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Video: Reg E. Cathey Reads The Charles Mingus CAT-alog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The star of Oz and The Wire reads Charles Mingus's secret masterpiece: a guide to toilet training your cat.
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Gig Alert: Supermambo! A Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente

Monday, November 24, 2014

Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Felipe Fournier plays Tito Puente's mambo music. Listen to "Vibe Mambo."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Melissa Clark on Alternative Thanksgiving, Jazz singer Sheila Jordan, Growing Up in the Bronx

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Studio 360

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

Friday, November 21, 2014

Coltrane and host Marian McPartland discuss his family's musical heritage and his individual approach to music, with performances of "Naima" and Giant Steps," in a session from 2000.

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Bobby Charles On World Cafe

Friday, November 21, 2014

Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.

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SpokFrevo Orquestra: Carnival And Jazz

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A big band from Brazil has developed a unique, jazz-influenced take on a holiday tradition. Maestro Spok and his 17-piece crew present an adventurous program at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Soul Creole On World Cafe

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The young band, led by Grammy-nominated fiddler Louis Michot and zydeco accordionist Corey Ledet, fuses Cajun and Creole sounds in a wild, boundary-blurring mix.

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A Jazz Institution Moves Back Home To Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jazz's highest-profile competition recently crowned a new victor in a star-studded gala. But for the Thelonious Monk Institute, competition is only a small part of its desire to be back out West.

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Revive Big Band At Berklee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between large ensemble jazz and classic hip-hop anthems? One multi-generational group of musicians has made it their aim to find out.

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'Heathens From The Bayous': Cajun And Creole Culture In Lafayette

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"All this was community," BeauSoleil's Michael Doucet says. "This was not meant for the world, in a sense. It was just for the community to get together and have a good time and share."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Vocalist Sheila Jordan's 70 Years in Jazz

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sheila Jordan tells how she went from poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country to success as a jazz vocalist.

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All Things Considered

When The Lights Go Down, Who Will Hear 'The Last Transmission'?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Famed film director Melvin Van Peebles joined the band The Heliocentrics to create music inspired by the sounds and signals of deep space exploration.

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Ruth Brown On Piano Jazz

Friday, November 14, 2014

Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland's accompaniment in "Skylark" and "Fine And Mellow."

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The Strange Dream World Of Singer Peggy Lee

Thursday, November 13, 2014

An evil stepmother, her own Prince Charming, and monstrous ambition came together in jazz singer Peggy Lee's own true life Cinderella story. 

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Very Very Henry Threadgill

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The saxophonist and composer, now 70, has always pushed boundaries. Harlem Stage celebrates his career with a two-day concert retrospective of his various groundbreaking ensembles.

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Gig Alert: Glen David Andrews

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Glen David Andrews performs Thursday night at Lincoln Center Atrium. Download "NY To NOLA."

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Pete Jolly On Piano Jazz

Friday, November 07, 2014

On this 1986 episode of Piano Jazz, Jolly demonstrates his swinging piano style with a solo in "You, The Night And The Music." Then, host Marian McPartland joins in for a performance of "Barbados."

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Morning Mix with Radio Deluxe

Friday, November 07, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for two hours of conversation and music.

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Viking's Choice: Kid Millions & Jim Sauter, 'Game Jump'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Borbetomagus' Jim Sauter stabs at his feedback-ridden sax while Oneida's Kid Millions enters a manic headspace with hydra-armed drum work. It's improvised mayhem, but it seems to grin from ear to ear.

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