Al Jackson – Telling the truth about Louis Armstrong

Interview with Al Jackson


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Test your knowledge of jazz history

True or false

#1 – Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 not July 1, 1900 as he and his mother said – and there is conclusive documentary evidence that establishes the August Read more

Jack Sullivan – New Orleans Remix

Interview with Jack Sullivan


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Click here for more information about the book New Orleans Remix by Jack Sullivan

With the critical role it played in the origins of jazz, R & B and early rock and roll, and funk, New Orleans can rightly stake a claim for being the country’s most important musical hotbed.  

However, … Read more

John Gennari – Flavor and Soul

Interview with John Gennari


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Click here for more information about the book Flavor and Soul by John Gennari

“There is no other than Gennari—a huge-hearted scholar of voracious curiosity and impeccable taste—to productively mine what happens when black and Italian meet. He sees the third thing those two galaxies of history and self-expression create … Read more

Mary Lou Williams The Lady who Swings the Band

Interview with Carol Bash


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Do you know Mary Lou?

Here’s why you should…

She held her own in the rough and tumble world of Kansas City jazz in the 1930s.

She was a “go to” arranger for Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman.

She mentored “young lions” like Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy … Read more

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Interview with Rudresh Mahanthappa


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Rudresh’s most recent recording project: Agrima

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!… Read more

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