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Duke Pearson Merry Ole SoulOur annual invocation of holiday jazz this year calls upon the talents of Fats Navarro (”A Bebop Carol”), hipster vocalist Babs Gonzales, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons, trumpeter Donald Byrd, guitarist Joe Pass, and many other propagators of classic jazz, blowing joyous tidings unto you all. Happy holidays from all of us at Night Lights and WFIU–may you find many great books, movies, CDs, and other “items of interest” under your holiday tree.

December 11, 2007

 

Jazz for the Holidays: Shorty Rogers and “Greensleeves”

We'll hear a clip from trumpeter Shorty Rogers' appearance on the too-hip-to-last early-1960s TV show, Jazz Scene USA.

October 31, 2007

 

From the Archives: Jazz for Halloween

Blues for DraculaBeware… Strange Enchantment: Jazz for Halloween, replete with the story of the jazz-loving New Orleans Axeman, from the Night Lights archives. Me, I’ll be spinning lots of jazz CDs this evening to ward off any axe-wielding apparitions while I put…

December 23, 2006

 

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The Night Lights Before Christmas

Holiday jazz is coming to town this week on Night Lights.

December 24, 2005

 

The Night Before Christmas

Christmas-Eve jazz from Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Louis Armstrong, Duke Pearson, Frank Sinatra, and more.

December 18, 2004

 

Holiday Happening

The first-ever Night Lights Christmas program.

October 30, 2004

 

Strange Enchantment: Jazz For Halloween

"Strange Enchantment" is a program of Halloween-related jazz, including music from Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Kay Starr, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more.

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