New Jazz Archive
Sex, Jazz & the Bawdy Blues07/24/12
We'll talk with our historian Lewis Porter about the blues' racy reputation during the 1920s and 30s, and explore the role New Orleans' turn of the century Red Light District played in shaping the music.
Jazz and Literature
We'll talk with poet Sascha Feinstein about the many ways jazz shaped the world of poetry, and take a look at the life and work of "jazz poet" Langston Hughes.
We'll talk with the Bobby Sanabria about the many talents that made Tito Puente the undisputed King of Latin Jazz. And Tito Puente's friend and biographer Joe Conzo on the 1950s mambo craze that launched Tito's meteoric rise to the top.
We'll talk with Irving Berlin biographer Laurence Bergreen, and explore the role jazz musicians played in shaping the glory years of the USO. And we'll explore how the classic American musical West Side Story helped revive jazzers' interest in the...
Great Jazz Cities: St. Louis
We'll talk with historian Kevin Belford about how St. Louis' rich blues heritage got written out of the jazz history books. And we'll chat with jazz historian Ben Cawthra about St. Louis favorite son Miles Davis's years growing up in the Gateway City.
The Psychology of Jazz
We'll talk with jazz pianist Kenny Werner about how his self-help manifesto for musical breakthroughs became a must-read for musicians of all stripes. And we'll get an insiders' look at music therapy with Dr. Kenneth Aigen of Temple University.
African Roots of Jazz
This week, jazz historian Lewis Porter talks about ethnomusicologists's efforts to trace jazz back to African music. And we'll find out how American slavery influenced early forms of jazz and the blues.
We'll talk with historian and archivist Don Fleming about Lomax's groundbreaking work in the American South during the 1930s. And, we'll find out how Alan's long-held dream of providing unlimited access to his work, is now becoming reality in the...
Jazz's Great Comeback Stories
We'll talk with jazz historian Phil Schaap about the saxophone solo that propelled Duke Ellington back into jazz relevance. And, the story of guitarist Pat Martino, who survived a brain aneurysm, to retake his place as one of the music's great voices...
The Art of Jazz Drumming
Veteran drummer Danny Gottlieb dissects the art and craft of jazz drumming. And we'll explore the life and legend of one of jazz drumming's most colorful heroes: the great Buddy Rich.
The Art of the Solo
We'll talk with veteran jazz instructor Bill Sears about the challenge of teaching students the art of jazz improvisation. And we'll countdown the all-time most influential solos in jazz history with our favorite jazz historian Lewis Porter.
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More informationThe New Jazz Archive (TNJA) is a PRX-syndicated weekly hour-long radio series documenting jazz's often unrecognized place in American life. Each hour-long episode offers a collection of stories, interviews, and music that relates jazz to other aspects of American life, including pop culture, social issues, art, history, movies, and even other forms of music. TNJA is hosted by composer and musician Jeff Haas, son of the legendary Detroit radio host Karl Haas.
TNJA is produced out of WICA (Interlochen Public Radio) in Traverse City, Michigan.