Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

What’s New: December 2012

Afterglow surveys another round of new and recent releases.

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Afterglow Love Lost and Found Again

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Singer Laverne Butler's first CD in a decade includes contributions from another artist highlighted on this week's Afterglow--saxophonist Houston Person.

On our latest edition of “What’s New,” singer Kurt Elling offers up a mellow rendition of a swinging Frank Sinatra classic, Diana Krall does a crunchy take on a Bix Beiderbecke-Bing Crosby 1920s standard, Brad Mehldau dips once again into the pop songbook, and saxophonist Houston Person applies his warm, burnished, veteran soul-bop tone to a couple of Great American Songbook chestnuts.

Music Heard On This Episode

Travelin' Light
LaVerne Butler — Love Lost And Found Again (HighNote, 2012)
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Travelin' Light
LaVerne Butler — Love Lost And Found Again (HighNote, 2012)
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Come Fly With Me
Kurt Elling — 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project (Concord, 2012)
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Where Do You Start
Brad Mehldau — Where Do You Start (Nonesuch, 2012)
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There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears
Diana Krall — Glad Rag Doll (Verve, 2012)
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Body and Soul
Tia Fuller/Dianne Reeves — Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue, 2012)
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Time Has Told Me (midpoint music bed)
Brad Mehldau — Where Do You Start (Nonesuch, 2012)
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Night and Day
Cheryl Bentyne — Let's Misbehave (Summit, 2012)
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The Best Thing For You
John Proulx — The Best Thing For You (MaxJazz, 2012)
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I'm In The Mood For Love
Catherine Russell — Strictly Romancin' (World Village, 2012)
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That's All
Houston Person — Naturally (HighNote, 2012)
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Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
LaVerne Butler — Love Lost And Found Again (HighNote, 2012)
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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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