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Jazz Goes to the Movies Week 3

Week Three of Jazz Goes to the Movies features music from four films: “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959), “The Pawnbroker” (1964), “Blow Up” (1966) and “Trouble Man” (1972). Produced and…

The Night Beat — Jazz Goes to the Movies Week Two

Week Two of “Jazz Goes to the Movies” includes songs from two films from 1943 featuring all-black casts: M-G-M’s “Cabin in the Sky” and Twentieth Century Fox’s “Stormy Weather”. As…

Jazz Goes to the Movies on The Night Beat

“Jazz Goes to the Movies” is back for another series of shows throughout the month of March. Join Night Beat host Doug Crane each and every Wednesday evening beginning at…

The Night Beat: The Music of Burt Bacharach

The Night Beat remembers composer Burt Bacharach who passed away last week at the age of 94. Among the artists you’ll hear performing Mr. Bacharach’s music: are Rene Marie, Bill…

The Night Beat — Horace Silver, In the Pursuit of The 27th Man

We turn back the clock to 1973 for “In Pursuit of the 27th Man” by pianist Horace Silver. Recorded in two sessions at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs,…

The Night Beat — Birthdays: Benny Golson & Antonio Carlos Jobim

We’ll note the birthdates of saxophonist/composer Benny Golson and pianist/guitarist/vocalist/composer Antonio Carlos Jobim on the next Night Beat with me, Doug Crane as your host. While it’s impossible to overlook…

The Night Beat - 1972

While large parts of some of my shows in 2022 were dedicated to recordings from 1972 (as in fifty years ago), many were overlooked. We’ll feature songs from some of…

The Night Beat — More Zappa, Angelo Badalamenti, & the Holidays

December 21st marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of Frank Zappa. He passed away at the age of 52 from prostate cancer. While it’s been a mere two…

The Night Beat notes December Birthdays

The Wednesday Night Beat notes the birthdates of saxophonist Budd Johnson, trumpet master Clark Terry, trombonist Dan Barrett, Polish vocalist Anna Maria Jopek and Lydia Pense, the lead singer for…

The Night Beat — Peter Gabriel Jazz Covers

Be sure to tune in to The Night Beat on Wednesday, November 16, at 8 pm as your host Doug Crane samples from the many jazz covers of songs by…

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