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March 29, 2019

 

Blue Room: The Lost Rodgers and Hart

“This Funny World,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “To Keep My Love Alive” and other rarities from the Rodgers and Hart catalog.

February 1, 2019

 

And On Piano, Oscar Peterson…

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson worked with some of the great singers of his day, including Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and Billie Holiday.

January 11, 2019

 

With A Song In My Heart: The Early Songs of Rodgers and Hart

A look at the early songs of Rodgers and Hart, including “Blue Moon,” “Manhattan,” and “Thou Swell.”

January 4, 2019

 

Young at Heart: Songs About Youth

On this program, we explore music from the Great American Songbook all exploring the same theme: youth.

November 2, 2018

 

The Lennon-McCartney Songbook

The Fab Four goes jazz, featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and others performing Beatles’ tunes.

August 17, 2018

 

Jimmy Rowles: Jazz’s Secret Weapon

Pianist Jimmy Rowles was a trusted accompanist who worked nearly every big star in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé, and Sarah Vaughan.

August 10, 2018

 

Kind Of Blue: Blue Feelings In Popular Song

“Born To Be Blue,” “Blue Moon,” “Blue Turning Grey Over You,” and other songs about the color blue on this week’s show.

August 3, 2018

 

Norman Granz: The Jazz Advocate

A centennial celebration of Norman Granz, concert promoter, record label owner, and one of the biggest civil rights activists in jazz in the 1940s and 50s.

June 15, 2018

 

I Get a Kick: Vices in Popular Song

On this show, we explore the times when songwriters wrote about their vices: drinking, smoking, or even chewing gum.

April 20, 2018

 

Cry Me A River: Tears In Popular Song

Some of the most tearful songs of the Great American Songbook, including “Cry Me A River,” “I Cried For You,” and “Willow Weep For Me.”

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