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.
Oct 24th: 'Making The Scene At The Five Spot'
Music from a legendary 1950s/60s New York City club by Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, Randy Weston and others, as well as commentary from Five Spot habitues David Amram and Dan Wakefield.
Oct 31st: TBA
Oct 17th: 'Heard It On The TV: Jazz Plays Television Themes'
Join us for some fund-drive fun as we explore jazz interpretations of TV themes from Batman to Star Trek.
Oct 10th: '1968: The Year In Jazz'
The music of Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and other jazz artists in a turbulent year of change.
Oct 3rd: 'Late Autumn: Stan Getz 1987-91'
Long a troubled star in the mid-20th century jazz world, at the end of his life saxophonist Stan Getz found peace and made some of his finest recordings.