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July 15, 2016

 

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The World Of Allen Toussaint

A look at the 55-year career of songwriter, producer, performer, and ambassador to New Orleans music Allen Toussaint.

November 27, 2015

 

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

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

 

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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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Snap, Crackle And Swing: Young Roy Haynes

Cover of Roy Haynes CYMBALISM album

Drummer Roy Haynes' career reads like a roll-call of jazz history. Hear him with Lester Young, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others.

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