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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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1 Nov

It’s that time again, time when ghastly, ghostly white apparitions appear. The living dead, their eyes open but unseeing, their mouths moving but they say nothing. I know, I just described the U.S. Senate, but that’s not what the show was about this week. I served up a bobbing bucket full of great ghoulish songs at the annual Turntable for One Halloween party! And, best of all, I got to play my favorite game. When Trick Or Treaters came to the door, I got to guess who they were dressed up to be and give them an appropriate song. (Professional tip: This also saves a ton of money on candy.) 

(Trick Or Treater Costume)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest Group In Jazz”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Mark Zuckerberg)  /  I WANT TO BE EVIL  /  Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings  /  “Groovin’”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ultimate Sinatra”
  • (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)  /  YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • (Joe Biden)  /  WHAT DID I HAVE THAT I DON’T HAVE NOW  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Great Songs From Stage & Screen”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss & Houston Person  /  “Bewitched”
  • JEEPERS CREEPERS  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Hayley  Mills  /.  “Let’s Get Together With Hayley Mills”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lou Levy  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • (Krysten Sinema & Joe Manchin)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Cyrille Aimee & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  /  “Petite Fleur”
  • I’M JUST A HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “I’m Just A Hungry Man”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Susannah McCorkle  /  “Hearts And Minds”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (Marjorie Taylor Greene)  /  YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION  /  Mose Allison  /  “American Legend: Live In California”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • I’M LIKE A NEW BROOM  /  Jonathan Schwartz  /  “Alone Together”
  • COME FLY WITH ME  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Close Enough For Love”
  • (Kamala Harris)  /  IT’S KIND OF LONESOME OUT TONIGHT  /  Anais Reno  /  “Lovesome Thing”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Holly Cole  /  “Holly Cole”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU  /  Count Basie  /  “Basic Basie”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • A LITTLE TASTE  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confession”
  • (Liz Cheney)  /  BY MYSELF  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • DANCING ON THE CEILING  /  Frank D’Rone  /  “Double Exposure”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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15 Nov

I tried a little experiment this week – an experiment in terror for me, that is. Could I send out nothing but positive vibes and eschew my inherent pessimism for an entire two hours? It seems to me the times demand this kind of sacrifice and I went for it with a collection of positive songs, positive singers, positive people (a mini-tribute to Fred Rogers), and a few of my favorite oh-so-positive vibes players – messers Gibbs, Wolfe, and Jackson. And for an extra treat – maybe for me only – I did the show live and in person at the station, something that’s not going to happen again until the infection rates really start to dive. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • WE THE PEOPLE  /  Ben Sidran  /  “Who’s The Old Guy”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE  /  Delicatessen Jazz  /  “Jazz + Bossa”
  • DAY IN DAY OUT  /  Terry Gibbs Dream Band  /  “Main Stem Vol. 4”
  • LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Gretje Angell  /  “…In Any Key”
  • MOON RIVER  /  James Taylor  /  “American Standard”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE  /  Etta Jones & Houston Person  /  “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Benny Benack III  /  “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do”
  • I LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME  /  Kevin Bales & Keri Johnsrud  /  “Beyond The Neighborhood” The Music Of Fred rogers”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Emilie Mover  /  “Emilie Mover Sings Peggy Lee”
  • THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Marvin Gaye  /  “Live At The Copa”
  • TIME IS A FUNNY THING  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Some Of That Sunshine”
  • I’M JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO  /  Mose Allison  /  “The Mose Chronicles”
  • WE’VE GOT TO PUT THE SUN BACK IN THE SKY  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Tony Makes It Happen
  • LOVE YOU MADLY  /  Rachael Price  /  “The Good Hours”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • PICK YOURSELF UP  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat King Cole & Me”
  • HOPE IS A THING WITH FEATHERS  /  Tania Grubbs Quintet  /  “Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Joe Pass  /  The Big 3”
  • I LIKE THE SUNRISE  /  Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington  /  “Francis A & Edward K”
  • THE GHOSTS OF TOMORROW  /  Madeleine Peyroux  /  “Anthem”
  • ON A CLEAR DAY  /  Tuck & Patti  /  Love Warriors”
  • HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING  /  Rene Marie  /  “Live At the Jazz Standard”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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