Celebrating Carmen McRae's Centennial

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The broadcast includes new releases from Duchess, Kandace Springs, Nina Simone and Carla Hassett with birthday shoutouts to Carmen McRae on her centennial, Alberta Hunter, (who was not only a superb performer but also a professional health care worker for more than 20 years), Billie Holiday, guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe and pianist Marian McPartland.


  • Cynthia Sayer "Bango Tango" from Attractions: With Bucky Pizzarelli (Self released) 00:00
  • Alexis Cole & Bucky Pizzarelli "On the Sunny Side of the Street" from A Beautiful Friendship (Venus) 04:10
  • Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli "Jitterbug Waltz" from Live At the Vineyard (Challenge) 07:26
  • Host speaks 11:55
  • Duchess "(We) Love Being Here with You" from Live at Jazz Standard (Anzic) 13:14
  • Emie R. Roussel Trio "Yatse Club" from Rythme de Passage (UNI Muiqc) 17:30
  • Host speaks 24:22
  • Carmen McRae "Get It Straight" from Carmen Sings Monk (Novus) 25:48
  • Ben Flocks "Dream of Life" from Mask of the Muse (West Cliff Records) 29:41
  • Carmen McRae "I'll Remember April" from Here To Stay (Decca Jazz) 34:16
  • Host speaks 36:53
  • Rachel Therrien "This Isn't Love" from Vena (Bonsai Music) 38:03
  • Kat Edmonson "Someone's In the House" from Dreamers Do (Spinnerette Records) 43:02
  • Alberta Hunter "I've Got a Mind to Ramble" from Amtrak Blues (Columbia) 45:07
  • Host speaks 49:19
  • Lara Driscoll "Siblings" from Woven Dreams (Firm Roots Music) 50:55
  • Amina Figarova "I've Got No Time" from Persistence (AmFi Records) 59:50
  • Kandace Springs "Ex Factor" from The Women Who Raised Me (Blue Note) 1:06:12
  • Nina Simone "Vous Etes Seul Mais Je Desire Etre Avec Vous" from Fodder on My Wings (Verve/Ume ) 1:11:40
  • Host speaks 1:16:06
  • Jocelyn Gould "Change of Plans" from Elegant Traveler (Posi-Tone) 1:17:32
  • Billie Holiday "I Wished on the Moon" from Wishing On the Moon (Living Era/AS ) 1:22:40
  • Jose James "Fine and Mellow" from Yesterday I Had the Blues: the Music of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 1:25:42
  • Host speaks 1:30:45
  • Wallace Roney "Why Should There Be Stars" from Blue Dawn-Blue Nights (HighNote) 1:32:41
  • Carla Hassett "Sempre Odara" from single (Self released) 1:38:09
  • Host speaks 1:42:25
  • Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir "Some Other Time" from What's New (Silent Wish Records ) 1:43:30
  • Catherine Russell "He's All I Need" from Strictly Romancin' (World Village) 1:48:21
  • Host speaks 1:51:52
  • Roberta Piket "In the Days of Our Love" from One for Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland (Thirteenth Note Records) 1:52:55

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