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Songs of the Season: Autumn

Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.

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Enjoy the colors of fall as you listen to Afterglow's annual tribute to the autumn.

Afterglow’s annual tribute to the autumn features music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, Kurt Elling (from his new CD Dedicated to You), Nina Simone, Duke Ellington (a rarely-heard version of his take on a fall standard) and more, including a pair of odes to October from Indiana artists Al Cobine and the Four Freshmen.

You can also listen to previous “Songs of the Season: Autumn” programs from 2007 and 2006.

Watch Nat King Cole sing “Autumn Leaves”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IDUxk9sSXI

Music Heard On This Episode

Early Autumn
Stan Getz — Artistry of Stan Getz: Best of the Verve Years (Polygram, 1991)
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Early Autumn
Stan Getz — Artistry of Stan Getz: Best of the Verve Years (Polygram, 1991)
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Summer Is Gone
Carmen McRae — Blue Moon (Decca, 1999)
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The Things We Did Last Summer
Frank Sinatra — Best of the Columbia Years 1943-52 (Sony, 1998)
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Autumn Serenade
Kurt Elling — Dedicated to You (Concord, 2009)
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Autumn in New York
Kenny Dorham — Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia (Blue Note, 2002)
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Tis Autumn
Jackie Paris — The Song Is Paris (Impulse, 1962)
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September Song
Dave Brubeck — Indian Summer (TelArc, 2007)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Maybe September
Tony Bennett — Fifty Years: the Artistry of Tony Bennett (Sony, 2004)
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One September Day
Nina Simone — I Put a Spell On You (Verve, 2006)
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This October
Four Freshmen — Four Freshmen and Five Guitars (EMI Gold, 1999)
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October In the Air
Al Cobine — Plays Songs of Yesterday and Today
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Don't Wait Too Long
Blossom Dearie — May I Come In? (Blue Note, 1998)
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Autumn Leaves
Duke Ellington — Duke Ellington and His Great Vocalists (Sony, 1995)
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Autumn Nocturne
Marian McPartland — Ain't Misbehavin' (Concord, 2001)
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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.

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