Friday, December 26, 2014

A Toppyjazz Christmas Gift To You! (Toppyjazz 366)

Attention ...This week Toppyjazz Radio Show on December 26th 2014!!

Back in Holland the musical The Sound Of Music. We give you some excellent songs from that musical by George Chakiris, Mark Murphy and Julie Andrews.

A Christmas wish from our friends from Blue Canoe Records is given by Joseph Patrick Moore.

Highlight that wonderful album from Deborah Henriksson SIMPLY CHRISTMAS.

Playlist:

01 - The Sound Of Music - George Chakiris (album George Chakiris Sings)

02 - My Favorite Things (Long Version) - Mark Murphy (album Rah! - Milestones Japan)(not published)

03 - Little Town Of Bethlehem - Marni Nixon (album Christmas At Our House)

04 - Silent Night - Marni Nixon (album Christmas At Our House)

05a - Toppyjazz Christmas Wish - Joseph Patrick Moore (Blue Canoe records)

05b - Angels We Heard On High - Joseph Patrick Moore & Dan Baraszu (album Christmas Time Is Here)

06 - Ave Maria - Deborah Henriksson (album Simply Christmas)

07 - Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Deborah Henriksson (album Simply Christmas)

08 - I Wonder As I Wander - Deborah Henriksson (album Simply Christmas)

09 - Sleigh Ride - Herb Alpert (album Herb Alpert & TB Christmas album)

10 - The Bell That Couldn't Jingle - Herb Alpert (same album)

11 - The Christmas Song - Dave Brubeck (album A Dave Brubeck Christmas)

12 - Kling Glöckchen Kling - Manfred Krug (album Der Weihnachts Krug)

13 - HAve Yourself a Merry little Christmas - Anita Kerr Singers (album Spend This Holiday With Me)

14 - Oh Tannenbaum - Hugo Strasser (album Swinging Christmas)

15 - Noel A Paris - Charles Aznavour (album Je n'ai pas vu le temps passer)

16 - Doremi - Julie Andrews (album The Sound of Music)

Download : Toppyjazz 366

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Toppyjazz proudly presents : Linda Kosut Sings Johnny Green (Toppyjazz 365) & Maybeck Recital Hall (part 5)

For the second time we have the honour to speak with San Francisco singer Linda Kosut. Her latest album Easy Come, Easy Go is a tribute to composer Johnny Green. We talk about her past and the Johnny Green project. The whole interview in English will be available after the radio show.

Playlist :

Interview part 1 : Who is Linda Kosut?

3. Dat Dere - Linda Kosut (album Life is But A Dream)

4. Interview part 2 : Tonight we have again in our program Linda Kosut from San Francisco . We had Linda with us in 2009 for her great album Long As You're Living, the music of Oscar Brown jr. What did you do the last years (besides your new album)?

5. Foolish Baby - Linda Kosut (album Easy Come, Easy Go)

6. Interview part 3 : You're new album Easy Come , Easy Go is dedicated to the music of Johnny Green. Why do you choose johnny Green? In Europe Johnny is hardly known. We only know "Body and Soul" and " Out of Nowhere".

7. Easy Come, Easy Go - Linda Kosut (album Easy Come, Easy Go)

8. Interview part 4 : How is the music scene today? We spoke to pianiste/singer Dena DeRose in Holland, she said it's hard, because there are only 4 or 5 important jazz places in the States. What is your opinion?

9.Candlelight - Linda Kosut (album Easy Come, Easy Go)

10. Interview part 5 . Thankyou Linda Kosut for this interview.

11. You Do Something To Me - Adam Makowicz (album live at Maybeck Recital Hall vol. 24)

12. Just One Of Those Things - Cedar Walton (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall vol. 25)

13. Blue Skies - Ellis Larkins (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall vol. 22)

14. Out Of This World - Chris Connor & Ellis Larkins (album All About Ronnie)

15. Blues For Rhonda - Gene Harris (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall vol. 23)

16. Round Midnight 6 The Beach - Linda Kosut (album Long As You're Living)

Linda Kosut Web Pages :LINK

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What's In The Giftbox? (Toppyjazz 364)

Some great surprises in our box with presents this week. First some albums from George Chakiris (1934-Ohio). George acted in 1947 for the first time in a movie, played in tv serie Dallas for 14 weeks, but his greatest fame came from West Side Story. For his role as Bernardo he got an oscar. George made 4 albums for Capitol Records and even one in France. His album You're Mine & It's been a Swingin' Summer are untraceable. Buit we got some single and 2 other Capitol Albums. Furthermore we found albums by Monica Zetterlund, Ian Shaw,Gene McDaniels, Peter Herbolzheimer & Janis Siegel. Take a drink and relax for one hour!

Playlist .

01 - But Not For Me - George Chakiris (album George Chakiris Sings)

02 - Tonight - George Chakiris (album George Chakiris Sings)

03 - My Colouring Book - George Chakiris (album, George Chakiris Sings)

04 - C'est Rien quu un au revoir - George Chakiris (single 1981)

05 - Taking A Chance On Love - Monica Zetterlund (album This Is All I Ask)

06 - He's My Guy - Monica Zetterlund (album Make Mine Swedish Style)

07 - My Guy - Mary Wells (album My Guy)

08 - Stuck In The Middle With You - Ian Shaw (album The Abbey Road Sessions)

09 - I Get Along Without You very Well - Ian Shaw (same album)

10 - Golden Earrings - Gene McDaniels (album Sings Movie Memories)

11 - All The Way - Gene McDaniels (album Sings Movie Memories)

12 - Hit The Road Jack - Peter Herbolzheimer (album Music For Swinging Dancers II)

13 - La Fiesta - Peter Herbolzheimer (album Live in Concert)

14 - Lover - Janis Siegel (album Nightsongs)

Download : Toppyjazz 364

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dave Brubeck Special (Toppyjazz 363)

For two years this week Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) passed away. In Holland, Germany, Belgium, Surinam and Elsas in France it's time for St. Nikolaas a great time for children. So we have all the efforts of the adults to listen to the music of the Dave Brubeck Family.

Playlist :

01 - Sometimes I'm Happy - Dave Brubeck (album Jazz : Red, Hot and Cool)

02 - I Feel Pretty - Dave Brubeck (album Berstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein)

03 - Besame Mucho! - Dave Brubeck (album Bravo! Brubeck!)

04 - Take Five - Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan (album Live at The Berlin Philharmonic)

05 - Blue Rondo a la Turk - Dave Brubeck (album Two Generations of Brubeck)

06 - Unsquare Dance - Dave Brubeck (album Dave Brubeck in Moscow)

07 - I Got Rhythm - Dave Brubeck (album The 40th Anniversary Tour of the U.K )

08 - Summer Music - Dave Brubeck (album New Wine)

09 - My Melancholy Baby - Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck (album Vocal Encounters)

Download : Toppyjazz 363

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Toppyjazz For Sagittarian (Toppyjazz 362)

This week we celibrate the birthday from some very good Toppyjazz friends, all born in the second half of November. For fun this week some pop : The Ventures, Frank Ifield & Roy Orbison. Back by Toppyjazz that fantastic Canadian jazz singer George Evans. Happy jazzin' !

