A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.
The set will chronicle Johnson's career on record from the early years of the Harlem Renaissance to the World War II era.
The most comprehensive portrait of Lester Young in his prime that's ever been assembled.
A prolific and diverse year for Art Blakey; a turnaround for John Coltrane; continuing momentum for Sonny Rollins; and an astonishing debut for Curtis Fuller.
Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.
Books about the urban centers of 20th century America that played host to vital proving grounds for generations of jazz musicians.
Night Lights' annual, highly-subjective look back at the year's historical jazz releases.
Big Apple news: Night Lights will now be carried every Saturday by WBGO, which broadcasts to the New York City market.
More of the full-length Night Lights interview with historian Michael McGerr about extended jazz works that depict the history of black America.
Historian Michael McGerr discusses Ellington's musical portrayals of the African-American experience.