This week, we explore the career of jazz singer Jon Hendricks (1921–2017), who began a pioneer in the art of vocalese.
Reprise Records was Frank Sinatra's own label, and it turned the singer into a record executive.
Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.
This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.
A spotlight on Lady Day's time fronting big bands, including those of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw.
Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.
In the 1960s the Beatles' primary songwriters rocked the world of jazz and popular song. Decades later, Beatles songs themselves have become standards.
Batter up! Take to the diamond with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dave Frishberg, and a host of other performers as Afterglow swings for the fences.
A different take on haunted music for Halloween, with evening laments and anguished odes to lost and longed-for love from Julie London, Duke Ellington and more.
A look at "social significance" music from the 1930s and 40s that alluded in humorous, overtly political, or poignant ways to issues and problems of the times.