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September 14, 2013

 

Jazz Goes To College

Jazz Goes To College

In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the academy.

August 24, 2010

 

Metro Rom e

Enter, Evening: Jazz Nocturnes

Jazz and the night: moody, evocative music for the evening.

November 30, 2009

 

Clare-Fischer-Surging-Ahead

Extension: Clare Fischer In The 1960s

For 50 years pianist, composer and bandleader Clare Fischer had one of jazz's most interesting careers, exploring Latin, bossa nova, and other genres.

May 2, 2009

 

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Fab Four Jazz: The Beatles’ Influence On Jazz In The 1960s

The Beatles’ explosive arrival on the American music scene in 1964 shook up the jazz world just as much as it did the rest of America—perhaps even more so.

April 3, 2008

 

New Stations for Night Lights, another Duke Ellington Mosaic box, and Marc Myers’ interview with Bud Shank

transistor radio*Several radio stations around the country are adding Night Lights to their weekly lineup. KMHD-Portland, Oregon will be carrying the program at 8 p.m. PDT on Monday evenings. Beginning May 10, KOSU-Oklahoma Public Radio will broadcast Night Lights on Saturday evenings at 11 p.m. CDT. And KMBH/KHID-McAllen and Brownsville, Texas will soon

August 20, 2007

 

“I Want To Live!”

Based on the true story of accused murderess Barbara Graham, the 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel.

June 26, 2007

 

The Nocturne Records Story

NocturneIn the early 1950s musicians Roy Harte and Harry Babasin, eager to document the ascending West Coast jazz scene, started a Los Angeles label called Nocturne Records. Babasin and Harte said they wanted to “broaden the nation’s views of our activities out here in Hollywood…

May 26, 2007

 

The James Dean Story

Dean StoryIn 1957 a young Robert Altman (future director of Nashville, MASH, and The Player) co-directed a documentary about James Dean, with a soundtrack written by Leith Stevens (who also scored The Wild One

September 2, 2006

 

I Want to Live!

I Want to Live!Based on the true story of accused murderess Barbara Graham, the 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel and performed by such jazz stalwarts as Gerry Mulligan, Bud Shank and Art Farmer (who appeared in the movie’s opening scenes), along with Frank Rosolino, Jack Sheldon, and Shelly Manne. Susan Hayward

June 10, 2006

 

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars

The Lighthouse All-Stars

Exploring a musical cornerstone of the 1950s West Coast jazz movement.

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