Jazz United Jazz United is a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO, hosted by critic Nate Chinen and broadcaster Greg Bryant. Covering a host of subjects relevant to the musical community, it draws on the shared enthusiasms of its hosts as well as some key differences. Bryant, the host of Jazz After Hours, is a seasoned radio host and musician; Chinen is a longtime journalist and the author of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century. Jazz United brings their distinct perspectives into dialogue, with the music always in center focus.
Jazz United

Jazz United

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Jazz United is a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO, hosted by critic Nate Chinen and broadcaster Greg Bryant. Covering a host of subjects relevant to the musical community, it draws on the shared enthusiasms of its hosts as well as some key differences. Bryant, the host of Jazz After Hours, is a seasoned radio host and musician; Chinen is a longtime journalist and the author of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century. Jazz United brings their distinct perspectives into dialogue, with the music always in center focus.

Most Recent Episodes

Sorting through our mixed feelings about Oscar Peterson

On the final episode of Jazz United, Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen work out their mutual ambivalence about one of jazz's best-loved virtuosos.

We're in this together

Jazz United began with a literal conversation, as Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen met up for some music just over two years ago. We're proud of how far we've come, and now we're asking for your support.

From cacophony to clarity: Cecil Taylor's 1973 return concert is a fresh revelation

Jazz United considers the vital challenge and rich reward of 'Cecil Taylor - The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert.'

From cacophony to clarity: Cecil Taylor's 1973 return concert is a fresh revelation

Digging into 'Dilla Time,' and the legacy of a rhythm pioneer

Jazz United digs deep into the trailblazing rhythm legacy of hip-hop producer J Dilla — in conversation with Dan Charnas, author of an essential new book, 'Dilla Time.'

Our New Year's Resolutions

As 2022 gets underway, we're energized with a spirit of renewal. So we decided to devote this episode of Jazz United to some New Year's resolutions.

The Year in Jazz: Our farewell to 2021, from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

For a dynamic look back at 2021, Nate Chinen and Greg Bryant welcomed critic Jordannah Elizabeth to a panel discussion at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

The Year in Jazz: Our farewell to 2021, from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

A Tale of Two Kenny Gs

One is a chart-topping juggernaut who has sparked musical controversy for the last 35 years. The other is a master who's spent that same span of time balancing improvisational fire with lyrical soul. Yes, in both instances we're talking about saxophonist Kenny G — Gorelick in the first case, and Garrett in the second. As you can imagine, we have some thoughts.

Ready or not, here come the yuletide grooves

Greg Bryant is a self-admitted Grinch when it comes to Christmas jazz, while Nate Chinen is a full-blown Elf. Hear them work out their differences on this holiday edition of Jazz United.

A decade after his passing, Paul Motian is still with us

Jazz United remembers the incomparable drummer and composer Paul Motian, whose spirit lives on in the music, and in a new documentary film.

Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter emerge from lockdown with the ultimate groove elixir: SuperBlue

On this episode of Jazz United, we peer under the hood of Superblue, with a special attention to the mechanics of groove; reminisce about our separate relationships with Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter's music; and hear from both artists about their collaboration.

Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter emerge from lockdown with the ultimate groove elixir: SuperBlue