Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

What’s New: July 2011

Singers add words to hardbop classics, plus Son of Mel.

Play Episode (Real Audio)
Karrin Allyson RoundMidnight

Photo: CD cover art

Getting vocal, late at night: Karrin Allyson's latest is one of the featured releases on this week's show.

Pianists and singers are at the forefront this week on Afterglow, as I feature recent releases from Karrin Allyson, Luke Gillespie, Eliane Elias, and more, playing music by Wayne Shorter, Hoagy Carmichael, and other jazz and songwriting greats. Other highlights include saxophonist Joe Lovano’s tribute to Charlie Parker, and singer James Torme following in the footsteps of his father Mel.

Music Heard On This Episode

Pannonica
Eric Reed — The Dancing Monk (Savant, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Pannonica
Eric Reed — The Dancing Monk (Savant, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Stay Cool
Eliane Elias — Light My Fire (Concord Picante, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Turn Out the Stars
Karrin Allyson — Round Midnight (Concord, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Juju
Gretchen Parlato — The Lost and Found (Obliqsound, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Stardust
Luke Gillespie — Third Base Line (Watercourse, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Light Blue (midpoint music bed)
Eric Reed — The Dancing Monk (Savant, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Donna Lee
Joe Lovano — Bird Songs (Blue Note, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Reminiscing in Tempo
James Torme — Love for Sale (Entertainment One, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Round Midnight
Karrin Allyson — Round Midnight (Concord, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
April Come She Will
Karrin Allyson — Round Midnight (Concord, 2011)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
I'll Never Be the Same
Luke Gillespie — Third Base Line (Watercourse, 2011)
album cover
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.

View all posts by this author »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Afterglow:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Afterglow

About The Host

Search Afterglow

This Week On Night Lights

At The Jazz Corner Of The World: Live From Birdland

The entrance to the Birdland nightclub in New York City.

Birdland was known as “the jazz corner of the world,” and from 1949 to 1965 it played host to some of the greatest names on the modern jazz scene.

Read more »

Night Lights is WFIU's weekly program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson.

More from Night Lights »