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September 24, 2015


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Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

October 28, 2013


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Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

December 18, 2012


Last Balladeer

Johnny Hartman

Hartman is one of the great icons of romantic vocal jazz.

September 30, 2009


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Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling talks with David Brent Johnson about his tribute to John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, DEDICATED TO YOU, highlighted on this edition of Afterglow.

June 5, 2009


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What’s New: June 2009

This week on Afterglow: new releases from Diana Krall and Tierney Sutton.

February 13, 2009


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That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

August 9, 2008


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Enrico Rava’s The Third Man

Trumpeter Enrico Rava and pianist Stefano Bollani's latest release The Third Man is featured this week on Afterglow.

December 1, 2007


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Joni+Jazz: Joni Mitchell

This week on Afterglow: a program highlighting both jazz interpretations of Joni Mitchell's work, as well as some of her own jazz-influenced recordings.

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).

September 9, 2006


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Stardust: Nat King Cole On Capitol, 1955-59

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a prolific and rewarding period for Nat King Cole, when he produced seven albums.

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First Fusion: Jazz-Rock Before Bitches Brew

cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend jazz with rock.

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