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June 4, 2011



Songs of the Season: Summer

We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.

December 17, 2010


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What’s New: December 2010

New music this week from Cassandra Wilson, Freddy Cole, and more.

July 24, 2010


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Singin’ and Swingin’ With Annie Ross

Bop songstress, girlfriend of comedian Lennie Bruce, and 1/3 of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Annie Ross was the 1950s' epitome of jazz-vocal hip.

February 13, 2009


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That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

January 16, 2009


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Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

January 9, 2009


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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


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Frank Kimbrough’s Air

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

January 19, 2008


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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


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Kenton ’56

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

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