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The Great Columbia Jazz Purge: Coleman, Evans, Jarrett, And Mingus

In 1971 Columbia Records signed four of modern jazz's greatest artists. Within two years all four were gone. What happened?

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Night Lights is WFIU's weekly program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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