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September 11, 2015

 

stardust

Starry Eyed: Stars in the Great American Songbook

We're exploring the best "Stardust Melodies" from the Great American Songbook.

August 14, 2015

 

Oscar Peterson

And On Piano, Oscar Peterson…

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson would have turned 90 this week. We'll be saluting him by showcasing his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and more.

July 24, 2015

 

Joe Williams

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

July 17, 2015

 

something cool

June Christy: Something Cool

June Christy's 1954 album "Something Cool" was a landmark in the "Cool School" of vocal jazz.

June 26, 2015

 

sinatra summer wind

Songs of the Season: Summer

Afterglow's annual salute to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with some summertime favorites from the Great American Songbook.

May 22, 2015

 

Hammerstein and Berlin

The Oscar Hammerstein Songbook

On this week's program, our spotlight is on the music and career of one of America's greatest lyricists: Oscar Hammerstein II.

May 14, 2015

 

Frank Sinatra - Young at Heart

Young at Heart

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

May 8, 2015

 

ella and louis

Jazz Vocal Duets

On this show, we look at some famous jazz vocal duets: Ella & Louis, Billy & Sarah, Bing & Rosie, and more.

May 1, 2015

 

Marty Paich

The Modern Touch of Marty Paich

Arranger Marty Paich helped define the West Coast cool jazz sound in the 1950s and 1960s, working with Mel Tormé, Anita O'Day, and Chet Baker.

April 24, 2015

 

Peggy Lee Black Coffee

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

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