Discover: The Jazz River

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…

The Jazz River: Jazz Americana

Matthew Goldwasser

Jazz has always drawn from different sources and inspired musicians across genres to borrow from the jazz idiom. This week celebrates the confluences between jazz and other distinctly American forms…

The Jazz River: Hornucopia

Matthew Goldwasser

Autumn is the harvest season and we give thanks for the abundances in our lives. Tune into The Jazz River Sunday November 10th from 5-6pm (rmt)  for Hornucopia. Listen to…

The Jazz River: When Fusion was Young

Matthew Goldwasser

The Jazz River takes a pause from its globetrotting and presents a different tributary all together. We look at when Jazz Fusion was young. Early examples of the melding of…

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