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Posts tagged Elvin Jones

December 21, 2011

 

Basically Baker

The David Baker Songbook

One of the most renowned jazz educators in America joins Night Lights this week as we take a look at his compositional legacy.

September 28, 2010

 

Keeping Up With the Joneses

We Brothers Three: The Montgomerys, Joneses And Heaths

Brother, where are you? Right here on the bandstand.

September 23, 2010

 

John Coltrane 1960

When Trane Met The Equinox: Happy Birthday, John Coltrane

The convergence of two stellar events: the birth of John Coltrane and the beginning of autumn.

May 18, 2010

 

Hank Jones

The Quiet One: An Appreciation Of Hank Jones, 1918-2010

A jazz pianist of swinging grace who gave us 70 years of subtle musical pleasure.

December 23, 2006

 

holiday jazz

The Night Lights Before Christmas

Holiday jazz is coming to town this week on Night Lights.

October 9, 2004

 

Inception: McCoy Tyner On Impulse

McCoy TynerPianist McCoy Tyner joined John Coltrane’s group at the age of 22 in 1960 and signed with Impulse not long after Coltrane moved to the label in 1961. Over the next four years Tyner would record seven albums as a leader for Impulse, most often in the trio format that was seen as being both commercially favorable and a chance to showcase him in a setting different from the Coltrane quartet. Though Tyner’s playing on these records is considered…

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Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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