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June 15, 2009



The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree

Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.

May 23, 2009


Satchmo's grave

Turn Out The Stars V. III: More Jazz Elegies

This Memorial Day weekend Night Lights pays tribute to departed musicians with another program of jazz elegies.

May 9, 2009


Ornette Coleman Tomorrow

The Ornette Coleman Songbook

Ornette Coleman's music shook up a generation of jazz artists, but some of them almost immediately began to play it.

April 4, 2009



Trane ’57: John Coltrane’s Pivotal Year In Jazz

1957 was a key turning point for the tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, then 30 and still in the throes of a debilitating drug addiction.

February 14, 2009


Stanley Turrentine,

Dearly Beloved: Husband-And-Wife Teams In Jazz

Long-term love and art go hand-in-hand on this edition of Night Lights, where we're focusing on couplings both romantic and musical.

January 3, 2009


Brubeck Time Out

1959: Jazz’s Vintage Year

Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans...what was in the air in 1959? The story of the Year of the Masterpiece.

March 23, 2008


Jazz and Religion: The Church of John Coltrane

That church dedicated to the saxophonist in San Francisco? Not so weird, when you think about it.

January 31, 2008


John Handy Talks With Night Lights: Part 2

Handy discusses a unique aspect of his sound, the night Mingus made a scene listening to him play, and the frustrations he faced recording his first album.

September 17, 2007


Tenor Madness: Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and More

Sonny RollinsIgnore the terrrible headline (boy, that’s dignity for ya, after playing certain parts of your southern anatomy off for the past 60 years): Sonny Rollins is back in trio form tomorrow night at Carnegie Hall. The performance will be coupled on CD with Rollins’ debut at Carnegie 50 years ago for a Voice of America concert. In the meantime, a previously…

August 6, 2007


Art Davis R.I.P.

Art DavisReports have been circulating on the Internet for the past several days that bassist Art Davis had passed away–confirmation now from the Los Angeles Times. Some good discussion ongoing over at Organissimo about Davis’ work with Max Roach, John Coltrane…

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