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July 2, 2010

 

Armstrong Carnegie

It’s All In The Game: Louis Armstrong, 1947-1957

Jazz writer Dan Morgenstern and historian Michael McGerr join us to talk Louis Armstrong and bebop, pop ballads, the Cold War and more.

November 19, 2009

 

Cold War Jazz From The Archives

Companion pieces for this week's "Jazz Impressions of Brubeck" program look at Voice of America jazz DJ Willis Conover & the U.S. State Department's jazz tours.

May 3, 2008

 

Jazz Impressions of Eurasia

Jazz Impressions Of Brubeck

Music inspired by the Brubeck Quartet's international tours during the height of the Cold War.

November 17, 2007

 

Archival Suggestions: Jazz Goes to the Cold War and Jivin’ With the DJs

ArmstrongThis week on Night Lights it’s “Jazz Goes to the Cold War,” a program about the U.S. State Department’s sponsorship of international jazz tours during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1956, as both the Cold War and the civil-rights movement heated up, the American government asked Dizzy Gillespie to assemble a new big band to promote the image of American freedom around the globe. Gillespie obliged, although he made it clear…

November 12, 2007

 

Willis Conover 1969

Conover’s Coming Over: Willis Conover and Jazz at the VOA

Working for decades as a broadcaster for the Voice of America, Willis Conover was perhaps the most influential and widely-heard jazz DJ of the 20th century.

April 23, 2005

 

Jazz Goes to the Cold War

In the 1950s and 60s, as the Cold War & the civil-rights movement heated up, the U.S. State Department sent jazz musicians on goodwill tours around the world.

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