Pianist Cecil Taylor is one of the most influential pioneers of late-20th-century improvised music.
In the early 1970s, trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell started their own label, Strata East.
Night Lights talks with Henry Grimes, the legendary bassist who returned to the jazz scene after disappearing for more than 30 years.
We'll hear selections from Charles' albums New Directions and Collaboration: West, and more.
We'll hear music from a new 9-CD collection of previously-unreleased live and studio recordings from Albert Ayler.
We'll hear a melding of 1950s bop sensibility with the new ideas and approaches so prevalent in the jazz world of the early 1960s.