Visualizing Music


December 4th, 2002 ~ How do we "see" sound? Local artist Bruce Brice depicts the big sounds and scenes of New Orleans in murals; and photographer Herman Leonard tells us bout a half century chronicling the greatest jazz players. Plus Lafcadio Hearn's meditations on the blueing water enroute to the French West Indies. Hear music from Bo Diddley, Van Morrison, Billie Holiday, Mose Allison and more.

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  • Open Bed: Twang Jack Costanzo
    Ultra Lounge: Bottoms-Up!, Capitol
  • I Used to be Color Blind Anita O'Day
    Blue Skies: The Irving Berlin Songbook, Verve
  • My Blue Heaven Delta Rhythm Boys
    Jump & Jive ‘Til 1 O'Clock: Anthology Vol.2, Dee-Jay
  • Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley
    His Best, MCA/Chess
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues Bob Dylan
    Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia
  • I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms New Lost City Ramblers
    Troubadors of the Folk Era Vol.3, Rhino
  • Oh Babe, it Ain't No Lie Elizabeth Cotten
    There is No Eye: Music for Photographs, Folkways
  • Instrumental: Satin Doll Joe Pass
    The Best of Joe Pass, Pablo
  • INTERVIEW: Photographer Herman Leonard
  • The Single Petal of a Rose Duke Ellington
    The Ellington Suites, Pablo
  • I'm Gonna Paint the Town Red Billie Holiday
    The Billie Holiday story vol.2, Columbia
  • Instrumental: Deep Purple / ‘S Wonderful Dr. Samuel Hoffman
    Ultra Lounge: Bottoms-Up!, Capitol
  • Sentimental Journey Esquivel
    Cabaret Mañana, RCA
  • Muddy Ken Nordine
    Colors, Phillips
  • Rollin' Stone (alt. version) Muddy Waters
    Rollin' Stone: The Golden Anniversary Collection, MCA
  • (I Washed My Hands in) Muddy Water Johnny Rivers
    Johnny Rivers Anthology, 1964-1977, Rhino
  • Cotton Picker Eddie Cochran
    Legendary Masters Series, United Artists
  • Cotton Fields Harry Belafonte
    Very Best of…, BMG
  • Open Bed: Aries Mary Lou Williams
    Zodiac Suite, Smithsonian/Folkways
  • Gemini Mary Lou Williams
    Zodiac Suite, Smithsonian/Folkways
  • Eyesight to the Blind Mose Allison
    Greatest Hits, Prestige
  • Eyesight to the Blind Sonny Boy Williamson
    Blues Masters Vol.8: Mississippi Blues Masters, Rhino
  • Fine Brown Frame Nellie Lutcher
    Best Of Nellie Lutcher, Capitol
  • John Henry Van Morrison
    The Philosopher's Stone, Polydor
  • Instrumental: Paint It Black Brent Truitt
    Bluegrass Then & Now, CMH
  • Long Black Veil Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice
    The Pizza Tapes, Acoustic Disc
  • At the Crossroads The Bottle Rockets
    Songs of Sahm, Bloodshot
  • See God's Ark A Movin Johnson Mountain Boys
    Blue Diamond, Rounder
  • Wade in the Water Eva Cassidy
    Songbird, Blix Street
  • Instrumental: Blue Clarinet Stomp #2 Johnny Dodds
    Blues Clarinet Stomp / The Legendary Classic Jazz Clarinetist, BMG
  • SEGMENT: Lafcadio Hearn
  • Blue Horizon Sidney Bechet
    Hot Jazz on Blue Note, Blue Note
  • INTERVIEW: Bruce Brice
  • City Beat Wynton Marsalis Septet
    Citi Movement: Girot New York, Columbia
  • End Bed: St. James Infirmary Mahogany Brass Band
    Mahogany Brass Band, Sound of N.O.