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What’s New: December 2010

New music this week from Cassandra Wilson, Freddy Cole, and more.

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Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society

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Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding's CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: one of the new or recent CDs featured on this week's Afterglow.

Our latest “What’s New” round-up edition of Afterglow features:

  • Freddy Cole’s tribute to his mentor Billy Eckstine
  • Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding’s strings-hued outing Chamber Music Society
  • Two 1960s pop classics rendered by saxophonist Charles Lloyd and vocalist Norma Winstone
  • Cassandra Wilson’s concert/studio outing Silver Pony
  • New archival releases from Chet Baker and Ray Charles

Watch Esperanza Spalding perform her musical setting of William Blake’s poem “Little Fly”:

Music Heard On This Episode

It Hurts to Be in Love
Ray Charles — Undiscovered Masters (Concord, 2010)
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It Hurts to Be in Love
Ray Charles — Undiscovered Masters (Concord, 2010)
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Tender Is the Night
Freddy Cole — Sings Mr. B (HighNote, 2010)
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Cottage for Sale
Freddy Cole — Sings Mr. B (HighNote, 2010)
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Little Fly
Esperanza Spalding — Chamber Music Society (Heads Up, 2010)
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Apple Blossom
Esperanza Spalding — Chamber Music Society (Heads Up, 2010)
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Pink Moon (midpoint music bed)
Taylor Eigsti — Daylight at Midnight (Concord, 2010)
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She Was Too Good to Me
Chet Baker — She Was Too Good to Me (Sony/CTI, 1974)
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Tangerine
Chet Baker — She Was Too Good to Me (Sony/CTI, 1974)
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Like a Lover
Norma Winstone — Stories Yet to Tell (ECM, 2010)
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Caroline, No
Charles Lloyd — Mirror (ECM, 2010)
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If It's Magic
Cassandra Wilson — Silver Pony (Blue Note, 2010)
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Watch the Sunrise
Cassandra Wilson — Silver Pony (Blue Note, 2010)
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