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January 3, 2009

 

Brubeck Time Out

1959: Jazz’s Vintage Year

Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans...what was in the air in 1959? The story of the Year of the Masterpiece.

March 30, 2008

 

Another Set of Jazz Icons DVDs On the Way

Jazz Icons WesThe Jazz Icons series has been earning well-deserved raves from jazz fans around the world for its two rounds of live concert releases on DVD, featuring compelling and historical performances from the likes of Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk…you get the picture. (And the sound!) A third wave of titles has been announced–we’ll be seeing the following come September…

February 5, 2008

 

John Handy Talks With Night Lights: Part 4

Handy discusses why his quintet broke up, his experiences as a jazz educator, and his memories of Monterey and the mid-1960s rock scene.

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…

January 8, 2008

 

Jazz for After the Dentist’s Office: Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans

Cannonball Adderley Bill Evans Know What I MeanMost jazz lovers have favorite albums that they turn to for certain moods, times, or occasions–or just out of habit, because over the years that particular LP or CD has created some pleasantly well-worn grooves in one’s listening state of mind. Such albums for me include Bud Powell’s The Genius Of, John Coltrane’s Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, and Bill Evans’…

January 7, 2008

 

Lee Konitz Very Cool

Lee Konitz: the Verve Years

Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz is a longtime master of melodic improvisation who's played a part in some of jazz's most momentous acts.

December 16, 2007

 

Who’s the Bill Evans Cover Girl?

Bill Evans MoonbeamsOne of the albums featured in this week’s show, After the Vanguard: the Return of Bill Evans, is the 1962 Riverside LP Moonbeams. Can you name the model who posed for the cover? (Hint: she went on to greater fame in the mid-1960s with a certain artistic entrepreneur. And no fair Googling.)

December 15, 2007

 

Jazz Quotes: Bill Evans

Bill Evans“Jazz is not a what, it is a how. If it were a what, it would be static, never growing. The how is that the music comes from the moment, it is spontaneous, it exists at the time it is created. And anyone who makes music according to this method conveys to me an element that makes his music jazz.”–Bill Evans

December 23, 2006

 

holiday jazz

The Night Lights Before Christmas

Holiday jazz is coming to town this week on Night Lights.

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…

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