It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.
Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.
This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.
Features on Afterglow this week include pianist and singer Patricia Barber’s recent tribute to Indiana songwriter Cole Porter, a new release from vocalist Robin McKelle, a reissue of Lorez Alexandria’s 1963 album For Swingers Only, and a previously-unreleased Chet Baker studio session from 1986.
Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist.
Charlie Haden's classic jazz-and-film tribute band, Quartet West, is featured this week on Afterglow, as well as music from Andy Bey, Chet Bakerm and others.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.
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 more recent reissues from EMI's "Great Jazz Vocal Collection" series are featured, with songs from Dakota Staton, June Christy, and more.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a new compilation of early-1950s recordings from Bobby Troup, author of “Route 66".