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August 11, 2017

 

Cover of Jaco Pastorius' eponymous 1976 album

The Greatest Bass Player In The World: Jaco Pastorius

In the history of jazz, there are only a few innovators who’ve actually changed the sound of their instrument. Jaco Pastorius was one of them.

January 4, 2016

 

CD covers from the first batch of Xanadu reissues.

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2015: The Year The Seventies Broke

A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.

May 23, 2009

 

Satchmo's grave

Turn Out The Stars III: More Jazz Elegies

This Memorial Day weekend Night Lights pays tribute to departed musicians with another program of jazz elegies.

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I Wish You Love: A Keely Smith Memorial

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A remembrance of singer Keely Smith (1928–2017), known for her recordings of "That Old Black Magic" and "I Wish You Love" from the late 1950s.

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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