In 1971 Columbia Records signed four of modern jazz's greatest artists. Within two years all four were gone. What happened?
Our annual, highly-subjective roundup of classic-jazz favorites.
Langston Hughes, songwriter? The celebrated African-American author wrote numerous songs, recorded by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, and others.
A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights for a look at the relationship between work songs and jazz, with music from Ellington, Mingus and more.
Charles McPherson spent his early career under the spell of Charlie Parker, but he fired the Parker sound with his own intense energy and artistic skills.
Eric Dolphy's last year was one of his greatest as a musician.
Bill Evans is one of the most influential pianists in jazz history, renowned for his lyrically seductive style. His early recordings reveal a different sound.
In the 1950s Cafe Bohemia was one of the most happening jazz clubs in New York—a club that caught the vibe of the city's thriving art and intellectual scene.
You can now become a fan of Night Lights on Facebook. If you're just discovering the program through Facebook, here are some shows you might want to check out.