Playlist :

01 - Blue Noon - The Ventures (album The Colorful Ventures)

02 - Lady of Spian - The Ventures (album Going To The Ventures Dance Party)

03 - I Believe In You - George Evans (album I'm All Smiles)

04 - Baubles, Bangles and Beads - George Evans (album Live at The Cellar vol. 1)

05 - Autumn Serenade - George Evans (album Live at The Cellar vol. 1)

06 - Willow Weep For Me - Salena Jones (album Jazz Vocal Best Collection)

07 - Right Now - Salena Jones & Keith Mansfield (album Salena Jones)

08 - Come Back Liza - Frank Ifield (album Remembering The Sixties)

09 - Mule Train - Frank Ifield (same album)

10 - Bossa Nova USA (45 version)- Dave Brubeck (album Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits)

11 - Make Me Rainbows - Trduy Desmond (album Make me Rainbows)

12 - Dream Baby - Roy Orbison (album The Best of Roy Orbison)

13 - You Got It - Roy Orbison (album Mystery Girl)

14 - I Got Rhythm - Michael Holliday (album The Story of My Life)

15 - You Are My Sunshine - Michael Holliday (same album)

Download : Toppyjazz 362

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

British Jazz (part 3)(Toppyjazz 361)

Happy to announce a 6 cd box from Tony Kinsey Collection (1953-1961). This week we give you the best of drummer Tony Kinsey (1927-Sutton). Watch out the great Lita Rosa.

Playlist :

01 - Time Gentlemen Please - Tony Kinsey (album Time Gentlemen Please)

02 - Introduction (45t version)- Tony Kinsey (album The Tony Kinsey collection)

03 - Three Moods - Tony Kinsey (same cd box)

04 - Feelings - Cleo Laine & John Williams (album Best Friends)

05 - Beathaven - Tony Kinsey & Tubby Hayes (album The Tony Kinsey Collection)

06 - You'll Never Know - Tony Kinsey & Lita Roza (same cd box)

07 - Love For Sale - Tony Kinsey (same cd box)

08 - Too Marvellous For Words - Tony Kinsey & Lita Roza (same cd box)

09 - Satin Doll - Tony Kinsey Quintet (same cd box)

10 - Mean To Me - Cleo Laine & David Lindup (album Jazz Date) <7p> 11 - Sagittarius - John Dankworth (album The Zodiac Variations)

Download : Tony Kinsey album Time Gentlemen Please Link Tony Kinsey

Download : Toppyjazz 361

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eddie Sauter Special (Toppyjazz 360)

This week we dig in the music of arranger Eddie Sauter (1914-1981). Highly priced by fellow musician from Stan Getz, Benny Goodman until Harry Arnold.

Playlist

01 - A Summer afternoon - Stan getz (album Focus)

02 - I'm Late, I'm Late (45 t version)- Stan Getz (album Focus)

03 - I Remember When - Stan Getz (album Focus)

04 - Mickey's Theme - Stan Getz (album Music from the Soundtrack of Mickey)

05 - Once Upon A Time - Stan Getz (same album)

06 - Sand Storm - Ray McKinley (album Borderline)

07 - I've Got The Right To Sing The Blues - Ray Mckinley (album Borderline)

08 - Sunday, Monday for Always - Benny Goodman (album Yale University vol. 3)

09 - Benny Rides Again - Benny Goodman (album Yale University vol. 4)

10 - The Moon Walks - Harry Arnold Big Band (album The Big Band In Concert)

11 - Doodletown Fifers - Sauter Finegan Orchestra (album New Directions In Music)

12 - April In Paris - Sauter Finegan Orchestra (same album)

13 - Pictures From Sauter Finegan Land- Sauter Finegan Orchestra (album Concert Jazz)

14 - Sleepy Village - Sauter Finegan Orchestra (album Concert Jazz)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Toppyjazz Mix (Toppyjazz 359)

Welcome by this week's edition with many new voices. Special in this session Beverley Kenney and Diana Panton.

Playlist :

01 - Bossa Italiana - Allessandro Alessandroni (album E il suo complesso)

02 - On A Clear Day - Ernie Andrews (album This Is Ernie Andrews)

03 - You're So Beautiful - Capp Pierce Big Band (album Juggernaut Strikes Again!)

04 - Li'l Darling - Frank Capp (album In A Hefti Bag)

05 - Lately - Gerald Wilson (album The Complete Pacific Recordings)

06 - Ona and Four - Jack Wilson (album Something Personal)

07 - Lonely and Blue - Eddie Safranski (album Bear Records- Safranski Rocks!)

08 - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top - Beverly Kenney (album Snuggled On Your Shoulder)

09 - Born To Be Blue - Beverley Kenney (album Born To Be Blue)

10 - Try A Little Tenderness - Beverley Kenney (album Sings For Playboys)

11 - These Boots Are Made For Walking - Emilie-Claire Barlow (album Live in Tokyo)

12 - Who Cares? - Diana Panton (album Red)

13 - If The Moon Turns Green - Diana Panton (album If The Moon Turns Green)

14 - Raunchy - Ernie Freeman (album Action Planet)

15 - Percolator - The Ventures (arr. Ernie Freeman)

Download : Toppyjazz 359

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 5)(Toppyjazz 358)

This week we look back to our Toppyjazz tour through Europe this Summer. We were in France at Rennes-Les-Chateau and Rennes-Les-Baines because of Kate Mosse's book Sepulchre. Pitty Kate made some mistakes in the book.(Mixing the names of Rennes-Les-Baines and Rennes-les-Chateau.-Mixing 1800 and 1900-etc.). We jump at her link with Claude Debussy.

We visited in Germany the beautiful place Göttingen, you'll hear French singer Barbara. And some talk about Carl-Johan Vallgren with his book and his band.

We got the latest cd from our friends of Blue Canoe Records. It's from The Rock Tronic these are Joseph Patrick Moore, Chris Blackwell and Wayne Viar. Buy it! Blue Canoe Records

Playlist :

01 - Prelude de Suite Bergamasque - Fred Hersch (album The French Collection)

02 - Göttingen - Barbara (album Réveuses de Parloir)

03 - Kreuzberg SO 36 - Carl-Hohan Vallgren (album Livet)

04 - Medley - Mezzoforte (album Live in Reykjavik)

05 - Joseph Patrick Moore Toppyjazz jingle (courtesy Blue Canoe Records)

06 - Surrender - The Rock Tronic (album Magnificent Obsession)

07 - Hard Eight - The Rock Tronic (album Magnificent Obsession)

08 -I Could Write A Book - Dinah Washington (album For Those In Love)

09 - Talk To Me Baby - Terrie Richards Alden (album Voice With Heart)

10 - Echoes of Harlem - Dan Barrett (album Harlem 2000)

11 - Bullett Train - Marcus Printup (album The New Boogaloo)

12 - Come Rain Or Come Shine - Sarah Partridge (album Blame It On My Youth)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 4)(Toppyjazz 357)

Still busy trying to work us through more than 500 new jazz albums.

Playlist :

01 - Last Night in Town - Erin Brazill (album Last Night In Town)

02 - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewilderd - One For All (album Incorrigible)

03 - Moments Notice - One For All (album Invades Vancouver!)

04 - Come Together - Marty Williams (album Long Time Comin' )

05 - You Took Advantage On Me - Annie Ross (album A Gasser!)

06 - If Only I Had A Brain - Tom Wopat (album Dissertation On The State Of Bliss)

07 - Sunny - Kelly Mittleman (album Kelly)

08 - Behind Blue Eyes - Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr (album Running)

09 - By Bye Love - Barbara Lahr (album Six String Call)

10 - Let's Keep It Cool - Jazz Station Big Band (album The Jazz Station Big Band)

Download :Toppyjazz 357

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 3)(Toppyjazz 356)

This week some new sounds by Toppyjazz from Le London All Stars to Marlena Shaw.

