Arranger Pete Rugolo worked with some of the most significant vocalists of the 1940s and 50s.
Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.
This week on Afterglow we’ll usher in the holidays with music recorded during the past two decades .
Hartman is one of the great icons of romantic vocal jazz.
Afterglow surveys another round of new and recent releases.
In 1964 Dean Martin recorded a laidback martini-at-the-fireside album that included the original version of a song that would soon become his signature tune.
Kay Starr is best-known for her 1950s pop-novelty hits “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Rock and Roll Waltz,” but her roots were in the swing era of the 1940s.
New and recent releases from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, and a never-before-issued 1968 nightclub recording of pianist Bill Evans.
Singer Raney's 1992 CD and tribute sets to arranger Russ Garcia and drummer Paul Motian, featuring Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, and Bill Evans.
In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.