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August 4, 2014

 

The LP cover of Carmen McRae's Carmen For Cool Ones.

Carmen For Cool Ones: Carmen McRae And Fred Katz

McRae worked with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.

March 13, 2009

 

Thelma Carpenter album cover

The Best-Known Unknown in Show Business: Thelma Carpenter

Singer Thelma Carpenter's career stretched from the swing era to "The Wiz" and "The Cosby Show," and she counted songwriter Alec Wilder among her champions.

December 1, 2007

 

Joni Mitchell The Hissing Summer Lawns Album Cover

Joni+Jazz: Joni Mitchell

This week on Afterglow: a program highlighting both jazz interpretations of Joni Mitchell's work, as well as some of her own jazz-influenced recordings.

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.

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Clark’s Last Leap: Sonny Clark, 1961-62

Leapin' and Lopin'

Sonny Clark was a young pianist with an already-impressive jazz legacy when he began a year-long string of classic hardbop recordings that ended with his death.

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