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October 9, 2007

 

Jack Wilson RIP, Sonny Rollins at Carnegie reviewed, a Hal McKusick interview, and new jazz books

Jack Wilson Easterly WindsWord has come via Mosaic Records that pianist Jack Wilson has passed away. Wilson’s best-known albums were two 1960s Blue Note dates, Easterly Winds (featuring the hardbop dynamic duo of Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan and Something Personal. He’s also present and accounted for on several…

August 28, 2007

 

Photo of jazz educator David Baker

The Basics of David Baker: a Conversation

A 2007 interview with composer, trombonist/cellist, and jazz educator David Baker, who passed away March 26, 2016 at the age of 84.

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.

October 14, 2006

 

Jazz Workshops: George Russell and Hal McKusick

.Hal McKusickThis edition of Night Lights features the Jazz Workshops, progressive 1950s jazz recorded by pianist/composer/theorist George Russell and saxophonist Hal McKusick. The RCA Victor Jazz Workshop series, begun by A & R man Jack Lewis, was in some respects…

August 12, 2006

 

When Russell Met Baker

David BakerIn the summer of 1959 a 27-year-old David Baker and several bandmates from Indianapolis attended the Lenox School of Music…

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