Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the hunt, and visions of a jazz deity.
A new book examines the bandleader and composer's life in the historical context of his times.
Recent news about upcoming publications, the state of jazz radio and Hank Jones.
The capital of African-American culture in the United States for decades, Harlem has inspired all sorts of musical tributes.
In the late 1950s Thelonious Monk’s star finally began to rise. But even as the pianist hit artistic and commercial peaks, other problems began to set in.
Thelonious Monk was 'the high priest of bebop,' a family man, a bohemian icon, and one of the most significant composers of modern jazz.
Some jazz books from the past year that caught Night Lights' eyes.
The reclamation of an amazing 1950s/60s New York City jazz shrine.
Hank Williams goes pop 'n jazz, Robin D.G. Kelley's new Monk biography is out, and more in the weekly round-up.
A new book takes an in-depth look at the sources and inspirations behind the music of avant-garde artist John Zorn.