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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.

June 5, 2015


Tony and Bill

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

September 6, 2014


LP cover of Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones

Q And The Queen: Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones

In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.

August 4, 2014


The LP cover of Carmen McRae's Carmen For Cool Ones.

Carmen For Cool Ones: Carmen McRae And Fred Katz

McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.

September 24, 2013


Herb Jeffries singing with the Duke Ellington orchestra

Herb Jeffries At 100

Celebrating the centennial of the singer, actor, and last surviving member of Duke Ellington's early-1940s big band.

October 31, 2012


Live piano jazz 1968

What’s New: October 2012

New and recent releases from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, and a never-before-issued 1968 nightclub recording of pianist Bill Evans.

July 13, 2012


Sue Raney

In Good Company: Sue Raney

Singer Raney's 1992 CD and tribute sets to arranger Russ Garcia and drummer Paul Motian, featuring Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Mel Torme, and Bill Evans.

May 2, 2012


Jazz to Soul

Early Aretha Franklin And More

Exploring Aretha Franklin's roots this week on Afterglow.

April 24, 2012


Paul SImon

The Sound of Simon: The Paul Simon Songbook

Paul Simon has written some of the past 50 years’ most memorable hits, such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and The Sound of Silence."

April 9, 2010


spring in bloom

Songs of the Season: Spring

Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.

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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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