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April 4, 2008


Anthony Braxton Mosaic in the Works

Anthony Braxton 1974Lots of Mosaic Records news lately–now it appears, according to a post at, that the long-talked-about Anthony Braxton 1970s set featuring his recordings for Arista and Freedom may be on its way to manifestation in the reality-based retail community…coming this…

January 19, 2008


“Dear Martin” Around the U.S., Bill Evans and the Two Debbys, the Ellington Treasury Series, and More

A number of radio stations around the country have picked up the Night Lights show Dear Martin: Jazz Tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. Station links and air dates follow:KSJD-Cortez, Colorado: Monday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m…

December 7, 2007


Ornette Coleman in Rolling Stone

Ornette Coleman Rolling Stone issueFirst a Pulitzer, then a Grammy and a presentation on the Grammy TV show (somewhat akin to seeing a holy man appear in the temple of Babylon), now a feature in Rolling Stone…at the age of 77, Ornette Coleman has finally received the…

November 26, 2007


Early Ellis: Don Ellis At The Dawn of the 1960s

Trumpeter Don Ellis is best-known today for the big bands he led during the late 1960s and early 1970s and their use of odd time signatures.

November 24, 2007


Roscoe Mitchell in print, Dick Twardzik on the air

Brief notes for the holiday weekend:*Copacetic Night Lights friend Bill Kirchner is taking his monthly turn on WBGO’s Jazz From the Archives this Sunday evening with a program on pianist Dick Twardzik…

October 22, 2007


Sun Ra supersonic

Second Magic City: Sun Ra in Chicago

The story of Sun Ra's Chicago years, when he formed his Arkestra, forged his new identity, and wrote some of his most compelling music.

October 12, 2007


Muhal Richard Abrams: music and interview before Night Lights at Blue Lake…plus news of Nessa Records reissues

Muhal Richard AbramsMichigan’s Blue Lake Public Radio carries Night Lights every Sunday evening at 10 p.m. EST. This Sunday, October 13, Blue Lake jazz DJ Lazaro Vega will be offering up a three-hour special on pianist Muhal Richard Abrams from 7-10 p.m, preceding the Night Lights Portrait of Max

August 22, 2007


ESP is back…

Don Cherry…gotcher Brooklyn right here. My colleague Joe Bourne received a box full of ESP disks the other day, including gems from Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and much, much more. Evidently he’s been living right, and I’ve been… well, erm, coming up short in the jazz karma department or something. But it’s good news…

November 18, 2006


Great American Songbook

The Avant-Garde Plays the Great American Songbook

Takes on the standards from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and more.

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