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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…

Classical Goes Jazz on the Night Beat

The Wednesday edition of the Night Beat delves into jazz interpretations of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” by the Jeremy Levy big band, guitarist Jim Hall’s “Lament for a Fallen Matador”…

The Night Beat presents "Salt Song"

Join Doug Crane on the Wednesday Night Beat as he features another great recording from 50 years ago: Stanley Turrentine’s “Salt Song.” Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in the…

The Night Beat - More Piano Duets

Join host Doug Crane, the Wednesday Night Beat as we close National Piano Month with duet recordings featuring some stellar jazz pianists along with a variety of other jazz musicians.…

The Night Beat—Piano Duets

Join us for the Wednesday Night Beat as we celebrate National Piano Month by featuring some stellar piano duet recordings. We’ll hear from Cyrus Chestnut with Eric Reed, Bill Charlap…

The Night Beat - The Bill Evans Album

September is National Piano Month. And 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “The Bill Evans Album” by the Bill Evans Trio. Recorded in the spring of 1971,…

The Night Beat—Big Band Theory

Join Doug Crane for an evening of contemporary big band recordings on the Night Beat this Wednesday, September 8, beginning at 8pm. With apologies to Carla Bley for appropriating the…

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