Night Lights Classic Jazz

Let Freedom Ring

Night Lights‘ pilot program that aired on the eve of 2004′s July 4th holiday, featuring music from Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Avery Parrish, Nina Simone, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Miles Davis, and Charles Lloyd.

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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes
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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes
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After Hours
Erskine Hawkins/Avery Parrish — Tuxedo Junction
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Rhapsody in Blue
Duke Ellington — Reprise Studio Recordings
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Volunteered Slavery
Rahsaan Roland Kirk — Volunteered Slavery
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Freedom
Charles Mingus — Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
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Freedom Jazz Dance
Miles Davis — Miles Smiles
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Exodus
Slide Hampton — Jazz in Paris: Exodus
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I WIsh I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Nina Simone — Very Best of Nina Simone: Sugar in My Bowl 1967-72
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Omega
Jackie McLean — Let Freedom Ring
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Freedom Day
Max Roach/Abbey Lincoln — We Insist! The Freedom Now Suite
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Lift Every Voice and Sing
Charles Lloyd — Lift Every Voice
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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