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Birthdays Make Strange Bedfellows

Mary Foster Conklin By

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Many common birthdays in this broadcast. In the second hour, Laura Nyro shares her day with hipster Bobby Troup, who celebrates his centennial this month; followed by a shout-out to Dizzy Gillespie, born the same day as Beat poet Fran Landesman, whose songs will be highlighted in the final hour.


  • Miggy Augmented Orchestra "The Hi Hat Man" from Colorful (ArtistShare) 00:00
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from Una Noche con Rubén Blades (Blue Engine Records) 07:36
  • Dale Head "The Way You Look Tonight" from Swing Straight Up(Mindwinder Records) 14:18
  • Host speaks 18:17
  • Rachel Therrien "Why Don't You Try" from WDYT (Why Don't You Try) (Les Productions Multiple Chord Music Inc) 20:56
  • Roseanna Vitro "Swingin' With the Duke (The Duke)" from Clarity: the music of Clare Fischer (Random Act Records) 25:21
  • Nellie Lutcher "Fine and Mellow" from Jazz of the 40s (Vintage Masters Inc.) 30:12
  • Barbara Fasano "Hurry on Down" from Busy Being Free (HumanChild) 33:23
  • Host speaks 36:50
  • The Count Basie Orchestra "Hello" from All About That Basie (Concord Jazz) 39:12
  • Gary Brumburgh "Just a Little Lovin'" from Moonlight (Café Pacific) 43:45
  • Lauren Henderson "Ámane" from Riptide (Brontosaurus Records) 48:38
  • Host speaks 51:54
  • Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf "West of the Moon" from Science Fair (Sunnyside) 54:36
  • Anne Sajdera "Treasure" from New Year (Bijuri) 1:00:29
  • Judy Niemack "New York Stories" from New York Stories (Sunnyside) 1:03:51
  • Host speaks 1:13:27
  • Esperanza Spalding "Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp" from Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro (Masterworks) 1:16:01
  • Mark Winkler "And When I Die" from The Laura Nyro Project (Café Pacific) 1:21:17
  • Amy London "I Never Meant to Hurt You" from Let's Fly (Motema Music) 1:26:28
  • Phoebe Snow "Time and Love" from Time and Love: the Music of Laura Nyro (Astor Place) 1:29:40
  • Host speaks 1:34:09
  • Elsa Nilsson and Jon Cowherd "Practice Patience" from After Us (Self released) 1:37:30
  • Lorraine Feather "Math Camp" from Math Camp (Relarian) 1:43:18
  • Gene Krupa Big Band feat. Anita O'Day & Roy Eldridge "That's What You Think" from Drummin Man (Hallmark Records) 1:49:29
  • Host speaks 1:53:26
  • Way North "Lagoon" from Fearless and Kind (Independent) 1:54:56
  • Diva Jazz Orchestra "A Quarter Past the Last Minute" from The Diva Jazz Orchestra: the 25th Anniversary Project (ArtistShare) 2:00:45
  • Freddy Cole "That's My Girl" from He Was the King (Audiophile Records) 2:06:32
  • Abbey Lincoln "The Music Is the Magic" from Devil's Got Your Tongue (Polygram) 2:09:32
  • Sachal Vasandani "Throw It Away" from Shadow Train (GSI Records) 2:15:09
  • Host speaks 2:19:32
  • Ragan Whiteside "See You at the Get Down" from Treblemaker (Randis Music) 2:21:27
  • Abigail Rockwell "Libertango" from Autumn Noir (Golden Egg) 2:25:36
  • John Proulx "The Last Goodbye" from Say It (ArtistShare) 2:28:51
  • Host speaks 2:32:40
  • Nancy Marano "The Meaning of the Blues" from You're Nearer (Munich Records) 2:36:05
  • Dizzy Gillespie "In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee" from The Very Best of 1953-1954 (Stardust) 2:41:22
  • Janis Siegel "Ice on the Hudson" from Ice on the Hudson (SMK Jazz) 2:43:57
  • Host speaks 2:49:25
  • Renee Rosnes "Let the Wild Rumpus Start" from Beloved of the Sky (Smoke Sessions) 2:53:10
  • Mimi Jones "Nothing Like You" from Balance (Hot Tone Music) 3:01:09
  • Susannah McCorkle "Down" from Hearts and Minds (Concord) 3:06:41
  • Boz Scaggs "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men" from Speak Low (Decca Records) 3:11:06
  • Irene Kral "Unlit Room" from Lady of Lavender (Park Place Productions) 3:16:39
  • Host speaks 3:18:49
  • Ian Shaw "In a New York Minute" from In a New York Minute (Milestone Records) 3:22:12
  • Cheryl Bentyne "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" from Eastern Standard Time (Café Pacific) 3:26:20
  • Bob Dorough "Small Day Tomorrow" from Small Day Tomorrow (Candid Records) 3:32:30
  • Wesla Whitfield "Photographs" from Live in San Francisco (Landmark Records) 3:36:42
  • Host speaks 3:40:27
  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque "La Flamenca Maria" from Oddara (Linus Entertainment) 3:42:43
  • Tessa Souter "You Don't Have to Believe" from Picture in Black and White (Noa Records) 3:49:35
  • Host speaks 3:53:14
  • Brenda Earle Stokes "She Sings" from Right About Now (Self released) 3:53:56


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