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Close Your Eyes: Celebrating Bernice Petkere, The Queen of Tin Pan Alley


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This broadcast begins with a celebration of composer Bernice Petkere ("Close Your Eyes," Lullaby of the Leaves") along with new releases from pianist Haeun Joo and bassist Adi Meyerson. Other birthday shoutouts include Jeri Southern, Terri Lyne Carrington, Roberta Piket, Noa Fort, Tony Bennett, Meg Okura and Cyrille Aimee, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic.


  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers "Close Your Eyes" from Just Coolin' (Blue Note) 00:00
  • Jeri Southern "That Ole Devil Called Love" from You Better Go Now (Universal Distribution) 06:21
  • Claire Martin "Timeline" from Believin' It (Linn Records) 09:38
  • Host speaks 13:13
  • David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington "Geri-Rigged" from Perfection (Motema) 15:00
  • Angela Wrigley "Tiny Glasses" from You Don't Know What Love Is (Cellar Music Group) 21:08
  • Cyrille Aimee "Each Day" from Cyrille Aimee Live (Mack Avenue) 24:07
  • Host speaks 30:04
  • Roberta Piket "Windmills of Your Mind" from West Coast Trio (Thirteenth Note Records) 31:29
  • Noa Fort "Nature's" from Everyday Actions (ears&eyes) 37:37
  • Host speaks 40:02
  • Lorraine Desmarais Big Band "Walzer" from Danses, Danzas, Dances (Les Disques Scherzo) 41:01
  • Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap "I Won't Dance" from The Silver Lining—The Songs of Jerome Kern (RPM/Columbia) 47:19
  • Tony Bennett & k.d. lang "Exactly Like You" from A Wonderful World (Columbia) 50:28
  • Host speaks 53:45
  • Haeun Joo "86" from We Will Find (Next Level) 55:00
  • Joe Traina "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Tip Of The Hat (Self Released) 1:00:00
  • Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band "On the Sunny Side of the Street" from My Heart Belongs To Satchmo (Blu Jazz) 1:04:57
  • Nat King Cole & George Shearing "Pick Yourself Up" from Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (Capitol) 1:08:12
  • Dolores Scozzesi "I'm In the Mood For Love" from Here Comes the Sun (Café Pacific) 1:11:18
  • Host speaks 1:13:51
  • Lynne Arriale "Woodstock" from Give Us These Days (Challenge) 1:15:10
  • Amanda Tosoff (feat. Lydia Persaud) "The Fiddle and the Drum" from Earth Voices (Empress Music Group) 1:21:23
  • Judy Wexler "Big Yellow Taxi" from Back to the Garden (Jewel City Jazz) 1:27:40
  • Host speaks 1:31:01
  • Jenny Klukken "Chapters" from Color In Motion (Self Released) 1:32:08
  • Adi Meyerson (feat. Camille Thurman) "Part IV—Caged Bird" from I Want To Sing My Heart Out In Praise of Life (Self Released) 1:38:42
  • Host speaks 1:43:19
  • Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble "Tomiya" from Ima Ima (Self Released) 1:44:24
  • Stevie Wonder (feat. Dorothy Ashby) "If It's Magic" from Songs In the Key of Life (Tamla) 1:51:57
  • Host speaks 1:55:08
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:56:37

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