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July 15, 2007

 

Betty Roche Singin' and Swingin'

When Betty Met The Duke: Betty Roche

"Betty Roche was an unforgettable singer," Duke Ellington wrote of his former vocalist in 1973. "She never sounded like anybody but Betty Roche."

March 31, 2007

 

Emily Remler

Emily Remler: A Musical Remembrance

Emily Remler was a brilliant guitarist, at ease in musical idioms from Brazilian to bop. She passed away just as she was entering the prime of her career.

March 24, 2007

 

Nina Simone To Be Young Gifted and Black

Here Comes The Sun: Nina Simone On RCA

In late 1966 singer and pianist Nina Simone signed with RCA Records and continued her genre-bending explorations of jazz, blues, pop, folk, and soul.

March 17, 2007

 

International Sweethearts of Rhythm

The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm

The Sweethearts were a racially-integrated, all-female, and all-swing big band, taking their pathbreaking act on the road during World War II.

March 10, 2007

 

Miss Peggy Lee, Songwriter

Many listeners know Peggy Lee as a great jazz singer, but she was also a prolific writer of songs—composing or co-composing nearly 200 of them.

March 3, 2007

 

Journey in

Alice Coltrane, Ascending

John Coltrane's wife was a musician in her own right. What artistic path did she take after her husband passed away in 1967?

November 25, 2006

 

Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite

We're featuring music by Mary Lou Williams - a series of modernistic sketches that were dedicated to various friends and fellow musicians.

October 28, 2006

 

Down At The 90th Floor: Dick And Kiz Harp

We’ll hear music from both of Dick and Kiz Harps albums, and we’ll talk with Bruce Collier, the founder and owner of 90th Floor Records.

June 3, 2006

 

Detour Ahead: Mary Ann McCall

We’ll hear a number of McCall's recordings with the Woody Herman big band, as well as small-group work, and more.

March 25, 2006

 

The Late Miss D: Dinah Washington On Roulette, 1962-63

"The Late Miss D" features the last recordings of Dinah Washington, who died at the age of 38 in 1963.

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