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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 - Bass, Bone and Beyond
Season 16, Episode 26
Airdate 03/26/2009
Description Few have made contributions to the Great American Songbook as great as Cole Porter’s. His songs can be reinterpreted endlessly. Listen to Ken Peplowski, Bucky Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jay Leonhart explore the Porter songbook.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Birth of Cool: Bill Charlap
Season 16, Episode 25
Airdate 03/12/2009
Description When most of us think of the “cool school” of music, we think of Gerry Mulligan, early Miles Davis and that 1950’s west coast sound. Well, so does pianist Bill Charlap. But he believes the school convened much earlier-- with the tenor saxophonist they called ‘the ‘president’ -- Lester Young.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Legends of Blue Note
Season 16, Episode 24
Airdate 03/05/2009
Description Classic hard-bop never sounded so easy, and fresh. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis arranges tunes from the Golden Era of the Blue Note catalogue: Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage and Wayne Shorter's Infant Eyes, and Bud Powell's Un Poco Loco.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - Rags, Strides, and Stomps
Season 16, Episode 23
Airdate 02/26/2009
Description Pianists Marcus Roberts, Jonathan Batiste, and Aaron Diehl explore the under-appreciated piano compositions of the early Twentieth century.

Title JALC Radio - The Latin Infusion: Airto, Edmar Castaneda, and the Search for Sounds
Season 16, Episode 21
Airdate 02/12/2009
Description At first glance, the up-and-coming Colombian harp player Edmar Castaneda and Brazilian percussion icon Airto Moreira may not seem to have much in common. Hear how they forge musical common ground.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Wynton with Strings
Season 16, Episode 19
Airdate 02/05/2009
Description Wynton Marsalis revisits the famed “Hot House Flowers” and “Standard Time Volume Five… Midnight Blues” material with his quintet and a chamber orchestra.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Up Close: Guitarists Galore
Season 16, Episode 19
Airdate 01/29/2009
Description Adjust your ears for 'intimate' - as we bring you performances from romantic Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, overlooking New York's Central Park. Guitarist Jim Hall joins alto saxophonist Greg Osby in a duo. Then, Russell Malone and Ron Affif share a six-string session. To cap the show, jazz sambas by Trio da Paz with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo. Up close those strings can swing!
Hosted by Courtney Vance

Title JALC Radio - Lionel Loueke & Richard Bona
Season 18, Episode 18
Airdate 01/22/2009
Description They are musical dreamers from West Africa --- composers, singers and instrumental virtuosos – remarkably original musicians who have caught the attention and the imagination of the jazz world.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce