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Jazz and the Visual Arts

Broadcast: August 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

From: The New Jazz Archive

You can't listen to a painting or see a song. But that doesn't mean there aren't really interesting places where the worlds of jazz and art overlap. This week on the show, we'll explore the criss-crossing worlds of jazz and the visual arts from the jazz photography of William Gottlieb, to the life and work of jazz painter Romare Bearden, to the "Great Day in Harlem" that gave us one of the most storied photographs in jazz history.

We’ll talk with one of the world’s big thinkers on this topic, Dr. Robert O’Meally, about how the worlds of art and music collided during the Harlem Renaissance, and explore the life and art of the so-called jazz painter Romare Bearden.

And we’ll take a look at the life and work of iconic jazz photographer William Gottlieb, and hear the story of the “great day in Harlem” that gave us what’s arguably the most storied photograph in the history of jazz.

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