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Night Lights



Wednesday, 8 to 9 p.m.

Night Lights 
This program is available for sponsorship!
(Contact Ron Horan for more details.)


Night Lights, is a weekly one-hour jazz radio program hosted by David Brent Johnson, focusing on jazz from the 1945-1990 era—a timespan that, as Johnson notes, “weirdly parallels Miles Davis on record and the Cold War.” Covering artists such as Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, and Nina Simone and themes ranging from jazz recordings of spirituals to avant-garde interpretations of the Great American Songbook, Night Lights also features many lesser-known talents of post-1945 jazz, such as saxophonist J.R. Monterose, trumpeter Freddie Webster, and piano/singer duo Dick and Kiz Harp.

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Previous Programs

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Aug 27th, 2014: Kenny Dorham

A look at the trumpeter's career spanning his recordings with Charlie Parker in the 1940s to his collaborations with Joe Henderson in the 1960s.

Aug 20th, 2014: Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Saxophonist Charlie Parker is renowned for his small-group recordings, but he also was captured a number of times in large-ensemble settings. This show features him with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Machito, on dates under his own name, and more.

Aug 13th, 2014: After The Vanguard: The Return Of Bill Evans

Recordings that pianist Bill Evans made as a sideman and as a leader in the year following his bassist Scott La Faro’s death in an automobile accident.

Aug 6th, 2014: Soulful Days: The Cal Massey Songbook

Interpretations of a little-known jazz composer's work by John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Archie Shepp, and more.

 
 
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