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July 27, 2009


Mingus at the Bohemia

Live At Cafe Bohemia: Hardbop In The Heart Of Greenwich Village

In the 1950s Cafe Bohemia was one of the most happening jazz clubs in New York—a club that caught the vibe of the city's thriving art and intellectual scene.

June 28, 2009


Night Lights On Facebook: Some Shows You Might Like

You can now become a fan of Night Lights on Facebook. If you're just discovering the program through Facebook, here are some shows you might want to check out.

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.

February 24, 2009


Jazz News of Note

This program includes a 1953 interview with Miles Davis, recorded several years before the trumpeter damaged his voice.

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.

September 17, 2008


Miles Davis We Want Miles

Star on Miles: the Return of Miles Davis

At the dawn of the 1980s trumpeter Miles Davis emerged from a five-year retirement and made his way back into the limelight.

September 10, 2008


Jazz Quotes: Miles Davis

Miles Davis Bob BergMiles Davis, in addition to being one of the most talented and distinctive musicians to grace the annals of jazz history, had a unique reputation when it came to his speaking voice–both for his hoarse whisper and his pithy, rather Zen-like way of communicating with his band members, which sometimes resulted in amusing exchanges, such as his retort to John Coltrane’s lament that he couldn’t stop soloing: “Try taking the saxophone out of your mouth.” While working on an upcoming Night Lights show about Miles’ early-1980s period, I came across this story about saxophonist Bob Berg in Paul Tingen’s Miles Beyond: the Electric Explorations of Miles Davis, 1967-1991:

July 12, 2008


Paris scene

Jazz Impressions of Paris

Jazz interpretations of the many songs that have been written about the City of Light.

June 2, 2008


Gil Evans Individualism

Individualism: Gil Evans In The 1960s

Gil Evans: the decade after the masterpieces with Miles Davis.

February 22, 2008


Teo Macero, Man Behind Electric Miles and More: RIP

Teo Macero, a saxophonist, composer, and record producer has passed away at the age of 82.

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