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I've Heard That Song Before

Jun 29, 2017

Joe Hunter and his guest, jazz trombonist George Carr, listen with you to 4 renditions of “September Song” by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, & Mel Torme. Joe and George discuss the very interesting life of composer Kurt Weill as well as the Broadway musical in which this song was first...


Jun 22, 2017

Joe Hunter and his guest, Larry Angell, listen with you to 4 renditions of “I Remember You” by Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Harris, & Sarah Vaughan. Joe and Larry discuss the short, yet illustrious career of composer Victor Schertzinger as well as the swingin’ and cookin’ nature of this piece....


Jun 15, 2017

Joe Hunter and his guest, Les Roberts, listen with you to 4 renditions of “It Might as Well Be Spring” by Astrud Gilberto, Sandy Stewart, Stephane Grappelli, & Ella Fitzgerald. Joe and Les discuss the conflicting tones of cheerfulness and melancholy. You’ll also enjoy this week's bonus tune by Nancy...


Jun 15, 2017

Joe Hunter and his guest, Ernie Krivda, listen with you to renditions of "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Joe Williams, Nancy LaMont, Zoot Sims, & Ray Charles. Joe and Ernie discuss the many blues influences in this song. You’ll also enjoy this week's bonus tune by Helen Humes, another piece that is influenced by...


Jun 15, 2017

Joe Hunter and his guest, Dennis Lewin, listen with you to renditions of "I Feel Pretty" by Marni Nixon, Sophie Milman, Oscar Peterson, and Sarah Vaughan. Dennis discusses this song and its place in the West Side Story soundtrack, including its use of baritone. Although not exactly a jazz standard, they discuss...