12 episodes

Jazz United is a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO, hosted by critic Nate Chinen and broadcaster Greg Bryant. Chinen is a longtime journalist and the author of 'Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century'; Bryant, the host of Jazz After Hours, is a seasoned radio host and musician. Jazz United brings their distinct perspectives into dialogue, with the music always in center focus.

Jazz United: A Podcast From WBGO Nate Chinen

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Jazz United is a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO, hosted by critic Nate Chinen and broadcaster Greg Bryant. Chinen is a longtime journalist and the author of 'Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century'; Bryant, the host of Jazz After Hours, is a seasoned radio host and musician. Jazz United brings their distinct perspectives into dialogue, with the music always in center focus.

    Jazz United Takes the Measure of Pixar's 'Soul'

    Jazz United Takes the Measure of Pixar's 'Soul'

    “The tune is just an excuse to bring out the you . That’s why I became a jazz musician.”

    • 37 min
    Braided Together: Jazz United Reflects on Trauma and Resilience in Our Year in Review

    Braided Together: Jazz United Reflects on Trauma and Resilience in Our Year in Review

    So many of us are more than ready to put 2020 into the rearview.

    • 46 min
    Behind the Overdog: Jazz United Takes a Closer Look at the 2021 Grammy Nominations

    Behind the Overdog: Jazz United Takes a Closer Look at the 2021 Grammy Nominations

    With each year’s new slate of Grammy nominations, there comes a wave of armchair analysis . Which artists have the momentum this year? Who got unjustly overlooked? How many more awards can overdog Chick Corea win before they retire his jersey and call it a day?

    • 46 min
    How Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger Turned Lockdown Into an Inspired New Album

    How Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger Turned Lockdown Into an Inspired New Album

    Until this year, the term “force majeure” was a necessary safeguard in a business contract, but a truly rare occurrence.

    • 33 min
    Sleeping Giants: The Brief Reign and Brilliant Legacy of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi Band

    Sleeping Giants: The Brief Reign and Brilliant Legacy of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi Band

    Fifty years ago, Herbie Hancock formed a sextet on the vanguard of electroacoustic music. We remember it now as Mwandishi, after the title of its debut album — the first of three studio releases in as many years, during a run that has largely been overshadowed in the scope of Hancock’s career. Wedged between the curvilinear post-bop of the 1960s and the strutting jazz-funk of Head Hunters , Mwandishi embodied a distinct alignment of time and space, a moment unlikely to be replicated.

    • 47 min
    As Keith Jarrett Closes a Chapter, Jazz United Reflects on His Monumental Solo Piano Career

    As Keith Jarrett Closes a Chapter, Jazz United Reflects on His Monumental Solo Piano Career

    The musical community absorbed some devastating news this week, when Keith Jarrett revealed that he may never return to public performance.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

JackWolfe4000 ,

Stimulating discussions

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

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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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