Jazz Loft


The Jazz Loft Project: More Tapes

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thousands of hours of tape recorded in a Manhattan loft in the late 1950s and early '60s were recently discovered. They became The Jazz Loft Project -- and a 10-part WNYC radio series produced in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In today’s episode, "More Tapes," ...



The Jazz Loft

Thursday, November 19, 2009

After our look at the state of jazz in New York, we return to a golden age of the genre: the 1950s and '60s. Thousands of hours of tape recorded in a Manhattan loft during that era were recently discovered. They became WNYC’s Jazz Loft Project, a 10-part series ...

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The Jazz Loft

Friday, October 09, 2009

In 1957, photographer W. Eugene Smith moved into a loft at 821 Sixth Avenue. It became a hangout for artists, writers and especially jazz musicians, who rehearsed and jammed there.

By the time Smith left the loft more than a decade later he had documented the ...



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 ...


The Leonard Lopate Show

Thelonious Monk

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pianist/composer Jason Moran joins us along with trumpet wizard and virtuoso arranger Charles Tolliver to mark the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s Town Hall concert, the first time his music was performed by a big band. Jason Moran will be performing in studio along with his band.

The Charles ...

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Thelonious Monk at Town Hall

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On February 26th and 27th, WNYC joins Duke Performances and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke for two special concerts commemorating the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s historic 1959 Town Hall performance. WNYC will broadcast the February 26th concert live during Evening Music on ...



Lionel Loueke

Friday, July 18, 2008

West African Lionel Loueke is the guitarist on Herbie Hancock’s "River: The Joni Letters," which just won a Grammy for best album of 2007. He is now releasing his Blue Note debut, Karibu, which includes appearances by Hancock himself and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Lionel Loueke joins us to talk about ...



2008 American Music Festival

Monday, May 19, 2008

Since 1940, WNYC's American Music Festival has provided a vital and much needed showcase for the domestic classical music scene. This year we continue the tradition, as hosts Terrance McKnight and David Garland curate the 68th annual AMF, featuring "America's Classical Music."