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August 19, 2015

 

Cover of Doug Ramsey's Paul Desmond biography

After Brubeck: Paul Desmond In The 1970s

At the end of 1967 one of the most popular groups in jazz, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, disbanded. What did its star alto saxophonist Paul Desmond do next?

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

 

Cover for Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans' album.

Jazz For After The Dentist: Cannonball Adderley And Bill Evans

The album that brought together two key musicians from Miles Davis' KIND OF BLUE and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

December 16, 2006

 

Artie Shaw Playing

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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Burt Bacharach and The Brill Building

Burt Bacharach in 1972

On this show, we look at the sophisticated songwriting talent of Burt Bacharach, and salute his fellow songwriters and singers from New York's Brill Building.

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