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June 19, 2015


Jose James - Yesterday I Had the Blues

Recent Releases for 2015, Part 1

We're rounding up some recent vocal jazz releases from Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, and more.

August 4, 2014


a photo of the countryside

Let’s Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

October 28, 2013


Sheet music for the song

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

May 16, 2011


Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

What’s New: May 2011, With Disney And Ray Charles Tributes

Music from tributes to Ray Charles and the songs of Disney films, featuring Esperanza Spalding, Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Norah Jones and others.

April 19, 2011


Sophisticated Ladies

What’s New: April 2010

The latest release from Kurt Elling and a new CD from Quartet West, featuring guest vocalists Cassandra Wilson, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, and Diana Krall.

February 12, 2010


Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening: Jazz And Popular Song Love Ballads

Love songs progressing from discovery and longing to settled intimacy.

December 25, 2009


Fireplace with fire and teapot

The Fireside Afterglow

“The Fireside Afterglow” has a laid-back seasonal theme with music that evokes love, reflection, peace, and the warm moods of winter.

October 8, 2009


Hank Williams

The Hank Williams Songbook

Hank Williams may be the king of country music, but pop, jazz and R&B performers have seized upon a number of his songs over the past few decades.

April 24, 2009


Keeps On Rainin'

Keeps On Rainin’: Songs That Invoke The Rain

This week on Afterglow: Songs that use rain as inspiration for romance, including selections from Billie Holiday, The Four Freshmen, Frank Sinatra, and more.

July 19, 2008


Cassandra Wilson Loverly Album Cover

Cassandra Wilson’s Loverly

Featuring Cassandra Wilson's first album of standards in 20 years, "Loverly".

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Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

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