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.
We explore tribute albums to Nat King Cole, recorded by Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Marvin Gaye, and others.
A follow-up to The Great French Songbook, Part 1, looking at more music "dans la mode française."
French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.
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.
For Valentine's Day, an Afterglow salute to some of the best love songs from the Great American Songbook
In honor of the centennial of arranger Pete Rugolo, we'll feature his progressive arrangements for Nat King Cole, June Christy, and others.
An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!
In 1973, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson released an album of standards, arranged by Sinatra's arranger Gordon Jenkins.
In the 1940s, Nat King Cole transformed from a work-a-day pianist in L.A. to a national superstar.