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October 21, 2016



Oh, So Nice: The Ira Gershwin Songbook

Ira Gershwin was the lyricist behind such standards as "Embraceable You," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," and "Long Ago (And Far Away)"

August 26, 2016



George Shearing And The Singers

George Shearing was the toast of the pop-jazz world in the 1950s, a London-born pianist and blind from birth, who became known for his distinctive style.

June 3, 2016



Tributes to Nat King Cole

We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.

April 29, 2016


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The Great French Songbook, Part 2

A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."

March 18, 2016


Blossom Dearie - Give Him The Ooh-La-La

The Great French Songbook

French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.

February 25, 2016


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Unforgettable: A Tribute to Natalie Cole (1950–2015)

Natalie Cole (1950–2015) was a rare artist who successfully transformed herself from an R&B star into a jazz star, after following in her father’s footsteps.

February 12, 2016


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Let’s Fall In Love: Love Songs From The Great American Songbook

For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook

January 15, 2016



Pete Rugolo And The Singers

In honor of the centennial of arranger Pete Rugolo, we'll feature his progressive arrangements for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.

December 17, 2015



Songs of the Season: Winter 2015

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

November 13, 2015



A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night

In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.

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