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Celebrating the Listeners of The Jazz River

Since its launch in August of last year, The Jazz River has sought to live up to its ideal to represent Jazz’s influence on the world and the world’s influence…

The Jazz River—Scandinavian Jazz Lights Up the Sky

In the farthest northeastern corner of Europe, are the nations of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Together they make up the region called Scandinavia. Jazz came to most Scandinavian…

The Jazz River—The World of Spiritual Jazz

In 1965 John Coltrane’s masterpiece A Love Supreme was released. It not only wowed the critics, but won legions of jazz fans, old and new alike, who embraced his new…

The Jazz River—Celebrating Scotty & Origins-Orgy In Rhythm

August 3 was the 5th anniversary of the passing of Linard 'Scotty' Scott who created the one-of-a-kind program for KUVO JAZZ, Origins-Orgy In Rhythm. "Since I share part of his…

The Jazz River—The Bright Moments of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

"Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a Titan. A walking university of theses on the history of Jazz and Black Classical Arts. Basically, blind from birth, on his own he mastered the…

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,…

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