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A Midsummer’s Night (7/16/16)

 

It’s the middle of summer and love is in the air. That calls for songs about lovers and other enjoyable topics, whether in the form of romantic ballads or swinging jazz. John & Jessica know how to enjoy the summer of ’16.

 

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Curtis Stigers - Hooray for Love (Hooray for Love)

Bill Charlap, Peter Washington & Kenny Washington - Put On a Happy Face (All Through the Night)

Peggy Lee - Close Your Eyes (Mink Jazz)

George Shearing & Carmen McRae - Two for the Road (Two for the Road)

Ann Hampton Callaway - Never Let Me Go (Slow)

Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You (The Best of Nina Simone)

Nina Simone - It Might as Well Be Spring (The Amazing Nina Simone)

Red Garland - Hey Now (Groovy)

Joe Pass - Satin Doll (The Best of Joe Pass)

John Pizzarelli - Satin Doll (Rockin' in Rhythm)

Peter Appleyard & The Jazz Greats - Tangerine (The Lost 1974 Sessions)

Ken Peplowski & Ted Rosenthal - Get Happy (Sensitive to the Touch)

 

Les Paul & Mary Ford - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (Les & Mary)

Jessica Molaskey - I Tried Too Hard for Too Long (Pentimento)

John Pizzarelli - Oh How My Heart Beats for You (New Standards)

Kurt Elling/The Fred Hersch Ensemble - The Sleepers (Leaves of Grass)

James Taylor/Michael Brecker - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (The Ballad Book)

James Taylor - You and I Again (Before This World)

James Taylor - Angels of Fenway (Before This World)

Larry Goldings - Beautiful Dreamer (In My Room)

Count Basie - T.V. Time (Chairman of the Board)

Nellie McKay - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (My Weekly Reader)

Miles Davis - Rocker (Birth of the Cool)

John Pizzarelli - Dearly Beloved (John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer)

Stacey Kent - You're the Top (The Boy Next Door)

Harry Allen - Idaho (Harry Allen)

It’s All Here on Radio Deluxe

 

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.