The emphasis one week may may be on the many smaller African American territorial bands which were rarely recorded yet a fascinating link to the many roots of jazz. One of the most popular segments was a year by year look at jazz development. The playlists for all of the shows done here in New Orleans are available.
For the last few years the show has been broken up into half hour segements. Every half hour the focus changes to a new jazz group or individual, thus giving you time to listen and understand what each of these masters contributed to the whole. Anything reins in the first two segments. The ten o'clock hour is devoted to a jazz vocalist or jazz vocal group and then we come home with a New Orleans artist from 10:30 until eleven.