Playlist :

01 -Give Me A Shot - Gisela Novals and The Blue Summers (album The Perfect One)

02 - Woman of The Ghetto - Marlena Shaw (album Anthology)

03 - little Drop of Poison - Rebekka Bakken (album Little Drop of Poison)

04 - Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset (album Lion)

05 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - Lola Haag (album Heartbeats)

06 - Too Darn Hot - Lauren Shub (album Dream Dancing)

07 - More Than You Know - Laurence Hobgood & Kurt Elling (album Crazy World)

08 - image - Le London All Stars (album British Percussion)

09 - In A Mellowtone - Anne Czichowsky Quintet (album The Truth and The Abstract Blues)

10 - Limehouse Blues - Jack Cortner New York Big Band (album Fast Track)

11 - I Worry About You - Norman Mapp (album Jazz Ain't Nothin' But Soul)

Download : Toppyjazz 356

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 2) with Traces by Deborah Henriksson (Toppyjazz 355)

We´re proud to present the latest album TRACES by Deborah Henriksson. This is another fine album after The Hearts Cry from 2012. The story of this album is unique from the others in that Traces is about Henriksson’s search for her own voice, trying to figure out what she had to say musically after spending so many years gracefully interpreting everyone from Mozart to Joni Mitchell. The epiphany to start writing her own lyrics came from her frustration over trying to finding fresh outside songs that captured what she wanted to communicate as an artist. She saw this as a watershed fork in the road – either keep doing the same thing or dig deep to see what she could pen herself. She and Nyman experimented with different approaches to songwriting, but in the end, rather than simply write poems for him to set to music, she generally sat with him as he created melodies and arrangements and – filled with fresh inspiration – she would go off and start writing lyrics. Her first completed song was the dreamy, lyrical, pennywhistle infused “Eveline,” in which she encourages a girl who had lost her way to look forward to a brighter tomorrow – a perfect reflection of the general sense of optimism that infuses Deborah’s words throughout. Other key songs include the whimsical, soulful “Fallen Disguise,” a semi-autographical piece about daring to be who you truly are, and the spirited folk driven “Trains,” based on a childhood memory hearing the train from New York City pass through her hometown of Morristown, NJ in the morning. “As the album title implies, these songs are traces of life lived, echoes of feelings and experiences common to many of us,” says Deborah, shortly after returning home from a jaunt to Dublin, where she performed many of these songs at local pubs and at the You Bloom Festival. “To leave such a trace in the form of lyrics is a vital form of expression for me and I share these songs in the hopes that they will resonate and show that we’re not alone on this journey.

Other fine albums we airplay by Nikky Yanofsky, Julia Boman and JeanFrancois Prins and Judy Niemack.

Playlist :

01 -Lullaby of Birdland - Nikky Yanofsky (album Ella of Thee I Swing)

02 - Necessary Evil - Nikky Yanofsky (album Little Secret)

03 - Favourite Things - Julia Boman (album My Favourite Things)

04 - Angel Eyes - Julia Boman (album Favourite Things)

05 - Trains - Deborah Henriksson (album Traces)

06 - Only You - Deborah Henriksson (album Traces)

07 - Black Nile - JeanFrancois Prins (album El Gaucho) (with Joris Teepe)

08 - I'll Be seeing You - JeanFrancois Prins (album El Gaucho)

09 - Some Other Time - Judy Niemack (album About Time)

10 - Sometime Ago - Judy Niemack (album About Time)

11 - Round Midnight - Judy Niemack & Lee Konitz (album About Time)

Download :Toppyjazz 355

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 1)(Toppyjazz 354)

This month we have 5 Toppyjazz programs with mostly new musicians on Toppyjazz, from Teddi King. Vi Velasco to Jiggs Whigham.

Playlist :

01 - I Can't Get Started - Teddi King (album Bidin' My Time)

02 - Fascinating Rhythm - Larry Martin Band (album Everything Must Change)

03 - Recado - Vi Velasco (album Cantado Bossa Nova)

04 - Sem Saudades de Voces - Zoot Sims (album New Beat Bossa Nova)

05 - Maria Minguen - Zoot Sims (album New Beat Bossa Nova)

06 - Day In -Day Out - David Ferreira (album This Can't Be Love)

07 - I Wish I Were In Love Agin - David Ferreira (album This Can't Be Love)

08 - Heartbreak Woman - Courtney Yasmineh (album Wake Me When It's Over)

09 - Ballad To My Other Self - Courtney Yasmineh (album Wake me When It's Over)

10 - Dewey Square - Barbara Dennerlein (album Tribute To Charlie)

11 - Billie's Bounce - Barbara Dennerlein (album Tribute To Charlie)

12 - Hope - Jiggs Whigham (album Hope)

13 - The Doctor Is In - Jiggs Whigham (album The Jiggs Up!)

14 - La Vie En Rose - Lori Williams (album Eclipse of the Soul)

Download :Toppyjazz 354

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Si Zentner, Raymond Scott & Ray Bloch (Toppyjazz 353)

This week we have the music of Si Zentner (1917-2000) and his big band. Si Zentner and his band was voted Best Big Band for 13 years by Downbeat! In 1962 he got a Grammy Award for Up A Lazy River. Strange we couldn't find an audio version! Here's the video:

Raymond Scott (1908-1994) is next in line with his sometimes weird music. But he was a pionier in electronic music. And mr. Scott had a sense of humor. Listen to his Dinner Music For A Pack of Hungry Cannibals! At last a great surprise with Stars On Defense no. 319 and 320 with Buddy Greco and Ray Bloch. We air the whole no. 319.

Playlist :

01 - Walk On The Wild Side - Si Zentner (album Ultra Lounce/The Crime Scene)

02 - Saianai - Si Zentner (album Introducing Si Zentner)

03 - I'm Glad There's You - Si Zentner (album Suddenly It's Swing)

04 - Tiger Rag - Dorothy Collins & Raymond Scott (album At Home With Dorothy & Raymond)

05 - Dedicatory Piece to the Crew and Passangers of the first Experimental Rocket Express to the Moon - Raymond Scott (album At Home with )

06 - The Girl With The Light Blue Hair - Raymond Scott (single Columbia 35427)

07 - Come Rain or Come Shine - Buddy Greco with Ray Bloch Orchestra (Stars On Defence 319)

08 - Stars On Defence 2/Tenderly - Buddy Greco with Ray Bloch

09 - Stars On Defence 3 - Buddy Greco with Ray Bloch

10 - Stars on Defence 4/You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Buddy Greco with Raymond Bloch Orchestra.

11 - Midnight in Moscow - Si Zentner (album The Stripper and other Big Band Hits)

12 - Maria - Si Zentner (album Desafinado )

13 - On A Slow Boat to China - Si Zentner (album The Road Band)

14 - Tempo Block -Raymond Scott

15 - Amor - Raymond Scott

16 - Moonlight On The Ganges - Raymond Scott (album Ectoplasm)

17 - Night and Day -Raymond Scott (album The Unexpected)

18 - Take Me to Your Violin Teacher - Raymond Scott (album Manhattan Research)

Download :Toppyjazz 353

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September In The Rain (part 2) (Toppyjazz 352)

This week it's autumn again, so we give you our second ode to the month of September.

Playlist :

01 - September Song - Johnny Hartman (album Songs From The Heart)

02 - September 15th - Mark Murphy (album September Ballads)

03 - Sausolito - Mark Murphy (album September Ballads)

04 - It Might As Well Rain Until September - Bobby Vee (album The Very Best of Bobby Vee)

05 - Flaming September - Marianne Faithfull (album A Secret Life)

06 - September - Susan Wong (album My Life Stories)

07 - September Second - Michel Petrucciani (album RTL Jazz)

08 - September Igen - Viktoria Tolstoy (album For Alskad)

09 - Maybe September - Jackie Ryan (album This Heart Of Mine)

10 - September In The Rain - Frank Sinatra (album Snatar's Swingin' Session)

11 - September Mourn - Ute Lemper (album Between Yesterday & Tomorrow)

12 - Ikh shty unter a Bokersbym - Ute Lemper (album Paris Days and Berlin Nights)

13 - Autumn Leaves - Gene McDaniels (album Sometimes I'm Happy , Sometimes I'm Blue)

Download :Toppyjazz 352

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Encore..Toppyjazz (part 8)(Toppyjazz 351)

At the start of our new 8th saison we bring you back to previous programs. First our most succesful duo Claire Martin & Ian Shaw. Upcoming duo Joop Visser & Jessica van Noord!

