“Jazz is not a what, it is a how. If it were a what, it would be static, never growing. The how is that the music comes from the moment, it is spontaneous, it exists at the time it is created. And anyone who makes music according to this method conveys to me an element that makes his music jazz.”–Bill Evans
Holiday jazz is coming to town this week on Night Lights.
We'll hear progressive 1950s jazz recorded by pianist/composer/theorist George Russell and saxophonist Hal McKusick.
Goofin' on Disney: how movie songs for kids made their way into the jazz world.
We'll hear elegies for Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Clark, and more.
"Strange Enchantment" is a program of Halloween-related jazz, including music from Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Kay Starr, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more.