McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.
This week on Afterglow we’ll usher in the holidays with music recorded during the past two decades .
New and recent releases from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, and a never-before-issued 1968 nightclub recording of pianist Bill Evans.
Singer Nina Simone took songs of the counterculture and made them her own.
Music from tributes to Ray Charles and the songs of Disney films, featuring Esperanza Spalding, Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Norah Jones and others.
The latest release from Kurt Elling and a new CD from Quartet West, featuring guest vocalists Cassandra Wilson, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, and Diana Krall.
Afterglow's periodic survey of compelling new and recent releases.
Full of love, trusting, broken, or otherwise, hearts figure in all of this week's songs.
Pianist Luke Gillespie's unexpected CD, a new love-songs compilation from Jackie Ryan, and a solo outing from Kurt Elling collaborator Laurence Hobgood.
Our annual, highly-subjective survey of the past year's CDs.