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Posts tagged Thelonious Monk

June 27, 2019

 

Jazz In The Postwar French Cinema

French culture in the postwar years was strongly influenced by both jazz and the growing American genre of film noir.

January 5, 2018

 

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2017

Jazz blasts from the past, newly-discovered, rarely-heard, and reissued.

November 27, 2017

 

Music In All Things: W. Eugene Smith And The Jazz Loft

How a photographer captured a creative corner of mid-20th-century American culture in images and in sound.

March 24, 2017

 

Nica’s Tempo: More Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Pannonica de Koenigswarter, aka Nica or “The Jazz Baroness,” was a friend to Thelonious Monk and other jazz artists and inspired a slew of musical tributes.

April 26, 2014

 

To Dig Or Not To Dig: Jazz And Hip With Phil Ford

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.

March 22, 2013

 

The Jazz Standards, With Ted Gioia

Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.

September 7, 2010

 

Still Colossal: Happy 80th Birthday, Sonny Rollins

Programs from the Night Lights archives featuring live performances, a signal year, and Thelonious Monk.

June 21, 2010

 

The Prestige Records Story

A special online fund-drive show featuring classic sides from the Prestige label. You can enjoy some great jazz and help us make our goal at the same time!

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.

February 22, 2010

 

Thelonious Monk: From Myth To Man (Part 2)

In the late 1950s Thelonious Monk’s star finally began to rise. But even as the pianist hit artistic and commercial peaks, other problems began to set in.

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