Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.
Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.
More jazz with a Western theme, this time from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, and others.
Interpretations of the music from a landmark jazz record by Bill Evans, Charlie Parker and others.
The music and story of a bandleader from Terre Haute, Indiana who helped shape the sound of modern jazz.
A few items of interest from around the online jazz world over the long holiday weekend:Marie’s website statement.
As the swing era gave way to new and challenging sounds, a generation of bandleaders was forced to take notice.
The first-ever Night Lights Christmas program features music from Booker Ervin (“White Christmas” from his 1966 album Solid Structure), Ahmad Jamal (“Snowfall,” written by Terre Haute, Indiana native Claude Thornhill), Sonny Rollins (“Winter Wonderland”), Babs Gonzalez (“Bebop Santa Claus”), Bill Evans (a rare and amusing vocal take…