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July 23, 2012

 

Getz 1961

1961: New Jazz Frontier

It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.

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.

August 10, 2009

 

Bill Evans New Jazz Conceptions

Very Early: Bill Evans, 1956-1958

Bill Evans is one of the most influential pianists in jazz history, renowned for his lyrically seductive style. His early recordings reveal a different sound.

July 28, 2009

 

George Russell

George Russell: The Quiet Force Behind Modern Jazz

George Russell, the composer, theorist and pianist who passed away Monday night at the age of 86, helped shape the sound of jazz as we know it today.

April 18, 2009

 

David Young LP front

David Young’s Quiet Strength

David Young was an unsung hero of the same Indianapolis scene that gave the world Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, and Wes Montgomery.

February 7, 2009

 

David Young

R. I. P., Tenor Saxophonist David Young

A tribute to an unsung hero of the Indiana Avenue jazz scene.

May 5, 2008

 

Carla Bley

The Carla Bley Songbook

Carla Bley is renowned today for her big-band writing, but it was small-group recordings of her work in the 1960s that introduced her to the jazz world.

December 31, 2007

 

Favorite Reissues and Historical Releases of 2007

2007 calendarTake with the usual grain/caveat of subjectivity–that said, here are some titles from a year-for-the-ear in review…

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…

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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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