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November 20, 2015


The Silver Lining

Recent Releases for 2015, Part 2

A roundup of recent releases in the world of vocal jazz and traditional pop from the second half of 2015

June 5, 2015


Tony and Bill

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

March 20, 2015


Spring is Here

Songs of the Season: Spring 2015

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

March 13, 2015


Steve Zegree and the Singing Hoosiers

Tribute to Steve Zegree

On this special edition of Afterglow, we remember the life and legacy of the jazz educator, performer, arranger, and producer, Dr. Steve Zegree.

September 6, 2014


LP cover of Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones

Q And The Queen: Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones

In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.

March 21, 2014


the cover of Mark Murphy's LP BRIDGING A GAP.

Mark Murphy: The Muse Years

In the early 1970s singer Mark Murphy returned from Europe and began a 20-year run of some of the most artistically successful records of his career.

August 12, 2013


Frank Sinatra Axel Stordahl

Sinatra + Stordahl

Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.

July 24, 2010


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Singin’ and Swingin’ With Annie Ross

Bop songstress, girlfriend of comedian Lennie Bruce, and 1/3 of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Annie Ross was the 1950s' epitome of jazz-vocal hip.

February 5, 2010


Manhattan night

Afterglow Goes To Town

We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.

November 20, 2009


Johnny Mercer

Too Marvelous With Words: Johnny Mercer, America’s Poet Laureate

A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.

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