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Birthday, Party of Two (1/14/17)

 

John & Jessica celebrate Jessica’s birthday quietly, only the two of them, with recordings by only core Deluxe artists. It’s a feast of Radio Deluxe triple play-play-plays!

 

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Peggy Lee - The Folks Who Live on the Hill (The Singles Collection)

Peggy Lee - Walking Happy (Miss Peggy Lee)

Peggy Lee - It's a Good Day (Capitol Collector's Series)

Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - Some Other Time (The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album)

Tony Bennett - Close Your Eyes (Jazz)

Tony Bennett - Moments Like This (The Art of Excellence)

Ella Fitzgerald - I Found a New Baby (Twelve Nights in Hollywood)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - They Can't Take That Away from Me (Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin - Our Love Is Here To Stay)

Ella Fitzgerald - Don't Be That Way (Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson)

Nat King Cole Trio - It's Only a Paper Moon (The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio)

Nat King Cole Trio - Jumpin' at Capitol (The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio)

Nat King Cole - Unforgettable (Unforgettable)

The Ken Peplowski Quartet - Last Night Whe We Were Young (50 Tunes of Jazz from Venus Records)

 

Mel Torme - Lulu's Back in Town (The Bethlehem Years)

Mel Torme - Pick Yourself Up (At Marty's)

Mel Torme/George Shearing - All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Torme)

Billie Holiday w/Teddy Wilson & His Orch - With Thee I Swing (The Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. II)

Billie Holiday - It's Easy to Remember (Lady In Satin)

Billie Holiday - A Fine Romance (The Complete Verve Marster Takes)

Frank Sinatra - These Foolish Things (The Columbia Years, 1943-1952)

Frank Sinatra - All the Things You Are (The Best of the Columbia Years, 1943-1952)

Frank Sinatra - I Hadn’t Anyone ‘Til You (Sinatra and Strings)

Margaret Whiting - All in Fun (Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book)

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - You Are Too Beautiful (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman)

Red Balaban & Cats - The Love Nest (A Night at the New Eddie Condon's)

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.