June Christy's 1954 album "Something Cool" was a landmark in the "Cool School" of vocal jazz.
In the 1940s and 50s, the Stan Kenton Orchestra became equally known for their brash arrangements and cool singers, like Anita O'Day and June Christy.
Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.
Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for numerous entries in the Great American Songbook, including "It Could Happen To You," "Come Fly With Me," and "Imagination."
Arranger Pete Rugolo worked with some of the most significant vocalists of the 1940s and 50s.
We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.
Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.
A different take on haunted music for Halloween, with evening laments and anguished odes to lost and longed-for love from Julie London, Duke Ellington and more.
Tony Bennett, Helen Forrest, and others help us commemorate the changing of the seasons.
With music from Nat King Cole and others, this week on Afterglow we play songs about the springtime on "Songs of the Season".