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March 19, 2015

 

Spring is Here

Songs of the Season: Spring 2015

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Rosemary Clooney, and Mark Murphy.

February 20, 2015

 

Stan Kenton and June Christy - Duet

The Stan Kenton Singers

In the 1940s and 50s, the Stan Kenton Orchestra became equally known for their brash arrangements and cool singers, like Anita O'Day and June Christy.

February 13, 2015

 

Ella Fitzgerald

Unlucky in Love

We examine the flipside of Valentine's Day—love lost and love never found—performed by Chet Baker, Nina Simone, and Nat King Cole.

February 6, 2015

 

Dianne Reeves - Beautiful Life

2015 Grammy Award Preview

This week, we check in on the latest in vocal jazz by featuring the Grammy nominees for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Album for 2015.

February 3, 2015

 

Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.

October 21, 2014

 

The cover of Nancy Wilson's Yesterday's Love Songs lp, recorded with Gerald Wilson and his big band.

Gerald Wilson And The Singers

Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.

October 20, 2014

 

a road in autumn woods

Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2014

Afterglow takes a musical stroll through the leaves with Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and other serenaders to autumn.

October 20, 2014

 

Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

September 6, 2014

 

LP cover of Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones

Q And The Queen: Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones

In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.

September 5, 2014

 

The cover of Barbara Morrison's CD I LOVE YOU, YES I DO.

What’s New: September 2014

Music from Catherine Russell, Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Freda Payne, Dee Alexander and others.

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Sacred Blue: Jazz Goes To Church In the 1960s

Ellington First Sacred Concert

Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.

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