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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—Musical Travels Along the Silk Road

For a thousand years, beginning in 100 BC, travelers across "the Silk Road" exchanged goods and merchandise, jewels, food, animals, and yes. even slaves. But also, they shared knowledge and…

The Jazz River—Black Jazz Records-Revolutions Inside and Out

1971 was a bad time to start a new jazz record label. Pop and Rock music ascended to and jazz musicians were having a hard time making a living. But…

The Jazz River—le Jazz Francais

The French have loved jazz since the 1930s. They gave the world Django and Stephane and Du Hot Club de Jazz, Michel Legrand, Jacque Loussier, Michel Petrucciani, Cyrille Aimee and…

The Jazz River—British Jazz: Now and Then

Tune in on Sunday, June 6, at 5 pm for The Jazz River and British Jazz--Then and Now to hear revolutions in the making. Only on KUVO Jazz "Britain is…

The Jazz River—Music from the Red Hot Organization

In 1989, while the world was being ravaged by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, Leigh Blake and John Carlin, both involved in the downtown New York creative arts scene that was devastated…

The Jazz River Goes Classical

Matthew Goldwasser

Jazz interpretations of classical composers and well-known compositions. Scores of Jazz Artists have serious classical Chops. From James Booker, Duke Ellington, Regina Carter, Art Tatum and more they flex these…

The Jazz River—Planet Squeezbox

The accordion is a much-maligned instrument. Scorned by the cultural elite as well as regular folks whose associations with the instrument may relate to corny polka and beer hall Oom…

Frank Zappa & Jimi Hendrix—Beyond Category on The Jazz River

Contemporaries from the 1960s, revered and mythologized, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa traveled very different pathways in pursuit of their singular visions. Hendrix was the sonic astronaut, launching his guitar…

The Jazz River—Women of the World-2

In celebration of International Women's History Month, The Jazz River takes another journey across the many and varied musical tributaries written, produced and performed by women. Expect to hear vintage…

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