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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program
1:42 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Live From Detroit

Rodney Whitaker.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 12:43 am

For decades, Detroit has launched countless jazz careers: Thad Jones and Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers and Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell and Tommy Flanagan, Yusef Lateef and Alice Coltrane, Betty Carter and Geri Allen. To the present day, the city's musical legacy remains strong, as witnessed every Labor Day at the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Violinist Regina Carter and bassist Rodney Whitaker take special delight performing in their hometown. Jazz Night in America features their sets at the Detroit Jazz Festival, and explores the Motor City's jazz scene through their eyes and ears.

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The Best Music Of 2014
9:17 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Recommended Dose: A 2014 Dance Mix

The Best Dance Tracks Of 2014.
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Recommended Dose is usually a monthly mix of our favorite new dance tracks. We listen to hundreds of new electronic tunes each month, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix. But we switched up the formula a bit for December: This month's mix features 32 of our favorite tracks from the last 12 months.

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The Best Music Of 2014
9:13 am
Tue December 30, 2014

10 Favorite Metal Albums Of 2014

Johnny, Riot's seal mascot, returns after a long absence on the cover of Unleash the Fire.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 12:16 pm

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All Songs Considered
9:01 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

Members of Unconscious Collective getting ready for ritualistic jazz-rock battle.
Ginger Berry Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 30, 2014 9:18 am

"I thought I'd kick you in the pants."

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The Record
6:03 am
Tue December 30, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Neal Brennan On What The Hell Happened This Year

Neal Brennan.
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