Ring in the New Year with Ella, Nat, Bing and more of the Afterglow gang.
It’s Christmas this week on Afterglow, and we’ll come bearing musical presents from Bing Crosby, Billy Eckstine, Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, and other carolers of American popular song.
New music this week from Cassandra Wilson, Freddy Cole, and more.
If Elvis Presley was the king of rock ‘n roll, Johnny Mathis is the king of popular romantic music. He joins us this week for music and conversation.
Something old, something new: live radio broadcasts of the Claude Thornhill big band, and a recent release from the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra.
In 1949 Nat King Cole took his popular trio and a bongo player into Carnegie Hall for a swinging concert of hits and bop and Latin-influenced tunes.
Soul singers Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight and James Brown give us their takes on the Great American Songbook.
New music from pianists Ahmad Jamal and Keith Jarrett, a live recording from guitarist Kenny Burrell, and excerpts from jazz suites by Ted Nash and Frank Glover.
Doris Day is a celebrated American movie icon—but there’s much more to her legacy than PILLOW TALK.
An 80th-birthday tribute to singer Abbey Lincoln, featuring both early and late-period recordings. Lincoln passed away a week after the broadcast of this program.
Vocalist Ron Gill's veteran authority, pianist-singer Champian Fulton's youthful pose, and more.
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.
Frank Loesser wrote or co-wrote some of the most memorable music of mid-20th-century American popular song.
New, not necessarily blue: Afterglow's latest survey of recent releases.
Stan Getz's final bow, and Bing Crosby's treasure-trove of previously-unreleased small-group recordings of standards.
A centennial tribute to bandleader Artie Shaw highlighting the records he made with vocalists, including Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, and Mel Torme.
Gordon Jenkins was renowned as an arranger, but he also wrote some hit songs. We'll hear them done by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and more.
Singer Anita Gravine pays tribute to music of the Italian cinema, plus music from the final studio dates of saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.
Pianist Luke Gillespie's unexpected CD, a new love-songs compilation from Jackie Ryan, and a solo outing from Kurt Elling collaborator Laurence Hobgood.
Afterglow bursts into early-April bloom this week with another seasonal tribute, featuring odes to the spring both happy and sad from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller and more.
Batter up! Take to the diamond with Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dave Frishberg, Vince Guaraldi and a host of other performers, including Mickey Mantle himself, as Afterglow swings for the fences, dives for a grounder, and heads for home plate with an all-baseball program of song.
Performances from a Hollywood nightclub by two great 20th-century interpreters of American popular song.
This week on Afterglow I’ll feature new music from two performers from different ends of the generational spectrum—26-year-old singer Kat Edmonson and 91-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson--as well as an interview with pianist Ben Neuman and music from his debut CD "Introductions."
Love songs progressing from discovery and longing to settled intimacy, for the Valentine's Day weekend.
Popular song is out on the town this week on Afterglow.
New music this week on Afterglow from singers Carol Sloane and Nellie McKay, plus posthumous releases from pianist John Hicks and Frank Sinatra (an anthology of New York City concert performances).
Our annual, highly-subjective survey of the past year's CDs, featuring selections from Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Jackie Ryan, and more.
This week on Afterglow: tenor saxophonist Ben Webster's appearances with singers such as Mildred Bailey and Billie Holiday, as well as recordings he made with Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, and Johnny Hodges. Ben Webster had one of the warmest, most identifiable sounds of any 20th-century jazz musician.