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January 24, 2009

 

Benny Golson

The Benny Golson Songbook

Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has written some of the most beloved and frequently-played standards in the modern jazz canon.

August 25, 2008

 

Horace Silver

The Horace Silver Songbook

Many of Horace Silver's compositions, such as “Opus de Funk,” “The Preacher,” “Nica’s Dream,” and “Peace” have become jazz standards heard frequently today.

April 16, 2008

 

Blue Note Connoisseurs for May 13: Art Farmer, Bobby Hutcherson, Dizzy Gillespie and More

Louis Smith SmithvilleBlue Note Records continues its long-running Connoisseur series with five more reissues on May 13:Bobby Hutcherson, Head On

December 31, 2007

 

Favorite Reissues and Historical Releases of 2007

2007 calendarTake with the usual grain/caveat of subjectivity–that said, here are some titles from a year-for-the-ear in review…

August 20, 2007

 

From Monday On…

The new batch of Live at Monterey jazz titles, featuring Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, and others, is due out this Tuesday.

August 20, 2007

 

“I Want To Live!”

Based on the true story of accused murderess Barbara Graham, the 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel.

October 14, 2006

 

Jazz Workshops: George Russell and Hal McKusick

.Hal McKusickThis edition of Night Lights features the Jazz Workshops, progressive 1950s jazz recorded by pianist/composer/theorist George Russell and saxophonist Hal McKusick. The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop series, begun by A & R man Jack Lewis, was in some respects…

September 2, 2006

 

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!Based on the true story of accused murderess Barbara Graham, the 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel and performed by such jazz stalwarts as Gerry Mulligan, Bud Shank and Art Farmer (who appeared in the movie’s opening scenes), along with Frank Rosolino, Jack Sheldon, and Shelly Manne. Susan Hayward

February 19, 2005

 

Meet the Jazztet

JazztetOn this edition of Night Lights it’s “Meet the Jazztet,” a program of recordings taken from the recent Mosaic collection of Benny Golson and Art Farmer’s work for the Argo and Mercury labels between 1960 and 1962. Some of the players who passed through the Jazztet included McCoy Tyner, Harold Mabern, Cedar Walton…

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