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Read Downshift on the Downbeat: A Jazz Road Trip WESA

June 17, 2008 – After filling the gas tank, you may need this road-ready jazz mix to get in the right frame of mind. WESA

Arturo O'Farrill took over the baton of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra from his father, Latin jazz pioneer Chico O'Farrill.

Read Five Albums I Can't Do Without

May 27, 2008 – Arturo O'Farrill, leader of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, picks his five desert-island jazz albums.

Listen Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 2

April 30, 2008 – In the mid-'50s, the bassist emerged as a truly innovative composer and uncompromising bandleader.


Listen Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 1

April 23, 2008 – The powerful bassist was a prolific composer of extraordinarily innovative, highly personal music.


Read Sunshine Through the Clouds: Tom Moon's Top Ten CDs for 2007

December 20, 2007 – All Things Considered Reviewer Tom Moon offers his picks for the year's best albums.

Listen Jazz Greats Return to Glory on DVD

September 11, 2007 – The Jazz Icons series captures seven American legends at the height of their powers.


Listen Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy, Fats Domino, Thurston Moore

August 3, 2007 – The hilarious Flight of the Conchords; A Swedish pop set with Sambassadeur; 1920s electronica: T...


Listen Guest DJ Tom Verlaine

May 18, 2006 – Guitarist Tom Verlaine, best known for his work with the New York punk band Television, talks ab...


Listen Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead: Best of 2004

December 23, 2004 – Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead gives the lowdown on 2004 jazz releases — and also a book and calendar.


Listen Charles Mingus: 'Pithecanthropus Erectus'

August 1, 2001 – Mingus' Pithecanthropus Erectus was one of the precursors of the 1960s free jazz movement.


Listen Red Norvo: 'The Savoy Sessions'

August 1, 2001 – "Mr. Swing" became a jazz star while playing an unconventional instrument: the jazz xylophone.


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