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October 23, 2013


The album cover for Stan Getz's SERENITY.

Late Autumn: Stan Getz, 1987-91

Long a troubled star in the mid-20th century jazz world, at the end of his life saxophonist Stan Getz found peace and made some of his finest recordings.

September 23, 2013


Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter Mosaic

Shorter Lee: Lee Morgan And Wayne Shorter

Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter were two of the leading lights of the 1960s hardbop era.

September 14, 2013


Jazz Goes To College

Jazz Goes To College

In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the academy.

May 24, 2013


Woody Herman First Herd

Herd Twice: Woody Herman In The 1940s

In the 1940s Woody Herman led three big bands that grew progressively in musicianship and excitement.

May 24, 2013


Carl Perkins jazz pianist

Turn Out The Stars: Volume Four

In musical remembrance of artists past: Night Lights returns with another program of jazz elegies.

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.

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