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.