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November 27, 2015

 

The Billy Strayhorn Songbook

Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

September 24, 2015

 

Songs of the Season: Autumn 2015

Afterglow's salute to falling leaves and pumpkin spice with the best autumn songs from the Great American Songbook.

August 14, 2015

 

And On Piano, Oscar Peterson…

Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson would have turned 90 this week. We'll be saluting him by showcasing his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and more.

July 24, 2015

 

Count Basie and the Singers

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.

July 10, 2015

 

Clifford Brown and the Singers

Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.

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.

October 21, 2014

 

Gerald Wilson And The Singers

Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.

August 3, 2014

 

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

July 8, 2014

 

Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

May 2, 2014

 

Like Someone In Love: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.

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