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July 8, 2014

 

Photo of singer Billy Eckstine

Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

September 13, 2013

 

Dorsey Pied Pipers

The Big Bands’ Vocal Groups

At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.

June 4, 2011

 

summertime

Songs of the Season: Summer

We pay tribute to the arrival of warm weather with music from Nat King Cole, June Christy, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, George Benson and more.

June 12, 2009

 

Louis Armstrong Summertime Album Cover

Songs of the Season: Summer, Part 1

Afterglow continues a long tradition with music heralding the arrival of summer.

February 9, 2008

 

My Foolish Heart Life at Montreux Album Cover

Keith Jarrett: My Foolish Heart

This week we feature newly-released performances by Keith Jarrett's so-called standards trio, which were recorded at Montreux in 2001.

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Late Autumn: Stan Getz, 1987-91

The album cover for Stan Getz's SERENITY.

Long a troubled star in the mid-20th century jazz world, at the end of his life saxophonist Stan Getz found peace and made some of his finest recordings.

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