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August 12, 2013

 

Frank Sinatra Axel Stordahl

Sinatra + Stordahl

Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.

May 3, 2013

 

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Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

April 17, 2009

 

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A Tribute to Blossom Dearie: “Jazz Pixie” Of American Popular Song

Urbane, witty, and romantic with a bite, pianist and singer Blossom Dearie, as the New York Times said of her after she passed away, was a genre unto herself.

March 6, 2009

 

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She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.

September 29, 2007

 

Fall trees in Brown County by a lake

Songs of the Season: Autumn

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn with many classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

April 7, 2007

 

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Songs of the Season

With music from Nat King Cole and others, this week on Afterglow we play songs about the springtime on "Songs of the Season".

December 9, 2006

 

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Betty Comden: a Tribute

This week on Afterglow we’ll honor the musical legacy of songwriter Betty Comden, who worked on many successful musicals and movies of the 1940s and 1950s.

September 30, 2006

 

Dave Brubeck Indian Summer Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Autumn

In honor of the fall, this week on Afterglow we’ll be featuring music from Nat King Cole, Blossom Dearie, Al Cobine, Dave Brubeck and more.

August 19, 2006

 

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Brad Mehldau: Trio and Vocal

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature two new releases from pianist Brad Mehldau, as well as songs from Nat King Cole’s 1950s Spanish-language albums.

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