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Posts tagged Sonny Clark

November 27, 2017

 

Photo of the loft's stairwell.

Music In All Things: W. Eugene Smith And The Jazz Loft

How a photographer captured a creative corner of mid-20th-century American culture in images and in sound.

March 24, 2017

 

Thelonious Monk and Pannonica de Koenigswarter

Nica’s Tempo: More Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Pannonica de Koenigswarter, aka Nica or “The Jazz Baroness,” was a friend to Thelonious Monk and other jazz artists and inspired a slew of musical tributes.

March 22, 2013

 

Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

February 21, 2010

 

Leapin' and Lopin'

Clark’s Last Leap: Sonny Clark, 1961-62

Sonny Clark was a young pianist with an already-impressive jazz legacy when he began a year-long string of classic hardbop recordings that ended with his death.

October 5, 2009

 

Zorn Lulu

John Zorn: Hardboiled Bop

Saxophonist John Zorn is a modern avant-garde icon, but in the late 1980s he recorded several tributes to heroes of the 1950s and 60s hardbop era.

April 4, 2009

 

Coltrane

Trane ’57: John Coltrane’s Pivotal Year In Jazz

1957 was a key turning point for the tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, then 30 and still in the throes of a debilitating drug addiction.

May 28, 2005

 

Turn Out The Stars: Jazz Elegies

We'll hear elegies for Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Clark, and more.

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