19 episodes

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.

Jazz United: A Podcast From WBGO Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 45 min
    Getting House: Bob Porter on the Alternative History and Living Legacy of 'Soul Jazz'

    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.

    • 47 min
    In Daphne Brooks' 'Liner Notes For the Revolution,' and on The Pulse, a Reckoning

    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.

    • 26 min
    Onward and Upward: Jazz United Remembers Ralph Peterson, Jr.

    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.

    • 44 min
    Miss Holiday to You: Jazz United Weighs In on 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' and 'Billie'

    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.”

    • 41 min
    A New Saxophone Summit: Melissa Aldana, Nicole Glover, Lakecia Benjamin on Jazz United

    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.”

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

robert9861 ,

Wonderful Podcast

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.

JackWolfe4000 ,

Stimulating discussions

Brilliant! Makes you want to go and listen to incredible music. Natural broadcasters with deep
knowledge of the art form.

Seton Notes ,

So good!

Enjoyable and informative. Makes me want to learn more and check out more albums. Can’t wait for more episodes!

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