McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.
Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.
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.
Afterglow takes another stroll down the lane of musical reverie.
“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).
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature the American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, including her hit duet with Billy Eckstine, “Passing Strangers.”
With a style that fell somewhere between cabaret and jazz, late singer Susannah McCorkle is featured this week on Afterglow.
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.