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Best of 2007

We celebrate the best of 2007 this week on Afterglow, listening to some of the best new releases and reissues.

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Kurt Elling's Nightmoves, one of the best new releases from 2007.

This week on Afterglow we take a look back at some of the best new releases and reissues from 2007, including Kurt Elling’s Nightmoves , Tierney Sutton’s On the Other Side, Nat King Cole’s Where Did Everyone Go, and Till Bronner’s Ocean, plus much more.

We also pay tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, featuring his collaborations with vocalist Anita O’Day, saxophonist Ben Webster, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

Music Heard On This Episode

Tenderly
Oscar Peterson — Dimensions (Pablo, 1952)
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Tenderly
Oscar Peterson — Dimensions (Pablo, 1952)

Notes: With Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass.

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Glad to Be Unhappy
Tierney Sutton — On the Other Side (TelArc, 2007)
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Love's Got Me in a Lazy Mood
Johnny Mercer — Mosaic Select (Mosaic)
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Rocker
Bill Charlap — Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2007)
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Lush Life
Dianne Reeves — Lush Life (Blue Note, 2007)

Notes: Billy Strayhorn tribute, with Russell Malone on guitar.

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I Keep Going Back to Joe's
Nat King Cole — Love Is the Thing/Where Did Everyone Go? (Collector's Choice, 1963)

Notes: Also on the Bear Family collection L-O-V-E.

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Love Theme From Chinatown
Till Bronner — Oceana (Decca, 2007)
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I Like the Sunrise
Kurt Elling — Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)

Notes: Duke Ellington song.

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Happy-Go-Lucky Local
Oscar Peterson — Night Train (Verve, 1962)

Notes: Duke Ellington composition.

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Oscar Peterson/Anita O'Day — Anita Sings the Most (Verve, 1957)
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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Oscar Peterson — The Trio (Verve, 1961)
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How Long Has This Been Going On?
Ella Fitzgerald/Oscar Peterson — Dimensions (Pablo)
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This Guy's in Love With You
Till Bronner — Oceana (Decca, 2007)

Notes: Burt Bacharach-Hal David tune.

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And We Will Fly
Kurt Elling — Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)
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Long Gone Blues
Billie Holiday — Lady Day: Master Takes and Singles (Columbia/Legacy, 1939)
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My Flame Burns Blue
Elvis Costello — Lush Life (Blue Note, 2007)

Notes: Billy Strayhorn's

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Caravan
Oscar Peterson/Dizzy Gillespie — Dimensions (Pablo)
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We'll Be Together Again
Anita O'Day/Oscar Peterson — Anita Sings the Most (Verve, 1957)
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Sunday
Ben Webster/Oscar Peterson — Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (Verve, 1959)
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Get Happy
Tierney Sutton — On the Other Side (TelArc, 2007)
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Get Out of Town
Julie London/Bud Shank — All Through the Night: Julie London Sings Cole Porter (Blue Note, 1965)
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Laughing On the Outside
Nat King Cole — Love Is the Thing/Where Did Everyone Go? (Collector's Choice, 1963)

Notes: Also on the Bear Family set L-O-V-E.

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Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'
Hank Jones — Kids: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Blue Note, 2007)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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