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January 12, 2010

 

Herbie Nichols: A Jazzist's Life

Night Lights Best Of 2009: Books Edition

Some jazz books from the past year that caught Night Lights' eyes.

August 3, 2008

 

Dick Twardzik Bio Lives!

Bouncin' With BartokRichard Twardzik, the rather haunted-looking pianist who was a mainstay of the Boston jazz scene in the early 1950s, recorded only once as a leader before dying at the age of 24 during a European tour with Chet Baker. His quirky, fluid style, influenced by Bud Powell and Art Tatum and sprinkled with touches of dissonance and classical music, has led some to compare him to fellow 1950s iconoclasts Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols. Now Bouncin’ With Bartok, a long-awaited study of pianist’s life and recordings written by Jack Chambers…

November 24, 2007

 

Roscoe Mitchell in print, Dick Twardzik on the air

Brief notes for the holiday weekend:*Copacetic Night Lights friend Bill Kirchner is taking his monthly turn on WBGO’s Jazz From the Archives this Sunday evening with a program on pianist Dick Twardzik…

August 5, 2007

 

Jazz Books and Bios in the Publishing Pipeline

bookInspired by a recent thread at Organissimo, here’s a list of jazz biographies and books that are in various stages of completion, nearing completion, or nearing publication:Peter Pullman’s book on Bud Powell. Pullman has been at work on this ever since overseeing the impressive booklet for the great jazz pianist’s Complete Verve Recordings

August 28, 2004

 

Bird Alive: Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker Boston 1952As the messiah of modern bop, Charlie Parker was one of the first jazz musicians to be recorded widely in live settings. On this program, in honor of the 84th anniversary of his birth, we’ll feature music from Bird’s performances with Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, and other leading lights of late-1940s and early-1950s jazz, including an impromptu “Well You Needn’t” with Thelonious…

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