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November 20, 2009

 

Johnny Mercer

Too Marvelous With Words: Johnny Mercer, America’s Poet Laureate

A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.

October 30, 2009

 

Foggy moonlight with tree branches

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.

October 23, 2009

 

Andy Bey Shades Of Bey Album Cover

Andy Bey: A Tribute

Jazz singer and pianist Andy Bey is enjoying a late period of renewed appreciation in a long and sometimes-submerged career.

October 16, 2009

 

Oscar Peterson Mosaic

The Piano Player Sings: Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson was one of jazz’s most popular pianists, but on a couple of occasions he did albums on which he sang as well.

September 24, 2009

 

Colorful trees by a stream

Songs of the Season: Autumn

Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.

July 10, 2009

 

Melody Gardot Album Cover

What’s New: July 2009

Singer Melody Gardot's latest release, My One And Only Thrill, recalls past vocalists such as Julie London and Peggy Lee and has the sound of a modern classic.

May 22, 2009

 

Time Magazine cover 1945

The Year We Won the War: 1945

Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.

May 8, 2009

 

On the Air: Sinatra, Miles, Brubeck and McRae

carmen Mcrae Flamingo“On the Air” features recently-released archive radio broadcasts of Frank Sinatra (his Lucky Strike show from the late 1940s), Dave Brubeck (the Quartet with Paul Desmond in the mid-1950s, hitting its stride several years in advance of its landmark album Time Out), Carmen McRae (her concert debut in Europe), and Miles Davis (his great late-1950s group with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane).

April 24, 2009

 

Keeps On Rainin'

Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

April 3, 2009

 

Madeline Peyroux Bare Bones Album Cover

What’s New: April 2009

This edition of Afterglow features Madeline Peryoux's new CD Bare Bones, as well as songs from Bill Henderson, Eliane Elias, and a new Frank Sinatra anthology.

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