20 episodes

Jazz United was a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO Studios, 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, former 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.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.

Jazz United Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen

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    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Jazz United was a wide-ranging conversation show from WBGO Studios, 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, former 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.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.

    Carla Bley at 85: In Praise and Awe of an Unfettered Genius

    Carla Bley at 85: In Praise and Awe of an Unfettered Genius

    Jazz United celebrates Carla Bley, the irrefutably original composer and pianist, as she rounds the corner on an 85th birthday.

    • 28 min
    Sorting through our mixed feelings about Oscar Peterson

    Sorting through our mixed feelings about Oscar Peterson

    On the final episode of Jazz United, Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen work out their mutual ambivalence about one of jazz's best-loved virtuosos.

    • 57 min
    We're in this together

    We're in this together

    Jazz United began with a literal conversation, as Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen met up for some music just over two years ago. We're proud of how far we've come, and now we're asking for your support.

    • 3 min
    From cacophony to clarity: Cecil Taylor's 1973 return concert is a fresh revelation

    From cacophony to clarity: Cecil Taylor's 1973 return concert is a fresh revelation

    Jazz United considers the vital challenge and rich reward of 'Cecil Taylor - The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert.'

    • 46 min
    Digging into 'Dilla Time,' and the legacy of a rhythm pioneer

    Digging into 'Dilla Time,' and the legacy of a rhythm pioneer

    Jazz United digs deep into the trailblazing rhythm legacy of hip-hop producer J Dilla — in conversation with Dan Charnas, author of an essential new book, 'Dilla Time.'

    • 59 min
    Our New Year's Resolutions

    Our New Year's Resolutions

    As 2022 gets underway, we're energized with a spirit of renewal. So we decided to devote this episode of Jazz United to some New Year’s resolutions.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

dandylion29 ,

Fledgling jazz lover

Avid listener of WBGO and so glad to have found this podcast. I’m a fledgling jazz listener/ lover and this podcast helps with learning about the deeper informed world of jazz. Thanks for helping me out of the nest.

Amanda Frontany ,

Jazz United

One of my Go-To podcasts for all-things Jazz and beyond! Thank you Nate and Greg.

PatGuitar ,

For the people

Nate and Greg build conversations with a complete lack of pretension in a world where that has a tendency to flourish. I learn so much with every episode.

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