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"Young Chet" tonight on Night Lights

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Several recent Pacific Jazz re-issues of Chet Baker will be the focus of this week's Night Lights, including CHET BAKER ENSEMBLE, CHET BAKER SEXTET, and CHET BAKER SINGS AND PLAYS. These recordings were all done between 1953 and 1955, when Baker's star was ascending and he was relatively untroubled by the drug habit that would plague so much of his later life. Players include Bud Shank, Bob Brookmeyer, Jack Montrose, and Bob Gordon. Two Bob Zieff-penned compositions from a Dec. 1957 session will be featured as well. The show airs at 11:05 p.m. this Saturday (8:05 California time, 10:05 Chicago time, 11:05 NYC time) on WFIU; the webstream can be found here. On Monday it will be posted in the Night Lightsarchives.

Next week: "Miles Davis & the JACK JOHNSON sessions."

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Finally archived.

Coming up:

Jan. 15--Miles Davis: the Jack Johnson Sessions

Jan. 22--Songs Everlasting: the Pullen-Adams Quartet on Blue Note

Jan. 29--Boppin' in Beantown (late 1940s/early 1950s Serge Chaloff, Charlie Mariano, Nat Pierce, etc. The Dick Twardzik program originally scheduled for this date has been delayed to coincide w/publication of Jack Chamber's forthcoming biography)

Feb. 05--But I Was Cool: Oscar Brown Jr.

Feb. 12--Strictly Romantic (Johnny Hartman, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Helen Carr, John Coltrane, Blossom Dearie, Jackie Paris, Clifford Brown, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Fred Astaire...)

Feb. 19--Meet the Jazztet

Feb. 26--Word From Mingus (collaborations w/Langston Hughes, Jean Shepherd, and Melvin Stewart)

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