It’s mid-July and summer is in full swing (with a few ballads thrown in). Although their best stories of of summer are probably yet to be told, John & Jessica have plenty to tell you this week as they join each other in the deluxe living room, through the magic of Radio Deluxe.
On July 8th, John performs in Warsaw, Poland, the beginning of his two-week European tour. But through the magic of time-shifting (an old radio trick), he’s also high above Lexington Avenue, in the deluxe apartment, playing favorite records with Jessica. And you’re invited to join them (another radio tradition) and enjoy!
We’re right in the middle of the year. And for those of us with understanding bosses, this will be a long, four-day weekend, spaning Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4). John and Jessica salute our neighboring nations with some Canadian songs and artists and some songs about American states. And to add to the summer-holiday atmosphere, this week’s show originates from the Deluxe Cabin at the lake. Come join us for good music, conversation, and potato salad!
John & Jessica’s deluxe cabin is used year ‘round, but it’s best when it’s used as the summer cabin! On this first official weekend of the summer, the deluxe couple find themselves at their favorite spot by the lake, listening to their favorite music.
As John & Jessica tell the story, it was a fairly normal week, except for the fact that Jessica got hit by a truck. She is expected to fully recover, but their friend Jonathan Schwartz informs his WNYC audience in his ominous way: "That was Jessica Molaskey. She was hit by a truck." So with humor and much gratitude, the Pizzarellis press on. After missing just two programs, Jessica is back on the job.
John and Maddie are together again this week in the host chairs. The musical theme is piano players – working with other musicians, with singers, and solo. The title of this episode is reminiscent of the album “Tenors Anyone?” that the John Pizzarelli Trio made with tenor sax player Harry Allen several years ago. Besides piano music, we’ll also hear some new releases, old favorites, and updates on the condition of Jessica Molaskey, who is expected to return to the show next week.