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June 19, 2017

 

Cover of Lee Morgan's Live at the Lighthouse album.

After The All-Stars: Live At The Lighthouse 1960-1972

In the 1960s a beacon of West Coast jazz became a destination for hardbop and soul-jazz acts.

March 25, 2016

 

The LP cover of Grant Green's Blue Note album FEELIN' THE SPIRIT.

Jazz, Spiritually Speaking

Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American jazz.

May 20, 2011

 

Dexter Rides Again

Go West, Jazz Man: Outtakes From This Week’s NPR Take Five Post

More jazz with a Western theme, this time from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, and others.

February 21, 2010

 

Leapin' and Lopin'

Clark’s Last Leap: Sonny Clark, 1961-62

Sonny Clark was a young pianist with an already-impressive jazz legacy when he began a year-long string of classic hardbop recordings that ended with his death.

August 13, 2007

 

Photo of jazz pianist and composer Duke Pearson

The Duke Pearson Songbook

Duke Pearson was a pianist, composer, and arranger who helped craft the sound of many of the Blue Note label's classic mid-1960s releases.

August 26, 2006

 

Grant Green funky

Ain’t He Funky Now: Grant Green In The Early 1970s

Green's turn-of-the-decade recordings filtered the new sounds of the late 1960s through jazz guitar.

March 26, 2005

 

Music For Peace: The Sacred Jazz Of Mary Lou Williams

We'll hear material from the recently re-issued mass Music for Peace and the 1964 album Black Christ of the Andes.

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