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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

Vijay Iyer is an acclaimed jazz pianist, MacArthur winner and Harvard professor of music. His new album, recorded with a six-person band, is called Far From Over. With the band, he says, he wanted to write with "different dance rhythms and dance impulses" in mind; the record also reflects Iyer's belief that jazz is "a category that keeps shifting."

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From whale-gazing to jazz to Tango music, a fun weekend is ahead in San Antonio. 


Attend A Live Taping Of 'Live At Jazz, TX'

Jul 24, 2017
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Jazz, TX and Texas Public Radio are thrilled to announce our first full season of "Live at Jazz, TX," a Saturday night radio broadcast that will air on TPR stations beginning Saturday, September 16. "Live at Jazz, TX" will begin live-taping a full season of sixteen episodes on July 26, 2017. The show will feature Jazz, TX owner Doc Watkins along with special guests and will include an interview segment, audience Q&A, and plenty of music.

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DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. Fifty years ago this month, singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry released this song "Ode To Billie Joe," her enigmatic slice of life in rural Mississippi.

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