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April 24, 2012

 

1958-1964

Jazz For Mad Men: Hits From The 1960s

Night Lights welcomes the return of the television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.

September 14, 2011

 

Don Ellis 1966

Jazz From Monterey: 1966

By 1966 the Monterey Jazz Festival was an established institution—but the decade’s winds of change were already starting to blow from the festival’s stage.

October 5, 2010

 

Autumn

Autumn Serenades

Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins and more.

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…

March 6, 2008

 

Kung Fu Jamming: When Cannonball Met Feliciano

Cannonball Adderley and Jose Feliciano guest-starred as two traveling musicians on the 1970s TV show Kung Fu.

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’…

October 2, 2007

 

Indiana Avenue: From Glory to Decline

(This is a continuation of a previous post, Along the Avenue: the Legacy of Indianapolis Jazz.)Lockefield GardensIndianapolis in those days was sharing in the euphoric glow of the post-World War II economy. Lockefield Gardens, the expansive and beautiful housing complex built during the Depression to provide…

December 9, 2006

 

Victor Feldman

The Arrival Of Victor Feldman

How a 1950s British jazz star ended up as a West Coast leader and sideman, playing with Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and others.

May 27, 2006

 

Coltrane's funeral

Turn Out the Stars II: Jazz Elegies

Jazz compositions in remembrance of musicians who have passed.

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