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September 24, 2015


Dinah Washington-September in the Rain

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

September 11, 2015



Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

August 14, 2015


Oscar Peterson

And On Piano, Oscar Peterson…

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson would have turned 90 this week. We'll be saluting him by showcasing his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and more.

May 1, 2015


Marty Paich

The Modern Touch of Marty Paich

Arranger Marty Paich helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound in the 1950s and 1960s, working with Mel Tormé, Anita O'Day, and Chet Baker.

April 3, 2015


Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics

Tributes to the Lady

For Billie Holiday's centennial, we're exploring the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day"

February 20, 2015


Stan Kenton and June Christy - Duet

The Stan Kenton Singers

In the 1940s and 50s, the Stan Kenton Orchestra became equally known for their brash arrangements and cool singers, like Anita O'Day and June Christy.

October 20, 2014


Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

September 5, 2014


photo of songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Dancing On The Ceiling: Afterglow Plays Rodgers And Hart V. 1

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were one of the most successful songwriting teams in the history of American popular music.

March 29, 2014


The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

October 28, 2013


Sheet music for the song

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

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First Fusion: Jazz-Rock Before Bitches Brew

cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend jazz with rock.

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