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AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #12: ‘Round Midnight
Music for the night is a universal cultural refrain, a meme as ancient as they come. Music in the night could be about revelry, partying, and abandon; and music in the night could also be about keeping the enemy away, whether ghost or man or beast. But that’s not exactly what this show is about. Tonight’s show is about the nostalgia, the loneliness, and the tears of the night.
In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music of Earle Hagen, William Bolcom, Bob Dylan, George Antheil, Elliott Carter, Thelonius Monk, and Miles Davis.
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Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.
Earle Hagen
1. Harlem Nocturne
Harry James, Nick Buono, Fred Koyen…
Verve Records 314 513 460-2
William Bolcom
2. Casino Paradise – Night Make My Day
William Bolcom, piano; Carole Farley, singer.
Naxos 8.559249
Bob Dylan 
3. Full Moon and Empty Arms
Sony Music 88875057962
George Antheil
Serenade No. 2
4. I. Moderately Fast (9:20) 
5. II. Slow (7:00) 
6. III. Quite Fast (5:52)
Philadelphia Virtuosi, olv. Daniel Spalding.
New World Records 80647-2
Thelonious Monk
7. ‘Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk, solo piano.
Columbia 65495
Elliott Carter
8. Night Fantasies (1980)
Ursula Oppens, pianist.
Music & Arts CD 604
Thelonius Monk
9. ‘Round Midnight
Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Jerome Richardson, Betty Glamann, Eddie Costa, Bill Evans…
Verve Records 314 513 460-2