Matthew Goldwasser

Shows - The Jazz River | Sunday 5 to 6pm

My first jazz show was MJQ at age ten. Then it was Muddy Waters at 14 and the original Charles Lloyd Quartet at 15, and I’ve been hooked on good music ever since. Being an urban anthropologist made me interested in how jazz and world cultures interact.

“…The music represents an ideal of what a social structure can be in a society. Where people can really be themselves and at the same time work together to create something that is unified and shared.” -Dave Holland.

Matthew is the host of The Jazz River, a cousin to the late great Scotty’s Origins-Orgy in Rhythm.

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Recent Posts

The Jazz River—Hot Fun in the Summertime Part 2

It’s already 80 degrees. You wake up early in the morning when it’s quiet and before the sun gets too high in the sky. Throw on as little as possible…

The Jazz River—Hot Fun in the Summertime

It’s already 80 degrees. You wake up early in the morning when it’s quiet and before the sun gets too high in the sky. Throw on as little as possible…

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…

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