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March 24, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Spring 2017

"It Might As Well Be Spring," "April In Paris," "Spring Is Here," and other odes to the spring season.

January 27, 2017

 

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

November 25, 2016

 

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

September 23, 2016

 

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The Songs And Sounds Of Matt Dennis

Matt Dennis composed many of the standards from Sinatra's early career, including "Violets For Your Furs" and "Everything Happens To Me."

March 24, 2016

 

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Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

January 15, 2016

 

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Pete Rugolo And The Singers

We're featuring the progressive arrangements that Pete Rugolo made for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.

December 17, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

November 27, 2015

 

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

July 17, 2015

 

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June Christy: Something Cool

June Christy's 1954 album "Something Cool" was a landmark in the "Cool School" of vocal jazz.

February 20, 2015

 

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The Stan Kenton Singers

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.

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