Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.
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.
"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.
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.
With music from Nat King Cole and others, this week on Afterglow we play songs about the springtime on "Songs of the Season".
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.
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.
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.