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January 16, 2009

 

Dream sheet music

Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

January 9, 2009

 

Cassandra Wilson Loverly Album Cover

Afterglow: Best of 2008

This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.

December 5, 2008

 

What’s New: December 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.

March 8, 2008

 

Frank Kimbrough Air Album Cover

Frank Kimbrough’s Air

Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist.

January 19, 2008

 

The Best of Quarter West Album Cover

Best of Quartet West

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.

December 8, 2007

 

Stan Kenton Album Cover

Kenton ’56

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.

April 7, 2007

 

Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Album Cover

Songs of the Season

With music from Nat King Cole and others, this week on Afterglow we play songs about the springtime on "Songs of the Season".

January 27, 2007

 

Dakota Staton Album Cover

Jazz Vocal Reissues II

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.

October 21, 2006

 

Bobby Troup Route 66 Album Cover

The Songwriter Sings: Bobby Troup

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a new compilation of early-1950s recordings from Bobby Troup, author of “Route 66".

September 9, 2006

 

Nat King Cole Stardust Album Cover

Stardust: Nat King Cole On Capitol, 1955-59

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.

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