A centennial celebration of the composer who gave us "Everything Happens To Me," "Violets For Your Furs," and other songs that ranged from wistful to winsome.
In 1949 Nat King Cole took his popular trio and a bongo player into Carnegie Hall for a swinging concert of hits and bop and Latin-influenced tunes.
“On the Air” features recently-released archive radio broadcasts of Frank Sinatra (his Lucky Strike show from the late 1940s), Dave Brubeck (the Quartet with Paul Desmond in the mid-1950s, hitting its stride several years in advance of its landmark album Time Out), Carmen McRae (her concert debut in Europe), and Miles Davis (his great late-1950s group with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane).
Tony Bennett, Helen Forrest, and others help us commemorate the changing of the seasons.
It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.
Featuring Cassandra Wilson's first album of standards in 20 years, "Loverly".
This week we feature newly-released performances by Keith Jarrett's so-called standards trio, which were recorded at Montreux in 2001.
This week on Afterglow we'll have a set of New Year’s songs from Peggy Lee, June Christy, and Ella Fitzgerald.
This week on Afterglow we’ll feature pianist, arranger, and composer Gil Evans, legendary for his late-1950s work with trumpeter Miles Davis.