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January 1, 2011

 

kerouac on the road

Three From Kerouac For the New Year

Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the hunt, and visions of a jazz deity.

December 30, 2010

 

Billy Taylor

The Bridge: Billy Taylor, 1921-2010

As a performer, composer, educator, media host, and advocate, Billy Taylor built a boulevard of jazz for listeners around the world to travel.

December 28, 2010

 

Nat King Cole Carnegie Hall

Best Historical Releases and Reissues of 2010

A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.

December 16, 2010

 

Mary Lou Zodiac

A New Performance of Mary Lou Williams’ “Zodiac Suite”

Mary Lou Williams' extended work will be performed in its entirety by a large ensemble for the first time since 1945.

September 30, 2010

 

Pull Your Coat Oct. 1, 2010

Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links For October

Tony Curtis and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, CTI reissues coming, the Coltrane album that got you started, a film about Vince Guaraldi, and more.

September 23, 2010

 

John Coltrane 1960

When Trane Met The Equinox: Happy Birthday, John Coltrane

The convergence of two stellar events: the birth of John Coltrane and the beginning of autumn.

September 16, 2010

 

Duke Ellington's America

He, Too, Was America: Duke Ellington’s Sepia Panorama

A new book examines the bandleader and composer's life in the historical context of his times.

September 7, 2010

 

Sonny_Rollins

Still Colossal: Happy 80th Birthday, Sonny Rollins

Programs from the Night Lights archives featuring live performances, a signal year, and Thelonious Monk.

August 25, 2010

 

Night Tide 1963

I’d Like to Listen, Please: Dennis Hopper Among The Jazz Beatniks

A young Dennis Hopper, that is, as a curious sailor who meets a most unusual lady at a jazz club in the 1961 movie NIGHT TIDE.

August 18, 2010

 

Coleman Hawkins

Mosaic Records In Discussions To Release Savory Collection

The New York Times reports that the reissue label is in talks with the National Jazz Museum to release music from the William Savory collection on CD.

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