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5:11 am
Sat March 30, 2013

In South Africa, A Reggae Legacy Lives On

Nkulee Dube's debut album is titled My Way.
Robert Tlapu Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 11:33 am

It's Thursday night in downtown Johannesburg and some 500 people are packed into Bassline, a warehouse-like club in a hipster-friendly neighborhood. They're here for South Africa's longest-running sound system, or crew of reggae DJs. But tonight they get something extra: a young woman sporting dreadlocks and an army cap gets on the mic to freestyle.

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Music News
5:11 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Jace Clayton Revives A Forgotten Voice From New York's Vanguard

Musician Jace Clayton, who also performs under the name DJ /rupture, says he fell in love with the work of little-known composer Julius Eastman.
Rocio Rodriguez Salceda Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 5:37 pm

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:04 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Can I Swing an "Amen"? (On the Next All This Jazz: Hymns and Spirituals)

Next time on All This Jazz --- to borrow a phrase from the fantastic soul-jazz guitarist Grant Green (and specifically, from the classic Blue Note LP shown here) --- we'll be "Feelin' the Spirit." Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of our show, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 30th here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

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Deceptive Cadence
1:29 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Marches Madness: Rubbing Aladdin's Lamp

Lukiyanova Natalia iStockphoto.com

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A Blog Supreme
1:00 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

The Women In Charge Of The Band

Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947.
William Gottlieb The Library of Congress

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 1:54 pm

The narrative of jazz history often credits the music as a powerful, progressive force for racial integration in American culture. But what about gender equality? On that score, jazz in its first few decades would have to be given a less than stellar grade.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
11:04 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Shirley Scott On Piano Jazz

Shirley Scott
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 3:21 pm

In this Piano Jazz episode recorded in 1992, we remember the remarkable talents of Shirley Scott, the "Queen of the Organ," as she solos on "Skylark" and joins host Marian McPartland for a piano duet of "In a Mellow Tone."

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Deceptive Cadence
10:53 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Mozart's K. 401

Pablo Helguera

Got an idea for a classical cartoon or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is Helguera's Artunes. You can see more of his work atArtworld Salon and on his own site.

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Music
5:54 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Take II: Tokyo & Zodiac on Performance Oklahoma

Tokyo String Quartet
J. Henry Fair tokyoquartet.com

For fans of the Tokyo String Quartet and the Zodiac Trio who would like to hear the entire Performance Oklahoma program promised last Saturday evening, we have good news - a rebroadcast! This time, a broadcast in its entirety (we promise) this Saturday evening at 8:00 over Classical 88.7-1.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:45 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Marches Madness: Spielberg's Symphonist

Wendy Maeda Boston Globe via Getty Images

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
1:03 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.
Jeffrey Kliman Courtesy of the Kennedy Center.

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 4:20 pm

In September 2012, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrated 55 years. The late Dave Brubeck was among the founders of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Dizzy Gillespie made many an appearance. Charles Mingus and Charles Lloyd recorded landmark albums.

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