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Mondo Jazz
Hosted by Ludovico Granvassu.

This is a jazz world! …all the international jazz you always wanted to hear and nobody ever played for you!

Mondo Jazz is dedicated to the proposition that jazz is a language that originated in the US but is now spoken all over the world in various, at times very strong, accents and dialects, which make it a rich resource for rewarding sonic explorations. Needless to say there will be plenty of US jazz on my program, in an attempt to show the continuity that exists between the US and the international jazz scenes.


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Category: Acid Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Local Music, R&B, Soul, World


About Ludovico Granvassu

After a stint as host of “Jazz with an Accent” on Boston’s WHRB, Ludovico Granvassu, launched “Mondo Jazz” on Radio Free Brooklyn in November 2017. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of All About Jazz Italia, the main Italian jazz website, which he established in 2000.

He is mostly driven by the deep belief that, even though Jazz is a quintessential United Statesian art form, it has now become a universal language spoken all over the world with very diverse, and at times strong, accents, as a true lingua franca. And there lies its vitality and its capacity to endlessly evolve and surprise us, as it has done from the beginning.



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  • Mondo Jazz, Ep. 1: Walking
    by Ludovico Granvassu on November 21, 2017 at 5:33 am

    It’s the first episode, the first steps of Mondo Jazz. So let’s start this show with some music about walking and moving forward, strolling and strutting, leaping and loping, going through life and death?PLAYLISTS INCLUDES Herbie Nichols, Joe Harriott, Honi Gordon, Clusone Trio, Michael Blake, Benny Carter, Leo Parker, Jimmy Giuffre, Louis Armstrong, The Meters, Frank Zappa, Jackie McLean, Danilo Perez, Lack of Afro, Soul Coughing, Raymond Scott, Wynton Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Ted Nash, The Harlem Experiment, Guillaume Perret, TuataraFull playlist at https://spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=rfb&sv=l&playlist=5313#her Listen →

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