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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.

Before a Live Audience (10/18/14)

Portions of today’s program were recorded before a live audience. John picks up his guitar and plays for Jessica (an audience of one) to illustrate the concept of the 7-string guitar. He also plays a never-before-heard recording of him and the Swing Seven doing a lesser-known Johnny Mercer song live at Birdland. Besides Mercer, John & Jessica also turn the spotlight on songwriters Dave Frishberg, Neil Young, and Johnny Rotella.

Oscar Peterson - On a Clear Day (Exclusively for My Friends: Girl Talk, Vol. 2)
Ray Kennedy - Oscar Night (I'm Beginning To See the Light)
Lyle Lovett - Blue Skies (Smile)
Dave Frishberg - I'm Hip (Classics)
Ana Gasteyer - I'm Hip (I'm Hip)
Jessica Molaskey & Dave Frishberg - My New Celebrity Is You (At the Algonquin)
John Pizzarelli - I Got out of Bed on the Right Side (Mercer Street)
Dean Martin - Baby-O (The Essential Dean Martin)
Frank Sinatra - Nothing but the Best (Nothing but the Best)
Diana Krall - I Love Being Here with You (Live in Paris)
Randy Newman - Lonely at the Top (Sail Away)
Lizz Wright - Old Man (Dreaming Wide Awake)
Andy Martin - Pick Yourself Up (Setting the Standard)

Bebel Gilberto - Harvest Moon (Tudo)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - It's Sand, Man! (Sing a Song of Basie)
Annie Ross - It's Easy to Remember (To Lady with Love)
Emilie-Claire Barlow - The Beat Goes On/Soul Bossa Nova (The Beat Goes On)
George Van Eps - Have You Met Miss Jones (Mellow Guitar)
John Pizzarelli - The Way You Look Tonight (live in the living room)
Sean Jones Quartet - Not While I'm Around (Im-pro-vise Never Before Seen)
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - Young and Foolish (The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album)
Rosemary Clooney & John Pizzarelli - Waters of March (Brazil)
John Lennon - Imagine (Imagine)
Art Tatum - Have You Met Miss Jones? (Solo Masterpieces)

 

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