A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.
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.
An 80th-birthday tribute to singer Abbey Lincoln, a Jackie McLean documentary, a newly-discovered Nat King Cole concert, and more.
Could you have guessed who they were? Three giants of jazz on the 1950s TV quiz show.
On Afterglow this week, a festive and reflective tribute to Independence Day with music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Paul Desmond and more.
Composer Johnny Green wrote the music for several songs that went on to become staples of the jazz-and-popular-song canon.
Take with the usual grain/caveat of subjectivity–that said, here are some titles from a year-for-the-ear in review…
Season's greetings from Night Lights via holiday ambassador Mr. Cole:
Many listeners know Peggy Lee as a great jazz singer, but she was also a prolific writer of songs—composing or co-composing nearly 200 of them.
A so-called “biopic” of the blues composer W.C. Handy’s life, St. Louis Blues was Nat King Cole’s only role as a leading man.