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.
Night Lights salutes the end of the television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.
In the 1960s Chick Corea made a name for himself by playing with artists such as Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, and Stan Getz, and recording a stunning trio date.
From Brooklyn to Africa and back again, Randy Weston has made his mark as a composer.
Harold Mabern's musically impeccable credentials as a first-rate soloist, accompanist, and writer go all the way back to the golden age of hardbop.
Brother, where are you? Right here on the bandstand.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights for a look at the relationship between work songs and jazz, with music from Ellington, Mingus and more.
A special online fund-drive show featuring classic sides from the Prestige label. You can enjoy some great jazz and help us make our goal at the same time!
Night Lights pays tribute to the Father's Day holiday with music from Von and Chico Freeman, Duke and Mercer Ellington, Jackie and Rene McLean, and more.
City of big shoulders, city on the make, and city of a hip, subtle, and wryly street-smart hardbop sound--Chicago in the late 1950s and early 1960s.