Robert Glasper Stories

Friday Album Reviews | Eight New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks for the week. Here are our favorite records from 3/9.By: Alex WoodDavid Byrne American UtopiaThe first solo album from the Talking Heads frontman in 14 years, American Utopia is everything one could ask for from Byrne. A set of quirky but thoughtful songs...

Genius Sampling Genius, Visualized

There are music related charts and visuals, and then there's this.The visual savants at Polygraph have gone beyond your typical data visualization and have created something interactive, educational, and altogether fascinating.In attempt to explain how a modern day genius, Robert Glasper, processes and samples the late great Miles Davis tune "The...

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 Explores The Art Of Songcraft

This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was sourced from the July 15th broadcast.If last week's show was all about the epics, this show was much more about songcraft. The Jeff Beck tune was a request from NFTJU host Paul Abella's buddy's.  The version of "Naima" (Carlos and McLaughlin) prompted...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Returns

I am very happy to announce the return of Notes From The Jazz Underground. Not that it ever went anywhere, it's been airing on 90.9 FM WDCB Fridays from 10 to midnight, dutifully every week.But we've not been assembling and sharing playlists here for the last couple of years. People, this stuff is too good not...

Tomorrow Never Knows: Free Form Jazz Radio

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the December 6th show.After offering two themes in the previous week's broadcast, NFTJU host Paul Abella returns to free form no-rules jazz programming. No theme at all. Not even a little bit.Hightlights include new(ish) stuff from Trombone Shorty and...

An All New Jazz Underground

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the November 15th show.This was an all new show as in, nothing older than June of 2013. Host Paul Abella explains, "It works because in the last few months, there has been an explosion of outstanding jazz discs hitting the shelves. I...

Miles and Miles Of Jazz Underground

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the November 1st show.This was an uncharacteristially short show, based all around electric Miles. It features the whole A Tribute to Jack Johnson album, some Weather Report, and in Paul's assessment, the greatest of the Miles' alumnus bands: Tony Williams Lifetime....