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June 30, 2017

 

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Lena Horne Centennial

Lena Horne (1917–2010) had close working relationships with composers like Harold Arlen and Billy Strayhorn.

November 27, 2015

 

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

September 8, 2007

 

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Nat King Cole 1960-64

Features music from the last five years of Nat King Cole's career, including pop, novelty, big band, country, and show tunes.

February 3, 2007

 

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Portrait of Billy Strayhorn

This week on Afterglow we focus on Billy Strayhorn, the co-writer who played a very important part in The Duke Ellington Orchestra's sound.

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Our Delight: The Music Of Tadd Dameron

The book jacket for Paul Combs' biography of jazz musician Tadd Dameron

Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."

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