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Recent Releases for 2016, Part 2

Afterglow rounds up the best new releases in vocal jazz, including new albums by Kurt Elling, Madeleine Peyroux, Tierney Sutton, and Norah Jones.

Norah Jones - Day Breaks

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Norah Jones's latest record "Day Breaks" is a return to her jazzy-form, first heard on her debut Grammy-award winning album "Come Away With Me."

On this program, we’re exploring once again some new releases in the world of vocal jazz, and highlighting some the best recordings to come out in last 6 months.

Coming up, we’ll hear from the long-awaited jazz return from Norah Jones, on her newest album Day Breaks, as well as new recordings from jazz mainstays Kurt Elling, Tierney Sutton, and Madeleine Peyroux. We’ll also hear a new(ish) jazz record from one of stars of the hit Broadway musical HamiltonLeslie Odom, Jr. Plus we’ll hear a jazzy take on a new class of pop standard from the group who calls itself the “Postmodern Jukebox.”

Listen to Recent Releases for 2016, Part 1 for new records from Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, Bob Dylan, and more.

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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