We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?
In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the academy.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.
Night Lights offers up a free-spirited, pop-culture-alluding Fourth of July jazz tribute.
Scott LaFaro lived only 25 years. His influence as a revolutionary jazz bassist has lasted 50 years and counting.
Come along for a jazz sleigh ride this week on Night Lights, with music from Shirley Horn, Paul Bley, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, and more.
We'll hear music from The French Connection's soundtrack, composed and recorded by trumpeter Don Ellis.
A journey deep into the heart of a state's musical heritage.