NPR is a Great Resouce for Learning About and Acquiring Jazz

NPR is a Great Resouce for Learning About and Acquiring Jazz

NPR Music is a wonderful resouce if you have an interest in Jazz. Once you visit the site, you can find your way to concerts. You can find a series called Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson where there are wonderful biographies of over 70 Jazz greats. I can not give URL’s for these spots, they are simply too messy. But, you drill around the site, and, for concerts, you will find RSS so that you can put the sites in your feed reader and have automatic notification of what is available right now at the site. You don’t need RSS for Jazz Profiles, the series terminated. But you can get a bookmark so you can keep going back.

You will see below, many concerts are originated with our own WBGO. Many are done at the Village Vanguard, some at J&R Music, and some at the Kennedy Center, even one from WNYC.

The idea here is, listen to the concert, or download/record it if you wish, and, if you like the music, get on your giddyap and buy the artist’s work. Buy CD’s, buy mp3’s, Amazon, or, if you are stuck with it, iTunes, whatever.

So, here is a list of concerts I have saved from NPR. These are in alphabetical order because I am just reading to you from my hard drive. Most of these concerts are about an hour in length, so they are, you know, a learning tool.

Arturo O’Farrill Sextet Live at J&R Music 1.17.09 WBGO/NPR
Brian Blade and the Fellowship Quartet at the Village Vanguard 1.22.09 WBGO/NPR
Cassandra Wilson Live at the Chicago Music Center
Cedar Walton Trio in Concert at the Village Vanguard 12.17.08 WBGO/NPR
Clayotn Brothers Celebrate bassist Ray Brown 2.5.09 WBGO/NPR
Jenny Scheinman Quartet
Johnny Griffin in Concert at the Village Gate 11.20.08 WBGO/NPR
Kenny Garrett Live From J&R Music World 10.11.08 WBGO/NPR
Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet Live at the Village Vanguard 1.7.09 (2 sets)
McvCoy Tyner – A Walking Spirit Concert- Discoveries at Walt Disnet=y Concert Hall (I wonder if Alan Rich attended?)
Paul Motian-Bill Frisell-Joe Lovano Live at the Village Vanguard 9.3.08 WBGO/NPR
Ravi Coltrane at thre Village Vanguard 11.19.08 WBGO/NPR
Steve Wilson at the KC Jazz Club, Kennedy Center
Thelonius Monk 1959 Town hall Concert Recreation 2.26.09 WNYC
Bklue Note 7at trhe Kennedy Center celebrating Blue Note Records 5.14.09 WBGO/NPR
Marlon JNordan Band at the 2008 Glenwood Springs Summer Jazz Festival in Colorado WBGO/NPR
Mingus Big band at the Jazz Standard
New Jazz Composers Octet, David Weiss, In-Studio 3.4.09 at WBGO/NPR

Let me say also, in all truthiness, I use mp3 recording software and I record anything that I want that is not available for download. I feel free to say this because there is an on-air host at WPRB who is telling his listeners to tell their far flung friends and family that they can “time-shift” his Classical music program.