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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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Four And More: The Year In Jazz, 1964

From Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" to John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME, from the impact of the Beatles to the avant-garde's October revolution, a notable year.

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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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It’s About Time For Felrath Hines, Painter And Lover Of Jazz

An interview with Rachel Berenson Perry about her new study of an often-overlooked painter.

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The Cool Jazz Of Jeri Southern

On this show, the warm, intimate moods of torch song vocalist Jeri Southern

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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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