The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series

November 2009

Episode 1 -- Introduction

Monday, November 30, 2009

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

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Episode 2-- Images of the Loft

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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)

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Episode 3 -- The Tapes

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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

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Episode 4 -- Hall Overton

Friday, November 27, 2009

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)

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Episode 5 -- Before the Loft

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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)

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Episode 6 -- Ron Free

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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

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Episode 7 -- Flower District

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In keeping with the memories musicians had of leaving the loft in early morning after all-night jam sessions — and getting hit with the aroma of flowers from the neighboring wholesale shops — we look at the Flower District. (Originally aired November 22, 2009)

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Episode 8 -- Monk Town Hall Concert

Monday, November 23, 2009

The “Crown Jewels” of the Smith tapes: the arranging and rehearsal sessions spanning a three-week period in 1959 when Thelonious Monk and Hall Overton were preparing the Monk Big Band for the February Town Hall concert. (Originally aired November 23, 2009)

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Episode 9 -- More Tapes

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Episode 9 -- More Tapes: Another ‘non-story’ episode featuring more extended tape. (Originally aired November 24, 2009)


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Episode 10 -- Times Change

Saturday, November 21, 2009

In the early to mid 1960s, the cultural scene is changing in NY, as is the city itself. (Originally aired November 25, 2009)

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Jazz Loft Jam Sessions

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hear extended jam sessions from within The Loft in this one-hour special, Jazz Loft Jam Sessions.

Air times:
11/26: 93.9 FM at 3PM and 9PM
11/28: 820 AM at 2 PM
11/29: 820 AM at 8 PM

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