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Porter, Lane and Others (3/28/15)

 

The focus is on songwriters Cole Porter and Burton Lane this week, with double doses of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, John Pizzarelli, and Rosemary Clooney. It may not have been planned that way, but that’s how it went.

Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - I Concentrate on You (Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Blossom Dearie - Always True to You in My Fashion (Night and Day: The Cole Porter Songbook)

Cecile McLorin Salvant & The Jean-Francois Bonnel Paris Quintet - Easy to Love (Cecile)

Annie Lennox – Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (The Annie Lennox Collection)

Kurt Elling & John Pizzarelli - Well, Did You Evah (Nightmoves)

Van Morrison & Gregory Porter - The Eternal Kansas City (Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue)

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

Peggy Lee - Remind Me (Moments Like This)

Jessica Molaskey - Happy Habit (A Kiss to Build a Dream On)

Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - You're Nearer (The Complete Improv Recordings)

Nat King Cole - Looking Back (Your Hit Parade,1958)

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

 

Barbra Streisand - A Child Is Born (Lazy Afternoon)

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

Pat Metheny - Cherish (What's It All About)

Chet Baker - Old Devil Moon (Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen to You)

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

Rosemary Clooney - Look to the Rainbow (Mothers and Daughters)

Rosemary Clooney - Sweet Kentucky Ham (Girl Singer)

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

John Pizzarelli - Accentuate the Positive (John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer)

Kenny Rankin - Sunday Kind of Love (Inside)

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

Wynton Marsalis - Spring WIll Be a Little Late This Year (Standard Time, Vol. 5)

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.