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December 1, 2007

 

Later Ellis: Don Ellis’ Score for “The French Connection”

The French Connection scorePreviously on Night Lights: Don Ellis and The French Connection. It offers more than a taste of later, larger-ensemble Ellis, heard at the dawn of the 1970s…

August 24, 2007

 

Girls Town poster

What do Paul Anka, Mel Torme, and Mamie van Doren Have In Common?

Nuns, teen idols, and the Velvet Fog as a rather mature-looking juvenile delinquent.

August 23, 2007

 

Reboppin’ With The Wild One

Released at the end of 1953, The Wild One is a key entry in the cinematic annals of jazz-as-the-soundtrack-of-rebellion.

August 20, 2007

 

“I Want To Live!”

Based on the true story of accused murderess Barbara Graham, the 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel.

December 2, 2006

 

Don Ellis And The French Connection

We'll hear music from The French Connection's soundtrack, composed and recorded by trumpeter Don Ellis.

October 22, 2005

 

Shelly Manne Plays Peter Gunn

A Profound Gas: Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn was a hit TV crime show with jazz at its center, with Craig Stevens as the stylish, jazz-loving private detective title character.

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"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

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