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.
Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.
Afterglow takes a musical stroll through the leaves with Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and other serenaders to autumn.
Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!
In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.
Music from Catherine Russell, Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Freda Payne, Dee Alexander and others.
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were one of the most successful songwriting teams in the history of American popular music.
Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.
McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.
Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.