Playlist : 01 - Everything I Got Belongs to You - Claire Martin (album A Modern Art)

02 - Into My Arms - Ian Shaw (album Somewhere Towards Love)

03 - Devil May Care - Sarah Ellen Hughes & Ian Shaw (album Darning The Dream)

04 - Let The Rain Fall Here - Kerry Hodgkin (album Table In The Corner)

05 - I Keep Going Back Medley - Kerry Hodgkin (album Tabel In The Corner)

06 - It's Cool To Be Cool Sarah Moule (album It's A Nice Thought)

07 - When Your Computer Crashes - Sarah Moule (album It's A Nice Thought)

08 - Hard Hearted Hannah - Kay Star (album The Faboules Favorites)

09 - Side By Side - Kay Star (album Jazz Singer)

10 - But Beautiful - Bobby Wellins (album The Satin Album)

11 - You've Changed - Bobby Wellins (album The Satin Album)

12 - The End of a Love Affair - Billie Holiday (album Lady In Satin)

Download : Toppyjazz 351

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dutch Toppyjazz(part 4)(Toppyjazz 350)

This is Toppyjazz number 350. We have a little party going in our studio with only Dutch jazz recordings and musician's. From B.J Ward, Ruud Brink & Ray Kaart, Greetje Kauffeld, Mariska Veres, Saskia Bruin & Eddy Doorenbos. Thanks Peer for your contribution!

Playlist :

01 - I Don't Know Where I'm Going - B.J. Ward (album Vocal Ease)

02 - Try To Remember - B.J. Ward (album Vocal Ease)

03 - Sister Sadie - Diamond Five (album Montmartre Blues)

04 - The Beat Goes On - Greetje Kauffeld & Diamond Five (album Back Together)

05 - How About You - Greetje Kauffeld & Ruud Brink (album Spaarne Blues)

06 - Spaarne Blues - Ruud Brink & Ray Kaart (album Spaarne Blues)

07 - Sunday- Ruud Brink & Ray Kaart (album Spaarne Blues)

08 - September Song - Ruud Brink (album Teach Me Tonight)

09 - You Really Got Me - Mariska Veres (album Shocking You)

10 - Tokapi - Mariska Veres (Imperial single)

11 - Csaladi Cicodas- Mariska Veres & Andrei Serban (album Gypsy heart)

12 - Feel Like Making Love - Saskia Bruin (album Step Inside Love)

13 - And We Will Fly - Saskia Bruin (album Step Inside Love)

14 - Summerwind - Eddy Doorenbos (album Still Together)

15 - Route 66 - Eddy Doorenbos (album Still Together)

Download: Toppyjazz 350

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Capitol Jazz (part 6) (Toppyjazz 349)

This week a bag with records from Kay Star to Serge Shaloff. Special interest for that wonderful violin player Helmut Zacharias.

Playlist :

01 - Easy Street - Serge Shaloff (album The Fabel of Mabel)

02 - Move - Serge Shaloff (album Bebop Spoken Here)

03 - Intro -Serge Shaloff

04 - Four Brothers - Serge Shaloff (album Boston 1950)

05 - Thanks For The Memory - Serge Shaloff (album Blue Serge)

06 - Reflections of my Heart - Rachelle Farrell (album Individuality)

07 - I Forgive You - Rachelle Farrell (album Individuality)

08 - Mona Lisa - Bob Bain (album Guitar de Amor)

09 - Stardust - Doc Severinsen (album Tonight Show Band 1987)

10 - Baia - Bob Bain (album Guitar de Amor)

11 - Light My Fire - Helmut Zacharias (album Zacharias Plays The Hits)

12 - Mexico Melody - Helmut Zacharias (album Plays The Hits)

13 - The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Jo Stafford (album Jo + Jazz)

14 - Autumn In New York - Jo Stafford (album Autumn In New York)

15 - Dirty Old Bossa Nova - Howard Roberts (album H.R. is a Dirty Guitar Player)

Download : Toppyjazz 349

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tribute to Chico Hamilton (Toppyjazz 348)

This is one of the latest radio shows about the late Mr. Chico Hamilton. Chico passed away November 25th 2013. But we're still in contact to his producer and manager Jeffrey Caddick. Through the whole airplay there's Chico's latest album The Inquiring Mind, recorded spring 2013 and issued spring 2014. We give you some excellent work of the musicians who worked in the Chico Hamilton groups, like Larry Coryell, Jim Hall, Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo and others. Goodbye Chico, we love you and miss you. Thanks for your support to our Toppyjazz radio show and the wonderful Toppyjazz jingle!

01 - Nate's Night - Chico Hamilton(album The Inquiring Mind)

02 - Bolero - Larry Coryell (album Bolero)

03 - Hope - Chico Hamilton (album The Inquiring Mind)

04 - Everytime I Smile/Toppyjazz Jingle Chico Hamilton (album Revelation & Mix Jeffrey Caddick/Bertwin Stubbe)

05 - In A Sentimental Mood - Jimm Hall (album Berlin 1969)

06 - Joy of Spring - Chico Hamilton (album The Inquiring Mind)

07 - Rabo de Nube - Charles Lloyd Quartet (album Rabo de Nube)

08 - CHO - Chico Hamilton (album The Inquiring Mind)

09 - Forest Flower - Chico Hamilton (album Man from Two Worlds)

10 - Jeffrey Andrew Caddick - Chico Hamilton (alnum Hamiltonia)

11 - El Toro - Chico Hamilton (album Passin'Thru)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Toppyjazz Club (2) (Toppyjazz 347)

It's mid summer so we bring you this week a selection of LIVE recordings from all over the world. From LONDON and Redlands University comes Stan Kenton. From Birdland The Callaway Sisters. Rebecca Jenkins sung at the The Cellar Vancouver. Furthermore Las Vegas, Carnegie Hall and The Haig. Sit down and relax with this fine concert hour.

Playlist :

01 - Ambivalance- Stan Kenton (album Live in London 1972)

02 - MacArthurpark - Stan Kenton (album live at Redlands University)

03 - Stevie Wonder Medley - Callaway Sisters (album Boom! Live at Birdland)

04 - My Favourite Things - Rebecca Jenkins (album Live at The Cellar)

05 - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars - Rebecca Jenkins (album Live at The Cellar)

06 - It Might as Well Be Spring - Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto (album Giants of Jazz)

07 - Artistry In Rhythm - Bill Perkins & Steve Huffsteter (album Live at Capuzolli's)

09 - Sandu - Jesse van Ruller (album Live at Murphy's Law)

10 - Along Came Betty - Jesse van Ruller (album Live at Murphy's Law)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eurojazz (Toppyjazz 346)

This week we´re crossing Europe. First we start in Belgium with Tammy Scheffer, second Denmark with Jeanette Hoejby. From Italy comes Gabrielle Chiararo. Furthermore Anne Sofie von Otter (Schweden), Stefan Gwildis (Germany), Anna Lundqvist (Schweden) and Viktoria Tolstoy (Schweden).

