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At the Edge of September (8/29/15)

 

Jessica sees the approaching season-change as a new beginning, while John sees it as an ending.They're both right, and they're both content - at least during this time when summer slowly dissolves into autumn. Their moods inspire a couple September songs to begin the show and then, as usual, the music heads in several directions from there.

 

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Chet Baker - September Song (The Best of Chet Baker)

James Taylor - September Grass (October Road)

Mike LeDonne - Awwlright! (Awwlright!)

Karrin Allyson - Many a New Day (Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Steven Pasquale - On the Street Where You Live (Somethin' Like Love)

Jessica Molaskey - Goodnight My Someone (Make Believe)

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

Mel Tormé - It's Only a Paper Moon (At the Crescento 1954-1957)

Anita O'Day/Marty Paich - Take the A Train (In Person)

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Ray Brown - When the Red, Red Robin (The Poll Winners Ride Again!)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Saint James Infirmary (Dee Dee's Feathers)

Abbey Lincoln - Lost in the Stars (Abbey Is Blue)

Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina - Waters of March (Compact Jazz)

Billie Holiday - For All We Know (Lady in Satin)

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

Frank Sinatra - Please Be Kind (The Very Best of Frank Sinatra)

Bobby Troup - The Hungry Man (Kicks on 66)

Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. - Opus One (Tommy Dorsey's Greatest Band)

Peggy Lee - Black Coffee (Black Coffee)

Margaret Whiting - Dearly Beloved (Margaret Whiting Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook, Vols. 1 & 2)

The Mel Lewis Jazz Orch. - All of Me (20 Years at the Village Vanguard)

Ella Fitzgerald - Too Close for Comfort (Twelve Nights In Hollywood)

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.