Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.
Afterglow takes a musical stroll through the leaves with Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and other serenaders to autumn.
Come dance with us this week on Afterglow--no lessons required!
In the mid-1950s two eventual icons of American popular music teamed up for a series of classic jazz-vocal recordings.
Music from Catherine Russell, Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Freda Payne, Dee Alexander and others.
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were one of the most successful songwriting teams in the history of American popular music.
Placid destinations and idyllic spells away from home.
McRae teamed up with progressive jazz musician Fred Katz to create a not-so-standard setting for renditions of standards.
Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.
Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.
New and recent releases from Catherine Russell, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra with singer Ernie Andrews, Norma Winstone, and more.
Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.
New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.
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.
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.
Updating the repertoire of popular song, from Prince to the Replacements.
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.