Playlist :

01 - I Can't See You Now - Tammy Scheffer (album Wake Up! Fall Asleep)

02 - The List - Tammy Scheffer (same album)

03 - Heal Your Heart - Jeannette Hoejby (album Heal UR Heart)

04 - Slow Drive - Jeannette Hoejby (same album)

05 - Paroles, Paroles - Gabrielle Chiararo (album Sensual Elegance)

06 - Here There and Everywhere - Gabrielle Chiararo (album Sensual Elegance)

07 - Surabaya - Anne Sofie von Otter (album sings Kurt Weill)

08 - Regennacht in Hamburg - Stefan Gwildis (album Das mit dem Glücklichsein)

09 - Was ist dann schon dabei - Stefan Gwildis (same album)

10 - Airplane - Anna Lundqvist Quartet (album City)

11 - Introductie VT Band - Viktoria Tolstoy (bootleg Live in Switserland)

12 - Stranger in Paradise -Viktoria Tolstoy

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nieuwe oogst Juli 2014 (Toppyjazz 345)

Excuses voor de late plaatsing van deze aflevering. We zaten in Zuid-Frankrijk zonder een fatsoenlijke internet verbinding. Snelheid 0,5 MB per uur!! Deze week de nieuwe albums van Jane Monheit (Heart of The Matter), Marcos Valle en Stacey Kent, Roger Kellaway met Remembering Bobby Darin. Verder Bria Skonberg, Lesley Drayton en de Teryn Ré Big Band.

Playlist:

01 - Depende de Nos - Jane Monheit (album Heart of the Matter)

02 - Born To Be Blue - Jane Monheit (album Heart of The Matter)

03 - Summer Samba - Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent (album 50 Anos de Marcos Valle)

04 - If You Went Away - Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent (album 50 Anos de Marcos Valle)

05 - Mack The Knife - Roger Kellaway (album Remembering Bobby Darin)

06 - Oh!Look at Me Now - Roger Kellaway (album Remembering Bobby Darin)

07 - Julia - Bria Skonberg (album Into Your Own)

08 - Three Little Words/Sir Duke - Bria Skonberg (album Into Your Own)

09 - Remembering When - Lesley Drayton (album Free and Easy)

10 - Afterthoughts - Lesley Drayton (album Free and Easy)

11 - A House Is Not A Home - Teryn Ré Big Band (album Big Band)

12 - Safe Your Love For Me - Teryn Ré Big Band (album Big Band)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dutch Toppyjazz (part 3)(Toppyjazz 344)

Back on Dutch Jazz ground this week with some splendid Dutch musicians. First Joris Teepe with his album Seven Days a Week.

Also from Groningen a concert by Jacques Pelzer at The Oosterpoort. Joop van Enkhuizen with the cd Meets The Rhythm Section. We met Joe van Enkhuizen with Jimmy Woode and Horace Parlan at his tournee for this album. What a fantastic evening he got 5 stars for the best evening of the year.

Playlist:

01 - Cherokee - Joris Teepe (album Seven Days a Week)

02 - Jesus Thinks of Me - Réne Thomas & Jacques Pelzer (album Groningen 1974)

03 - Bluesville - Joop van Enkhuizen (album Joe Meets The Rhythm Section)

04 - How Long Has This Been Going On - Ben Webster (album Live at The Haarlemse Jazzclub)

05 - Onder de wuivende palmen - Shirma Rouse & Kim Hoorweg (album Dedicated to You)

06 - Dedicated to You - Shirma Rouse & Kim Hoorweg (same album)

07 - Brothers - Rick van den Brink & The Reeds (album Reserge)

08 - If You Go - Masha Bijlsma (album Whispers and Moans)

09 - Song for Ella - Masha Bijlsma (same album)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vive La France (part 5) (Toppyjazz 343)

Toppyjazz is touring through France this month. So a good time to give you a French Musical Feeling. Especialy a salut to Mr. Charles Aznavour in his 90's! But furthermore a little surprise with Dimie Cat. A happy summer album Pin Me Up!

Playlist :

01 - Le Jazz est revenu - Charles Aznavour & Buck Clayton (album Charles Aznavour & Buck Clayton live)

02 - Rhapsody in Blue - Hadrien Feraud (album Hadrien Feraud)

03 - For All We Know - Selma Chikili (album Jazz Standards)

04 - Who's Been Talking - Orchestre National de Jazz (album In Tempo)

05 - Protection - Abyale (album A Shade of Blue)

06 - Post It - Dimie Cat (album Pin Me Up)

07 - Pin Me Up - Dimie Cat (album Pin Me Up)

08 - Eloge du Lointain - Sophie Alour (album Opus 3)

09 - Beautiful Friendship - Virginie Teychene (album I Feel So Good )

10 - I'm Gonna Go Fishin' - Virginie Teychene (album Bright and Sweet)

11 - Le Ciel est si beau ce soir - Richard Anthony

12 - Sous Le Ciel de Paris - Juliette Greco

13 - L'Amour est un cadeau du ciel - Connie Francis (album Sings in French)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Brad Mehldau & Jennifer Rush (Toppyjazz 342)

This week we make a choice out of 14 albums from Brad Mehldau (1970, Jacksonville, fla) and 18 albums from Jennifer Rush (1960, New York). We wonder about the strange name of the number "Just Call Ne Nige". Some months ago there was a giant incident about a BBC worker playing an old song with "nigger" in it. But perhaps Brad ,the name has nothing to do with that ? Here's a fine video of Jennifer Rush : Playlist: 01 - For All We Know - Art of The Trio (album The Art of The Trio, vol 3) 02 - Franklin Avenue - Brad Mehldau (album Largo) 03 - The Falcon Will Fly Again - Brad Mehldau (album Highway Rider) 04 - Just Call Me Nige - Mark Guiliana & Brad Mehldau (album Taming The Dragon) 05 - The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush (album Jennifer Rush) 06 - Flames of Paradise - Jennifer Rush & Elton John (album Heart Over Mind) 07 - The Last Day of Summer - Jennifer Rush (album Classics) 08 - Ave Maria - Jennifer Rush - (album Stronghold cd1) 09 - Betcha Never - Jennifer Rush (album Now Is The Hour) 10 - Open Them Gates - Heidi Stern (album Heidi Stern) Download : Toppyjazz-342

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dutch Jazz (part 2) (Toppyjazz 341)

This week only Dutch and Belgian musicians at Toppyjazz Radio Show. First sax player Ben van Gelder and Caroll Vanwelden with guitar player Dirk van de Linden. We love to have The Jan Molenaar Big Band with us. I met Jan Molenaar several times, he's a wonderful musician. Furthermore we have Nina Ebbenhout, Vonder & Bloom (Nina please do something about that irritant piano), Henny Vonk & Tony Vos.

Playlist :

01 - Frame of Reference - Ben van Gelder (album Frame of Reference)

02 - It's Only A Papermoon - Caroll Vanwelden & Dirk van de Linden (album Cheek to Cheek)

03 - Them There Eyes - Caroll Vanwelden & Dirk van de Linden (album Cheek to Cheek)

04 - Prime Time - Jan Molenaar Big Band (album Main Street)

05 - Route 66 - Jan Molenaar Big Band with Willeke van Montfoort (album Main Street)

06 - Both Sides Now - Nina Ebbenhout (album When We Kiss)

07 - Brilliance of You - Vonder & Bloom (album Simple Peace of Mind)

08 - Early Morninglight - Vonder & Bloom (album Simple Peace of Mind)

09 - Up, Up and Away - Henny Vonk (album Vonk First)

10 - Een Zwoele Zotte Zomer - Tony Vos

11 - Mad About The Boy - Henny Vonk (album Vonk First)

12 - A Tribute To Someone - Henny Vonk (album Rerootin' )

13 - Souvenir - Tony Vos (album Cool Jazz From Holland)

14 - Who Knows Why - Greetje Kauffeld & Tony Vos

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stan Kenton Alumni (Toppyjazz 340)

This week we're starting with the wonderfull recodings form Woofy Productions LINK. They are specialised in West Coast and Stan Kenton Alumni. Great stuff with Giants like Carl Fontana, Conte Candoli, Bill Hol Holman and Lennie Niehaus. The second part of this week is for bass player Joe Mondragon(1920-1987). Joe was a difficult guy, Always claiming he was the only real american everywhere he was playing.

