Moon's Up, Night's Up - Taking the Town By Surprise

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The annual celebratory broadcast for Joni Mitchell included an assortment of her songs by various jazz artists, plus new releases from Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Norah Jones, saxophonist T.K. Blue, singer/poet Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein), and vibraphone artist Lolly Allen; also more birthday shout outs to Chris Conner, Betty Bryant (going strong at 90), Rene Marie, Gregory Porter, Kitty Margolis, guitarist Russell Malone, pianists Sue Palmer, Anne Sajdera and Patricia Barber, among others.


  • Yoko Miwa "Court and Spark" from Pathways (Ocean Blue Tear Music) 00:00
  • Karrin Allyson "Help Me" from Wild for You (Concord) 8:50
  • John Depalma "Night in the City" from Something Shiny (LML Music) 14:10
  • Host speaks 18:02
  • Anne Sajdera "Bright Lights" from New Year (Bijuri Records) 21:10
  • Carol Bach-y-Rita "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines" from Minha Casa/My House (Arugula Records ) 24:44
  • Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra "Make Someone Happy (feat. Gregory Porter)" from I Shouldn't Be Telling You This (Decca (UMO)) 27:50
  • Sue Palmer "Don't Cry for Me New Jersey" from Gems Vol 1 (Motel Swing Records) 32:28
  • Host speaks 37:42
  • Doug MacDonald & the Tarmac Ensemble "With the Wind and Rain in Her Hair" from Live at Hanger 18 Jazz Marathon 4 (Dmac Music) 40:27
  • Patricia Barber "The Wind Song" from Smash (Concord Jazz) 47:15
  • Andrea Superstein "Nouveau" from Worlds Apart (Self released) 50:50
  • Host speaks 54:44
  • Betty Bryant "Cho Cho" from Project 88 (Bry-Mar Records) 55:59
  • Herbie Hancock "I Had a King" from River: the Joni Letters (Verve) 59:48
  • Kitty Margolis "Ancient Footprints" from Evolution (Mad-Kat Records) 1:08:13
  • Tessa Souter "Ana Maria's Song (Ana Maria)" from Picture in Black and White (NOA) 1:13:31
  • Host speaks 1:17:07
  • Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba "The Heart of It" from Hallowed (Advance Dance Disque) 1:19:04
  • Carmen Lundy "Jazz on TV" from Modern Ancestors (Afrasia Productions) 1:24:37
  • Ronny Whyte "The Rules of the Road" from Whyte Witchcraft the Songs of Cy Coleman (Audiophile) 1:29:00
  • Bria Skonberg "What Now" from Nothing Never Happens (Self released) 1:32:33
  • Host speaks 1:37:03
  • Julia Hulsmann Quartet "Not Far from Here" from Not far From Here (ECM) 1:39:29
  • Celia Berk "Spring in Manhattan" from Manhattan Serenade (Gramercy Nightingale Music Co.) 1:44:43
  • Chris Connor "I Am Gonna Go Fishin" from Warm Cool-The Atlantic Years (32 Records) 1:48:45
  • Host speaks 1:51:35
  • Leslie Pintchik "I'd Turn Back If I Were You" from Same Day Delivery (Pintch Hard Records) 1:55:16
  • Rachel Z "Big Yellow Taxi" from Moon at the Window (Tone Center Records) 1:59:57
  • Debra Mann "Urge for Going" from Full Circle: the Music of Joni Mitchell (Whaling City Sound) 2:04:20
  • Ian Shaw "Moon at the Window" from Drawn to All Things (Linn) 2:11:05
  • Host speaks 2:16:20
  • Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller "Top Shelf" from Parlour Game (Royal Potato Family) 2:19:42
  • Sarah Jerrom "The Choice" from The Yeats Project (Self produced) 2:23:27
  • Lauren Lee "So Long" from Windowsill (Ears & Eyes Records) 2:29:44
  • Host speaks 2:36:26
  • T.K. Blue "Just Waiting (A Sister's Lament)" from The Rhythms Continue (JAJA Records) 2:38:12
  • Lisa B Bernstein "Lisa's Lord's Prayers" from Reverberant: Poems & Music (Self Produced) 2:42:53
  • Rene Marie "Stronger Than You Think" from Sound of Red (Motema Music) 2:49:11
  • Host speaks 2:53:35
  • Yelena Eckemoff "Aquamarine" from Colors (L&H Productions) 2:55:47
  • Carol Robbins "The Chill" from Taylor Street (Jazzcats) 2:59:57
  • Claire Martin, Jim Mullen "Back in the Room (Back to Back)" from Bumpin'—Celebrating Wes Montgomery (Stunt Records) 3:05:12
  • Shakers n' Bakers "Everybody's Movin'" from Heart Love (Little i Music) 3:10:13
  • Host speaks 3:14:38
  • Lolly Allen "Little Hummingbird" from Coming Home (OA2 Records) 3:17:05
  • Lauren Henderson "Dream" from Alma Oscura (Brontasaurus Records) 3:20:50
  • Russell Malone "You've Got a Friend" from Playground (MaxJazz) 3:24:50
  • Tish Oney "Most of All—I Love You" from The Best Part (Blujazz) 3:28:24
  • Host speaks 3:32:39
  • Lara Downes "Favorite Colour" from Holes in the Sky (Sony Classical Records) 3:35:45
  • Seal "Both Sides Now" from Joni 75—A Birthday Celebration (Verve) 3:38:38
  • Norah Jones "It Was You" from Begin Again (Blue Note) 3:44:41
  • Host speaks 3:50:08
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School "Ballad of the Arboghast" from Aftermath (Browntasaurus Records) 3:51:58

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