Liner Notes

Jazz. America. Love. Mysticism. Struggle. Peace. Joy. Pain. Bliss. Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe highlights significant people, albums, pieces, and moments in jazz history through which we can understand the American experience. Produced at KUT & KUTX Studios.

Episodes

  • On this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe remembers the legendary patriarch of New Orleans Jazz, Ellis Marsalis.
  • Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe teaches us about multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer and arranger Ralph Towner. Born in Washington, Towner incorporated improvisation into much of his work. 
  • Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon.
  • Rabbi Neil Blumofe explores the life and work of pianist, improviser and composer Myra Melford.
  • Rabbi Neil Blumofe talks about the life of Jack Sheldon following his passing on Dec 27, 2019.