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September 23, 2016


Matt Dennis - Play Melancholy Baby

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


Spring is Here

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



Pete Rugolo And The Singers

In honor of the centennial of arranger Pete Rugolo, we'll feature his progressive arrangements for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.

December 17, 2015



Songs of the Season: Winter 2015

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


Stan Kenton and June Christy - Duet

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.

August 4, 2014


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Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

February 22, 2013


Jimmy Van Heusen

All The Way: The Jimmy Van Heusen Songbook

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."

June 4, 2011



Songs of the Season: Summer

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.

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LP cover for saxophonist Jimmy Heath's TRIPLE THREAT.

Jimmy Heath was off the jazz scene for much of the 1950s, but he returned to make a string of albums that cemented his reputation as a composer and a player.

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