Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.
We look at the standards of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, like "New York, New York," "Lonely Town," "I Feel Pretty," and "Send In The Clowns."
A look at the 55-year career of songwriter, producer, performer, and ambassador to New Orleans music Allen Toussaint.
The Elgins, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, and other also-rans from Hitsville, U.S.A. will be highlighted.
A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.
We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.
On this show, we look at the sophisticated songwriting talent of Burt Bacharach, and salute his fellow songwriters and singers from New York's Brill Building.
We explore the 40 year partnership between songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen and singer Frank Sinatra.
EmArcy Records released a series of jazz albums in the mid 1950s all bearing the title "In The Land of Hi-Fi"
A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."