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1968, Riot: The Year In Jazz

As the 1960s neared to a close, the jazz world continued to absorb the cultural upheavals of a volatile decade.

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Jazz Of All Trades: The Eclectic Andre Previn

Jazzing Broadway songs, scoring movies, conducting classical music: Andre Previn could do it all before he'd even turned 30.

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Lennie Tristano: The Jazz Guru

Pianist Lennie Tristano was a singular and charismatic modernist and mentor whose methods helped point the way for the rise of jazz education.

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Heard It On The TV: Jazz Takes On Television Themes

As television rocketed into the entertainment culture of mid-20th-century America, musicians and composers, many of them with jazz backgrounds, were called upon to write themes and cues for the wide variety of programs that populated the airwaves.

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“No Time Like Now”: Music And Conversation With Vibraphonist Dick Sisto

"Serious jazz musicians are into their music like it's a religion," says Sisto.

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A Day For Doris Day

A career-spanning musical tribute from WFIU's afternoon jazz program "Just You And Me."

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Playing Changes: Music And Conversation With Jazz Writer Nate Chinen

Jazz critic Nate Chinen talks about his recent book "Playing Changes: Jazz For The New Century," and we hear music from some of the artists discussed as well.

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Read Him Madly: A Duke Ellington Bibliography

Some Night Lights recommendations for reading about one of jazz's greatest figures, as well as some programs featuring his music.

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Mosaic Is Planning A Black and White Label Box Set

Chronicling a West Coast record label of the 1940s.

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Michael Brecker In Late-1960s Bloomington, Indiana

Before he became a world-renowned saxophonist, Michael Brecker attended Indiana University for a year and a half in the late 1960s. We'll hear some Brecker recordings from that period as well as commentary from jazz scholar David Demsey, who is organizing the archive of Brecker materials that was given to William Paterson University after Brecker's death in 2007.

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This Week On Afterglow

Recent Releases 2019, Part 1

New vocal jazz releases from Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Catherine Russell and more.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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