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January 1, 2010

 

Ben Webster's Stormy Weather Album Cover

Big Ben: A Ben Webster Centennial Tribute

A tribute to Ben Webster, a tenor saxophonist who had one of the warmest, most identifiable sounds of any 20th-century jazz musician.

September 8, 2007

 

Nat King Cole 1960-64

Nat King Cole 1960-64

Features music from the last five years of Nat King Cole's career, including pop, novelty, big band, country, and show tunes.

February 24, 2007

 

Duke Ellington Album Cover

Duke Ellington Late 1930s Small Groups

This week on Afterglow we'll listen to some of Duke Ellington's late-1930s small-group recordings, which he did in an effort to reach out to the jukebox trade.

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Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Cover for Charlie Parker big Band LP

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

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