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Notes From The Jazz Underground Stories

Notes From The Jazz Underground Says Goodbye (For Now)

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was inspired by the September 2nd (and final) playlist.Yes, it was a bittersweet goodbye.  We've enjoyed featuring these playlists here weekly, but with a schedule change for show host Paul Abella, he's going to press the pause button on what was undoutably the most diverse...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Winds Down

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground is based on the August 19th broadcast.  This also happens to be the show's penultimate broadcast as host Paul Abella is taking on another morning shift on WDCB and surrendering his Friday night slot.The show itself was a combination of a Chicago Jazz Festival...

Notes From The Jazz Underground In Memoriam

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground is based on the August 19th broadcast.Regrettably, the theme of this week's playlist was a bit of a downer.  It was an elegy for one of host Paul Abell's oldest friends, Reed, who was murdered in Milwaukee that week.Reed was a fan of...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Enters The Dark Territory

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was sourced from the July 22nd broadcast.This whole show was based on one idea -- Dave Douglas' new album, Dark Territory.  If it's not completely evident, this stuff is -- outside of the Dead (and Fugazi and Black Flag) -- as close...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Gets Topical

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground is based on the playlist from July 8, 2016.There was disturbing news from Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas last week, and NFTJU host Paul Abella used the power of music to speak to injustice, civil rights and protest.Nearly they whole show revolves around Charles Mingus' "Meditations for...

A Double Shot Of Jazz Underground

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the June 17th  & June 24th broadcasts.Ever since we launched Tomorrow's Verse, we've been playing catch-up with these NFTJU posts, so let's combine two of them into a huge Jazz Underground DOUBLE SHOT for your listening pleasure and get us up...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Is An Odd Duck

This edition of  Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the June 10th broadcast. a show that host Paul Abella describes as "an exceedingly odd duck."Why?  First off, it was recorded in the middle of the night, and the late night musical gremlins definitely make an appearance.Second, there...

The Ghosts Of Notes Past

This edition of  Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the June 3rd broadcast.This week's show was themed "Ghosts of Notes Past," and it was supposed to be all stuff that host Paul Abella had played on previous editions of Notes that deserved a second (or maybe third)...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Goes All Around The World

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the May 27th broadcast.If the theme of this playlist is "All Around the World", we'll cop to it being a fairly loose one.The first hour was dedicated to Latin jazz, with some amazing music from Chinchano -- a local band that needs...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Loves The Nineties

This edition ofNotes From The Jazz Undergroundwas culled from the May 20thbroadcast.Let's start at the beginning. The first five tunes in the playlist were inspired by Orbert Davis (world class trumpet player, also the host of the WDCB show just prior to NFTJU), who wrapped up his show with a track from Arturo O'Farrill...