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January 26, 2016

 

A Portrait Of Hod O’Brien

The musical times and tales of jazz-piano veteran Hod O'Brien, who passed away November 20, 2016 at the age of 80.

November 11, 2015

 

Jazz From Storyville

Throughout the 1950s jazz promoter George Wein ran a Boston nightclub that showcased some of the music’s most notable performers.

October 26, 2015

 

Jazz Haunts For Halloween: Ghostly Songs And Mysterious Ends

Smoke dreams, sorcerers, stalking monsters, and strange exits: paranormal jazz encounters on this edition of Night Lights.

August 19, 2015

 

After Brubeck: Paul Desmond In The 1970s

At the end of 1967 one of the most popular groups in jazz, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, disbanded. What did its star alto saxophonist Paul Desmond do next?

September 14, 2013

 

Jazz Goes To College

In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the academy.

November 6, 2011

 

Live From The Netherlands: The Sesjun Radio Shows

From 1973 to 2004 the Dutch radio show “Tros Sesjun” broadcast live jazz every week, featuring artists such as Bill Evans in their late-period prime.

December 28, 2010

 

Best Historical Releases and Reissues of 2010

A look back at musical look-backs from the past year.

June 9, 2010

 

Jazzing The Cool With Ted Gioia

Keep it cool: jazz historian Ted Gioia joins us for the music and meaning of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis and more.

December 21, 2009

 

Hep To The Holidays

Night Lights' annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz from Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, Shorty Rogers and more.

October 12, 2008

 

Jazz Photographer William Claxton Passes Away

William ClaxtonWilliam Claxton, whose photos of jazz artists became iconic talismans of the music they played, passed away on Saturday at the age of 80.

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