Memphis is renowned for its remarkable contributions to 20th-century popular music. But the city also has an outstanding jazz legacy--"The Memphis Mafia."
Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.
I started Night Lights because I felt driven to do a show about some of jazz's most exciting artists & times--sounds & stories that can continue with your help.
In 1963 a 22-year-old Frank Zappa went on Steve Allen's TV show and demonstrated some far-out musical sounds on an unusual instrument: the bicycle.
Mosaic Records has a Shaw set in the works--plus updates on Ellington and Jamal.
Michael Jackson changed the landscape of American pop culture--a feat the scale of which we may never see again. Sadly, the culture changed him, too.
The early-1960s sounds of "The Sepia Sinatra," featured on Afterglow this week.
You can now become a fan of Night Lights on Facebook. If you're just discovering the program through Facebook, here are some shows you might want to check out.