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.
New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.
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.
Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.