Discover: The Jazz River

The Jazz River—Jazz Gumbo: A Louisiana Love Letter

Originally the place was surrounded by swamps and woods, and tucked in were slave cabins as well as small clusters of Indians living there in the late 1700s. Today you…

The Jazz River—Gil Scott-Heron - Deep Cuts

It must not have been easy to be Gil Scott-Heron. Poet, bluesologist, Griot, and whose sharp humor and even sharper political critique became a voice of a generation and a…

The Jazz River—The Real Ambassadors

During the Cold War, the U.S. was losing the propaganda war to the Soviets when Congressman Adam Clayton Powell convinced the State Department to send jazz musicians around the world…

The Jazz River—Django Generations

Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt remains, 67 years after his death, one of the most influential musicians of the past 100 years. His playing inspired scores of others to explore the…

The Jazz River—Before World Music there was Don Cherry

Nomadic wanderer, cosmic explorer, and blithe spirit, pocket trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Don Cherry was all these and more. Part of the revolutionary free movement with Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, and Coltrane,…

The Jazz River—Jazz Español-Duende

Spain has long inspired jazz musicians. From the Andalusias blending North Africa with Flamenco, to Galicia, the most Celtic part of the nation, jazz has gravitated towards España. It is…

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The Jazz River—Women of the World

Matthew Goldwasser

Despite laboring under the assumption that their place was as the "Chick singer" in the band, women have long played significant roles as leaders, soloists, composers, and innovators. The Jazz…

The Jazz River: My East is Your West

Matthew Goldwasser

From the Beatles and the Byrds in rock to Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa in jazz, Western musicians have used drones and the raga format to thoroughly explore how Indian…

The Jazz River Goes Classical

Matthew Goldwasser

Scores of jazz musicians have classical training and developed serious classical chops. Covers of classical compositions abound in the annals of recorded jazz. How about Gypsy jazz playing Mozart, Tom…

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