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June 29, 2015


The Bill Evans Album cover

The Great Columbia Jazz Purge: Coleman, Evans, Jarrett, And Mingus

In 1971 Columbia Records signed four of modern jazz's greatest artists. Within two years all four were gone. What happened?

October 8, 2014


The cover of Charlie Haden's Montreal Tapes trio album with Geri Allen and Paul Motian.

Ramblin’ Man: Charlie Haden

A tribute to the late bassist, whose career encompassed the avant-garde, spirituals, noir movie themes, pastoral ballads, and straightahead jazz.

July 1, 2011


Beatniks with Bongos

Freedom Jazz!

Night Lights offers up a free-spirited, pop-culture-alluding Fourth of July jazz tribute.

May 20, 2011


Dexter Rides Again

Go West, Jazz Man: Outtakes From This Week’s NPR Take Five Post

More jazz with a Western theme, this time from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, and others.

April 1, 2011


Scott LaFaro

The Jade Bass: A Tribute To Scott LaFaro

Scott LaFaro lived only 25 years. His influence as a revolutionary jazz bassist has lasted 50 years and counting.

June 14, 2010


Jackie McLean Dynasty

Daddy-O! Father-And-Son Teams In Jazz

Night Lights pays tribute to the Father's Day holiday with music from Von and Chico Freeman, Duke and Mercer Ellington, Jackie and Rene McLean, and more.

June 9, 2010


The Birth and Death of the Cool

Jazzing The Cool With Ted Gioia

Keep it cool: jazz historian Ted Gioia joins us for the music and meaning of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis and more.

May 3, 2010


Newport Rebels

1960: Jazz At The Dawn Of A Decade

1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.

May 9, 2009


Ornette Coleman Tomorrow

The Ornette Coleman Songbook

Ornette Coleman's music shook up a generation of jazz artists, but some of them almost immediately began to play it.

January 3, 2009


Brubeck Time Out

1959: Jazz’s Vintage Year

Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans...what was in the air in 1959? The story of the Year of the Masterpiece.

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Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Dinah Washington-September in the Rain

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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