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May 3, 2013


Cole Porter songbook

Afterglow Plays Cole Porter

Johnny Hartman, Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin and others help us pay tribute to the Indiana songwriter.

December 25, 2009


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The Fireside Afterglow

“The Fireside Afterglow” has a laid-back seasonal theme with music that evokes love, reflection, peace, and the warm moods of winter.

February 13, 2009


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That Ole Devil Called Love

It's the most written-about topic in the history of popular song L-O-V-E, as Nat King Cole once sang.

January 30, 2009



Lea DeLaria: Live Smoke

Lea DeLaria is a singer and actress who in recent years has forged a unique popular-song repertoire that draws on both standards and modern pop-rock.

August 12, 2006


Gerry Mulligan Mosaic Album Cover

Three Guitars

This week on Afterglow we'll highlight some of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's collaborations on a recent Mosaic collection of his 1957 recordings.

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The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

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Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington’s composing/arranging partner for 27 years, writing “Take the A Train,” “Lush Life,” and many other eventual jazz standards.

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