Discover: The Jazz River

The Jazz River: Crossing Streams-Eastern and Central European Jazz

Matthew Goldwasser

Musicians from Eastern and Central Europe took to Jazz enthusiastically, so much so that many totalitarian governments banned it and especially the saxophone. Still they persisted, drawing on folk melodies…

The Jazz River: Jimi and Frank

Matthew Goldwasser

Since 1952, the jazz magazine DownBeat has elected musicians into its Hall of Fame. In all that time only two rock musicians were ever inducted, both posthumously. Jimi Hendrix in…

The Jazz River: Inside Flying Dutchman Records

Matthew Goldwasser

From 1969-1976 Flying Dutchman Records was among most diverse and the weirdest of labels during an era of diversity and weirdness. It gave starts to Gil Scott-Heron, Leon Thomas and…

The Jazz River: Jazz from the Rising Sun

Matthew Goldwasser

Why is Jazz so wildly popular in Japan, perhaps even more than in the U.S.? Why are there amazing recordings only available there? Why does a Japanese fan have a…

The Jazz River: In the Orbit of Ra--exploring the genius of Sun Ra

Matthew Goldwasser

“I'm one that will cause people to scratch their heads in wonderment in search of their hollow hearts and look in their souls and wonder, Where did he come from? What is he?” Just…

The Jazz River: Into the Mystic

Matthew Goldwasser

The Jazz River goes Into the Mystic for a program of trance, meditation, and spiritual grooves on Sunday, January 12 at 5 pm. Check out North African Gnawa, Indian drone,…

The Jazz River: Land of Milk & Honey

Matthew Goldwasser

To celebrate the first night of Chanukah, the Jazz River travels to the Land of Milk and Honey to share sounds from Jewish, Israeli and Palestinian jazz musicians. Grooves from…

The Jazz River: Musical Genre Crossing

Matthew Goldwasser

Jazz fascinates all manner of musicians. How about a ska band playing Eddie Harris? What about when Bluegrass goes Miles Davis or African kora players swing Charlie Parker? Have you…

The Jazz River: Jazz From and Inspired by East Asia

Matthew Goldwasser

This week the Jazz River flows into and across East Asia to present folk melodies, indigenous instruments, non-Western singing, and inspired arrangements. More than a tourist trip, it's a transportation…

The Jazz River: Jazz Meets Africa--Roots and Branches

Matthew Goldwasser

The Call and Response reached out from Africa to New Orleans' Congo Square and was answered by musicians across the globe. Since its inception Africa has informed Jazz and Jazz…

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