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March 4, 2013


New popular song vocals

What’s New: February 2013

The latest from some established and up-and-coming performers of modern popular song.

April 16, 2010


luke gillespie album cover

What’s New: April 2010

Pianist Luke Gillespie's unexpected CD, a new love-songs compilation from Jackie Ryan, and a solo outing from Kurt Elling collaborator Laurence Hobgood.

January 9, 2010


Frank Sinatra One For My Baby Album Cover

The Best Recordings Of 2009

Our annual, highly-subjective survey of the past year's CDs.

October 3, 2009


Roberta Gambarini So In Love Album Cover

What’s New: October 2009

New music from singers Roberta Gambarini and Jackie Ryan, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, and the Dutch Jazz Orchestra's tribute to Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan.

December 8, 2007


Stan Kenton Album Cover

Kenton ’56

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature one of the more swinging Stan Kenton units, his 1956 “Contemporary Concepts” orchestra.

November 17, 2007


Chris Connor Album Cover

“Vo-Cool” Singer Chris Connor At 80

An 80th-birthday tribute to the singer critic Larry Kart once described as “a dominating vocal presence whose music is full of hard-earned wisdom and truth.”

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