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June 9, 2007

 

Judy Garland on Capitol

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature a recent collection of Judy Garland’s late-1950s and early-1960s Capitol albums. Though Garland has sometimes been branded as a showbiz belter, we’ll be highlighting some of the torch ballads that she recorded for Capitol with arrangers like Gordon Jenkins and Nelson Riddle.

February 10, 2007

 

Billie Holiday Decca Years Album Cover

Billie Holiday: the Decca Years

Billie Holiday's Decca recordings showcased her in larger-ensemble, somewhat more commercial settings, and found Holiday's voice in its prime.

August 5, 2006

 

Jazz Crusaders Album Cover

The Jazz Crusaders

Led by pianist Joe Sample and trombonist Wayne Henderson, the Jazz Crusaders' 1960s albums reflect the work of a group steeped in hardbop and soul jazz.

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The entrance to the Birdland nightclub in New York City.

Birdland was known as “the jazz corner of the world,” and from 1949 to 1965 it played host to some of the greatest names on the modern jazz scene.

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