On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.
While Harry Warren's name may have eluded the spotlight, his songs—like "Lullaby of Broadway," "At Last," and "I Only Have Eyes for You"—never did.
Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.
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.
Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.
Hartman is one of the great icons of romantic vocal jazz.
Kurt Elling talks with David Brent Johnson about his tribute to John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, DEDICATED TO YOU, highlighted on this edition of Afterglow.
It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.
Trumpeter Enrico Rava and pianist Stefano Bollani's latest release The Third Man is featured this week on Afterglow.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature the American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, including her hit duet with Billy Eckstine, “Passing Strangers.”