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Listen to Jazz at Lincoln Center's radio shows, including new episodes of Jazz Night in America, which explores the best music and stories in jazz in weekly radio episodes as well as video shorts and video concerts. The program is coproduced by NPR Music, WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center and hosted by Christian McBride.

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Title JALC Radio - Barry Harris Meets Hank Jones
Season 15, Episode 8
Airdate 11/15/2007
Description The piano grandmasters, Barry Harris and Hank Jones meet onstage for the first time. Jones goes solo on Polka Dots and Moonbeams. Harris joins Jones for Satin Doll. Bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Lewis Nash complete a two-piano quartet with I'll Remember April and Corcovado for an incredible jazz event. Written by David Goren.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - The Many Moods of Miles Davis Part II: The Later Years
Season 15, Episode 6
Airdate 11/01/2007
Description The Miles Davis festival continues. Four elite musicians feature the later period in the legendary trumpeter's career. Nicholas Payton (trumpet) and Sophie Fraught (tenor) tap into Davis second great quintet on Wayne Shorter's Agitation." Then Marcus Miller (electric bass) and Wallace Roney (trumpet) funk-out to Miles' fusion. Written by Lauren Krenzel."
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - The Many Moods of Miles Davis Part I: The Early Years
Season 15, Episode 5
Airdate 10/25/2007
Description A Miles Davis marathon. Ryan Kisor (trumpet) with Sherman Irby (alto), Peter Zak (piano), John Webber (bass), and Willie Jones III (drums) get speedy on the bebop tune "Half Nelson", then cool down on Milestones" and "Move." Terrence Blanchard (trumpet) and his quintet - Brice Winston (tenor), Fabian Almazan (piano) and Kendrick Scott (drums) - race off on "It Never Entered His Mind" and "Four." Written by Simon Rentner.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - Tijuana Moods: Charles Mingus
Season 15, Episode 1
Airdate 09/27/2007
Description Feel the fire of the mariachi, as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra romps through Charles Mingus' Tijuana Moods." Leader Ron Westray debuts his arrangements of "Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul", "Meditation on Integration" and "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady." Written by David Goren.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson
Season 14, Episode 49
Airdate 08/30/2007
Description His music has been called a lot of things. "Outlaw country." "Progressive country." Even "countrypolitan." But it doesn't matter whether he's performing a tune that's associated with country, jazz, blues, or anything else. He finds a way to inhabit the song that's unmistakably Willie Nelson.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - Paquito D'Rivera's Third Stream
Season 14, Episode 44
Airdate 07/26/2007
Description Musical polyglot Paquito D'Rivera offers Stravinsky, Brahms, and Bernstein in a jazz dialect. Vibrant instrumentation—clarinet, strings, percussion and two pianos—accents his penchant for blurring European and African-American idioms, especially on his own hybrid work, "Fiddle Dreams."
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - Fusion Revolution: The Zawinul Syndicate
Season 14, Episode 41
Airdate 07/05/2007
Description Austrian Joe Zawinul commands the Zawinul Syndicate, a genre-bending superband with players from South America and Africa. On his keyboard and compositions, this father of fusion (Weather Report, etc.) brings a basket of global ideas rhythms, scales and melodies to this rare Rose Hall performance. Highlights include Borges Buenos Aires and Rooftops of Vienna.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - The Sounds Of Japan: Toshiko Akiyoshi
Season 14, Episode 36
Airdate 05/31/2007
Description Toshiko Akiyoshi and her orchestra fuse traditional Japanese taiko drumming and American bebop in a new work commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The composition is a three-part suite featuring Akiyoshi’s husband Lew Tabackin on flute and tenor saxophone plus taiko drumming legend Eitetsu Hayashi.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce