Hosted by Mark Chilla, Afterglow explores the stories of vocal jazz and popular song from the Great American Songbook. Ella, Frank, Billie, Duke – Afterglow has them all!
Jul 15th: Kiss Me Kate and Cole Porter’s Comeback
After World War II, the career of Cole Porter seemed to be mostly over. However in 1948, he scored his biggest hit to date with the award-winning musical Kiss Me Kate, kicking off a victory lap for the composer’s final years. We’ll explore these late songs of Cole Porter on this program.
Jul 22nd: The Songs Of Bobby Troup
Bobby Troup was 20th Renaissance Man: a singer, actor, pianist, and songwriter, and the man behind songs like “Route 66.” This week, we’ll hear his work sung by his wife Julie London, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and Troup himself.
Jul 29th: Chasing Rainbows: More Colors in Popular Song
Part two of Afterglow’s exploration of colorful songs from the Great American Songbook, as we feature “Little White Lies,” “That Old Black Magic,” and everything in between.
Jul 8th: Remembering Joao Gilberto
One year ago this week, we lost the Brazilian guitarist and singer Joao Gilberto, whose cool style defined the bossa nova sound of the 1960s.
Jul 1st: Aretha Franklin: The Voice
This Fourth of July weekend, we celebrate the great American vocalist and songwriter Aretha Franklin, in a rebroadcast of an episode produced after her death in 2018,documentingher career in the 1960s.
Jun 24th: Mink Jazz: Peggy Lee in the 1960s
We continue our celebration of Peggy Lee’s 100th birthday this week, exploring her most glamorous period of recordings for Capitol Records in the 1960s.
Jun 17th: Recent Releases 2020, Part 1
This week, we explore new vocal jazz and traditional pop recordings from Kurt Elling, Kandace Springs, Becca Stevens, James Taylor and more.