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What’s New: December 2008

Patricia Barber Cole PorterFeatures on Afterglow this week include pianist and singer Patricia Barber’s recent tribute to Indiana songwriter Cole Porter, a new release from vocalist Robin McKelle, a reissue of Lorez Alexandria’s 1963 album For Swingers Only, and a previously-unreleased Chet Baker studio session from 1986.

Music Heard On This Episode

Here's to Life
Shirley Horn — Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Fest, 2008)
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Here's to Life
Shirley Horn — Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey Jazz Fest, 2008)
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I Wanna Be Loved
Robin McKelle — Modern Antique (Cheap Lullaby, 2008)
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Get Out of Town
Patricia Barber — The Cole Porter Mix (Blue Note, 2008)
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Baltimore Oriole
Lorez Alexandria — For Swingers Only (Dusty Groove, 2008)

Notes: Reissue of 1963 Argo album.

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Little Girl Blue
Lorez Alexandria — For Swingers Only (Dusty Groove, 2008)

Notes: Reissue of 1963 Argo album.

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We'll Be Together Again
Chet Baker — Chet In Chicago (Enja, 2008)

Notes: Recorded in 1986

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Cheryl's Theme
Ted Nash — The Mancini Project (Palmetto, 2008)
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Come Fly With Me
Joe Temperley — The Sinatra Songbook (Hep , 2008)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Easy to Love
Patricia Barber — The Cole Porter Mix (Blue Note, 2008)
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Comes Love
Robin McKelle — Modern Antique (Cheap Lullaby, 2008)
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The End of a Love Affair
Lorez Alexandria — For Swingers Only (Dusty Groove, 2008)

Notes: Reissue of 1963 Argo album.

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Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Joe Temperley — The Sinatra Songbook (Hep, 2008)
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The River
Herbie Hancock/Joni Mitchell — Then and Now (Verve, 2008)

Notes: Live performance.

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