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 […]
Listening to the Savory set is like dial-hopping on a swing-age radio,
Rich on record: the legendary drummer's career as sideman, bandleader, and even singer, featuring his own commentary.
Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.
Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."
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?
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.
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.
Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.
Sauter's innovative and challenging arrangements gave the big-band sound an artistic sophistication that anticipated the rise of the Third Stream.