Jazz and the night: moody, evocative music for the evening.
A renowned female organist, Scott recorded a number of soul-jazz classics in the late 1950s and 1960s.
Historian and Indiana University professor Michael McGerr is a man whose scholarly knowledge and personal enthusiasms are infectiously wedded. In Part 2 of this Night Lights interview, Michael talks about the influence of Duke Ellington’s ambitious Black, Brown and Beige suite and the civil-rights movement on later composers who undertook extended black musical histories as well. Michael is a guest on this week’s show, Suite History: Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, John Carter, and the African-American Odyssey…
Dixieland, avant-garde, or simply beyond category? Pee Wee Russell's playing retained both a uniquely modernistic spark and an early-jazz exuberance.
"Full Nelson" looks at the 1960s studio big-band recordings of saxophonist, arranger, and composer Oliver Nelson.
King was a jazz fan, and eloquently expressed his admiration for the music; numerous jazz musicians repaid the compliment.
Jazz for jazz-loving lovers: the first of a series of shows looking at the Moodsville releases.