McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.
Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.
Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.
Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.
Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.
Afterglow takes a tour of America this week with vocal guides Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Hoagy Carmichael, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and more.
In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.
Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.
Ring in the New Year with Ella, Nat, Bing and more of the Afterglow gang.