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April 6, 2018

 

Literary Figures In Popular Song

Authors like Truman Capote, Langston Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Kazuo Ishiguro, and their contributions to the world of jazz and popular song.

March 24, 2016

 

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

January 22, 2016

 

Tribute to Mark Murphy

We pay tribute to singer Mark Murphy (1932–2015), chronicling his wide-ranging 60-year career in the world of vocal jazz.

November 20, 2015

 

Recent Releases for 2015, Part 2

A roundup of recent releases in the world of vocal jazz and traditional pop from the second half of 2015

June 5, 2015

 

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

March 13, 2015

 

Tribute to Steve Zegree

On this special edition of Afterglow from 2015, we remember the life and legacy of the jazz educator, performer, arranger, and producer, Steve Zegree.

September 6, 2014

 

Q And The Queen: Dinah Washington With Quincy Jones

In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.

March 21, 2014

 

Mark Murphy: The Muse Years

In the early 1970s singer Mark Murphy returned from Europe and began a 20-year run of some of the most artistically successful records of his career.

August 12, 2013

 

Sinatra + Stordahl

Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.

July 24, 2010

 

Singin’ and Swingin’ With Annie Ross

Bop songstress, girlfriend of comedian Lennie Bruce, and 1/3 of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Annie Ross was the 1950s' epitome of jazz-vocal hip.

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