Playlist :

01 - Emily - Carl Fontana & Conte Candoli (album Complete Phoenix Recordings volume 2)

02 - Centerpiece - Carl Fontana & Conte Candoli (album Complete Phoenix Recordings volume 4)

03 - Darn That Dream - Bill Holman & Conte Candoli (album Live at The Royal Palms Inn)

04 - East of The Sun - Carl Fontana & John Fedchock ( album Live at Cappozoli's )

05 - I Wish I Knew - Carl Fontana & Arno Marsh (album Live at Cappozoli's volume 3)

06 - Alone Together - Lennie Niehaus Octet (album Sunday Afternoons at the Lighthouse Cafe)

07 - The Lady's In Love With You - Mel Tormé (Joe Mondragon bas) (album Comin' Home Baby)

08 - Break Bossa Nova - Lalo Schifrin (Joe Mondragon bas) (album Gone With The Wave)

09 - Love For Sale - Marty Paich (Joe Mondragon bas) (album I Get A Boot Out Of You)

10 - What Am I Here for/Cottontail - Marty Paich (Joe Mondragon bas) (album I get A Boot Out Of You)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HET ZWARTE GOUD van TONY OSBORNE (1922-2009)(Toppyjazz 223)

Aflevering 223 van Toppyjazz is een eerbetoon aan een van Engelands grootste arrangeurs en bandleiders TONY OSBORNE. We hebben een aantal leuke verhalen over Tony Osborne verzameld, dus u krijgt een paar lachwekkende stories van ons. Verder veel muziek van deze gigant. U hoort Eartha Kitt, Mel Tormé, Shirley Bassey, Connie Francis, Gracie Fields en Buddy Greco

Playlist :

01 - Hawai-5-0 - Tony Osborne

02 - Around The World - Grace Fields

03 - Can't Take My Eyes off You - Tony Osborne

04 - The Shepherd Song - Tony Osborne

05 - Hungarian Gypsy Dance - Laslo Tabor

06 - So Danco Samba - Buddy Greco

07 - El Greco - Buddy Greco

08 - In The Still Of The Night - Eartha Kitt

09 - I'll Close My Eyes - Connie Francis

10 - Come Back To Sorrento - Connie Francis

11 - I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Johnny Mathis

12 - My Man - Eartha Kitt

13 - The Girl From Ipanema - Eartha Kitt

14 - I Who Have Nothing - Shirley Bassey

15 - A Stranger In Town - Mel Tormé

16 - Dancing In The Dark - Mel Tormé

Video :

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New by Toppyjazz (Toppyjazz 339)

This week on Toppyjazz Radio Regina Carter (1966). Born in Detroit she made her first jazz violin album in 1995. Second organplayer Larry Young (1940-1978). We got almost all his recordings, so if you're looking for Larry Young, please e-mail us! Furthermore we got this week Harry Salas, Josephine Cronholm (1971) and Melissa Manchester (1951-New York). Have fun with these fantastic musicians!

Playlist :

01 - Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - Regina Carter & Kenny Baron (album Freefall)

02 - Zoltan - Larry Young (album Unity)

03 - Saudia - Larry Young (album Lawrence of Newark)

04 - Turn Back The Hands of Time - Harry Talas (album Turn Back The Hands of Time)

05 - Just in Time - Harry Talas (same album)

06 - In Your Wild Garden - Josefine Cronholm (album Wild Garden)

07 - Mermaids - Josefine Cronholm (album Songs of the Falling Feather)

08 - Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester (album The Essence of Melissa Manchester)

09 - Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester (album Don't Cry Out Loud)

10 - Caravan - Melissa Manchester (same album)

11 - When Paris was a Woman - Melissa Manchester (album When I Look Down That Road)

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Heaven Can Wait! (Toppyjazz 338)

In this week of Ascension Day we have only one message : Heaven Can Wait!. Only jazzmusic with a Heaven link.

Playlist :

01 - Pennies From Heaven - The Four Freshmen (album Voices and Brass)

02 - When Did You Leave Heaven? - Nancy Wilson (album Hollywood My Way)

03 - You'll Never Go To Heaven - Dionne Warwick (album Make Way For Dionne WQarwick)

04 - Seven Steps To Heaven - Miles Davis (album Seven Steps To Heaven)

05 - 88 Keys To Heaven - Lynn Cannon (album Walk In The Park)

06 - The Night That Heaven Fell - Tony Bennett (album More Tony's Greatest Hits)

07 - Thank Heavens for Tears - P.J Proby (album Songwriter-Original Song demo's)

08 - I'm Walking Through Heaven With You - Peggy Lee (album Pretty Eyes)

09 - Heaven Is Where The Heart Is - Victor Wooten (album What Did He Say)

10 - For Heaven's Sake - Elvin Jones (album Puttin' It Together)

11 - Heaven On Earth - Larry Young (album Heaven On Earth)

12 - Three Steps To Heaven - Eddie Cochran (album The Best of Eddie Cochran)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Anyone for Lisa, Dan, Yonrico and Robin? (Toppyjazz 337)

Toppyjazz proudly presents 4 new albums from our friends : First Lisa Hilton with her new album Kaleidoscope. Some excellent musicians in her group : Larray Grenadier (bass), Marcus Gilmore (drums) and J.D.Allen on tenor sax. See our choice on the playlist. We give 4 stars for Kaleidoscope.

Thank you Karen Frieske from Blue Canoe Records for the latest albums from Mr. Dan Baraszu & Yonrico Scott. Dan Baraszu (guitar) comes with a nice album with David Ellington (organ) and Marlon Patton(drums)titled Organ Trio. Watch out for the boys on Smudge and the Quincy Jones tune Soul Bossa Nova.

Yonrico Scott comes with Quest of the Big Drum. We love Yonrico with sidemen Nick Rosen on keyboard and Joseph Patrick Moore on bassguitar and producer. Again Blue Canoe Records did a wonderful job with these 2 prefect albums. For all downlöoads goto :BLUE CANOE RECORDS

The last part of our show is for singer and pianist Robin Philips from London. His cd Sing, Play For Pleasure is a hommage to King Pleasure. Guests Ian Shaw & Anita Wardell.

Playlist:

01 - Bach/Basie/Bird Boogie/Blues Bop Medley- Lisa Hilton (album Kaleidoscope)

02 - Labyrinth - Lisa Hilton (album Kaleidoscope)

03 - One and Only - Lisa Hilton (album Kaleidoscope)

04 - For Us - Dan Baraszu & David Ellington (album Organ Trio)

05 - Smudge - Dan Baraszu & David Ellington (album Organ Trio)

06 - Soul Bossa Nova - Dan Baraszu & David Ellington (album Organ Trio)

07 - Radiojingle Toppyjazz - Joseph Patrick Moore

08 - Quest - Yonrico Scott (album Quest of the Big Drum)

09 - Sound of the Drum - Yonrico Scott (album Quest of the Big Drum)

10 - UFO - Yonrico Scott (album Quest of the Big Drum)

11 - Doodlin' - Robin Williams & Ian Shaw (album Sing Play For Pleasure)

12 - Moody's Mood For Love - Robin Phillips & Anita Wardell (album Sing Play For Pleasure)

13 - Parker#s Mood - Robin Phillips (album Sing Play for Pleasure)

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Till Brönner Special (Toppyjazz 332)

Till Bronner (6 Mey 1971, Viersen ,Germany) is at this moment the most famous trumpetplayer, singer, composer and arranger from Europe. He made 12 albums from 1994-2014.

