More of the full-length Night Lights interview with historian Michael McGerr about extended jazz works that depict the history of black America.
Jazz and the night: moody, evocative music for the evening.
Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, John Carter, and Wynton Marsalis all undertook a weighty artistic task--to represent the history of African-Americans in music.
A renowned female organist, Scott recorded a number of soul-jazz classics in the late 1950s and 1960s.
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.