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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



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.

August 17, 2010


Abbey Lincoln It's Me

An Iconic Voice, An Iconic Eye: Abbey Lincoln And Herman Leonard

Abbey Lincoln personified the soul of jazz; Herman Leonard caught it with his camera.

August 6, 2010


Abbey Lincoln 1992

Pull Your Coat, August 6: Abbey Lincoln, Nat Cole, & Jackie McLean

An 80th-birthday tribute to singer Abbey Lincoln, a Jackie McLean documentary, a newly-discovered Nat King Cole concert, and more.

July 24, 2010


Two For The Blues, Weekend Edition: Annie Ross And Basquiat

A program about the singer, a movie about the artist.

June 19, 2010


Mosaic Jamal

Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links For June 19, 2010

A new remembrance of Henry Grimes' 2003 return to jazz, Herbie Hancock's latest, and more.

June 15, 2010



Six Degrees Of Support: Help Keep Bringing Night Lights To You

Your connection to Night Lights might be closer than it appears. Why your contribution counts, for another year of Night Lights and more.

May 30, 2010



Some Shows for Memorial Day

Music for departed jazz musicians, topical songs of World War II, and more.

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