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Archive for Afterglow

December 26, 2008


Songs of the Season: Winter

Our annual tribute to the cold-weather months features music from Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan, the Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall and Bing Crosby.

December 19, 2008


Songs of the Season: Christmas

Afterglow continues a long-standing holiday tradition this week with “Songs of the Season: Christmas,” featuring music from Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Dianne Reeves, and many more.

December 12, 2008


Holidays On Film

"Holidays on Film" takes a look at seasonal song in the movies and on TV specials, with music from Meet Me in St. Louis, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, Scrooge, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lemon Drop Kid and more, performed by Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and others.

December 5, 2008

What's New: December 2008

Features on Afterglow this week include pianist and singer Patricia Barber’s recent tribute to Indiana songwriter Cole Porter, a new release from vocalist Robin McKelle, a reissue of Lorez Alexandria’s 1963 album For Swingers Only, and a previously-unreleased Chet Baker studio session from 1986.

August 15, 2008

The Last Waltz: The Final Recordings of Bill Evans

This week on Afterglow we'll feature some of the final recordings that pianist Bill Evans made. Other artists on the program include Shelly Manne, Frank Sinatra with Count Basie, Nicholas Payton, and Clifford Jordan.

August 8, 2008

Enrico Rava's The Third Man

This week on Afterglow we'll feature trumpeter Enrico Rava's latest ECM release The Third Man, an album of duets with pianist Stefano Bollani. Other artists include Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman, Shirley Horn, and Johnny Griffin.

July 25, 2008

After Hours With Sarah Vaughan

In the early 1960s singer Sarah Vaughan recorded two intimate trio albums for the Roulette label featuring guitarists Barney Kessel and Mundell Lowe. We'll hear them, along with several tribute sets to the late vocalist Jo Stafford, and music from a new CD by pianist Sal Mosca.

July 18, 2008

Cassandra Wilson's Loverly

This week on Afterglow we feature vocalist Cassandra Wilson's new Blue Note CD, Loverly --her first album of standards in 20 years. We'll also hear music from Norah Jones, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, Miles Davis, and Billy Eckstine.

July 11, 2008

Barney Kessel's Some Like It Hot

Tonight on Afterglow it’s “Barney Kessel’s Some Like It Hot,” focusing on the guitarist’s tribute to jazz used in the 1959 Tony Curtis-Jack Lemmon comedy. Music from singer Marilyn Scott’s recent CD, Every Time We Say Goodbye, will be featured as well.

April 18, 2008

Small Group Hamp: Celebrating The Centenary Of Lionel Hampton

This week on Afterglow we'll celebrate the centenary of vibraphonist Lionel Hampton with a program that includes selections from a new Mosaic Records anthology of his late-1930s small-group recordings. Music from Dianne Reeves’ new CD When You Know will be featured as well.

April 11, 2008

Songs of the Season: Celebrating The Arrival Of Spring

This week on Afterglow we continue the show's "Songs of the Season" tradition with a program celebrating the arrival--imminent or otherwise--of the spring, starring some of the usual Afterglow suspects like Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, and many more.

March 14, 2008

Q at 75: Quincy Jones' new anthology

Tonight on Afterglow it's "Q at 75," featuring music from a new anthology of Quincy Jones' circa-1960 big band, as well as recordings he did with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and more. We’ll also have new and recent music from Marian McPartland, Herbie Hancock, and Karrin Allyson.

March 8, 2008

Frank Kimbrough's Air

Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist about the music and the circumstances that led him to undertake a solo-piano effort.

February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Fathead

This week on Afterglow we pay a 75th-birthday tribute to saxophonist David Fathead Newman, who first came to fame as a member of Ray Charles' group in the 1950s, and who's since made many albums as a leader that feature his soulful sound-mix of hardbop, R&B, and blues.

February 8, 2008

Keith Jarrett: My Foolish Heart

2008 marks the 25th anniversary of pianist Keith Jarrett's so-called standards trio, which includes Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. On this program we feature newly-released performances by the trio recorded at Montreux in 2001.

January 25, 2008


Havin' Fun With Bing And Louis

This week on Afterglow it’s “Havin’ Fun With Bing and Louis,” as we feature circa-1950 radio broadcasts of Bing Crosby’s CBS Chesterfield program, with special guests that include Peggy Lee, Jack Teagarden, Ella Fitzgerald, and Crosby’s good friend Louis Armstrong.

January 18, 2008

Best of Quartet West

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from a new anthology of bassist Charlie Haden’s classic-jazz-and-film tribute band, Quartet West, as well as recordings from Andy Bey, Stanley Turrentine, Madeleine Peyroux, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, and Nancy Wilson.

January 4, 2008

Best of 2007

This week on Afterglow we take a look back at some of the best new releases and reissues from 2007. We also pay tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, featuring his collaborations with vocalist Anita O'Day, saxophonist Ben Webster, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

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