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This week on Afterglow recent reissues from EMI's "Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series are featured, as well as a set of music devoted to Elliott Smith.

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Irene Kral's album The Band And I, where she performs with Herb Pomeroy’s great late-1950s Boston big band.

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature recent reissues from EMI’s “Great Jazz Vocal Collection” series by Chris Connor (a live performance from New York City’s Village Gate in the early 1960s), Irene Kral (with Herb Pomeroy’s great late-1950s Boston big band), and Sue Raney (a 1964 album recorded with Stan Kenton arranger Ralph Carmichael).

We’ll also have a set of music devoted to the late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, with covers of his songs by Madeleine Peyroux, Petra Haden, and Brad Mehldau.

Pianist Erroll Garner’s treatment of the classic movie theme “Laura”, vibraphonist Stefon Harris’ take on a Duke Ellington composition, and a Bob Brookmeyer-Kenny Wheeler collaboration round out this week’s edition of Afterglow.

Music Heard On This Episode

I'd Know You Anywhere
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)
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I'd Know You Anywhere
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)

Notes: With the Herb Pomeroy big band (as with all other selections from this album).

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Detour Ahead
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)
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Everyone Knew But Me
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz)
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What's Right For You
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)
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Lot of Livin' to Do
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)
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Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)
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I Concentrate On You
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)
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Ten Cents a Dance
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)
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Some of These Days
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)

Notes: Orchestra arranged & conducted by Ralph Carmichael (as with all other selections from this album).

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Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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Just a-Sittin' and a-Rockin'
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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Trouble Is a Man
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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Between the Bars
Madeleine Peyroux — Careless Love (Rounder, 2004)

Notes: Elliott Smith song.

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Satellite
Petra Haden — Petra Haden and Bill Frisell (Sovereign Artists, 2005)

Notes: Elliott Smith song.

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Bottle Up and Explode
Brad Mehldau — Deregulating Jazz (Warner Brothers, 1999)

Notes: Elliott Smith song. Taken from promotional CD.

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Sunset and the Mockingbird
Stefon Harris — African Tarantella (Blue Note, 2006)

Notes: Duke Ellington composition.

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All or Nothing at All
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)
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Something's Coming
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)

Notes: From WEST SIDE STORY.

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Goodbye
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)

Notes: Gordon Jenkins song.

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Only the Lonely
Chris Connor — At the Village Gate (Roulette Jazz, 1963)
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I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)
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This Little Love
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)

Notes: Tommy Wolf-Fran Landesman song.

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Something to Remember You By
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)
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It Isn't So Good
Irene Kral — The Band and I (Capitol Jazz, 1958)

Notes: Tommy Wolf-Fran Landesman song.

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Laura
Erroll Garner — Serenade to Laura (Savoy, 1945)
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Island
Bob Brookmeyer/Kenny Wheeler — Island (Artists House, 2003)
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In a Sentimental Mood
Frank Morgan — Mood Indigo (Antilles, 1989)

Notes: Duke Ellington song

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I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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All By Myself
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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Burnt Sugar
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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Maybe You'll Be There
Sue Raney — All By Myself (Capitol Jazz, 1963)
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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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