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September 24, 2013

 

Herb Jeffries singing with the Duke Ellington orchestra

Herb Jeffries At 100

Celebrating the centennial of the singer, actor, and last surviving member of Duke Ellington's early-1940s big band.

December 20, 2012

 

Connick Christmas

Christmas For Moderns

This week on Afterglow we’ll usher in the holidays with music recorded during the past two decades .

June 22, 2012

 

John Lennon and Paul McCartney

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.

March 19, 2010

 

Marian McPartland Album Cover In My Life

One for Marian: A Tribute To Marian McPartland

Celebrating pianist, writer, educator and composer Marian McPartland, this show features many of her own compositions and a 1975 interview with Dick Bishop.

September 24, 2009

 

Colorful trees by a stream

Songs of the Season: Autumn

Music from Jackie Paris, Kenny Dorham, Frank Sinatra, and more is featured on our annual tribute to autumn.

December 26, 2008

 

wintertime

Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

March 15, 2008

 

Quincy Jones Back on the Block Album Cover

Q at 75: Quincy Jones’ new anthology

Tonight we feature Quincy Jones, highlighting music from a new anthology, as well as recordings he did with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and more.

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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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