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Sonny Berman Archived and Other Updates

The Incomplete Sonny Berman, last weekend’s show about Woody Herman’s young trumpet star from the First Herd, is now available for online listening, along with many more previous programs in the Night Lights archives.

Out today: another round of Blue Note RVGs.

New places added to the links page: Dave Kehr’s excellent film site and be.jazz.

Out and about on the web: the intrepid Marc Myers has posted Part 1 and Part 2 of an interview with drummer Louie Bellson, in which Bellson discusses his time playing with Duke Ellington, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman.

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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Recent Releases for 2016, Part 1

Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley

A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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