At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.
Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
Recent releases from singers Madeleine Peyroux and Barbara Morrison, saxophonists Joshua Redman and Eric Alexander, and a surprise cover from a 1980s teen icon.
Sammy Cahn came out of New York City’s Lower Eastside to provide the lyrics for some of America’s best-known standards.
Highlighting a 1970s masterpiece from two jazz veterans.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.
Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.
Building the modern pop-rock American songbook: Cassandra Wilson sings the Monkees, Neil Young, and more.
The latest from some established and up-and-coming performers of modern popular song.
Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."