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21 Mar

They were superstars on their own, iconic names who didn’t need first names: Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti. The world loved them; and they loved the world – sometimes a little too literary. When they agreed to sing together, they went from superstars to superheroes: The Three Tenors. Three? Really? That’s all it takes to be adored? I can do better – much better than that! Let the adoration flow because I presented More Than Three Tenors” this week. Of course, I meant, tenor sax players and accompanists plus a few favorite tenor voices as well.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artists  /  CD Or Album Title

  • AFTER THE RAIN  /  Alina Bzhezhinska  /   “Inspiration”
  • A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP  /  Shirley Horn & Buck Hill  /   “Close Enough For Love”
  • STARS FELL ON ALABAMA  /  Kenny Washington & Victor Goines  /   “What’s The Hurry”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Jackie Ryan & Red  Holloway  /  Best Of Love Songs”
  • THEY ALL LAUGHED  /  Steven Pasquale  /   “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • CRY BUTTERCUP CRY  /  Cecile McLorin Salvant & Artemis  /  Artemis”
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD  /  Tony Bennett & Stan Getz  /   “Jazz”
  • I CAN’T GET STARTED  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /   Cybill Shepherd& Stan Getz  /   “Cybill Getz Better”
  • LAURA  /  Joe Lovano Nonet  /   “On This Day At The Vanguard”
  • THAT OLD FEELING  /  Frank Sinatra & Plas Johnson  /   “Nice ’N’ Easy
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Ella Fitzgerald & Ben Webster  /   “Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook”
  • IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN  /  Paul Jost  /   “While We Were Gone”
  • ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART  /  Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson  /   “Tenderly”
  • CHANGING WHISPERS  /  Sarah Elgeti Quartet  /   “Dawn Comes Quietly”
  • SEPTEMBER SONG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Zoot Sims  /   “Waiting Game”
  • I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS  /  Diane Marino & Houston Person  /   “Loads Of Love”
  • MY ROMANCE  /  Kevin Mahogany & Michael Brecker  /   “My Romance”
  • PRELUDE TO A KISS  /  Rahsaan Roland Kirk  /   “Bright Moments”
  • LUSH LIFE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /   “John Coltrane For Lovers”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /   Cody Owen Stine

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21 Nov

In the beginning was the Word. Okay, fine. But not this week. Not on this show. Almost everything I played started out as an instrumental and the lyrics came later. To bring things back to reality, I ended with a melody played so beautifully that I don’t think it really needed the lyrics added later and, finally, with a lyric that Johnny Mercer wrote but didn’t live long enough to set to music. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Nina Simone  /  “Little Girl Blue”
  • LAURA  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Portrait Of Kevin Mahogany”
  • THE BAD IN EVERY MAN  /  The Attic Band  /  “Blue Moon”
  • BLUE MOON  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  Count Basie  /  “Standing Ovation”
  • LI’L DARLIN’  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • DON’T DREAM OF ANYBODY BUT ME  /  Bobby Darin  /  “This Is Darin”
  • THE BLUEST KIND OF BLUE  /  Hetty Kate  /  “11:60 PM”
  • PARKER’S MOOD  /  Marion Cowings  /  “Sing A Song Of Bird”
  • CUTE  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Ann-Margaret  /  “Songs From The Swinger”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Ben Webster  /  “Compact Jazz: The Verve Years”
  • SOPHISTICATED LADY  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Bennett Sings Ellington/Hot & Cool”
  • DAT DERE  /  Bobby Timmons  /  “In Person”
  • DAT DERE  /  Sheila Jordan  /  “Portrait Of Sheila Jordan”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS & MURDER BY NUMBERS  /  Frank Zappa & Sting  /  “Broadway The Hard Way”
  • STOLEN MOMENTS  /  Mark Murphy  /  Love Is What Stays”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “In Any Key”
  • I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLANS  /  Mel Torme & Jonathan Schwatrz  /  “Mel Torme & Friends”
  • MIDNIGHT SUN  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Lush Life”
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY  /  Paul Jost  /  “Breaking Through”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie”
  • I REMEMBER CLIFFORD  /  Keith Jarrett Trio  /  “Still Live”
  • WHEN OCTOBER GOES  /  Barry Manilow  /  “2:00 AM Paradise Café”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Missed the show? I have no words!  Click here and then click on my name in the drop-down menu to listen to an archived version.

Turntable For One has a new Facebook page here!

Turntable For One – full-length shows! –  are on Mixcloud

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One-Hour Shows on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, here: