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November 8, 2018

 

Q Is For Jazz: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones is one of the most successful producers in the history of popular music–and he began as a jazz artist. On this edition of Night Lights we’ll hear music from the early years of Jones’ career featuring his arrangements and compositions with Clifford Brown, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Peggy […]

July 16, 2018

 

Savoring The Savory Collection

Listening to the Savory set is like dial-hopping on a swing-age radio,

June 5, 2018

 

Put On Earth To Play Drums: The Buddy Rich Story

Rich on record: the legendary drummer's career as sideman, bandleader, and even singer, featuring his own commentary.

October 20, 2017

 

Diggin’ Diz: A Musical Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie In The 1940s

Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.

July 21, 2017

 

Our Delight: The Music Of Tadd Dameron

Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."

April 28, 2017

 

Ellington Ending: Duke Ellington 1967-73

In the late 1960s an aging Duke Ellington faced a changing musical landscape and the loss of his longtime writing partner, Billy Strayhorn. How did he respond?

November 10, 2016

 

Glenn Miller Goes To War With The Army Air Force Band

Major Glenn Miller went missing over the English Channel in December 1944. For decades afterwards, much of his wartime orchestra's music went missing as well.

July 3, 2016

 

Jazz His Way: Frank Sinatra

One of the 20th century's most iconic performers crossed musical paths with artists such as Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald.

January 6, 2016

 

Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

August 27, 2015

 

Jazz a la Sauter: Eddie Sauter

Sauter's innovative and challenging arrangements gave the big-band sound an artistic sophistication that anticipated the rise of the Third Stream.

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