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February 17, 2015

 

The cover for Samuel Charters' and Leonard Kunstadt's chronicle of NYC jazz.

Jazz Capitals Of America: A Bibliography

Books about the urban centers of 20th century America that played host to vital proving grounds for generations of jazz musicians.

January 5, 2015

 

Cover for John Coltrane's OFFERING cd

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2014

Night Lights' annual, highly-subjective look back at the year's historical jazz releases.

October 8, 2014

 

A view of Times Square and New York City at night from atop the Empire State Building.

Night Lights, Big City: Night Lights Debuts On WBGO This Week

Big Apple news: Night Lights will now be carried every Saturday by WBGO, which broadcasts to the New York City market.

February 7, 2014

 

Suite History, Part 2: Michael McGerr On Black History And Jazz

More of the full-length Night Lights interview with historian Michael McGerr about extended jazz works that depict the history of black America.

February 7, 2014

 

Suite History, Part 1: Michael McGerr on Duke Ellington

Historian Michael McGerr discusses Ellington's musical portrayals of the African-American experience.

February 4, 2014

 

CD cover for WDCB jazz anthology

Night Lights Debuts This Week On WDCB-Chicago

Night Lights will begin airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CST on Chicago's primary jazz station.

October 13, 2013

 

Gerry Mulligan's Night Lights album cover

Night Lights’ Theme Songs: Mary Lou Williams And Gerry Mulligan

What's the music you hear each week at the beginning and end of "Night Lights"?

September 6, 2013

 

Clifford Jordan Glass Bead Game

Mosaic Records To Release Clifford Jordan Set

An update on previously-mentioned and newly-announced box-sets.

December 5, 2012

 

Dave Brubeck

Brubeck Time

Much time out across the jazz world and beyond for Mr. Brubeck.

September 17, 2012

 

Hoagy Carmichael

The Road To Stardust:Hoagy Carmichael And Bix Beiderbecke In 1924

How a college-town springtime in the Jazz Age Midwest paved the way for two legends in the making.

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