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Swinging into Summer (6/25/16)


School is out, and that summer wind you hear is Jessica exhaling. Meanwhile, John takes off his shoes and positions himself for summer as Madeleine says goodbye to her high school friends and looks forward to college. Summer – and its pleasant routines – is upon the Pizzarellis.



Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (The Very Best of Nina Simone)

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)

Nina Simone - Feeling Good (Four Women: The Complete Nina Simone on Philips)

Maureen McGovern - Make the Man Love Me (Another Woman In Love)

Jessica Molaskey - Growing Pains (Make Believe)

George Shearing - Isn't It Romantic (Beauty and the Beat!)

Kurt Elling - So Far Away (1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project)

Harry Nilsson - For Me and My Gal (A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night)

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Walkin' Shoes (Best of Gerry Mulligan)

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine (My Funny Valentine)

Rosemary Clooney - Let's Eat Home (Still on the Road)

Scott Hamilton & the Jeff Hamilton Trio - You and the Night and the Music (Hamilton & Hamilton Live in Bern)


Let's Dance - Lea DeLaria (House of David)

Duke Ellington - Rockin' in Rhythm (The Great Paris Concert)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Under a Blanket of Blue (The Best of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstong on Verve)

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986)

Bob Mintzer Big Band - Get Up (Get Up!)

Charenee Wade - I Think I'll Call It Morning (Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heronn & Brian Jackson)

Frank Sinatra - It Happened in Monterey (Songs for Swingin' Lovers)

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

Nat King Cole Trio - Too Marvelous for Words (Nat King Cole)

John Pizzarelli - Too Marvelous for Words (John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer)

Tony Bennett - Emily (The Movie Song Album)

Bucky Pizzarelli - This Nearly Was Mine (Flashes: A Lifetime in Words and Music)

Quincy Jones - Sermonette (The ABC, Mercury Jazz Big Band Sessions)

It’s All Here on Radio Deluxe




"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.