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A couple of tracks from “Dynamic Maximum Tension” the Grammy-nominated album by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. One features Cecile McLorin Salvant on vocals, and the other runs 35 minutes…

The Night Beat Valentine's Day

On a very special Valentine’s Day (and Winter Pledge Drive Day) Night Beat, I’ve chosen some of my favorites by Nina Simone, Johnny Hartman, Shirley Horn, Tierney Sutton (appearing at…

The Night Beat — Court and Spark, Joni Mitchell

With the 2024 Grammy Awards in the rearview mirror including a first-time performance by Joni Mitchell during the ceremony, we’ll look back at her album “Court and Spark” on Wednesday,…

The Night Beat — Week 2: J.J. Johnson Centenary

We’re back this Wednesday with yet another program noting the centenary of the birth of trombonist J.J. Johnson (1/22/1924). Last week’s show was all about J.J.’s recordings as a bandleader.…

The Night Beat — J.J. Johnson Centenary

J.J. Johnson was an incredible jazz trombonist, a gifted band leader, and an excellent composer/arranger for his bands and other musicians not to mention movies and television. That’s all you…

The Night Beat — Carla Bley

The pianist, composer, and bandleader Carla Bley passed away on October 17, 2023 at the age of 87.  On the occasion of her 86th birthday, I wrote the following for…

The Night Beat Features Max Roach

As PBS will be airing “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes” as part of its American Masters’ “Thought Leaders” series of documentaries on Friday evening October 6, the Wednesday evening…

Love in Exile Interview on The Nightside with Andy O'

[audio mp3="https://www.kuvo.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Andy-O-Love-in-Exile-Interview.mp3"][/audio] Andy O' chats with the band on September 13, 2023 Love In Exile asks you to step inside its sense of time, to stretch out alongside these delightful…

The Night Beat: Pianist Cedar Walton; Richard Davis RIP

Tune in every Wednesday evening at 8 pm throughout September as Night Beat host Doug Crane turns his attention to great jazz pianists in celebration of National Piano Month. On…

The Wednesday Night Beat Celebrates National Piano Month

Tune in every Wednesday evening throughout September as Night Beat host Doug Crane turns his attention to great jazz pianists in celebration of National Piano Month. On September 6th we’ll…

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