Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

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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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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