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What’s New: April 2010

The latest release from Kurt Elling and a new CD from Quartet West, featuring guest vocalists Cassandra Wilson, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, and Diana Krall.

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This week on Afterglow Kurt Elling returns with a new CD, The Gate, that finds the singer exploring his usual wide range of song choices–this time from artists such as Miles Davis, King Crimson, and Joe Jackson.

Charlie Haden’s longstanding torch-ballad group Quartet West checks in as well with its recent release, Sophisticated Ladies, which brings some of the modern popular-song vocal scene’s biggest names on board for a trip through the standards.

Kurt Elling talks about his new CD:

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