Tag Archives: John Pizzarelli

PLAYLIST FOR “MUSICAL MASH-UPS” (12.12.15)

12 Dec

Can I do two things at once? Rub my head and pat my stomach? It’s more fun if someone does that for me. Walk and chew gum? Ok, so I had to give up chewing gum. Sing two songs at once? Maybe I can’t do that, but these guys can and did this week on Turntable For One.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /“Into Your Own”
  • EAST ST. LOUIS TOODLE-OO/DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE  /  John  Pizzarelli  / “Rockin’ In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute
  • ANYTHING GOES  /  Keri Johnsrud  /  “All Blue”
  • HOUSE OF GRACE  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE/I’M GLAD THERE IS YOU  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “My Foolish Heart”
  • BEFORE HE CHEATS  /  Ana Gastyer  /  “I’m Hip”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Tania Grubbs  /  “Lost In The Stars”
  • GEE, MINE OR MOZART’S  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Japan”
  • GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “Historical Misappropriation”
  • MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Ahmad Jamal  /  “Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961”
  • TIME AND LOVE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

Most of the time I just play one song at a time. Wanna hear? Check out a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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

 

Want to see what I do (and other WMNR broadcasters do) while the music is playing? Check out this new video!

https://youtu.be/ujQ4bRHbDzM

 

 

 

 

PLAYLIST FOR “EITHER/OR” (11.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

22 Nov

Each week when I’m putting together a show, I have to decide between so many choices – either a new singer or a classic one; either a familiar song or something more recent; and, most important of all, either libel or slander.  This week I decided to let the singers wrestle with their own Either/Or decisions. Why should I have to do all the work?

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane & Hartman”
  • GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT  /  Kim Nazarian & John Pizzarelli  /  “Some Morning”
  • THEY’RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “For The Duration”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga   /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • COME RAIN OR COME SHINE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesbaek  /  “Eeg & Fonnesbaek”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • WITH OR WITHOUT YOU  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Jackie Evancho  /  “Awakening”
  • SUMMER, HIGHLAND FALLS  /  Billy Joel  /  “The Complete Albums Collection”
  • TULIP OR TURNIP  /  Bill Henderson  /  “Live At The Vic”
  • IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY  /  Melissa Morgan  /  “Until I Met You”
  • I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann & Savion Glover  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 

Don’t forget: It’s not an “either/or” question when it comes to listening to Turntable For One. Missed the Saturday night live show? Don’t cry. Please. You know how I hate it when you cry. You can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. Just click the link below: 

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

 

PLAYLIST FOR “SUMMER LISTENING ASSIGNMENTS 2015” (6.27.15) #jazz #jazzradio #doasisay

28 Jun

Even though I’ll be on a 7-week hiatus (while WMNR broadcasts live concerts from Tanglewood by the Boston Symphony Orchestra), I couldn’t go without leaving you my recommendations for great new music and great old music so that your can work on your ears while you work on your tan this summer. So, whether you’re lying on the beach, lying in bed, or lying on the campaign trail, here are a few parting suggestions for your summer listening pleasure.

I’ll be back in the Fall, but drop by here frequently because I’ll be talking about music I’m listening to while I’m on my vacation. I’d also love to hear what music you’re listening to, so leave a comment.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN  /  Michael Valeanu w/ Cyrille Aimee  /  “Hard To Cook”
  • DON’T BLAME ME  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Sings Mostly Dorothy Fields & Cy Coleman”
  • WALKING BY FLASHLIGHT  /  Maria Schneider Orchestra  /  “The Thompson Fields”
  • IF I HAD A QUARTER  /  Billy Brandt  /  “The Ballad Of Larry’s Neighbor”
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU  /  Cassia DeMayo  /  “Heart, We Will Forget Him”
  • SIMON SMITH & HIS AMAZING DANCING BEAR  /  Mark Jennett   /  “Everybody Says Don’t”
  • LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME  /  Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm  /  “Spark”
  • GOT OVER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Harry Belafonte/Robert Glasper  /  “Covered”
  • MY CLOCK IS TICKIN’  /  Heather Simmons  /  “I’m Old Fashioned”
  • HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES  /  Loston Harris  /  “Swingfully Yours”
  • NEVER NEVER LAND  /  Carol Sloane  /  “Live At 30th Street”
  • CLIMATE CHANGE  /  Burak Kaya  /  “Climate Change”                                          
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

Just because I’m not doing live shows, doesn’t mean you have to suffer through summer without Turntable For One. Through the magic of the internet, you can listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, anywhere, anytime your want. Time is not the boss of you! Click the link below:

