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

Carla Bley at 85: In Praise and Awe of an Unfettered Genius

Jazz United celebrates Carla Bley, the irrefutably original composer and pianist, as she rounds the corner on an 85th birthday.

Jazz United x The Checkout: Pino Palladino and Blake Mills on 'Notes with Attachments'

In a special crossover episode of Jazz United, bassist Pino Palladino and producer Blake Mills speak with Simon Rentner of The Checkout about their album Notes with Attachments, out on New Deal/Impulse!

Jazz United x The Checkout: Pino Palladino and Blake Mills on 'Notes with Attachments'

Hailing Dr. Lonnie Smith, and the Magnificent Legacy of the Hammond B3 Organ

Jazz United takes the occasion of Dr. Lonnie Smith's new album Breathe to consider his instrument, the Hammond B3 organ — and shout out a couple of his heirs, Sam Fribush and Cory Henry.

Hailing Dr. Lonnie Smith, and the Magnificent Legacy of the Hammond B3 Organ

Getting House: Bob Porter on the Alternative History and Living Legacy of 'Soul Jazz'

As Jazz Appreciation Month gets underway, hear a conversation between WBGO's own Bob Porter and Nate Chinen about Porter's book Soul Jazz: Jazz in the Black Community, 1945-1975.

Getting House: Bob Porter on the Alternative History and Living Legacy of 'Soul Jazz'

In Daphne Brooks' 'Liner Notes For the Revolution,' and on The Pulse, a Reckoning

For Women's History Month, Jazz United celebrates women of color as both purveyors and practitioners of Black American Music.

In Daphne Brooks' 'Liner Notes For the Revolution,' and on The Pulse, a Reckoning

Onward and Upward: Jazz United Remembers Ralph Peterson, Jr.

A tribute to the irrepressible drummer, composer and educator, who died on March 1 at 58.

Miss Holiday to You: Jazz United Weighs In on 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' and 'Billie'

"I'm always making a comeback, but nobody ever tells me where I've been."

Miss Holiday to You: Jazz United Weighs In on 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' and 'Billie'

A New Saxophone Summit: Melissa Aldana, Nicole Glover, Lakecia Benjamin on Jazz United

Thirty-five years ago, Joe Henderson released a pair of albums under an evocative title, "The State of the Tenor."

A New Saxophone Summit: Melissa Aldana, Nicole Glover, Lakecia Benjamin on Jazz United

Surveying the Grand Musical Sprawl of Bassist and Composer William Parker, on Jazz United

William Parker, as the saying goes, contains multitudes.

Surveying the Grand Musical Sprawl of Bassist and Composer William Parker, on Jazz United

Jazz United Takes the Measure of Pixar's 'Soul'

In light of its two Academy Awards, for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, Soul warrants revisiting. Here's what we had to say.

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