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March 22, 2013

 

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

May 27, 2011

 

Reminiscing In Tempo: Remembrance In Jazz And Popular Song

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

November 28, 2010

 

The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

October 12, 2009

 

Art Tatum: The Group Masterpieces

Pianist Art Tatum's speed and harmonic imagination often left other musicians astonished, inspired, or in despair. Here are some who dared to keep up with him.

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Cry Me A River: Tears In Popular Song

Some of the most tearful songs of the Great American Songbook, including "Cry Me A River," "I Cried For You," and "Willow Weep For Me."

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