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

PLAYLIST FOR “POLITICALLY INCORRECT!” (3.21.15) #jazz #jazzradio #jazz vocals

22 Mar

How to celebrate March as National Women’s Month? I had two choices. Choice A: Play a whole song by a male singer and then play a woman singing 77% of her song. Choice B: Demonstrate how far we’ve come by ironically playing a dozen politically incorrect songs which maybe still hit the mark musically, but certainly miss the point of the celebration by a mile. Of course, I pretended to chose B. In truth I don’t find any of these songs, except maybe the Godfrey song, to be politically incorrect, but period pieces and some favorite songs I’ve enjoyed for years. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • WIVES AND LOVERS  /  Jack Jones  /  “Greatest Hits”
  • GIRL TALK  /  Giacomo Gates  /  “Fly Right”
  • I ENJOY BEING A GIRL  /  Peggy Lee  /  “Latin A la Lee”
  • TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nice ‘N’ Easy”
  • MY MAN  /  Billie Holiday  /  “The Complete 1952-1957 Small Group Sessions”
  • YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “Here’s Sammy Davis Jr.”
  • TOO FAT POLKA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Arthur Godfrey  /  “Too Fat Polka”
  • TEA FOR TWO  /  Blossom Dearie  /  “Once Upon A Summer Time”
  • I WANNA GET MARRIED  /  Nellie McKay  /  “Get Away From Me”
  • NINA NEVER KNEW  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “Our Love Is Here To Stay”
  • IT’S A MAN  /  Duchess  /  “Duchess”
  • SLEEPY TIME GAL  /  Tony Bennett  /  “A Time For Love”
  • WHAT THE USE OF WOND’RIN’  /  Daryl Sherman  /  “A Hundred Million Miracles”
  • MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Interlude”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

There is a new Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. I thought you’d rather hear that from me than from your therapist. Click the link below. 

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

PLAYLIST FOR “NIGHT OF THE LIVING INSOMNIACS” (3.14.15)

14 Mar

Ok, first things first. Let’s dispense with all the jokes about how can I have insomnia when I’m always putting audiences to sleep. I’m yawning, okay? But not because I’m tired. Still, pretty impressive how many great singers and songs have dealt with the subject. 

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  • IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Ring-A-Ding-Ding!”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Live At Mister Kelly’s
  • WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE  /  Nat King Cole  /  “Just One Of Those Things”
  • INSOMNIA  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Insomnia”
  • SANDMAN  /  The Jive Aces Skiffle Combo  /  “It’s Skiffle Time”
  • ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Live From Studio A”
  • YOUR CHEATING HEART  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Joey Bishop  /  “Joey Bishop Sings Country Western”
  • DANCING ON THE CELING  /  Inge Brandenburg  /  “Don’t Blame Me”
  • COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • BLACK COFFEE  /  Vocapella  /  “Black Coffee”
  • DREAM  /  Michael Bublé  /  “Call Me Irresponsible”
  • ALL NIGHT LONG  /  Randy Crawford  /  “Feeling Good”
  • AND SO TO BED  /  John Pizzarelli  /  “John Pizzarelli Salutes Johnny Mercer”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /Cody Owen Stine

Still awake? Looking for a late night or early morning or anytime pick-me-up? Try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 

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

 

PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING THE RECORD” (2.28.15) – AN ARCHIVE REPLAY #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers

1 Mar

Couldn’t do a live show last night, so I pulled from the Turntable For One archives a program I consider one of my proudest moments (you’ll notice I didn’t solicit anyone else’s opinion about that).  On this show, Turntable For One bravely went where no other radio program has tried to go. (What do they know that I don’t and when will I ever learn?) Nevertheless, throwing caution and good sense to the wind (if not good taste as well), I challenged the record for the most number of songs ever played during a Turntable For One show; and, including references from accompanists, I played 31 songs in one hour, a record I think will stand, especially on a crowded bus. But, you be the judge! Take a look at the playlist. I’d say the music was a Win-Win for me and everyone else.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  •  IT DON’T MEAN A THING/I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Girl Singer”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN/DO YOU WANT TO JUMP CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS/FELICIDADE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT/THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME/S’WONDERFUL/SWANEE/STRIKE UP THE BAND / Sarah Vaughan  /  “Gershwin Live”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS/FLY ME TO THE MOON/YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC/SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES/ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY/SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzareli  /  “Waiting In Limbo”
  • TIME AND LOVE/AHMAD JAMAL’S MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • AMERICAN LULLABY/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  

Worried about what you’ll do during the week while waiting eagerly for next Saturday’s show? Good news! You can listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Your friends will never look at you the same way again. Click the link below:

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

PLAYLIST FOR “BREAKING THE RECORD” (3.22.14)

22 Mar

Once again Turntable For One goes where no other radio program has tried to go. (What do they know that I don’t and when will I ever learn?) I challenged the record for the most number of songs played during the show and, including references from the accompanists, I played 30 in one hour, a record I think will stand for a while – certainly a lot longer than the Duke basketball team. But take a look at the playlist. I’d say the music was a Win-Win for me and everyone else.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

 

  •  IT DON’T MEAN A THING/I’M CHECKING OUT GOOMBYE  /  Rosemary Clooney  /  “Girl Singer”
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN/DO YOU WANT TO JUMP CHILDREN  /  Joe Williams  /  “At Newport ‘63”
  • BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS/FELICIDADE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Mark Murphy  /  “Once To Every Heart”
  • NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT/THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME/S’WONDERFUL/SWANEE/STRIKE UP THE BAND / Sarah Vaughan  /  “Gershwin Live”
  • WATCH WHAT HAPPENS/FLY ME TO THE MOON/YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC/SHAKING THE BLUES AWAY  /  Mel Torme  /  “Live At Marty’s”
  • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES/ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  /  Roberta Gambarini  /  “Easy To Love”
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY/SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  /  Jessica Molaskey/John Pizzareli  /  “Waiting In Limbo”
  • TIME AND LOVE/AHMAD JAMAL’S MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT  /  Mark Winkler  /  “The Laura Nyro Project”
  • AMERICAN LULLABY/ NOT WHILE I’M AROUND  /  Veronica Nunn  /  “American Lullaby”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)