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Saturday, January 04, 2014
This week, Radio Deluxe is broadcasting from the Pizzarelli enclave in Saddle River, New Jersey. It's great talk and music streaming from the dining room table of the Pizzarelli family.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists and was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of the Year. He was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. On this Song Travels, Porter is joined by his band mates Chip Crawford and Aaron James for a set including numbers from his latest album, Liquid Spirit.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Join hosts John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they pay tribute to some of their favorite musicians. Together they shine the spotlight on the music of Paul Simon, Wes Montgomery, Blossom Dearie and The Nat Cole Trio. It's great music on this week's edition of Radio Deluxe.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
In this episode, Radio Deluxe keeps the holiday fires burning! Join Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli as they open presents, drink egg nog and of course, play their holiday favorites. Tune in for this holiday edition of Radio Deluxe.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Grammy-winning opera star and actress Renée Fleming has performed some of the greatest operatic roles ever written at the world’s leading concert halls. Her awards include a Fulbright Lifetime Achievement medal and the National Medal of Arts. This week she shares a few of her favorite selections including songs by Franz Schubert, George Gershwin, and Leonard Cohen.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Today, enjoy a special renegade tree trimming edition of Radio Deluxe. Join John and Maddie Pizzarelli as they decorate their Christmas tree while spinning a few of their favorite Christmas songs. All of this, plus a Dave Brubeck tribute!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This Thursday, The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birth anniversary of Frank Sinatra. We will pay tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes with a day-long celebration of his music.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Join host John Pizzarelli with guest host (and daughter), Maddie for another addition of, Radio Deluxe! This week, it's all music as John and Maddie pay tribute to The Beatles, Horace Silver, and wife/mother Jessica Molaskey. Don't miss out on the fun!
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
There are movies about the holidays and then there are the movies that we see at holiday time. Good, classic, family films start appearing on television around Thanksgiving weekend. And music plays a prominent role in most of them. Today, John Pizzarelli talks about – and listens to – some of his favorite movies.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
This week, host John Pizzarelli showcases songwriters of The Great American Songbook. John will play pieces by Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen - the list goes on and on. Hear these great songs performed by artists you love, including: Judy Garland, Shirley Horn, Dick Haymes - you want it, they got it on Radio Deluxe.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham has made the unlikely journey from rodeo rider to Grammy and Oscar winner for the Crazy Heart soundtrack. His gritty-beyond-his-years voice echoes the rough and tumble life he’s known. On this Song Travels, Bingham performs tunes with a roadhouse tinge, including his own “As I Do My Dancing” and “Too Deep To Fill.”
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey in deluxe celebration! This week, the couple celebrates Jessica's role in the television version of The Sound of Music, with jazz versions of theatre songs. Hear some great Oscar Peterson, Stacey Kent, Nancy LaMott, and much more!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Gloria Gaynor is best known for her sensational 1978 hit, “I Will Survive,” which won the only Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. In the past decade she has released new music on unsuspecting audiences and has been honored with a slate of accolades. Gaynor performs “My Funny Valentine” and joins Feinstein for a duet of “The Very Thought of You.”
Saturday, November 09, 2013
When someone says to John, “Nobody’s making music like that anymore,” he sets them straight. Many contemporary artists are still performing and recording “music like that,” and this week John & Jessica present a few of their favorites on a Radio Deluxe episode called WORKING ARTISTS.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét charges his old school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and Image Award nominations. Benét joins Feinstein for a set of original tunes and classics by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and David Foster.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from Hawaiian shores to the world’s concert stages. In his hands the humble “little guitar” sings everything from J.S. Bach to the Beatles. On this Song Travels, Shimabukuro performs “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” and joins Feinstein for a duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Saturday, November 02, 2013
This week's Radio Deluxe episode is called SONG LISTS AND LIST SONGS. John Pizzarelli plays songs off lists made by experts he trusts: Jonathan Schwartz, Ross Porter, and Bucky Pizzarelli. And while he’s almost on the subject, he also plays some examples of that musical form known as list songs - You’re the Top, All of You, Friendship, and more.