I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz podcasts lately and thought I’d share the tastier items.

NPR Jazz Profiles – I haven’t delved into this much, but the 2-part Ellington profile was great.

NPR Fresh Air – I generally love this show’s music and book reviews. A recent piece on electroswing was engaging. There’s a deep archive of goodies.

Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz on BBC Radio 3 – Smith’s enthusiasm for the music is infectious and he has a wide ranging interest.

Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 – The archive is great – alas the music on the downloadable versions of these great shows has to be truncated for copyright reasons.

Jazz Insights with Dr. Gordon Vernick on WMLB Atlanta – again, a great archive of fantastic peeks into the history of jazz.

Radio West with Doug Fabrizio on KUER Salt Lake City is not generally about music, but Fabrizio did a fantastic portrait of compose LaMonte Young.