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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…

The Jazz River—The World According to Taj

“I Don’t fit into a particular category. I tried for years to fit into what everybody else was doing and became completely frustrated. I thought there was something wrong with…

The Jazz River—My Foolish Heart, Happy Valentine's Day

My Foolish Heart The scene is set for dreaming Love's knocking at the door But oh my heart, I'm reluctant to start For we've been fooled before The night is…

The Jazz River—Musical Menagerie

This one is just for fun. The Jazz River presents a menagerie of songs emphasizing animals. We journey to Armenia, the Baltics, Great Britain, South Africa, and Nigeria as well…

The Jazz River—Music of Islam & Arabic Jazz

The Oud is an instrument that is at least 3,000 years old. Pear-shaped now with 11 strings, five pairs, and one bass, it is the primary instrument in Arabic music,…

The Jazz River—Kip Hanrahan Records Sound Like No Others

Kip Hanrahan is an Auteur. He actually studied film making with Jean-Luc Goddard and Jean-Paul Satre. An Irish-Jew who grew up in the Bronx, he brings together everyone he knows…

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