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Archive for Afterglow

October 21, 2014

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Gerald Wilson And The Singers

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

October 20, 2014

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Songs Of The Season: Autumn 2014

Afterglow takes a musical stroll through the leaves with Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and other serenaders to autumn.

October 20, 2014

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Let's Dance

Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!

September 6, 2014

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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.

September 5, 2014

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What's New: September 2014

Music from Catherine Russell, Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Freda Payne, Dee Alexander and others.

September 5, 2014

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Dancing On The Ceiling: Afterglow Plays Rodgers And Hart V. 1

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were one of the most successful songwriting teams in the history of American popular music.

August 4, 2014

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Let's Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

August 4, 2014

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Carmen For Cool Ones: Carmen McRae And Fred Katz

McRae teamed up with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.

August 3, 2014

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American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

July 8, 2014

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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.

June 29, 2014

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What's New: June 2014

New and recent releases from Catherine Russell, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra with singer Ernie Andrews, Norma Winstone, and more.

May 2, 2014

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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.

April 4, 2014

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What's New: March 2014

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March 29, 2014

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Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

March 21, 2014

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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.

February 19, 2014

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Angel Eyes: The Matt Dennis Songbook

A centennial celebration of the composer who gave us "Everything Happens To Me," "Violets For Your Furs," and other songs that ranged from wistful to winsome.

February 17, 2014

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Afterglow Plays The Modern Pop-Rock Songbook

Updating the repertoire of popular song, from Prince to the Replacements.

January 10, 2014

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Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.

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