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February 24, 2007

 

Duke Ellington Album Cover

Duke Ellington Late 1930s Small Groups

This week on Afterglow we'll listen to some of Duke Ellington's late-1930s small-group recordings, which he did in an effort to reach out to the jukebox trade.

February 17, 2007

 

Rene Marie Album Cover

Can’t Keep From Singing: Rene Marie

This week on Afterglow we listen to jazz vocalist Rene Marie, who was influenced by classic singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Betty Carter.

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Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Cover for Charlie Parker big Band LP

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

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