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July 6, 2015

 

Nancy Wilson 1960s

Jazz Her Way: Nancy Wilson In The 1960s

Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

June 25, 2015

 

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Nina Lives! The Nina Simone Renaissance

Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.

June 15, 2015

 

Melba Liston trombone

Proving Herself: Melba Liston, Arranger And First Lady Of Trombone

Liston was a trailblazer for women in 20th century jazz, a master trombonist and arranger who forged partnerships with some of the music's most key figures.

April 5, 2013

 

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Jazz Women Of The 1940s

Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

March 11, 2011

 

Mary Osborne

Mary Osborne: Queen of the Jazz Guitar

If you’re searching jazz history for important women instrumentalists, then stop and take note any time you come across the name of guitarist Mary Osborne.

March 1, 2011

 

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Jazz Women Of The 1960s

As cultural changes gained momentum in the 1960s, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been resistant to their aims.

November 23, 2010

 

Mary Lou

A Brief History of Mary Lou Williams

Williams' career ranged from swing and bebop to expatriate and sacred jazz, a stint as a jazz educator, and a 1977 encounter with avant-garde icon Cecil Taylor.

March 28, 2009

 

Shirley Scott

Shirley Scott, Queen Of The Organ

A renowned female organist, Scott recorded a number of soul-jazz classics in the late 1950s and 1960s.

March 21, 2009

 

Nellie Lutcher’s Real Gone Rhythm

Nellie LutcherThis week on Night Lights we pay tribute to the pianist and singer who passed away in 2007 at the age of 94. A product of the thriving mid-20th century Central Avenue Los Angeles scene, in the late 1940s Lutcher scored a series of hits such as “Hurry On Down” and “Fine Brown Frame” that blended jazz, pop, blues and R & B in a way that made her one of the era’s first crossover stars.

May 5, 2008

 

Carla Bley

The Carla Bley Songbook

Carla Bley is renowned today for her big-band writing, but it was small-group recordings of her work in the 1960s that introduced her to the jazz world.

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