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Title JALC Radio - Great Lines: Marcus Roberts on Earl Hines and Bud Powell
Season 19, Episode 19
Airdate 02/02/2012
Description Roberts has grappled mightily with these keyboard giants. When he plays Hines and Powell, we hear beyond the echoes of their music -- a new vision in his own voice.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Music of Ethel Waters
Airdate 06/05/2014
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Music of Prohibition
Season 8, Episode 19
Airdate 09/29/2011
Description Who are these Americans? What makes them tick? Ken Burns has been gnawing at these questions… or they have been gnawing at him –since his 1981 documentary ‘Brooklyn Bridge.’ And in his upcoming project, he looks at our country and our culture from a different angle – the hundred year battle toward the 18th Amendment and the decade long war that was fought under its rule.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - NEA Jazz Masters 30th Anniversary Tribute
Season 15, Episode 19
Airdate 01/05/2012
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Keeping the Tenor Flame
Season 12, Episode 12
Airdate 09/23/2012
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Kim Burrell’s Gospel Jazz Holiday Special
Airdate 12/15/2011
Description There are lots of ways to mark the holidays. In Washington D.C., it’s the christmas tree on the national mall. In New Orleans, it’s carolers and revelers in Jackson Square – and bonfires on the levee; in Houston, Texas -- it’s a Christmas Day barbeque. But in every city, come December, the one thing you will find is the joyous music of the season.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Modern Jazz Quartet
Airdate 11/17/2011
Description In 1952, with jazz still under the spell of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, a new kind of jazz group -- featuring no horns and no headlining soloist -- was born.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Philadelphia: More From the City of Brotherly Jazz
Season 4, Episode 4
Airdate 10/16/2008
Description While Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and the New York scene took center stage in the early history of bebop, postwar Philadelphia was also a major proving ground for the new music. With audacious compositions and fresh solo styles, young men like Benny Golson, the Heath Brothers, Lee Morgan, Philly Joe Jones, Cal Massey, and a quiet music student by the name of John Coltrane, brought the new language of bebop into the clubs that dotted Columbia Avenue.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce