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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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