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Daddy-O! Father-and-Son Teams in Jazz


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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.

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