How a photographer captured a creative corner of mid-20th-century American culture in images and in sound.
Thomas Merton was one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century--and he was also a passionate jazz fan.
At the intersection of performance, narrative, and remembrance: some notable jazz stories told by the musicians themselves.
Biographies, historical overviews, gender-studies perspectives: a list of books (and Night Lights shows) that delve into the story of women jazz artists.
Books about the urban centers of 20th century America that played host to vital proving grounds for generations of jazz musicians.
Struggle, rebirth, and return: Bud Powell biographer Peter Pullman joins us again as we chronicle the final years of pianist Bud Powell.
In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.
The notion of hip has been at the heart of American counterculture since the 1940s, and it’s often included jazz as part of its soundtrack.
Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the hunt, and visions of a jazz deity.
A new book examines the bandleader and composer's life in the historical context of his times.