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Jazz Beat

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Jazz Beat

Jazz Beat

NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO

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A Jazz and Blues podcast from New England Public Radio's Tom Reney. Tom has been the host of the daily Jazz a la Mode radio program for over 30 years. He lectures widely on jazz, and his writing on music has appeared in the Boston Globe, Downbeat, Jazz Times and the jazz blog at NEPR.net.

Latest Episodes

Jazz Beat 47 - Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton was hailed by Francis Davis in the Village Voice in 2007, the year of her debut recording, as "the best new singer I've heard this year-- make that several years."

47 MINJAN 16
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Jazz Beat 47 - Champian Fulton

Jazz Beat 46 - Bennie Wallace

Tom Reney spoke with Bennie Wallace for Jazz Beat a few days before concerts that the veteran tenor saxophonist was scheduled to play in Connecticut in October 2019.

49 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Jazz Beat 46 - Bennie Wallace

Jazz Beat 45 - Tom Reney on Open Source

Jazz Beat host Tom Reney appeared on Open Source with Christopher Lydon on WBUR. They discuss jazz and r&b and classical music and Tom Reney reveals eight essential recordings and one book that he would take to a desert island.

50 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Jazz Beat 45 - Tom Reney on Open Source

Jazz Beat 44 - T-Bone Walker

Jazz Beat 44 is devoted to Tom Reney's appreciation of the blues singer and guitarist T-Bone Walker.

24 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Jazz Beat 44 - T-Bone Walker

Jazz Beat 43 - Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018, R.I.P

32 MIN2018 AUG 21
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Jazz Beat 43 - Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018, R.I.P

Jazz Beat 42 - Charles Neville

Tom Reney pays memorial tribute to Charles Neville on this edition of Jazz Beat.

29 MIN2018 MAY 26
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Jazz Beat 42 - Charles Neville

Jazz Beat 41 - Anat Cohen

This edition of Jazz Beat features an interview that Tom Reney conducted with Anat Cohen in 2008 when she was the Billy Taylor Artist in Residence at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

59 MIN2018 MAR 17
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Jazz Beat 41 - Anat Cohen

Jazz Beat - Ruby Braff

In his latest edition of JazzBeat, NEPR’s Tom Reney turns the spotlight on Boston-born trumpeter Ruby Braff. Braff’s biography and his influences illuminate the period of jazz history that he inhabited. But the tone and style that you’ll hear in the episode’s music samples point to the timelessness of the music coming from his trumpet.

21 MIN2018 FEB 3
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Jazz Beat - Ruby Braff

Jazz Beat - Max Roach

In the latest episode of Jazz Beat, Tom Reney celebrates the legacy of the jazz great Max Roach, and recalls the personal influence the drummer had on his life. Our podcast includes excerpts from Max's recordings with Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, and Stanley Turrentine, and selections from a solo concert by Max that Tom produced in 1979.

21 MIN2018 JAN 12
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Jazz Beat - Max Roach

Jazz Beat - Fats Domino

Tom Reney's memorial tribute to Fats Domino credits the great pianist as a founder of rock 'n' roll and an exemplar of New Orleans rhythm and blues, and addresses a schism between jazz and r&b.

26 MIN2017 NOV 14
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Jazz Beat - Fats Domino

Latest Episodes

Jazz Beat 47 - Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton was hailed by Francis Davis in the Village Voice in 2007, the year of her debut recording, as "the best new singer I've heard this year-- make that several years."

47 MINJAN 16
Comments
Jazz Beat 47 - Champian Fulton

Jazz Beat 46 - Bennie Wallace

Tom Reney spoke with Bennie Wallace for Jazz Beat a few days before concerts that the veteran tenor saxophonist was scheduled to play in Connecticut in October 2019.

49 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Jazz Beat 46 - Bennie Wallace

Jazz Beat 45 - Tom Reney on Open Source

Jazz Beat host Tom Reney appeared on Open Source with Christopher Lydon on WBUR. They discuss jazz and r&b and classical music and Tom Reney reveals eight essential recordings and one book that he would take to a desert island.

50 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Jazz Beat 45 - Tom Reney on Open Source

Jazz Beat 44 - T-Bone Walker

Jazz Beat 44 is devoted to Tom Reney's appreciation of the blues singer and guitarist T-Bone Walker.

24 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Jazz Beat 44 - T-Bone Walker

Jazz Beat 43 - Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018, R.I.P

32 MIN2018 AUG 21
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Jazz Beat 43 - Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018, R.I.P

Jazz Beat 42 - Charles Neville

Tom Reney pays memorial tribute to Charles Neville on this edition of Jazz Beat.

29 MIN2018 MAY 26
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Jazz Beat 42 - Charles Neville

Jazz Beat 41 - Anat Cohen

This edition of Jazz Beat features an interview that Tom Reney conducted with Anat Cohen in 2008 when she was the Billy Taylor Artist in Residence at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

59 MIN2018 MAR 17
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Jazz Beat 41 - Anat Cohen

Jazz Beat - Ruby Braff

In his latest edition of JazzBeat, NEPR’s Tom Reney turns the spotlight on Boston-born trumpeter Ruby Braff. Braff’s biography and his influences illuminate the period of jazz history that he inhabited. But the tone and style that you’ll hear in the episode’s music samples point to the timelessness of the music coming from his trumpet.

21 MIN2018 FEB 3
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Jazz Beat - Ruby Braff

Jazz Beat - Max Roach

In the latest episode of Jazz Beat, Tom Reney celebrates the legacy of the jazz great Max Roach, and recalls the personal influence the drummer had on his life. Our podcast includes excerpts from Max's recordings with Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, and Stanley Turrentine, and selections from a solo concert by Max that Tom produced in 1979.

21 MIN2018 JAN 12
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Jazz Beat - Max Roach

Jazz Beat - Fats Domino

Tom Reney's memorial tribute to Fats Domino credits the great pianist as a founder of rock 'n' roll and an exemplar of New Orleans rhythm and blues, and addresses a schism between jazz and r&b.

26 MIN2017 NOV 14
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Jazz Beat - Fats Domino
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