Hey Dad, can I borrow the saxophone keys? Night Lights crosses the generational divide this week with an exploration of father-and-son teams in jazz:
- How did Duke Ellington come to use his son Mercer as a songwriter?
- What father-and-son record date prompted a young jazz reviewer named Studs Terkel to proclaim it an ear opener for jazz bigots and cultists?"
- What famous saxophonist used his 10-year-old son as a drummer on a recording date for a renowned jazz label?
- Which two regionally-known jazz veterans gained some well-deserved limelight as a result of their sons' rise to fame in the jazz world?
Find out all of this and more on Daddy-O: Father-and-Son Teams in Jazz" on this Night Lights Father's Day special.