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CHRISTOPHER LOUDON, JAZZ TIMES
"Among radio's greatest pleasures is each weekly installment of Radio Deluxe, two hours of great jazz and smart, sassy repartee from John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the hippest husband-and-wife team since Louis Prima and Keely Smith. "

Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli has enjoyed visits by many memorable guests since its first show on December 3, 2005. Regis Philbin dropped by on Christmas weekend; Janis Siegel, of the Manhattan Transfer, brought biscotti; Margaret Whiting broke into a live song about her "Uncle Johnny" Mercer; Liza loved what John and Jessie had done with the apartment; Keely Smith told about being engaged to Frank Sinatra; and Stacey Kent revealed her favorite ski resorts and why none of them are in Holland. Other guests have been Tony Danza, Steve Tyrell, Kenny Rankin, Peter Cincotti, Ann Hampton Callaway, and of course, the members of the John Pizzarelli Quartet, along with daughter Madeline Pizzarelli and her grandfather, Bucky Pizzarelli.

Showing Respect (10/25)

On the eve of their opening at the Café Carlyle, John & Jessica show their respect for Bobby Short, who held court at the Carlyle for over 35 years. They also pay their respects to Tim Hauser, the late founding member of The Manhattan Transfer. And John gives us another preview from his soon-to-be-released Johnny Mercer tribute album, “Mercer Street.” And, of course, they talk about and play music by several other favorite musicians, past and present.

Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E's in Love (Rickie Lee Jones)
The Manhattan Transfer - Tuxedo Junction (The Manhattan Transfer)
The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City (The Best of The Manhattan Transfer)
Bill Frisell - Surfer Girl (Guitar in the Space Age)
Alan Bergman - What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life (Lyrically, Alan Bergman)
Bobby Short - It Never Was You (Nobody Else but Me)
John Pizzarelli w/The George Shearing Quintet - Lulu’s Back in Town (The Rare Delight of You)
John Pizzarelli - Slue Foot (Mercer Street)
John Pizzarell & Grover Kemble - Headed Out to Vera's (Live at Birdland)
Grover Kemble - Follow (Follow)
Harry Allen - Paper Doll (Harry Allen)

Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson - Gone with the Wind (Cosmopolite: The Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions)
Michael Franks - Eggplant (The Art of Tea)
Melody Gardot - Baby I'm a Fool (My One and Only Thrill)
John Pizzarelli & Friends - Somebody Call Hanly! (Pizzarelli Party)
Tom Wopat - Let's Fall in Love (The Still of the Night)
Stacey Kent - You Are There (Dreamsville)
Andre Previn - Zip (Andre Previn Plays Pal Joey)
Frank Sinatra - Swingin' Down the Lane (Songs for Swingin' Lovers)
John Pizzarelli - East St. Louis Toodle-Oo/Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Rockin' in Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute)
Dinah Washington - I Get a Kick out of You (The Great American Songbook)
Terry Gibbs and His Dream Band - Don't Be That Way (Launching a New Sound in Music - Swing Is Here!)
Oscar Peterson - Mumbles (Oscar Peterson Trio + 1)
Dave Brubeck - You'll Never Know (Indian Summer)

 

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