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June 5, 2015


Tony and Bill

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

May 14, 2015


Frank Sinatra - Young at Heart

Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

April 3, 2015


Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics

Tributes to the Lady

For Billie Holiday's centennial, we're exploring the many tribute albums created for "Lady Day"

August 4, 2014


The LP cover of Carmen McRae's Carmen For Cool Ones.

Carmen For Cool Ones: Carmen McRae And Fred Katz

McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.

September 24, 2009


Colorful trees by a stream

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2009

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.

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