Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s and has played a role not only in how the music's been heard, but sometimes in the way it's been made.
On Afterglow this week, a festive and reflective tribute to Independence Day with music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Paul Desmond and more.
You can now become a fan of Night Lights on Facebook. If you're just discovering the program through Facebook, here are some shows you might want to check out.
Mosaic Records has a Shaw set in the works--plus updates on Ellington and Jamal.
Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.
A friend writes to pass along the good news: Mosaic Records is still planning on doing a 1930s Duke Ellington Columbia big-band set.
This program includes a 1953 interview with Miles Davis, recorded several years before the trumpeter damaged his voice.
Two of longtime bandleader Gerald Wilson's finest orchestras--his progressive, modernistic 1940s outfit and his 1960s West Coast band.
Ellington kept his orchestra together in a changing economic landscape, continuing to create memorable music and expanding his compositional horizons.
Jazz interpretations of the many songs that have been written about the City of Light.