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October 30, 2009

 

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A Dark and Lonely Night: Haunted Love Songs For Halloween

A different take on haunted music for Halloween, with evening laments and anguished odes to lost and longed-for love from Julie London, Duke Ellington and more.

February 3, 2007

 

Billy Strayhorn Album Cover

Portrait of Billy Strayhorn

This week on Afterglow we focus on Billy Strayhorn, the co-writer who played a very important part in The Duke Ellington Orchestra's sound.

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Time Flies: The Life And Music Of Bud Powell, Part 1

Cover of Peter Pullman's Bud Powell biography WAIL

In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.

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