, they craft extraordinary jazz programming, delivering the music and its related history to inspire and enlighten jazz listeners and artists worldwide.

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38 Pieces

Patrick Wolff has been a professional jazz musician for 20 years, and he takes great pleasure in exploring the endless avenues and narrow alleys through the world of jazz. There's a wealth of classic sounds out there, and new music being made every day, but it can be daunting to stay in the loop! So each segment, he'll focus in on the work of one single artist who deserves your attention. It might be a fresh face turning ears in a distant land, it might be a forgotten master buried in the stacks of LP's, or it might end up being the cat playing at that place around the corner from your house. He'll play all of it- the abstract, the swinging, the outrageous and the courageous. Tune in, take a deep breath and get ready for some of the most stimulating and creative sounds in jazz.

  • From: KCSM
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2017
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11 Pieces

I'm Talking Jazz is a series where KCSM hosts sit down with a guest every week to talk about all things Jazz. Veteran jazz legends and up and coming movers and shakers are featured each week to give us a glimpse into their world of music and performance.

  • From: KCSM
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2017
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37 Pieces

The sound of surprise describes both Jazz itself and the enduring premise of "The Annals of Jazz". Since 1959, host Richard Hadlock has been improvising on historical themes and bringing forth worthy performers--from Armstrong to Zorn.

  • From: KCSM
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2015

Latest Pieces

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Pianist and composer Akiyoshi has a happy problem- her influence and renown as a big band leader have given her a specific fame that unfortunately ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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A legend in the New York jazz world, tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama has been a featured member in the big bands of Woody Herman and Thad Jones, the...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:10
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Tenor saxophonist Allen Eager came straight out of the tradition of Lester Young, but bent his soft tone and relaxed swing around the new feels and...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Probably the best remembered of the Tadd Dameron horns, Navarro stood alongside Dizzy Gillespie as the one of the two most influential bebop trumpe...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
From: KCSM
Series: Have You Heard
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A mainstay on the Bay Area scene, ace trumpet player Ian Carey has distinguished himself by leading bands, releasing records, and writing funny and...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
From: KCSM
Series: Have You Heard
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A distinctive pianist, drummer, and guru of creative music, Art Lande has been inspiring young players and recording since his debut on ECM records...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Before Alice Coltrane (formerly Mcleod) rose to prominence playing in her husband John's late-period ensembles, she had established herself as a un...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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A longtime mainstay of the progressive jazz scene in NYC, tenor saxophonist Eskelin has a broad and warm sound, which he combines with an idiosyncr...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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One of the consummate sidemen in Europe during the heyday of American expatriates, Catalan pianist Montoliu played with all of the major horn playe...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Richard Hadlock
Fun To Be Fooled

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:01