Till Bronner played with hundreds of other musicians . Thomas Quasthoff, Mark Murphy, Jiggs Whigham and Melody Gardot. Till started playing with the band of Horst Jankowski, aka RIAS Tanzorchestre. This week we give you our choice of Till's music. Till got The Jazz Award 2014!

Playlist :

01 - Ich bin von Kopf biss Fuss aud Liebe eingestelt - Till Bronner (album German Songs)

02 - Do't You Worry Bout A Thing - Till Bronner (album Midnight)

03 - Everytime We Say Goodbye - Till Bronner (album Chattin' with Chet)

04 - River Man - Till Bronner (album Oceana)

05 - This Guy's In Love With You - Till Bronner (album Oceana)

06 - Sim Ou Na- Tll Bronner & Kurt Elling (album Rio)

07 - Dim The Lights - Till Bronner & Mark Murphy (album Blue Eyed Soul)

08 - Once Upon A Summertime - Till Bronner (album Till Bronner)

09 - The Gate - Till Bronner (album Till Bronner)

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Back to the Fifties (Toppyjazz 336)

In this WWII liberation week we take you back to the Fifties, the time when all went very better then nowadays. Have fun with the best music from 1950-1959.(Year indicates the song only!)

Playlist : 1950 - From This Moment On - Frank Sinatra (album A Swingin' Affair)

1951 - I'm A Fool To Want You - Michael L. Roberts (album Moving Is Living)

1952 - Night Train - Jimmy Forest (album Night Train)

1953 - Secret love - Thomas Quasthoff (album The Jazz Album)

1954 - I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Mark Murphy (album Mark Time/A Swingin', Singin' Affair)

1955 - Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Jane Monheit (album Come Dream With Me)

1956 - Somewehere- Stan kenton (album Kenton's West Side Story)

1957 - The Meaning Of The Blues - Peter Herbolzheimer (album Wait A Minute)

1958 - Afro Blue - Sasha Masakowski (album Musical Playground)

1959 - Moanin' - Ray Charles (album Genius+Soul=Jazz)

Bonus : In Einem Kühlen Grunde - Max Raabe & Thomas Quasthoff (album Heute Nacht oder Nie)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Asian Jazz (part 2) (Toppyjazz 335)

This time only jazz from our Asian friends like Chihiro Yamanaka from Japan, Yoshioko Yui also from Japan and Susan Wong from Hong Kong. Furthermore the sound of Ayumi and Eiji Taniguchi. The Japanese SSJ label brings the wife of Al Cohn Flo Handy with some beautiful music. At last we have Haromi Uehara, Helen Sung and Atsuko Hashimoto in our radio show. Have Fun!

Playlist :

01 -The Moon Was Yellow - Chihiro Yamanaka (album Forever Begins)

02 - My Generation - Yui (album I Love Yesterday)

03 - So Far Away - Susan Wong (album Come Into My Dreams)

04 - Fly Me To The Moon - Ayumi (album Doxy)

05 - You'ved Changed - Eiji Taniguchi & Eden Atwood (album The Sweet Sound of Bossa Nova)

06 - How Long Has This Been Going On - Flo Handy (album The Remarkable Voice of Flo Handy)

07 - No Moon At All - Flo Handy (same album)

08 - Ue Wo Muite Aruko - Haromi Uehara (album Beyond Standard)

09 - Haze - The Trio Project (album Voice)

10 - So In Love - Atsuko Hashimoto (album ..Until The Sun Comes Up)

11 - Never let Me Go - Helen Sung (album Anthem For A New Day)

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Jazz Records (Toppyjazz 334)

We give you this week a selectings out of a bunch of new jazz recordings. We start with The Alexandrina Simeon Quintet. Alexandrina (1976) comes from Bulgaria and sings on concerts from Germany to Bulgaria.

Next American Idol 3 singer John Stevens(1987)from Buffalo and Ginger Bess (1977) from Texas.

Final we have Josh Groban and Carol Sloane in our radio show.

Playlist :

01 - Roots - Alexandrina Simeon Quintet (album Roots & Influence)

02 - The Truth - same

03 - Mi Corazon - Alexandrina Simeon Quintet (album Roots & Influence)

04 - Come Fly With Me - John Stevens (album Red)

05 - Here, There and Everywhere - John Stevens (album Red)

06 - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Ginger Bess (album Give Me The Simple Life)

07 - I'll Be Seeing You - Ginger Bess (album Give Me The Simple Life)

08 - The Moon is a Harsh Misstress - Josh Groban (album All that Echoes)

09 - E Ti Promettero - Josh Groban & Laura Pausini(album All that Echoes)

10 - Take My Tears - Kasia Lins (album Take My Tears)

11 - Liar - Kasia Lins (album Take My Tears)

12 - Here's That Rainy Day - Carol Sloane (album Whisper Sweet)

13 - Whisper Sweet - Carol Sloane (album Whisper Sweet)

14 - Zoot Walks In - Carol Sloane (album We'll Meet Again)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maybeck Meets Bach [Maybeck Recital Hall (part4) & Bach Jazz] (Toppyjazz 333)

In this pre-Eastern week some jazz related to Eastern and Bach. First parr 4 of our Maybeck Recital Series with Alan Broadbent (volume 14),Buddy Montgomery (volume 15), Jim McNeely (volume 20) and Jessica Williams (volume 21). Our Bach part with The Swingle Singers, Classical Jazz Quartet, Henri Crolla & Christiane LeGrand. At last Andre Hodier and Patti Smith with Easter.

Playlist:

01 - Lennie's Pennies - Alan Broadbent (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall volume 14)

02 - Don't Ask Why - Alan Broadbent (same album)

03 - Brandenburg Concert no.3 - The Swingle Singers (album Bach Hits Back)

04 - Wachtet auf - The Swingle Singers (album Bach Hits Back)

05 - By Myself - Buddy Montgomery (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall volume 15)

06 - Oboe Concerto - Classical Jazz Quartet (album Plays Bach)

07 - Un Poco Loco - Jim McNeely (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall volume 21)

08 - Fugue in G Major - The Swingle Singers (album Jazz Sebastian Bach)

09 - Paris B.B. - Henri Crolla & Christiane LeGrand (album Jazz & Cinema vol.5)

10 - Jazz Cantates I,II,II - Andre Hodier (album Jazz & Jazz)

11 - I'm Confessin That I Love You - Jessica Williams (album Live at Maybeck Recital Hall volume 21)

12 - Easter - Patti Smith (album Easter)

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dutch Jazz (and More) (Toppyjazz 331)

At last we got the Dutch version from My Fair Lady with Wim Sonneveld, Margriet de Groot and Johan Kaart. We give you a selection from the original LP.

Second the concert from The Nat Adderley Quintet at Laren in 1991. Furthermore Dutch singer Yvonne Smeets (1967) with the album Under A Cloud.

Also some music from Wouter Hamel, Giovanca Ostiana. At last another recording from Kurt Edelhagen with our friend Jean "Toots" Thielemans.

