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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 - Happy Music: Soul Jazz Summit
Season 17, Episode 12
Airdate 12/12/2009
Description You start with the blues and the book of jazz standards. You add in sounds of bebop, funky syncopation, and gospel. Then top it off with the churning power of the Hammond B-3 organ – and you've got the music known as "soul jazz."
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - In This House. On This Morning -- Holiday Special 2009
Season 17, Episode 11
Airdate 12/10/2009
Description In 1992, the brand new organization Jazz at Lincoln Center premiered its first commissioned work – like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, its composer sought to convey the power of an African-American church service through jazz.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Duke of the Songbook
Season 17, Episode 8
Airdate 11/04/2009
Description The composer who made his mark as “Vernon Duke” wrote the music for some of the best American standards. But his path to songwriting glory was neither easy nor assured.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Dizzy Atmosphere: Woods, Walton, and Turre at the Club
Season 17, Episode 6
Airdate 10/12/2009
Description Competition leads to great moments in the club. No one wants to be upstaged, and you're only as good as your last solo.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Music of Thelonious Monk
Airdate 10/08/2009
Description Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s famous Town Hall concert.

Title JALC Radio - McCoy Tyner and Ravi Coltrane
Season 17, Episode 1
Airdate 10/01/2009
Description Fifty years ago, an up-and-coming saxophonist who'd done stints with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk was putting together a quartet of his own. He got Steve Davis to play bass; Elvin Jones on drums. And the piano player? A 20-year-old kid from Philadelphia.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - John Coltrane: The Breakthrough -- Giant Steps
Season 16, Episode 53
Airdate 09/24/2009
Description The music that Coltrane wrote and played 50 years ago on giant steps can still sound as fresh as your first cup of coffee.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - SF Jazz Collective
Season 16, Episode 51
Airdate 09/10/2009
Description In 2004, San Francisco Jazz Festival presenter Randall Kline and the saxophonist Joshua Redman agreed – there wasn’t enough new jazz music being written. And much of what had been written in the late twentieth century– even by artists as well known as Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner - wasn’t being treated as part of the core repertoire. To remedy the situation, they put together “the SF Jazz Collective.” Featuring eight top-flight musicians who agreed to put some weeks aside from their own ensembles to rehearse and tour with the SF Jazz Collective.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce