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Songs of Peace

ColtranepeaceThis week on Night Lights it’s “Songs of Peace.” We’ll hear instrumental themes using “Peace” as a title from John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Horace Silver, as well as Louis Armstrong’s 1970 take on John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance,” Bill Evans’ improvisation on Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time” that came to be known as “Peace Piece,” Mahalia Jackson’s a capella version of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” and more.

Music Heard On This Episode

Peace on Earth (excerpt)
John Coltrane — Live in Japan (Impulse, 1966)
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Peace on Earth (excerpt)
John Coltrane — Live in Japan (Impulse, 1966)
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In a Silent Way
Miles Davis — Complete In a Silent Way Sessions (Columbia/Legacy, 1968)
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Land of Peace
Harold Land — Take Aim (Mighty Quinn, 1960)

Notes: Leonard Feather composition.

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Peace
Horace Silver — Blowin' the Blues Away (Blue Note, 1959)

Notes: Horace Silver composition.

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Welcome
John Coltrane — Transition (Impulse, 1965)

Notes: John Coltrane composition.

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The Creator Has a Master Plan
Pharoah Sanders — Karma (Impulse, 1969)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Give Peace a Chance
Louis Armstrong — Louis Armstrong and His Friends (Bluebird, 1970)
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Peace
Ornette Coleman — Shape of Jazz to Come (Atlantic, 1959)

Notes: Ornette Coleman composition

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Peace Piece
Bill Evans — Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Riverside, 1958)
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Come Sunday
Mahalia Jackson/Duke Ellington — Black, Brown & Beige (Columbia/Legacy, 1958)

Notes: A capella outtake from the album sessions.

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