French culture in the postwar years was strongly influenced by both jazz and the growing American genre of film noir.
From Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" to John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME, from the impact of the Beatles to the avant-garde's October revolution, a notable year.
An interview with Rachel Berenson Perry about her new study of an often-overlooked painter.
A newly-discovered album by John Coltrane, a treasure trove of late-1930s radio broadcasts, a trumpeter’s ground-breaking 1960s big band, and one of early jazz’s hottest groups are just some of the recordings you’ll hear as the year draws to a close on Night Lights.
In 1986 Miles Davis began what would prove to be his final run of recordings, working with new collaborators and making some surprising sideman appearances.
Continental bop: in the years following the end of World War II, European jazz lovers embraced the new music coming from America.
Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.
A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.
Smoke dreams, sorcerers, stalking monsters, and strange exits: paranormal jazz encounters on this edition of Night Lights.
In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis and others.