King was a jazz fan, and eloquently expressed his admiration for the music; numerous jazz musicians repaid the compliment.
A salute to warmer weather, including music from Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Anita O'Day, Nat King Cole, June Christy, Billie Holiday, and more.
Nina Simone was a singer and pianist whose convergence of styles–jazz, blues, folk, pop, rock–makes her a genre unto herself. Her civil-rights anthem, “Mississippi Goddam,” remains one of her most famous moments on record; in this program we’ll hear another similar-minded song, “Old Jim Crow,” as well as “See Line Woman,” a song which was […]
Night Lights‘ pilot program that aired on the eve of 2004′s July 4th holiday, featuring music from Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, Avery Parrish, Nina Simone…