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.
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.
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.
Chronicling a West Coast record label of the 1940s.
Some Night Lights recommendations for reading about one of jazz's greatest figures, as well as some programs featuring his music.
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.