Give Now

Night Lights Classic Jazz

Posts tagged film

November 25, 2007

 

The Big Steal movie poster

Sunday Noir: The Big Steal

Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and screwball noir in late-1940s Mexico.

November 9, 2007

 

Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress

We'll hear an interview with Oscar Brown Jr, a pioneer of early 1960s vocal jazz.

October 27, 2007

 

Ran Blake’s Halloween film and jazz performance…and Harry James, the MGM Years

Ran BlakeFrom piano-noir master Ran Blake, just in time for Halloween–New England-area readers and listeners, take note:Ran’s fall student performance focuses on one of his favorite films, the psychological murder mystery Spiral Staircase. Fittingly, the show falls on Halloween…

September 15, 2007

 

Blue Note Connection soundtrack

The Connection: The Living Theater and Hardbop Jazz

The Connection was a groundbreaking 1959 off-Broadway play that cast jazz musicians as heroin addicts waiting for a score.

September 4, 2007

 

Jazz and Jack Kerouac II

Subterraneans poster“Jazz and Jack Kerouac” is now archived…apologies for the one-day holiday delay. For more jazz-and-Jack-Kerouac, check out our previous show, The Subterraneans, which explores the jazz score for the only film to be adapted from a Kerouac novel to date, as well as the story behind the movie and some dialogue clips from it. (The film itself…

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

 

From Monday On…

The new batch of Live at Monterey jazz titles, featuring Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, and others, is due out this Tuesday.

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.

August 11, 2007

 

Benny Carter

The King At Midpoint: Benny Carter

Carter wrote jazz standards, mastered two instruments, opened doors for black composers in Hollywood, and served as a mentor to many young jazz musicians.

May 26, 2007

 

The James Dean Story

Dean StoryIn 1957 a young Robert Altman (future director of Nashville, MASH, and The Player) co-directed a documentary about James Dean, with a soundtrack written by Leith Stevens (who also scored The Wild One

« Previous PageNext Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Night Lights Classic Jazz:

Support For Indiana Public Media From

About Night Lights

Search Night Lights

where to hear night lights

This Week On Afterglow

Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

Skylark and Johnny Mercer

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

Read more »

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

More from Afterglow »