Give Now

Night Lights Classic Jazz

Posts tagged Ornette Coleman

May 10, 2008


StopSmiling: the Jazz Issue

If you get a chance, check out the special jazz issue of StopSmiling, a Chicago-based music magazine. It has a good retrospective on Eric Dolphy, an interview with Ornette Coleman, a feature on Bobby Hutcherson, and much more. Brian Berger, editor of the fabulous New York Calling anthology and Who Walk in Brooklyn blog, hipped […]

April 10, 2008


Ornette Coleman at New York City’s Town Hall

Gary Giddins writes it up in the new New Yorker, though strangely enough, he doesn’t mention Coleman’s previous, somewhat legendary appearance there in 1962. The lately-revived…

December 7, 2007


Ornette Coleman in Rolling Stone

Ornette Coleman Rolling Stone issueFirst a Pulitzer, then a Grammy and a presentation on the Grammy TV show (somewhat akin to seeing a holy man appear in the temple of Babylon), now a feature in Rolling Stone…at the age of 77, Ornette Coleman has finally received the…

November 18, 2006


Great American Songbook

The Avant-Garde Plays the Great American Songbook

Takes on the standards from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and more.

August 19, 2006


texas map

It Came From Texas

A journey deep into the heart of a state's musical heritage.

April 15, 2006


Songs of Peace

ColtranepeaceThis week on Night Lights it’s “Songs of Peace.” We’ll hear instrumental themes using “Peace” as a title from John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Horace Silver, as well as Louis Armstrong’s 1970 take on John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance,” Bill Evans’ improvisation on Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time” that came to be known as “Peace Piece,” Mahalia Jackson’s a capella version of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” and more.

« Previous Page

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Night Lights Classic Jazz:

Support For Indiana Public Media From

About Night Lights

Search Night Lights

where to hear night lights

This Week On Afterglow

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.

Read more »

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

More from Afterglow »