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October 13, 2013

 

Night Lights’ Theme Songs: Mary Lou Williams And Gerry Mulligan

What's the music you hear each week at the beginning and end of "Night Lights"?

May 24, 2013

 

Turn Out The Stars: Volume Four

In musical remembrance of artists past: Night Lights returns with another program of jazz elegies.

September 14, 2010

 

Jazz From Monterey: 1958, The Birth Of A Festival

Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan were just a few of the musicians who showed up to help inaugurate the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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.

May 29, 2010

 

The Last: Final Recordings Of Jazz Greats

In the final months of their lives, jazz artists have sometimes made recordings of great power and poignancy.

April 12, 2010

 

The “Birth Of The Cool” Songbook

Interpretations of the music from a landmark jazz record by Bill Evans, Charlie Parker and others.

December 14, 2009

 

Bob Brookmeyer And Some Of His Friends

Bob Brookmeyer, who passed away on December 15, 2011, emerged in the 1950s as a trombonist, composer and arranger steeped in both traditional and modern jazz.

August 20, 2007

 

“I Want To Live!”

Based on the true story of accused murderess Barbara Graham, the 1958 movie I Want to Live! employed a jazz soundtrack written by Johnny Mandel.

July 3, 2007

 

Late Pee Wee: Pee Wee Russell In The 1960s

Dixieland, avant-garde, or simply beyond category? Pee Wee Russell's playing retained both a uniquely modernistic spark and an early-jazz exuberance.

July 15, 2006

 

Do It Again: Jazz Remakes

Jazz artists have occasionally revisited albums years or decades after their original release, sometimes re-recording them in their entirety.

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