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October 13, 2013

 

Gerry Mulligan's Night Lights album cover

Night Lights’ Theme Songs: Mary Lou Williams And Gerry Mulligan

What's the music you hear each week at the beginning and end of "Night Lights"?

April 5, 2013

 

Women trumpeters

Jazz Women Of The 1940s

Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

April 19, 2011

 

Ellington First Sacred Concert

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.

March 11, 2011

 

Mary Osborne

Mary Osborne: Queen of the Jazz Guitar

If you’re searching jazz history for important women instrumentalists, then stop and take note any time you come across the name of guitarist Mary Osborne.

March 1, 2011

 

Nina Simone Young Gifted Black

Jazz Women Of The 1960s

As cultural changes gained momentum in the 1960s, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been resistant to their aims.

December 16, 2010

 

Mary Lou Zodiac

A New Performance of Mary Lou Williams’ “Zodiac Suite”

Mary Lou Williams' extended work will be performed in its entirety by a large ensemble for the first time since 1945.

November 23, 2010

 

Mary Lou

A Brief History of Mary Lou Williams

Williams' career ranged from swing and bebop to expatriate and sacred jazz, a stint as a jazz educator, and a 1977 encounter with avant-garde icon Cecil Taylor.

May 30, 2009

 

Benny's Bop

Benny Goodman’s Interlude In Bop

In the late 1940s the "King of Swing" briefly embraced the new sounds of bebop.

March 21, 2008

 

Jazz for the Easter Weekend

Easter DoveSome previous Night Lights shows from the archives, offered as listening suggestions for the coming weekend:Music for Peace: Mary Lou Williams’ Sacred Jazz. An early Night Lights show…

May 19, 2007

 

Jazz DJ

Jivin’ With the DJs: Jazz Tributes

In the 1940s and 50s the colorful, laidback radio personalities who helped introduce bebop and other new music to audiences inspired tributes from musicians.

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"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

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