I'll Remember April - Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

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A smooth segue from Women's History into Jazz Appreciation Month, commencing with a celebration of Gene Bertoncini, Freddie Hubbard and John Pizzarelli's birthdays in the first hour and concluding with a celebration of Billie Holiday in the final hour, plus new releases from Ashley Pezzotti, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Alicia Olatuja and Claire Martin & Jim Mullen and more birthday nods to Alberta Hunter, Doris Day and Andre Previn, among others.


  • Tom Wolfe & Gene Bertoncini "I'll Remember April" from Floating on the Silence (Summit) 00:00
  • Chaka Kahn "Help Me" from Joni 75-A Birthday Celebration (Decca) 8:33
  • John Pizzarelli "Free Man in Paris" from Double Exposure (Telarc) 13:15
  • Host speaks 17:21
  • Five Play "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from Five Play Live at the Firehouse (5Play2019) 19:30
  • Paula West "Them There Eyes" from Come What May (Hi Horse Records) 25:20
  • Ashley Pezzotti "We've Only Just Begun" from We've Only Just Begun (Self released) 28:54
  • Host speaks 33:44
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith "Up Jumped Spring" from All in My Mind (Blue Note) 35:22
  • Suzanne Pittson "Lost and Found (The Melting Pot)" from Out of the Hub: the Music of Freddie Hubbard (Vineland Records) 41:17
  • Allan Harris "Waltz for a Rainy Bebop Evening" from The Genius of Eddie Jefferson (Resilience) 46:05
  • Host speaks 51:10
  • Lioness "Identity" from Pride & Joy (Posi-Tone) 54:02
  • Mimi Fox "Get Away Blues" from This Bird Still Flies (Origin) 1:00:09
  • Alberta Hunter "You Reap Just What You Sow" from Remember My Name (Wounded Bird Records) 1:03:42
  • Alberta Hunter "I've Got a Mind To Ramble" from Amtrak Blues (Sony) 1:07:38Marker
  • Ella Fitzgerald "Downhearted Blues" from These Are the Blues (Verve) 1:11:50
  • Host speaks 1:15:00
  • Lauren Sevian "Blueishness" from Bliss (Posi-Tone) 1:17:41
  • Catherine Russell "You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew" from Alone Together (Dot Time Records) 1:23:15
  • Claire Martin & Jim Mullen "Willow Weep for Me" from Bumpin'—Celebrating Wes Montgomery (Stunt Records) 1:27:00
  • Gabrielle Stravelli "Nightlife" from Pick Up My Pieces (Self Released) 1:31:15
  • Host speaks 1:34:49
  • Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen "Blue Yonder" from Infinitude (Whirlwind Recordings) 1:36:58
  • Alicia Olatuja "Give Me One Reason" from Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women (Resilience) 1:44:08
  • Nat King Cole "Candy" from After Midnight (Capitol) 1:48:02
  • Host speaks 1:51:52
  • Miho Hazama "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" from Dancer in Nowhere (Sunnyside) 1:53:52
  • Patricia Barber "In Your Own Sweet Way" from Higher (ArtistShare) 2:00:01
  • Doris Day "You Oughta Be in Pictures" from The Ultimate Easy Listening Radio Hour, Vol. 2 (Dotted Eighth Records) 2:06:07
  • Doris Day, Andre Previn "Daydreaming" from Duet (Columbia) 2:07:55
  • Doris Day "Close Your Eyes" from Day By Night (Columbia) 2:11:04
  • Host speaks 2:13:32
  • Jordan Pettay "Are You Washed in the Blood" from First Fruit (self released) 2:16:03
  • Ulysses Owens, Jr. "Be My Husband" from Songs of Freedom (Resilience) 2:22:21
  • Betty Carter "Make Him Believe" from The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine Records) 2:25:53
  • Host speaks 2:31:18
  • Brittany Anjou "Hard Boiled Soup" from Enamiĝo Reciprokataj (Origin) 2:32:53
  • Claudia Acuna "Hey" from Turning Pages (Delfin) 2:36:45
  • Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini "Debandada" from Setting Rays of Sun (self released) 2:40:02
  • Leala Cyr "First Instinct" from First Instinct (Self released ) 2:44:32
  • Host speaks 2:48:29
  • Kait Dunton "Sarah's Bracelet" from Planet D'earth (Real & Imagined Music) 2:54:10
  • Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom "Glitter Wolf" from Glitter Wolf (Royal Potato Family) 3:01:23
  • Billie Holiday "Now Or Never" from The Complete Decca Recordings (Decca ) 3:07:29
  • José James "Good Morning Heartache" from Yesterday I Had the Blues (Blue Note ) 3:10:44
  • Host speaks 3:16:32
  • Tessa Souter "Left Alone" from Listen Love (Nara Music) 3:19:02
  • Teri Roiger "Lady Sings the Blues" from Ghost of Yesterday (Dot Time Records ) 3:22:56
  • Cassandra Wilson "Don't Explain" from Coming Forth By Day (Legacy Recordings ) 3:25:44
  • Carmen McRae "God Bless the Child" from For Lady Day Volume 1 (Novus) 3:30:11
  • Host speaks 3:36:52
  • Lara Downes "Rainbow" from Holes In the Sky (Sony Masterworks) 3:39:13
  • Jocelyn Medina "Common Ground" from Common Ground (self released) 3:41:52
  • Jenna & the Charmers "Inner Smile" from Everyone I Love Is Here (Mamma Grace Records) 3:47:50
  • Rickie Lee Jones "On Saturday Afternoons in 1963" from Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Brothers) 3:52:06
  • Host speaks 3:54:32
  • Ellen Rowe "Song of the Meadowlark" from Momentum-Portraits of Women in Motion (Smokin' Sleddog Records) 3:55:30

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