Liner Notes

Liner Notes

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Rabbi Neil Blumofe examines jazz greats and history in this week's Liner Notes.More from Liner Notes »

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Jon Faddis (7.24.16)

Jon Faddis is an American jazz trumpeter who is known, in part, for his collaborations with Charles Mingus, early in his career, and later with Dizzy Gillespie. Faddis, not only continues to re-imagine their works, but also to educate musicians on the importance of using jazz as a tool to communicate in our time. In...

Geri Allen (7.17.16)

Geri Allen is an American jazz pianist, composer and educator who continues to bridge the divides of time and space between the jazz of mid century America and today. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi Neil Blumofe talks about the significance of the life and work of Geri Allen.

Miles Davis' Second Quintet (6.18.16)

In addition to his prowess as a musician, Mikes Davis was a master teacher. Inspiring generations of instrumentalists, he is perhaps best known for encouraging a young group that became known as his Second Quintet. Along with Miles – Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams together contributed to the great furthering of...

Sun Ra (5.22.16)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and legacy of Sun Ra.

Herby Hancock & Wayne Shorter (4.17.16)

Collaborations are special gifts in life connect us, not only to the present moment with another, but also to a shared sense of the past. In the latest installment of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the partnership between Herby Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and what their work together can teach...

Chick Corea (4.10.16)

Chick Corea is an American jazz composer and pianist, known for his ability to smoothly glide between jazz standards, avant-garde jazz and fusion. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and work of Chick Corea, and what his approach to music can teach us today.

Terell Stafford (4.3.16)

Terell Stafford is an American jazz trumpeter and current Director of Jazz Studies at the at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what Stafford's music and perspective brings to discussions about jazz and American identity today.

Ben Webster (3.27.16)

Ben Webster was an American jazz saxophonist who helped to shape the musical landscape of the 20th century. In this edition of Liner Notes Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and legacy of Ben Webster.

Terrance Blanchard (3.13.16)

Terrance Blanchard is an American jazz trumpet player, composer, and bandleader whose music has helped to shape the sound of distress and anguish, but ultimately hope in the 21st century. His sound continues to evolve as he creates more moving and poignant pieces and soundtracks that speak to the discontent in America due to racial...

Oscar Pettiford (1.31.16)

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the life and legacy of bassist, cellist, and composer Oscar Pettiford.

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