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May 24, 2013

 

Woody Herman

A City Of Song

Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.

September 24, 2009

 

Colorful trees by a stream

Songs of the Season: Autumn

Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.

September 4, 2009

 

Work Pays America

Popular Song On the Picket Lines

A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.

May 29, 2009

 

Miles Davis Album Cover

Street of Dreams Revisited

Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.

May 8, 2009

 

On the Air: Sinatra, Miles, Brubeck and McRae

carmen Mcrae Flamingo“On the Air” features recently-released archive radio broadcasts of Frank Sinatra (his Lucky Strike show from the late 1940s), Dave Brubeck (the Quartet with Paul Desmond in the mid-1950s, hitting its stride several years in advance of its landmark album Time Out), Carmen McRae (her concert debut in Europe), and Miles Davis (his great late-1950s group with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane).

October 20, 2007

 

Sarah Vaughan American Songbook Album Cover

Sarah Vaughan Sings The Great American Songbook

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature the American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, including her hit duet with Billy Eckstine, “Passing Strangers.”

March 31, 2007

 

Susannah McCorkle Album Cover

Susannah McCorkle: Haunted Heart

With a style that fell somewhere between cabaret and jazz, late singer Susannah McCorkle is featured this week on Afterglow.

January 13, 2007

 

Bill Evans Album Cover

Bill Evans 1961-62

Pianist Bill Evans is featured this week, concentrating on his songs from late 1961 and early 1962, and later focusing on his return to the studio as a sideman.

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