Archive | April, 2015

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (5.2.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals

29 Apr

HINT: 

Beginning Friday and for the next 7 days, my radio station, WMNR, will be celebrating its first-ever “Theme Week.” The theme this week will be “New Beginnings” and many of the broadcasters — classical, folk, and jazz — will be playing music that fits the theme. Will I bend and yield to such conformity? All I can say is, “Baaaa,”

 

TURNTABLE FOR ONE   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts radio and streaming live on wmnr.org

Of course, every week is theme week on Turntable For One. Don’t believe me? Check out the Turntable For One podcasts on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Just click the link below.

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” ( 4.25.15) #jazz #jazzvocals #jazzradio

28 Apr

This week we got a little ahead of the calendar and celebrated International Jazz Day, which is actually April 30th. So I outsourced all of the singers to those many, many countries around the world that love and respect jazz more than America does, even though it’s the country where jazz was invented. Sigh…

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • 10:60 PM  /  Hetty Kate & The Irwell Street String Band  /  “11:60 PM”
  • THE SONG IS YOU  /  Mark Jennett  /  “The Way I Am”
  • BLIND AS A BAT  /  Rigmor Gustafsson  /  “When You Make Me Smile”
  • SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT OF THE WEEK  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • WORRY LATER  /  Alice Ricciardi  /  “Optics”
  • STARDUST  /  Caterina Zapponi  /  “Romantica”
  • SCANDINAVIAN SHUFFLE  /  The Swe-Danes  /  “The Utterly Fantastic Swe-Danes”
  • SCANDINAVIAN SHUFFLE  /  The Real Group  /  “Thirty Years Of Vocal Music”
  • MOONLIGHT FILLS THE PLAZA  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • FLOATING ISLAND  /  Julia Karosi  /  “Hidden Roots”
  • LULLABY OF THE LEAVES  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU  /  Diana Panton  /  “Yesterday Perhaps”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Want to celebrate jazz more? Try listening to a Turntable for One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. It’s like a party in your ears. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (4.25.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals #PRX

22 Apr

HINT:

International Jazz Day is Thursday, April 30th – not this Saturday night? Hey – they’re not the boss of me!!

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals & Live Radio

Saturday Night   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)

WMNR FIne Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

 

PROGRAM NOTE:

In addition to Turntable For One, I’ll also be sitting in for Garrett Stack on Broadway Bound this Saturday, 4-6 (E.S.T.) with two hours of the best of Broadway. Okay, maybe I’m just an understudy. But I know I’m going out there as a nobody and coming back as well, two hours older.  Hope you’ll tune in. 

 

More Good News!!

There’s a new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange! Don’t believe me? Click the link below and check out the show, “Breaking News.”

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “BIG BAND NIGHT” (4.18.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals

18 Apr

Big Band Night this week,  but I included some great singers (young and old) who couldn’t be swallowed up even when the bands were blowing. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • I ONLY HAVE FOR YOU  /  Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson  /  “Double Exposure”
  • WALKIN’  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM  /  Stan Kenton Orchestra  /  “Stompin’ At Newport”
  • BLUE PRELUDE  /  Nancy Wilson & Gerald Wilson  /  “Yesterday’s Love Songs, Today’s Blues”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra  /  “Mark Murphy & The Metropole Orchestra”
  • ALFIE  /  Buddy Rich Big Band  /  “Mercy, Mercy”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tony Danza  /  “The House I Live In”
  • I WANT TO BE A SIDEMAN  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS  /  Thomas Quasthoff  /  “The Jazz Album-Watch What Happens”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Orchestra /  “At The Village Vanguard”
  • SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Chicago Jazz Orchestra & Cyrille Aimee  /  “Burstin’ Out”
  • HERE’S TO THE BAND  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra London”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

Craving more Turntable For One? Cant’t say that I blame you? Appease your cravings with a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public radio Exchange. Click the link below. It will be our little secret. 

 http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (4.18.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocals

15 Apr

HINT:

What has 32 arms, 32 legs, 16 mouths, and one voice? 

I’ll let you think about that until Saturday night…

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM (E.S.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

While you’re thinking about the hint, you could be listening to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. It’s as simple as clicking the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING NEWS” (4.11.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzvocalists #prx

13 Apr

Every story on the cable news channels is presented as BREAKING NEWS! The hype and hyperbole were driving me crazy…until I remembered why they’re doing it – to keep the audience interested, tuned in, and awake. Hey, that’s exactly what I want, too. So I presented every song this week as a BREAKING NEWS story, everything from breaking news about Justin Bieber (“I Won’t Grow Up”) to a home invasion (“The Three Bears”) to a new statement from Edward Snowden to America (“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home to”) to the discovery of the Fountain Of Youth (“Young At Heart”). Maybe I didn’t get all the stories right, but isn’t that the hallmark of BREAKING NEWS: get it fast, not right?

 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S TOO DARN HOT  /  Mel Torme  /  “Swings Shubert Alley”
  • LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong  /  “Ella & Louis”
  • YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “A Swingin’ Affair”
  • I WON’T GROW UP  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “From The Vaults”
  • TRAFFIC AND WEATHER  /  Lorraine Feather  /  “Language”
  • THREE BEARS  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Mark Winkler Sings Bobby Troup”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Mandy Patinkin  /  “Mamaloshen”
  • TAKE ME OUT OT THE BALL GAME  /  Sophie Milman  /  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”
  • I APOLOGIZE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “My Romance”
  • I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN  /  Rigmor Gustafsson & Jacky Terrasson  /  “Close To You”
  • WILD MAN ON THE LOOSE  /  Mose Allison  /  “Lessons In Living”
  • B LUE SKIES  /  Veronneau  /  “Joy Of Living”
  • BE CAREFUL IT’S MY HEART  /  Delicatessen  /  “My Baby Just Cares for Me”
  • YOUNG AT HEART  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Here’s some more Breaking News: There is a new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public radio Exchange. Click the link below. Come on, you know you want to. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

BREAKING NEWS ABOUT THIS WEEK’S SHOW! (4.11.15) #JAZZ #JAZZRADIO #JAZZVOCALS #PRX

9 Apr

BREAKING NEWS: 

I’ve changed my mind about this week’s theme. Gee, I wonder if I can think of other “breaking news.”

 

TURNTABLE FOR ONE   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night    10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)

WMNR FIne Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

 

Here’s some breaking news right now: there is a new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange! Well? What are you waiting for?

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one