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PLAYLIST FOR “POSITIVELY POSITIVE” (1.6.18)

8 Jan

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, a time to be hopeful, optimistic, and positive. Sure, I can do that even to the point of playing a couple songs I’d never play in a million years (*). How’s that for positive? But only for one week! Next week it’s back to business as usual for me. 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album title

  • ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE  /Al Jarreau  /  “Accentuate The Positive”
  • MY SHINING HOUR  /  Sara Gazarek  /  “Yours”
  • THIS IS THE LIFE  /  Freddy Cole  /  “This Is The Life”
  • IT’S A GOOD DAY  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “It’s A Good Day”
  • I’VE GOT RHYTHM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Here’s To The Ladies”
  • YOUNG AND FOOLISH  /  Sophie Berkal-Sarbit  /  “Young & Foolish”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Katherine McPhee  /  “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
  • OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “Haven’t We Met”
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR  /  Holly Yarbrough  /  “Mister Rogers Swings”
  • HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO  /  (Mystery Vocalists)  /  Alan Arkin & Ann-Margaret  /  “Going In Style”
  • * L.O.V.E.  /  Diana Krall  /  “Turn Up The Quiet”
  • * STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Strangers In The Night”
  • I’M FLYING  /  Connie Evingson  /  “I Have Dreamed”
  • YES I CAN  /  Sammy Davis Jr.  /  “If I Ruled The World”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  “Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME  /  Dave Brubeck  /  “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”
  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • HAPPY STREET  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Bill Murray  /  “Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band”
  • I’VE GOT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING  /  Tuck & Patti  /  “Tears Of Joy”
  • I LIKE MYSELF  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • NOBODY ELSE BUT ME  /  Laura Karst  /  “Little Did I Dream”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon  /  “The Blues is Now”
  • EASY LIVIN’  /  Bobby Darin  /  “Winners”
  • ALWAYS  /  The Swingle Singers  /  “A Celebration Of The Voice”
  • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE  /  Kevin Mahogany  /  “Old, New, Borrowed, And The Blues”
  • HERE’S TO LIFE  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Here’s To Life”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “MAKE MUSIC GREAT AGAIN” (3.19.16) #jazz #jazzradio #jazzsingers #great again

19 Mar

Once again Turntable For One is on the front lines, in the forefront, leading from behind a microphone in a (vain)glorious effort to make music great again! I don’t exactly know when music stopped being great, but all I know is what I see on the Internet. Just doing my duty.

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Twelve Nights In Hollywood”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Only The Lonely”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan & Terry Gibbs  /  Grand Masters Of Jazz”
  • THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL  /  Kurt Elling  /  “Flirting With Twilight”
  • BABY I’M A FOOL  /  Melody Gardot  /  “My One & Only Thrill”
  • THE GREAT PRETENDER  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Tiny Tim  /  “Chameleon”
  • MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE  /  Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane  /  “Johnny Hartman For Lovers”
  • YOU AND I  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter  /  Ray Charles & Betty Carter”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga  /  “Cheek To Cheek”
  • I’VE BEEN AROUND  /  Frank Sinatra Jr. & Tierney Sutton  /  “Home Suite Home”
  • HELP ME MAKE IT THOUGH THE NIGHT  /  Kellye Gray  /  “And, They Call Us Cowboys”
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE LONELY  /  Mark Murphy  /  “The Dream”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live”
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS  /  Madeline Eastman  /  “It’s A Quiet Thing”
  • GOD WILL  /  Holly Cole  /  “The Best of Holly Cole”
  • STAND BY ME  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Cassius Clay  /  “’50s & ’60s Lost & Found Records Vol. 3”
  • BEAUTIFUL LOVE  /  Sinne Eeg & Thomas Fonnesback  /  Eeg/Fonnesbaek”
  • THIS IS IT  /  Cormac Kenevey  /  “The Art Of Dreaming”
  • LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT  /  Cyrille Aimee  /  “Let’s Get Lost”
  • STRANGE FEELING  /  Nancy Harms  /  “Ellington At Night”
  • IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW  /  Roberta Donnay  /  “Bathtub Gin”
  • BALLAD OF THE SAD YOUNG MEN  /  Keith Jarrett  /  “Tribute”
  • STAY HIP  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four Letter Words”
  • MAY THE MUSIC NEVER END  /  Shirley Horn  /  “May The Music Never End”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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START THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK!

18 Aug

Turntable For One returns to the air on August 30th at 10:00 PM (E.D.T.)

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Meanwhile, I’ve been listening to some interesting new music.  

  • Swing Fever – Grand Masters Of Jazz – For more than three decades, Swing Fever has been a fixture and the #1 swing band of the San Francisco  Bay Area. Okay, maybe it’s not as well-known as Coit Tower but this band swings harder than any Bay Area landmark you can name. On this 1-CD, 2-DVD compilation, the band has pulled together some of the great moments when it was joined by such jazz legends as Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, and Terry Gibbs. Plus, as an added and delightful bonus, a number of songs by Jackie Ryan. Culled from performances in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, Terry, DeFranco, and Gibbs performances are at full maturity. Jackie Ryan’s understanding of songs and singing would deepen even more after these appearances and with each of her solo CDs since then. Best surprise for me: Body And Soul with Jackie Ryan and Terry Gibbs. Seven minutes of magic!
  • Chiara Izzi – Motifs –  This is another Dot Time Records CD and another total winner. This is a label which takes chances on artists who need to be heard. Chiara and her trio of musicians are Italian, although they travelled to Switzerland to record this CD (better chocolate?). English is obviously not her first language. Yet she certainly must have found an incredible Rosetta course in swing. Her voice is sweet and strong, her trio doesn’t shrink behind her for a beat. Amidst some swinging standards (you gotta hear My Shining Hour!) and a jazz standard or two are several songs Chiara has written, just lyrics for two, music and lyrics for one. Best surprise for me: A ballad with Ciara’s lyrics in Italian called Signi del tempo. I can’t understand a word she sings, but I really don’t care. It’s charming and lovely. 
  • The John La Barbera Big Band – Caravan – Did the La Barbera brothers – John, Pat, Joe – have lots of fights when they were growing up? If this CD is any indication, life for the La Barbera boys must have been pretty harmonious. (I’m expecting a ton of complaints about that pun. Stay tuned to see if I ever express remorse.) This is just an old-fashioned Big Band Jazz album and they shout that loud and proud. Arranged by John with a third of the tunes written by him, there are also tunes by Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, and others, plus, of course, the Ellington and Tizol title tune. Plenty of solos by drummer/brother Joe and Tenor/soprano sax/brother Pat, but every seat in the band seems to be filled by stars, even if their names are not well known.  I first became aware of John and Pat with a Buddy Rich Big Band. Joe worked in Bill Evans’s last trio, worked with Tony Bennett, and with a list of other jazz luminaries as long as your arm – unless maybe you’re Kareem Abdul Jabar. Best surprise for me: Caravan – not because I’ve not heard the song before, but because John lets two of his trombonists stretch out like Gumbys. And I am a sucker for trombone solos. 

 

Remember: Turntable For One returns August 30th at 10:00 PM (E.D.T.) on WMNR Fine Arts Radio and wmnr.org.  You got that, right? 

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PLAYLIST FOR “SEASON FINALE 2014” (6.28.14)

28 Jun

I’m going to be taking two months off from doing live shows, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop listening to great jazz vocals. Herewith are your summer listening assignments. 

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SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • THREE LITTLE WORDS/SIR DUKE  /  Bria Skonberg  /  “Into Your Own”
  • CAN’T WE BEGIN AGAIN  /  Joey DeFrancesco/Joe Doggs  /  “Falling In Love Again”
  • SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE  /  Rebecca Kilgore  /  “Rebecca Kilgore’s Lovefest at the Pizzarelli Party”
  • YOU’VE CHANGED  /  Kellye Gray  /  “KG3 Live At The Bugle Boy
  • SUMMERTIME  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • I DON’T WANT TO  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “Second Hand Smoke
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • I DON’T KNOW WHY (I JUST DO)  /  (Mystery Trumpet Player)  /  Joe Williams/Harry “Sweets” Edison  /  “Together”
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE  /  Hilary Gardner  /  “The Great City”
  • BODY AND SOUL  /  Jackie Ryan/Terry Gibbs/Swing Fever  /  “Grand Masters of Jazz”
  • JAZZ IS A SPECIAL TASTE  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Sweet Spot”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Helen Merrill  /  “You’ve Got A Date With Helen Merrill”