Night Lights Classic Jazz

Shows Archive

July 1, 2011

 

Beatniks with Bongos

Freedom Jazz!

Night Lights offers up a free-spirited, pop-culture-alluding Fourth of July jazz tribute.

June 10, 2011

 

Chick Corea 1960s

Matrix: The Emergence Of Chick Corea

In the 1960s Chick Corea made a name for himself by playing with artists such as Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, and Stan Getz, and recording a stunning trio date.

June 5, 2011

 

Randy Weston

The Randy Weston Songbook

From Brooklyn to Africa and back again, Randy Weston has made his mark as a composer.

May 27, 2011

 

Duke Ellington

Reminiscing In Tempo: Remembrance In Jazz And Popular Song

A convergence of grief, memory and music for Memorial Day.

May 9, 2011

 

Duke and Django

Listening to the Savory Collection With Loren Schoenberg

Join Loren Schoenberg for some music from one of the greatest finds in the history of jazz—a treasure trove of broadcasts from the golden age of swing.

April 19, 2011

 

Ellington First Sacred Concert

Sacred Blue: Jazz Goes To Church In the 1960s

Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.

April 1, 2011

 

Scott LaFaro

The Jade Bass: A Tribute To Scott LaFaro

Scott LaFaro lived only 25 years. His influence as a revolutionary jazz bassist has lasted 50 years and counting.

March 18, 2011

 

Harold Mabern Memphis

A Few Miles From Memphis: Harold Mabern, the Early Years

Harold Mabern's musically impeccable credentials as a first-rate soloist, accompanist, and writer go all the way back to the golden age of hardbop.

March 11, 2011

 

Mary Osborne

Mary Osborne: Queen of the Jazz Guitar

If you’re searching jazz history for important women instrumentalists, then stop and take note any time you come across the name of guitarist Mary Osborne.

March 1, 2011

 

Nina Simone Young Gifted Black

Jazz Women Of The 1960s

As cultural changes gained momentum in the 1960s, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been resistant to their aims.

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