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The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series

WNYC

An award-winning documentary series by Sara Fishko and WNYC, in association with the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. The programs draw on the thousands of hours of tape recorded by photographer W. Eugene Smith in his Manhattan Loft in the 50s and 60s, as well as interviews with musicians and other participants in the jazz loft scene.

An award-winning documentary series by Sara Fishko and WNYC, in association with the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. The programs draw on the thousands of hours of tape recorded by photographer W. Eugene Smith in his Manhattan Loft in the 50s and 60s, as well as interviews with musicians and other participants in the jazz loft scene.
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Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

WNYC

Description:

An award-winning documentary series by Sara Fishko and WNYC, in association with the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. The programs draw on the thousands of hours of tape recorded by photographer W. Eugene Smith in his Manhattan Loft in the 50s and 60s, as well as interviews with musicians and other participants in the jazz loft scene.

Twitter:

@FishkoFiles

Language:

English

Contact:

WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


Episodes

Episode 1 - Introduction

11/30/2009
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An overview of the incredible Loft story. (Originally aired November 16, 2009)

Duration: 00:11:35


Episode 2- Images of the Loft

11/29/2009
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We learn more about Eugene Smith and his background, experience in WWII, pioneering work as a photo essayist for Life magazine; as well as his later preoccupation with recording life around him. (Originally aired November 17, 2009)

Duration: 00:21:54


Episode 3 - The Tapes

11/28/2009
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This segment explores the tapes themselves in no particular context. (Originally aired November 18, 2009)

Duration: 00:16:09


Episode 4 - Hall Overton

11/27/2009
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The admiration and love for Hall Overton spills out of those who remember him: a portrait emerges of a brilliant, open-minded musician with a modest, self-effacing manner and an ever-present dangling cigarette. (Originally aired November 19, 2009)

Duration: 00:20:57


Episode 5 - Before the Loft

11/26/2009
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So many of the stories of the people in the Jazz Loft begin the same way: with the musicians arriving in New York after service in World War II. (Originally aired November 20, 2009)

Duration: 00:13:36


Episode 6 - Ron Free

11/25/2009
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The focus in this installment is on Ron Free, a musician considered the house drummer at the Loft. (Originally aired November 21, 2009)

Duration: 00:20:10