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Best of 2007

We celebrate the best of 2007 this week on Afterglow, listening to some of the best new releases and reissues.

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This week on Afterglow we take a look back at some of the best new releases and reissues from 2007, including Kurt Elling’s Nightmoves , Tierney Sutton’s On the Other Side, Nat King Cole’s Where Did Everyone Go, and Till Bronner’s Ocean, plus much more.

We also pay tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, featuring his collaborations with vocalist Anita O’Day, saxophonist Ben Webster, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

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