Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

Archive for August 2014

August 3, 2014

 

Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

August 4, 2014

 

The LP cover of Carmen McRae's Carmen For Cool Ones.

Carmen For Cool Ones: Carmen McRae And Fred Katz

McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.

August 4, 2014

 

a photo of the countryside

Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

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Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Cover for Charlie Parker big Band LP

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

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