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October 5, 2010



Autumn Serenades

Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins 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 19, 2010


Mosaic Jamal

Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links For June 19, 2010

A new remembrance of Henry Grimes' 2003 return to jazz, Herbie Hancock's latest, and more.

June 9, 2010


The Birth and Death of the Cool

Jazzing The Cool With Ted Gioia

Keep it cool: jazz historian Ted Gioia joins us for the music and meaning of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis and more.

May 29, 2010


Billie Holiday Last Recording

The Last: Final Recordings Of Jazz Greats

In the final months of their lives, jazz artists have sometimes made recordings of great power and poignancy.

May 3, 2010


Newport Rebels

1960: Jazz At The Dawn Of A Decade

1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.

April 12, 2010


Birth of the Cool Album Cover

The “Birth Of The Cool” Songbook

Interpretations of the music from a landmark jazz record by Bill Evans, Charlie Parker and others.

March 12, 2010


Miles and Wayne

The Wayne Shorter Songbook

Wayne Shorter, one of the great tenor saxophonists and composers of the modern jazz era, is an enigmatic and searching musician and personality.

December 21, 2009


Swingin' Nutcracker

Hep To The Holidays

Night Lights' annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz from Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, Shorty Rogers and more.

December 18, 2009


Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links, Friday December 18, 2009

Miles is kind of honored, ECM is reissuing some cool back-catalogue titles, Michael Steinman hips us to a great online Billie Holiday photo archive, and more.

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