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September 14, 2011

 

Don Ellis 1966

Jazz From Monterey: 1966

By 1966 the Monterey Jazz Festival was an established institution—but the decade’s winds of change were already starting to blow from the festival’s stage.

May 20, 2008

 

Eric Dolphy Bio Coming From Penguin Jazz Guide Co-Author

Brian Morton, co-author of numerous editions of the Penguin Guide to Jazz, will be publishing a biography of multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy in June 2009.

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…

November 26, 2007

 

Early Ellis: Don Ellis At The Dawn of the 1960s

Trumpeter Don Ellis is best-known today for the big bands he led during the late 1960s and early 1970s and their use of odd time signatures.

October 19, 2007

 

David Baker: Quincy Jones Mosaic out soon

David BakerOne of the great things about working at WFIU is having David Baker stop by occasionally for appearances on Joe Bourne’s weekday afternoon program “Just You and Me”. As busy as he is, he’s always been incredibly generous with his time, and I’m always grateful for any chance to speak with him. He’s full of stories, insights, and good will; a few minutes in his presence and you’ll understand why he’s been such a successful jazz educator.David came in today to chat about the inauguration concert for Indiana University president Michael McRobbie that he’ll be conducting Sunday night…

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.

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