Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was a rare artist who successfully transformed herself from an R&B star into a jazz star, after following in her father’s footsteps.
We're rounding up some recent vocal jazz releases from Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and more.
Afterglow surveys another round of new and recent releases.
The latest release from Kurt Elling and a new CD from Quartet West, featuring guest vocalists Cassandra Wilson, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, and Diana Krall.
Love songs progressing from discovery and longing to settled intimacy.
Music this week from a variety of artists both old and new.
This week on Afterglow: new releases from Diana Krall and Tierney Sutton.
"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.
Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.
A 75th-birthday tribute to saxophonist David Fathead Newman, featuring recordings with Ray Charles and Newman's covers of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.