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Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week’s Liner Notes.

Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week’s Liner Notes.
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Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week’s Liner Notes.

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English


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T-Bone Walker (5.28.17)

5/28/2017
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T-Bone Walker was an American Blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s sound and technique influenced generations of blues artists and helped create the foundation for what would become rock and roll. In this installment of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe talks about how the life and legacy of T-Bone Walker can...

Duration: 00:08:07


Larry Coryell

5/18/2017
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Larry Coryell was an American jazz guitarist known as the “Godfather of Fusion”. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe, uses the complex fusion of Larry Coryell’s music to reflect on our own sense of contradicting feeling and give us the courage to face and exist in these many worlds...

Duration: 00:03:31


James Moody

5/18/2017
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James Moody was an American jazz saxophone and flute player, playing predominantly in the bebop and hard bop styles. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe, talks about how the versatility of James Moody can teach us to embrace the complexity of human nature.

Duration: 00:04:28


Booker Little, Jr.

5/18/2017
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Booker Little, Jr., was an American Jazz trumpeter and composer, performing with John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy until his early death at the age of 23. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe, uses the music and legacy of Booker Little to remind us of the fragility of life and...

Duration: 00:04:21


Allen Toussaint (1.15.17)

1/16/2017
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Allen Toussaint was an American musician, songwriter and record producer who’s legacy largely defined our imagined connection to the story of New Orleans. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian, Neil Blumofe talks about what the music of Toussaint can teach us today about the value of human connection and the power...

Duration: 00:03:04


Roy Hargrove (10.16.16)

10/16/2016
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Roy Hargrove is an American jazz trumpeter who made a name for himself in the early 90s with his first solo record Diamond in The Rough and went on to record with jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine and others. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe...

Duration: 00:03:24


V&B – Jazz & The Art of The Other [Part Two]

9/27/2016
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Sigmund Freud wrote: “every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. One’s ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.” How are we complicit in dehumanizing others, and how are we in turn, dehumanized? How do we cope with the unsettling...

Duration: 00:38:00


Sam Rivers (9.25.16)

9/26/2016
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Samuel Carthorne Rivers was an America jazz musician and composer who’s approach to jazz in the 50s and 60s added to the depth of voices coming out of the free jazz movement. Specifically River’s was known for his “inside-outside” style that moved away from and then toward predicted patterns and melody’s. In this edition of...

Duration: 00:03:04


Jazz and The Art of The Other (9.18.16)

9/17/2016
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Sigmund Freud wrote: “every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. One’s ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.” How are we complicit in dehumanizing others, and how are we in turn, dehumanized? How do we cope with the unsettling...

Duration: 00:03:55


Herby Hancock & Wayne Shorter (4.17.16)

4/18/2016
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Collaborations are special gifts in life connect us, not only to the present moment with another, but also to a shared sense of the past. In the latest installment of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the partnership between Herby Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and what their work together can teach...

Duration: 00:03:45