Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.
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.
We'll go uptown, downtown and crosstown this week on Afterglow with top-drawer performers of American popular song.
A centennial celebration of the lyricist who wrote "Moon River" and many other standards, featuring an interview with Afterglow founding host Dick Bishop.
Oscar Peterson was one of jazz’s most popular pianists, but on a couple of occasions he did albums on which he sang as well.
Music this week from a variety of artists both old and new.
This week on Afterglow we celebrate the recent birthday of Hoagy Carmichael, with interpretations of Carmichael classics from many performers.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature Johnny Mercer, a lyric writer for many American-songbook standards and the co-founder of Capitol Records
This week on Afterglow it’s “Sinatra in Hollywood,” with music from the many movies of Frank Sinatra, including Pal Joey , Anchors Aweigh , High Society , Guys and Dolls , and more, as well as unreleased recordings from The Man With the Golden Arm and an aborted 1954 animated production of Finian’s Rainbow (which features, among other things, a Sinatra-Ella Fitzgerald duet).
This week on Afterglow we celebrate the 75th birthday of one of the most hip and enduring singers on the jazz scene today, singer Mark Murphy.