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December 19, 2012

 

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Have Yourself a Very Quiet Christmas

Night Lights pays tribute to the holidays in the mellowest of moods.

January 8, 2008

 

Jazz for After the Dentist’s Office: Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans

Cannonball Adderley Bill Evans Know What I MeanMost jazz lovers have favorite albums that they turn to for certain moods, times, or occasions–or just out of habit, because over the years that particular LP or CD has created some pleasantly well-worn grooves in one’s listening state of mind. Such albums for me include Bud Powell’s The Genius Of, John Coltrane’s Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, and Bill Evans’…

December 16, 2006

 

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More With Four: Jazz And String Quartets

What happens when a jazz artist meets a string quartet?

May 21, 2005

 

Jazz in the Postwar French Cinema

In the 1950s French directors turned to American musicians such as Miles Davis and Art Blakey to score the moody, cutting-edge films that they were making.

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Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

Still photo of Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in the 1944 film TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.

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