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The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series

Monday, February 01, 2010

From 1957 to 1965, the master photographer W. Eugene Smith had a studio and darkroom in a dilapidated building on 6th Avenue north of 28thstreet in Manhattan.  The Jazz Loft, as it became known, had already become a favored spot for jam sessions by hundreds of jazz players of the day.  During his years there, Smith became obsessed with the goings-on in the building, musical and otherwise, and he taped and photographed them with an unimaginable thoroughness, capturing thousands of hours of sound as well as tens of thousands of images.  The sounds and stories that emerged from those years are the basis for The Jazz Loft Anthology, a ten-part radio series now heard across four one-hour programs.

Hear the whole story of the Jazz Loft years in The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series.

The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series was supported in part by a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities; and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ohlsson on Chopin

Friday, January 29, 2010

It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, born in Poland in March of 1810. That makes this a very big year for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who talked to WNYC’s Sara Fishko about Chopin’s music for this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Fishko File Extra: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson’s Breakthrough

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, who was born 200 years ago in March of 1810.  This year marks a related anniversary for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who won the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland back in 1970.

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The Sound of Spontaneity

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Read Senior Producer/Host Sara Fishko's introduction to The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series.

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Episode 1, Introduction to the Jazz Loft, Web Extras

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Extra audio and visual materials from the first episode of The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series. This post  features interviewee David Amram.

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Episode 2, Images of the Loft, Extras

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Images of the Loft episode web extras feature photographs from W. Eugene Smith's collection, extra music from the episode, and interview clips from Steve Swallow and Jimmy Stevenson.

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Episode 3, The Tapes, Web Extras

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The web extras for Episode 3, The Tapes, features Jazz Loft regular Dave Frishberg's musings on Dave McKenna, Steve Swallow, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, as well as photos from W. Eugene Smith's archive.

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Episode 4, Hall Overton, Web Extras

Saturday, November 07, 2009

This web extra for Episode 4, The Tapse, features photos from W. Eugene Smith and an interview clip from Jazz Loft regular Carman Moore.

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Episode 5, Before the Loft, Web Extras

Friday, November 06, 2009

This web extra to episode 5, Before the Loft, features extended interview footage from Teddy Charles, Phil Woods, and Bill Crow, part of a tune from episode 5, and a photograph from W. Eugene Smith.


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Episode 6, Ron Free, Web Extras

Thursday, November 05, 2009

In the extras for episode 6, Ron Free, WNYC goes back to the loft today with Ron Free. This web extra also features a quote from Dave Frishberg and a photograph of a young Ronnie Free from W. Eugene Smith.

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Episode 7, Flower District, Web Extras

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Listen to clips from Loft regulars Harry Colomby and Bill Crow, and see photographs from W. Eugene Smith's collection.

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Episode 8, Monk Town Hall Tapes, Web Extras

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

This web extra for Episode 8, Monk Town Hall Tapes, features photos of Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, and interview excerpts from author Robin Kelley, Bob Brookmeyer,  Harry Colomby and Bill Crow.

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Episode 9, More Tapes, Web Extras

Monday, November 02, 2009

In this extra for Episode 9, hear interview excerpts from Ron Free and Teddy Charles while viewing a selection of W. Eugene Smith's photographs.

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Episode 10, Times Change, Web Extras

Sunday, November 01, 2009

In this, the final web extra for The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series, listen to interview excerpts from David Amram, Bob Brookmeyer, and Nat Hentoff.

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The Fishko Files: Art Tatum

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The jazz piano great Art Tatum was born 100 years ago today. WNYC's Sara Fishko has this remembrance.

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New Thelonious Monk Biography Challenges Assumptions

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The great jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk would have turned 92 this year. A new biography is challenging some assumptions about the jazz icon. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more.

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Robert Frank, 50 Years After The Americans

Monday, September 21, 2009

It’s been 50 years since the publication of Robert Frank’s landmark book: "The Americans".

The book chronicled in pictures the impressions of the Swiss-born photographer, as he crisscrossed America. WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with Frank in his downtown Manhattan studio earlier this year about his working ...

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Jazz Loft Musicians Seek Space to Jam in the City

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The energy of New York City has always provided musicians with fuel for performance. But one thing the city doesn't have a lot of is space. As part of WNYC’s continuing Jazz Loft Project, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at how players 50 years ago worked ...

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West Side Story, 1957

Friday, April 17, 2009

WNYC's Sara Fishko tells a story rarely heard about the musical's legendary creators Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim. And she explores how Cold War tensions simmered under the surface of the show's ethnic gang battles. 

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Remembering Rosenman

Friday, December 05, 2008

Composer Leonard Rosenman passed away earlier this year but his scores for films like "East of Eden," "Fantastic Voyage," and "Rebel Without a Cause" live on. Produced by Sara Fishko.

Watch the original "Fantastic Voyage" trailer

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