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Archive for Night Lights Classic Jazz

November 6, 2011

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Live From The Netherlands: The Sesjun Radio Shows

From 1973 to 2004 the Dutch radio show “Tros Sesjun” broadcast live jazz every week, featuring artists such as Bill Evans in their late-period prime.

September 14, 2011

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Jazz From Monterey: 1966

By 1966 the Monterey Jazz Festival was an established institution—but the decade’s winds of change were already starting to blow from the festival’s stage.

July 2, 2011

Fourth Of July: NPR's Take Five, A Note Of Thanks And More

A playlist and some programs for America's national holiday.

July 1, 2011

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Freedom Jazz!

Night Lights offers up a free-spirited, pop-culture-alluding Fourth of July jazz tribute.

June 21, 2011

More Than A Solo: Seven Reasons To Support Night Lights

Help Night Lights make its online fund-drive goal this year! Any and all contributions make a difference. Afterwards, enjoy a historic Sonny Rollins solo.

June 14, 2011

Chick Webb And Ella Fitzgerald Mosaic Set On The Way

A hard-swinging big band paired with a jazz legend in the making.

June 5, 2011

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The Randy Weston Songbook

From Brooklyn to Africa and back again, Randy Weston made his mark as a composer.

May 28, 2011

Music For The Memorial Day Weekend: Glenn Miller At War And More

Programs for the holiday of personal and public remembrance.

May 27, 2011

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Reminiscing In Tempo: Remembrance In Jazz And Popular Song

A convergence of grief, memory and music for Memorial Day.

May 20, 2011

Go West, Jazz Man: Outtakes From This Week's NPR Take Five Post

More jazz with a Western theme, this time from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, and others.

May 9, 2011

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Listening to the Savory Collection With Loren Schoenberg

Join Loren Schoenberg for some music from one of the greatest finds in the history of jazz—a treasure trove of broadcasts from the golden age of swing.

April 5, 2011

Where's The Rhythm?

A variant on the old "Where's the melody" saw, circa 1959.

April 1, 2011

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The Jade Bass: A Tribute To Scott LaFaro

Scott LaFaro lived only 25 years. His influence as a revolutionary jazz bassist has lasted 60 years and counting.

March 15, 2011

NIPR-Fort Wayne Adds Night Lights, Afterglow to Lineup

Both programs make their debut this week on Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

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.

February 28, 2011

New Coleman Hawkins Mosaic, Updates On Lunceford And Rivers

News about new and forthcoming box sets from the premier jazz reissue label.

February 11, 2011

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Blues For Moody: A Musical Remembrance Of James Moody

He was a compelling artist, a down-to-earth entertainer, and a human being almost universally known as a genuinely nice person. Saxophonist and flutist James Moody passed away in December 2010 at the age of 85, leaving behind a 65-year-long legacy of jazz. We delve into some of that legacy this week on Night Lights.

February 2, 2011

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Hughes' Blues: The Langston Hughes Songbook

Langston Hughes, songwriter? The celebrated African-American author wrote numerous songs, recorded by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, and others.

January 1, 2011

Three From Kerouac For the New Year

Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the hunt, and visions of a jazz deity.

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