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August 12, 2016

 

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Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

July 29, 2016

 

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The Standards of Sondheim and Bernstein

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."

July 15, 2016

 

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The World Of Allen Toussaint

A look at the 55-year career of songwriter, producer, performer, and ambassador to New Orleans music Allen Toussaint.

July 8, 2016

 

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The Elgins, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, and other also-rans from Hitsville, U.S.A. will be highlighted.

June 24, 2016

 

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Recent Releases for 2016, Part 1

A roundup of recent releases in vocal jazz and traditional pop, including new albums by Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, and Willie Nelson.

June 3, 2016

 

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We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.

May 27, 2016

 

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Burt Bacharach and The Brill Building

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.

May 20, 2016

 

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Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Van Heusen

We explore the 40 year partnership between songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen and singer Frank Sinatra.

May 13, 2016

 

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The Singers ‘In The Land Of Hi-Fi’

EmArcy Records released a series of jazz albums in the mid 1950s all bearing the title "In The Land of Hi-Fi"

April 29, 2016

 

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The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

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