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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.

October 20, 2014


Photo of dancers in swing era.

Let’s Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

August 3, 2014


Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

March 29, 2014


The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

March 6, 2009


Dorothy Fields Album Cover

She Wrote the Song: Women Composers of Popular American Music

"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.

January 9, 2009


Cassandra Wilson Loverly Album Cover

Afterglow: Best of 2008

This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.

December 12, 2008


White Christmas

Holidays On Film

Afterglow gets into the seasonal spirit with holiday songs in the movies and on TV, featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.

March 8, 2008


Frank Kimbrough Air Album Cover

Frank Kimbrough’s Air

Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist.

October 27, 2007


Nina Simone I Put A Spell On You Album Cover

Ghost of a Song: Otherworldy Songs For Halloween

This week on Afterglow it's “Ghost of a Song,” a program of otherworldly songs in honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday.

May 5, 2007


Sinatra in Hollywood

This week on Afterglow it’s “Sinatra in Hollywood,” with music from the many movies of Frank Sinatra, including Pal Joey , Anchors Aweigh , High Society , Guys and Dolls , and more, as well as unreleased recordings from The Man With the Golden Arm and an aborted 1954 animated production of Finian’s Rainbow (which features, among other things, a Sinatra-Ella Fitzgerald duet).

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