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May 17, 2013

 

Marc Myers jazz book

Why Jazz Happened, With Marc Myers

JazzWax blogger and Wall Street Journal music writer Marc Myers discusses his book about how cultural, economic, and social forces shaped the sound of jazz.

April 6, 2013

 

Freddie Hubbard CTI

Freddie Hubbard: The CTI Years

In the early 1970s trumpeter Freddie Hubbard made a series of records for the CTI label that combined hardbop, funk, modality, and 70s groove.

April 5, 2013

 

Women trumpeters

Jazz Women Of The 1940s

Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

March 22, 2013

 

Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

January 7, 2013

 

Echoes Of Indiana Avenue

Best Historical Releases Of 2012

Our annual, highly-subjective roundup of classic-jazz favorites.

December 19, 2012

 

Night Lights holiday

Have Yourself a Very Quiet Christmas

Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.

October 4, 2012

 

BakerAebersold

Birth Of The Cool, Birth Of The School

Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.

September 30, 2012

 

Indiana songwriters

A National Road Of Song: Indiana Singing Groups And Songwriters

How Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael helped write the Great American Songbook, and how two Indiana vocal groups helped influence the sound of modern pop.

September 27, 2012

 

Indiana Avenue jazz mural

Indiana Avenue: Black Boulevard Of Jazz

Exploring the lost world of 20th century Indianapolis jazz and the ways in which its musical influence continues to reverberate throughout today's jazz scene.

September 13, 2012

 

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Gennett Days: Hot Jazz From The Heartland

In the 1920s hot jazz swept Indiana's campuses—and a Richmond record label introduced the world to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Hoagy Carmichael.

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