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Archive for Afterglow

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.

October 20, 2014

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

Let's Dance

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

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.

September 5, 2014

What's New: September 2014

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

September 5, 2014

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

Let's Get Away From It All

Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.

August 4, 2014

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

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.

June 29, 2014

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

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

What's New: March 2014

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March 29, 2014

Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

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.

February 19, 2014

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

Afterglow Plays The Modern Pop-Rock Songbook

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

January 10, 2014

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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