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.
Jazz singer and pianist Andy Bey is enjoying a late period of renewed appreciation in a long and sometimes-submerged career.
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.
Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.
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.
Afterglow marks this holiday weekend with a program that looks at 1945 with music from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and others.
“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).
This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.
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.
"She Wrote the Song" highlights standards written by women composers who, in the early decades of American popular song, had to struggle for the limelight.