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May 29, 2015

 

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Swingin’ with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

On this show, we highlight the vocal jazz trio that helped revolutionize jazz singing in the late 1950s.

May 22, 2015

 

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On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.

May 14, 2015

 

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Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

May 8, 2015

 

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On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Jackie & Roy, Bing & Rosie, and more.

May 1, 2015

 

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Arranger Marty Paich helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound in the 1950s and 1960s, working with Mel Tormé, Anita O'Day, and Chet Baker.

April 24, 2015

 

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On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

April 17, 2015

 

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April 10, 2015

 

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We continue our Billie Holiday centennial celebration by looking at her work fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.

April 3, 2015

 

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For Billie Holiday's centennial, we're exploring the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day"

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Happy 75th Birthday Astrud Gilberto

We wish a happy 75th birthday to Astrud Gilberto, who helped popularize bossa nova music worldwide in the 1960s.

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