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August 13, 2015

 

Cd cover for Herbie Hancock on Blue Note

Maiden Voyage: Herbie Hancock In The 1960s

In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis and others.

June 10, 2015

 

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Miles Between: Miles Davis 1961-1963

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.

April 24, 2012

 

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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.

April 19, 2011

 

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Sacred Blue: Jazz Goes To Church In the 1960s

Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.

May 16, 2009

 

Wynton Marsalis

Young Wynton: Early Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is both respected and scorned as jazz's most prominent spokesperson. Yet in the early '80s, he was seen simply as a brilliant young trumpeter.

August 5, 2008

 

Jazz News of Note

*Pianist Michael Weiss, a longtime musical associate of the late Johnny Griffin, has written a remembrance of the saxophonist.

July 8, 2006

 

Vibin’: Roy Ayers in the 1960s

The 1960s jazz recordings of an artist who influenced rap and acid jazz performers.

January 15, 2005

 

Miles Davis: the Jack Johnson Sessions

Miles Davis Jack JohnsonKen Burns’ new documentary about Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, is not the first film about the boxer; in 1970 William Cayton made a documentary as well, with a soundtrack by Miles Davis. This edition of Night Lights features music taken from the Sony/Legacy box-set MILES DAVIS: THE COMPLETE JACK JOHNSON…

July 24, 2004

 

A Brief Convergence: Miles Davis and Sam Rivers in 1964

In 1964 Miles Davis had an exciting new rhythm section in place, but he was still searching for a tenor saxophonist. Enter the multi-talented Sam Rivers.

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