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October 27, 2017

 

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Italian-American Crooners

Italian-American Crooners, like Sinatra, Martin, Como, and Bennett, shaped the landscape of popular song in the 1940s and 50s.

September 22, 2017

 

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Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2017

The leaves are changing from green to red, the air outside is brisk and cool, and that means it’s time to look at autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

January 27, 2017

 

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Lost In The Stars: The Kurt Weill Songbook

We explore the songs of German composer Kurt Weill, including "Mack The Knife," "September Song," and "Speak Low."

December 23, 2016

 

A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

A Very Crooner Christmas

Some classic Christmas songs from some Afterglow favorites

August 12, 2016

 

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Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

July 29, 2016

 

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The Standards of Sondheim and Bernstein

We look at the standards of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, like "New York, New York," "Lonely Town," "I Feel Pretty," and "Send In The Clowns."

March 18, 2016

 

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The Great French Songbook

French songs, French singers, and songs about Paris in this edition of Afterglow.

February 5, 2016

 

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Grammy Award Preview 2016

A preview of jazz vocal nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards, including Karrin Allyson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Tony Bennett, and Jamison Ross.

December 17, 2015

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

An Afterglow salute to winter weather (without your typical Christmas songs)!

November 20, 2015

 

The Silver Lining

Recent Releases for 2015, Part 2

A roundup of recent releases in the world of vocal jazz and traditional pop from the second half of 2015

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