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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.

November 6, 2011

 

Chet Baker

Live From The Netherlands: The Sesjun Radio Shows

From 1973 to 2004 the Dutch radio show “Tros Sesjun” broadcast live jazz every week, featuring artists such as Bill Evans in their late-period prime.

December 28, 2010

 

Nat King Cole Carnegie Hall

Best Historical Releases and Reissues of 2010

A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.

June 9, 2010

 

The Birth and Death of the Cool

Jazzing The Cool With Ted Gioia

Keep it cool: jazz historian Ted Gioia joins us for the music and meaning of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis and more.

December 21, 2009

 

Swingin' Nutcracker

Hep To The Holidays

Night Lights' annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz from Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, Shorty Rogers and more.

October 12, 2008

 

Jazz Photographer William Claxton Passes Away

William ClaxtonWilliam Claxton, whose photos of jazz artists became iconic talismans of the music they played, passed away on Saturday at the age of 80.

August 25, 2008

 

Horace Silver

The Horace Silver Songbook

Many of Horace Silver's compositions, such as “Opus de Funk,” “The Preacher,” “Nica’s Dream,” and “Peace” have become jazz standards heard frequently today.

April 8, 2008

 

Saxophonist Phil Urso RIP

Saxophonist Phil Urso passed away yesterday at the age of 82.

January 30, 2008

 

John Handy Talks With Night Lights: Part 1

Handy talks about early encounters with Dexter Gordon and Art Tatum, why he came to favor the alto saxophone, and the legendary young bassist Albert Stinson.

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

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