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Songs of the Season: Autumn

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn with many classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

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We’ll also feature the rarely-heard 1950 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Brown County in Autumn,” an extended musical work that the Hoosier songwriter penned in tribute to the southern Indiana artists’ colony.

This week on Afterglow it’s our annual songs-of-the-season ode to autumn, with music for the fall from Blossom Dearie, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Nat King Cole, Julie London, and many other classic performers of jazz and American popular song.

We’ll also feature the rarely-heard 1950 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Brown County in Autumn,” an extended musical work that the Hoosier songwriter penned in tribute to the southern Indiana artists’ colony. (Special thanks to the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University for use of this recording.)

Other Indiana artists heard on the program include Terre Haute’s Claude Thornhill and Bloomington’s Al Cobine.

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