Chico Hamilton had gained fame with a 1950s quintet often defined as “chamber jazz,” but at the dawn of the 1960s he began to head in a new artistic direction.
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.
Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.
In 1965 saxophonist Charles Lloyd formed a quartet, including an up-and-coming Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette, that found favor with young rock audiences.
Night Lights‘ pilot program that aired on the eve of 2004′s July 4th holiday, featuring music from Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Avery Parrish, Nina Simone…