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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.

November 9, 2007

 

Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress

We'll hear an interview with Oscar Brown Jr, a pioneer of early 1960s vocal jazz.

August 13, 2007

 

Photo of jazz pianist and composer Duke Pearson

The Duke Pearson Songbook

Duke Pearson was a pianist, composer, and arranger who helped craft the sound of many of the Blue Note label's classic mid-1960s releases.

June 4, 2005

 

But I Was Cool: Oscar Brown Jr.

Oscar Brown Jr.This week on Night Lights we honor the memory of singer-songwriter and activist Oscar Brown Jr., who died on Sunday, May 29 at the age of 78. Brown, the son of a well-to-do South Side Chicago businessman, participated in the labor movement and progressive politics of the 1950s before trying his hand at composing and performing…

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Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

Skylark and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

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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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