We’ll continue our ongoing celebration of the late Tony Bennett with a look at his lengthy late-career revival. In 1986, he returned to the recording studio after a long hiatus, which led to a string of successes that stretched for 30 more years.
Part two of Afterglow’s exploration of colorful songs from the Great American Songbook, featuring “Little White Lies,” “That Old Black Magic,” and everything in between.
This week, we explore the colorful spectrum of popular songs, from “Red Sails In The Sunset” to “Deep Purple” and everything in between.
This week, we’re looking at “book songs” from the songbook. Flip through the pages as we peruse songs about reading and writing, like “I Could Write A Book” and “It Was Written In The Stars.”
This week, we explore the songs of Dorothy Fields, a Tin Pan Alley songwriter whose work stretched from the 1920s through the 1970s. We’ll sample her songbook, including “A Fine Romance,” “I Won’t Dance,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”
This week, we’re sampling the songbook of composer and lyricist Frank Loesser, including songs from his musicals like "Guys And Dolls" and "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying."
On this episode, we're celebrating Astrud Gilberto, a key figure in popularizing bossa nova music worldwide in the 1960s. Gilberto passed away in June at age 83.
In our ongoing remembrance of the late great Tony Bennett, we're taking a look at some of his work with solo piano accompaniment, with a special focus on his 1970s albums with Bill Evans.
This week, we explore the early artistry of the great Tony Bennett, listening to excerpts from the LPs he recorded for Columbia Records in the 1950s and early 1960s. Bennett passed away on July 21, 2023 at age 96.
We’re taking a look at what’s new in the world of vocal jazz, exploring some recent releases by the duo Rachael and Vilray, singer Rickie Lee Jones, and more.
This week, we’re celebrating the rich baritone voice of jazz singer Johnny Hartman, who would have turned 100 years old on July 3rd. We’ll explore his entire recording career, including his legendary album with saxophonist John Coltrane.
In the 1970s, singer Roberta Flack made a name for herself performing covers of songs by folk singers and other little-known artists, establishing a new canon of songs. This week, we’ll explore some of her entries into this new American songbook.
This week, we explore the highs and lows of Stevie Wonder's first decade in the music industry, a time when he experimented with jazz, pop, soul, and the Great American Songbook.
R&B star Marvin Gaye recorded jazz standards more-or-less out of the spotlight for his entire career.
On this show, we'll hear the soulful Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin interpret the Great American Songbook.
We pay tribute to the late singer, activist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte, who passed away this year at age 96. We’ll explore his expansive recording career, which encompassed folk, calypso, jazz, blues and more.
We’ll continue highlighting the work of the “Rat Pack” this week, with a focus on “Mr. Wonderful” himself, Sammy Davis Jr. We’ll chronicle his recording career and explore why he got the nickname “Mister Show Business.”
This week and next, we’ll celebrate two of the members of the so-called “Rat Pack.” This week, a close look at the life and music of “The King Of Cool” Dean Martin, and his songs like “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head.”
This week, we explore the delicate touch and effortless swing of pianist Ellis Larkins, in honor of his centenary, and his work with singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Beverly Kenney, and Chris Connor.
The songs of Irving Berlin were featured in some of Hollywood’s first “Talkies,” and this week, we’ll explore the songwriter’s work in cinema, including songs like “Blue Skies,” “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” and “Cheek To Cheek”
We’re counting sheep with the Great American Songbook this week, as we explore standards all about dreaming, including “This Time The Dream’s On Me,” “You Stepped Out Of A Dream,” and many more dreamy tunes.
100 Years Ago, America was in love with the blues and the Charleston. But what songs from that year stuck around over the century? This week, we’ll turn back the clock 100 years to hear some songs of 1923, like “I Cried For You” and “Tin Roof Blues.”
Exploring the work of some "part-time" jazz vocalists, like trumpeter Chet Baker, drummer Buddy Rich, and clarinetist Benny Goodman.
This week, we pay tribute to the great American songwriter Burt Bacharach, who brought style and sophistication to pop music in the 1960s. Bacharach passed away in February at age 94.
Billie Holiday’s emotionally-charged singing style changed jazz vocals, and influenced nearly every singer that followed in her wake. This week on Afterglow, we examine the times other artists paid tribute to Lady Day.