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July 29, 2006


Jazz Advance: Early Cecil Taylor

Pianist Cecil Taylor is one of the most influential pioneers of late-20th-century improvised music.

January 21, 2006


Charlies Tolliver On Strata East In The Early 1970s

In the early 1970s, trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell started their own label, Strata East.

December 10, 2005


Henry Grimes and Fred Anderson

Now Found: Henry Grimes

Night Lights talks with Henry Grimes, the legendary bassist who returned to the jazz scene after disappearing for more than 30 years.

July 23, 2005


Teddy Charles: The Early Avant-Garde

We'll hear selections from Charles' albums New Directions and Collaboration: West, and more.

December 25, 2004


Holy Ghost: Albert Ayler

AylerJazz writer Dan Morgenstern once compared the sound of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler’s 1960s avant-garde groups to “a Salvation Army marching band on LSD.” Holy Ghost, a new 9-CD collection of previously-unreleased live and studio recordings from Albert Ayler, is the…

August 21, 2004


Destination Out: Grachan Moncur and Jackie McLean

Jackie McLeanIn December 1962 Jackie McLean went to play a gig in Boston with a local rhythm section. That local section included a 17-year-old drummer named Tony Williams, who would return with McLean to New York a week later to begin a phenomenal career that would include a long stint with Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet. McLean also joined forces with Grachan Moncur, a trombonist who had played with both the Jazztet and Ray Charles…

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