As the 1960s began Miles Davis entered a period of transition, first trying to find a saxophonist to replace John Coltrane and then a new rhythm section.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.
The music and story of a bandleader from Terre Haute, Indiana who helped shape the sound of modern jazz.
This Memorial Day weekend Night Lights pays tribute to departed musicians with another program of jazz elegies.
Gil Evans: the decade after the masterpieces with Miles Davis.
George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess met with only middling success when it debuted in 1935, but stagings in the 1940s and 1950s ensured its place in musical history. With Hollywood poised to make…
Jazz artists have occasionally revisited albums years or decades after their original release, sometimes re-recording them in their entirety.
"Strange Enchantment" is a program of Halloween-related jazz, including music from Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Kay Starr, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more.