25 episodes

The Joys of Jazz Podcast is created by award-winning jazz radio producer and host Bob Hecht who presents a variety of commentaries, interviews and personal stories focused on the ‘timeless’ jazz masters and composers of the past and present. Each episode examines particular artists and their work in the context of jazz history, exploring what makes their contributions so unique in the world of jazz.

The Joys of Jazz Robert Hecht

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The Joys of Jazz Podcast is created by award-winning jazz radio producer and host Bob Hecht who presents a variety of commentaries, interviews and personal stories focused on the ‘timeless’ jazz masters and composers of the past and present. Each episode examines particular artists and their work in the context of jazz history, exploring what makes their contributions so unique in the world of jazz.

    Why BIX Matters

    Why BIX Matters

    The legendary cornet player Bix Beiderbecke is often considered to be the first great white jazz musician. But what is his legacy beyond that? And … Continue reading "Why BIX Matters"

    • 43 min
    Blue in Green

    Blue in Green

    In 1959, Bill Evans and Miles Davis collaborated on the famed Kind of Blue album. Scholars have shown that Evans was responsible for composing some … Continue reading "Blue in Green"

    • 6 min
    Lee Konitz, Improviser

    Lee Konitz, Improviser

    Improvisation is at the heart of  jazz, and throughout its history there have been many great improvisers, but perhaps none has been truer to the … Continue reading "Lee Konitz, Improviser"

    • 55 min
    Terell Stafford’s Circuitous Path to Jazz Stardom

    Terell Stafford’s Circuitous Path to Jazz Stardom

    Recognized as one of the foremost contemporary jazz trumpeters, Terell Stafford’s path has been marked by many twists, turns, ups and downs. At various times … Continue reading "Terell Stafford’s Circuitous Path to Jazz Stardom"

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Veronica Swift—”Preserving the Legacy”

    Veronica Swift—”Preserving the Legacy”

    In this episode Bob talks with the remarkable young singing sensation Veronica Swift, about her parents’ influence and legacy (she is the daughter of bebop … Continue reading "Veronica Swift—”Preserving the Legacy”"

    • 54 min
    Rowles Rules: The Subtle Art of Jimmy Rowles, with Guest Mike Wofford

    Rowles Rules: The Subtle Art of Jimmy Rowles, with Guest Mike Wofford

    Stan Getz once commented on the genius of pianist Jimmy Rowles, describing him as “the best-kept secret to the public at large since the Mona … Continue reading "Rowles Rules: The Subtle Art of Jimmy Rowles, with Guest Mike Wofford"

    • 1 hr 13 min

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The Joys of Jazz

Bob Hecht opens a wonderful view of the world of jazz, with fabulous music and amusing, well-told stories of these jazz artists. A great way to hear the best and for some of us, to learn more about jazz.

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