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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 wonderful podcast featuring two of the perceptive observers of the contemporary jazz scene.
Love to hear these guys observe, discuss, illuminate the current jazz scene.
Please don’t stop.
Brilliant! Makes you want to go and listen to incredible music. Natural broadcasters with deep
knowledge of the art form.
Enjoyable and informative. Makes me want to learn more and check out more albums. Can’t wait for more episodes!