Jarrett's early solos, one critic said, "contain in them the entire history of jazz piano."
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.