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October 9, 2008

 

The Johnny Green Songbook, Part 1

Composer Johnny Green wrote the music for several songs that went on to become staples of the jazz-and-popular-song canon.

January 2, 2008

 

“Jazz Impressions of Show Boat” Part 2

guitar choir Show BoatMore from last Friday evening’s Afterglow program devoted to jazz and jazz-vocal recordings of the songs from Show Boat. Hour 2 features several very different versions of “Ol’ Man River,” including a contemporaneous …

January 2, 2008

 

“Jazz Impressions of Show Boat” Part 1

Kenny Dorham Show BoatLast Friday evening’s Afterglow program, featuring jazz and jazz-vocal interpretations of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s songs for the musical Show Boat, is now available for online listening…

November 2, 2007

 

Night Lights: a live broadcast this weekend! Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, Art Blakey, and how you can support the program.

Miles Davis Monterey 1963This week on Night Lights I’ll be playing jazz from a new Miles Davis concert release–MONTEREY ’63, featuring the then-new rhythm section of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams…along with Mosaic Records reissues of classic hardbop J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding and Art Blakey albums… the never-before-released Ella Fitzgerald LOVE LETTERS, featuring the singer in small-group settings, with big bands, and with the London Symphony Orchestra…and much, much more. And I’ll be broadcasting live, because this is the beginning of…

July 22, 2006

 

Porgy & Bess: The 1950s Jazz Revival

We’ll hear jazz interpretations of the score, as well as Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, and Bill Potts.

July 1, 2006

 

Nat King Cole’s St. Louis Blues

A so-called “biopic” of the blues composer W.C. Handy’s life, St. Louis Blues was Nat King Cole’s only role as a leading man.

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Full Moon And Empty Arms: Classical Melodies In Popular Song

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We explore the classical music origins of jazz and pop standards like “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” “Lover, Come Back To Me,” and “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”

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Afterglow is WFIU's weekly program of jazz and American popular song hosted by David Brent Johnson.

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