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February 22, 2013

 

Jimmy Van Heusen

All The Way: The Jimmy Van Heusen Songbook

Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."

May 2, 2012

 

Jazz to Soul

Early Aretha Franklin And More

Exploring Aretha Franklin's roots this week on Afterglow.

June 4, 2011

 

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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

 

Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society

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

 

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.

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