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May 17, 2013


Marc Myers jazz book

Why Jazz Happened, With Marc Myers

JazzWax blogger and Wall Street Journal music writer Marc Myers discusses his book about how cultural, economic, and social forces shaped the sound of jazz.

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.

April 24, 2012



Jazz For Mad Men: Hits From The 1960s

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.

June 10, 2011


Chick Corea 1960s

Matrix: The Emergence Of Chick Corea

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.

June 5, 2011


Randy Weston

The Randy Weston Songbook

From Brooklyn to Africa and back again, Randy Weston has made his mark as a composer.

March 18, 2011


Harold Mabern Memphis

A Few Miles From Memphis: Harold Mabern, the Early Years

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.

September 28, 2010


Keeping Up With the Joneses

We Brothers Three: The Montgomerys, Joneses And Heaths

Brother, where are you? Right here on the bandstand.

September 8, 2010


Work Song

Workin’: The Work Song In Jazz And Popular Music

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.

June 21, 2010


Very Best of Prestige

The Prestige Records Story

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!

June 14, 2010


Jackie McLean Dynasty

Daddy-O! Father-And-Son Teams In Jazz

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.

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