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The Night Beat — Duke Ellington 1939 - 1942

  On February 23, on the Night Beat it's music from the Duke Ellington Orchestra circa 1939-1942 and trumpet player/composer Johnny Carisi. Many Ellington and Billy Strayhorn classics were recorded…

The Night Beat — Lee Morgan, Live at the Lighthouse

All month long your host Doug Crane has been treating you to music from the recently released and definitive version of Lee Morgan’s “Live at The Lighthouse.” Originally available as…

The Night Beat - Freddie Hubbard's First Light at 50

On the Wednesday Night Beat, Doug Crane will present Freddie Hubbard's CTI recording "First Light" which was released 50 years ago in the fall of 1971. Featuring stellar solos from…

The Night Beat Remembers Stephen Sondheim

Join Doug Crane as he hosts a two-hour remembrance of Stephen Sondheim on Wednesday, December 8, beginning at 8 pm on The Night Beat. Praised for re-inventing American Musical Theatre,…

The Night Beat — Joni Mitchell, Blue

Join us on next Night Beat as we reprise one of my most popular programs of 2021: a jazz celebration of the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's landmark recording "Blue"…

The Night Beat — Vince Mendoza

Join Doug Crane on Wednesday, November 17, at 8 pm as he notes the 60th birthday of composer, arranger, and conductor Vince Mendoza. Born in Norwalk, CT in 1961, his…

The Night Beat — Blue Note Records Feature

Tune in to The Night Beat with your host Doug Crane on Wednesday, November 10, as he features a few albums on the Blue Note label that share something in…

The Night Beat — John Coltrane

Bassist Henry Grimes was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 3, 1935. In the early 1950s, he moved to New York City where he studied at the Julliard School of…

The Night Beat—The Music of George Wallington

On tap: noting the birthdate of pianist George Wallington and the passing of lyricist Leslie Bricusse. Pianist George Wallington was born Giacinto Figlia in Palermo, Sicily on October 27, 1924.…

The Night Beat—Tears of Joy, Don Ellis Orchestra

The Don Ellis Orchestra recorded “Tears of Joy” on May 20-23, 1971 at Basin Street West, a nightclub in San Francisco, CA.  It came at the end of a three-month…

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