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March 22, 2013

 

Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

May 27, 2011

 

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Reminiscing In Tempo: Remembrance In Jazz And Popular Song

A convergence of grief, memory and music for Memorial Day.

November 28, 2010

 

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

October 12, 2009

 

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Art Tatum: The Group Masterpieces

Pianist Art Tatum's speed and harmonic imagination often left other musicians astonished, inspired, or in despair. Here are some who dared to keep up with him.

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Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

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Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

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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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