Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.
At the height of the swing era many big bands included small singing ensembles in their performances and recordings.
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.
Afterglow continues a long tradition with music heralding the arrival of summer.
This week we feature newly-released performances by Keith Jarrett's so-called standards trio, which were recorded at Montreux in 2001.