Roy Kral and Thelonious Monk birthdays; RIP Carol Hall

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Celebrating mid-October birthdays with songs by pianist/composer Roy Kral, who with his wife vocalist Jackie Cain formed the duo group Jackie & Roy, and also Thelonious Monk a year after his centennial. Also remembering songwriter Carol Hall (1936-2018) best known for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, but who also contributed lyrics to two Bill Evans tunes "Very Early" and "The Two Lonely People."


  • Johnny O'Neal "People Make the World Go Round" from In the Moment (Smoke Sessions) 00:00
  • Nancy Kelly " Let's Talk Business" from Born to Swing (Amhearst Records) 05:20
  • Helen Sung "Mean What You Say" from Sung with Words (Stricker Street Records) 09:52
  • Jazzmeia Horn "Tight" from A Social Call (Concord Records) 14:09
  • Host speaks 17:10
  • Brandee Younger "Afro Harping" from Wax & Wane (Self released) 19:25
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "A Clef" from The Window Album Title (Mack Avenue Record Label) 22:39Time Marker
  • Camille Bertault "Là ou tu vas" from Pas de geants (Classique) 24:39
  • Lorraine Feather "I Don't Mean to Make a Big Deal of It" from Math Camp (Relarian) 29:11
  • Host speaks 34:25
  • Connie Han "Gruvy" from Crime Zone (Mack Avenue) 37:40
  • Judith Owen "Cherokee Louise" from redisCOVERed (Twanky Records) 45:14
  • Debra Mann "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" from Full Circle: the Music of Joni Mitchell (Whaling City Sound) 49:53
  • Host speaks 54:32
  • Nadje Noordhuis and James Shipp "October" from Indigo (Little Mystery Records) 56:15
  • Harry Allen "The One for You" from The Candy Men (Arbors) 59:58
  • Lee Wiley "From the Land of the Sky Blue Water" from A Touch of the Blues (RCA Victor) 1:07:48
  • Nat King Cole "Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere" from Welcome to the Club (Capitol) 1:10:27
  • Host speaks 1:12:45
  • Adi Meyerson "Rice & Beans" from Where We Stand (AM Records) 1:15:14Time Marker
  • Mark Murphy "Stoppin' the Clock" from Rah ! (Original Jazz Classics) 1:20:34
  • Jackie & Roy "Full Moon" from Beautiful Sea (DRG) 1:23:40
  • Jackie Cain & Roy Kral "The Best Is Yet to Come" from We Got It: The Music of Cy Coleman (Discovery Records) 1:29:52
  • Host speaks 1:33:14
  • The Count Basie Orchestra "Ma Cherie Amour" from All About That Basie (Concord Jazz) 1:36:08
  • Gabrielle Stravelli "Cake of My Childhood" from Dream Ago (Big Modern Music) 1:39:45
  • Joe Williams "Nobody Knows the Way I Feel this Morning" from One More For My Baby (LRC Ltd) 1:43:20
  • Maria Muldaur "Loan Me Your Husband" from Don't You Feel My Leg-the Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker (Last Music Company) 1:47:50
  • Host speaks 1:51:59
  • Diane Moser's Composers Big Band "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" from Live! At Tierney's Tavern (New Arts) 1:53:56
  • Deanna Witkowski "Straight, No Chaser" from Length of Days (ArtistShare) 1:59:57
  • Carmen McRae "Monkery's the Blues" from Carmen Sings Monk (RCA) 2:07:01
  • John Beasley "Dear Ruby" from MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (Mack Avenue) 2:11:47
  • Host speaks 2:17:53
  • Ingrid Jensen & Christine Jensen "Octofolk" from Infinitude (Whirlwind Recordings) 2:21:50
  • Abigail Rockwell "Summer Me, Winter Me" from Autumn Noir (Golden Egg) 2:28:41
  • Marie Goudy "Remember the Days" from The Bitter Suite (Self released) 2:32:29
  • Host speaks 2:37:51
  • Miki Yamanaka "Eyes" from Miki (Cellar Live) 2:39:55
  • Karrin Allyson "Big Discount" from Some of that Sunshine (kasrecords) 2:45:25
  • Tony Bennett "The Two Lonely People" from Together Again (Rhino) 2:48:23
  • Host speaks 2:52:43
  • Sachal Vasandani "Very Early" from Shadow Train (GSI Records) 2:54:10
  • Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch "The Purple Piece" from Live in Healdsburg (Anzic Records) 3:01:05
  • Esperanza Spalding "Short and Sweet" from Chamber Music Society (Heads Up) 3:09:15
  • Terri Lyne Carrington "Soul Talk" from The Mosaic Project (Concord Records) 3:15:58
  • Host speaks 3:20:50
  • Yelena Eckemoff "Psalm 119 Lamed" from Better Than Gold and Silver (L & H Productions) 3:22:50
  • Amy Cervini "You Know Who" from No One Ever Tells You (Anzic Records) 3:29:00
  • Etta James "Imagine" from All the Way (Sony Legacy) 3:33:50
  • Host speaks 3:37:26
  • Kate McGarry "Mr. Sparkle What a Difference a Day Made" from The Subject Tonight Is Love (ArtistShare) 3:39:39
  • Darius De Haas "Confound Me" from Ice on the Hudson (SMK Jazz) 3:44:43
  • Carol Hall "My Circle of Friends" from Hallsongs-the Songs of Carol Hall (LML Music) 3:49:51
  • Host speaks 3:52:52
  • Pam Fleming "Buds" from Buds (Infinite Room Rpm) 3:55:34

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