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Turn Out The Stars: Jazz Elegies

We'll hear elegies for Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Clark, and more.

Sometimes when a great jazz musician dies, another jazz musician writes a musical tribute. On this Memorial Day weekend edition of Night Lights, we’ll hear elegies for Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Clark, Clifford Brown, Billie Holiday and more, from artists such as Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Jackie McLean, and others. (In one instance we’ll hear a tribute performed by Eric Dolphy, followed by a tribute to Dolphy himself.)

(For more jazz elegies, listen to our May 2006 program, Turn Out the Stars II.)

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