Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.
Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.
Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson would have turned 90 this week. We'll be saluting him by showcasing his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and more.
This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.
Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.
This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.
Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.
Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.
Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.
Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.