Playlist:

01 - Is er nu niemand - Wim Sonneveld (album My Fair Lady)

02 - Als 't effe kan - Johan Kaart (album My Fair Lady)

03 - kom terug en dans met mij - Margriet de Groot (album My Fair Lady)

04 - Ascot Gavotte - Ensemble (album My Fair Lady)

05 - Intro - Nat Adderley (album Laren 1991)

06 - Unit Seven - Nat Adderley (album Laren 1991)

07 - Black Nile - Yvonne Smeets (album Under A Cloud)

08 - Under A Cloud - Yvonne Smeets (album Under A Cloud)

09 - As Long As We're In Love - Wouter Hamel (album Hamel)

10 - Quite The Disguise - Wouter Hamel (album Nobody's Tune)

11 - On My Way - Giovanca Ostiana (album Subway Silence)

12 - Go Now - Giovanca Ostiana (album White I'm Awake)

13 - I Loves You Porgy- Jean "Toots" Thielemans & Kurt Edelhagen (album Road To Romance)

14 - Stairway To The Stars - Jean " Toots" Thielemans & Kurt Edelhagen (album Road To Romance)

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nagel Heyer Records (Toppyjazz 330)

Founded in 1992 the Nagel Heyer family brought us an about 300 records catalog with modern and mainstream jazz. We give you this year an overflow of our choice from their artists. This week trating with LYAMBIKO (real name Sandy Müller) and her famtastic album Out of This Mood. Especial her version of Oscar Brown jr WORK SONG is 5 stars! More artist this week Harry Allen, David Ostwald, Fran Vignola, Caterina Valente, Zona Sul and Ken Peplowski.

Playlist :

01 - Worksong- Lyambiko (album Out of This Mood)

02 - Gone With The Wind - Lyambiko (album Out of This Mood)

03 - Tenderly - Lyambiko (album Shades of Delight)

04 - I Can't Get Started - Harry Allen, Randy Sandke & Rias Big BAnd with Jiggs Whigham(album Turnstile)

05 - Quiet Nights - Harry Allen (album Love Songs Only)

06 - Blues In My Heart - David Ostwald (album Blues in our Heart)

07 - It's Allright With Me - Frank Vignola (album Off Broadway- Extended)

08 - Chquilin de Bachlin _ Caterina Valente & Catherine Michel (album Vocal Jazz Ballads 2012)

09 - Estate - Zona Sul (album Vocal Jazz Ballads 2012)

10 - It's Easy To Remember - Ken Peplowski (album Vocal Jazz Ballads)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MYSTERY & ALIEN JAZZ (Toppyjazz 329)

Perhaps this will be the most weird program we ever made. First the secret about the mystery about Ted McNabb. Read the amazing story from Marion Evans about the album Ted McNabb and Company. Marion Evans about Ted McNabb

Further an Alien story starting with Fredric Browns Martians Go Home! He started a long jazz way for Shorty Rogers(1924-1994)with his Martians jazz series.

More Space music by Raymond Scott(1908-1994),Mark Murphy, The Cousins and Wayne Shorter. You will hear all information in our Airplay. Raymons Scott was the first musician with a giant electronis equipment :

Playlist :

01 - Margie - Ted McNabb (album Ted McNabb and Company)

02 - Spring Is Here - Ted McNabb (same album)

03 - Close as Pages In A Book - Ted McNabb

04 - They - Mark Murphy (album Mark II)

05 - Martians Go Home!- Shorty Rogers (album The Swinging Mr. Rogers)

06 - The Man With The Golden Arm - Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers (album The Man With The Golden Arm)

07 - Martians Come Back - Shorty Rogers (album Martians Come Back!)

08 - Martians Stay Home - Shorty Rogers (album Martians Stay Home)

09 - The Robot - The Cousins (album Double Gold)

10 - Orbits - Wayne Shorter (album Without A Net)

11 - Message From Where - Raymond Scott with the Secret 7 (album The Unexpected)

12 - The Man With The Golden Arm- Jet Harris (album The Best of Jet Harris)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CAPITOL JAZZ (part 5) (Toppyjazz 328)

This is part 5 from a never ending story about Capitol Records. We got some unique and less know recordings . First singer Michael Dees(1941, Houston). He has a fine voice but made only 2 records. Another unique recording Ken Hanna's(1921-1982) Jazz for Dancers from 1955. Further Las Vegas crooner Vic Damone(1928) who loves to swing. Pianoplayer Paul Smith (1922-2013) and female singerans pianist Carole Simpson (1928?-10 februar 2013) close this week's program.

Playlist :

01 - Talk To Me Baby - Michael Dees (album Talk To Me Baby)

02 - Somewhere - Michael Dees (album Talk To Me Baby)

03 - Cellophane Disguise - Michael Dees (album The Michael Dees Affair)

04 - Alone In Paris - Micahel Dees (album The Michael Dees Affair)

05 - Somnambulisme - Stan Kenton (Ken Hanna arranger) (album The Complete Capitol Studio recordings)

06 - Bogota - Ken Hanna (album Jazz For Dancers)

07 - The Continental - Ken Hanna (album Jazz For Dancers)

08 - Allright Oke You Win - Vic Damone (album My Baby Loves To Swing)

09 - My Baby Loves To Swing - Vic Damone (album My Baby Loves To Swing)

10 - I Remember You - Paul Smith (album Cool and Sparkling)

11 - Softly - Paul Smith (album Softly, Baby)

12 - My Shining Hour - Paul Smith (album Cascades)

13 - Gentleman Friend - Carole Simpson (album All About Carole)

14 - You Make Me Feel So Young - Carole Smith (album All About Carole)

15 - This Could Be The Start of Something - Carole Simpson (album Singin' and Swingin' )

16 - Just Because We're Kids - Carole Simpson (album All About Carole)

17 - And Now Goodbye - Carole Simpson (album Singin' and Swingin')

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Jazz Recordings (Toppyjazz 327)

First this week the son from famous female singer Caterina Valente Mr. Eric van Aro and his cd Obsession.

Second our great friend Dena DeRose. We missed her album Love's Holiday, but at last we got this marvolous swinging and subtile cd. Furthermore guitar player Graham Dechter , Cynthia Holiday, Ron Carter with the WDR Big Band and Marion Meadows. Our bonus track is The Good Life from composer Sacha Distel.

Playlist :

01 - Ordinary Fool - Eric van Aro (album Obsession)

02 - Dancing To The Rhythm - Eric van Aro (album Obsession)

03 - Green Dolphin Street - Dena DeRose (album Love's Holiday)

04 - The Good Life - Dena DeRose (album Love's Holiday)

05 - Road Song - Graham Dechter (album Takin It There)

06 - I Love Being Here With You - Cynthia Holiday (album I Like What I See)

07 - I Believe I Can Fly - Cynthia Holiday (album I Like What I See)

08 - Caravan - Ron Carter with WDR Big Band (album Bass legende - Philharmonie, Cologne, 25-01-2013)

09 - Marcosinho - Marion Meadows (album Whisper)

10 - Golden Curtain - Marion Meadows (album Whisper)

11 - La Belle Vie - Sacha Distel

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rogier van Otterloo Special (Toppyjazz 326)

This week we make a musical tour round the music from a famous Dutch composer and bandleader Rogier van Otterloo (1941-1988). We start with his "Eurovision" years, being the leader from the Dutch Orchestra from 1980-1987. Rogier headed for some years the Metropole Orchestra so much Metropole music this week. Further more in our radio show.

Playlist :

01 - Amsterdam - Maggie McNeal (Eurovison Song Contest 1980 - The Hague)

02 - Het is een wonder - Linda Williams (Eurovision Song Contest 1981 - Dublin)

03 - jij en Ik - Bill van Dijk (Eurovision Song Contest 1982 - Harrowgate )

04 - Ik Hou van jou - Maribelle (Eurovision Song Contest 1984 - Luxembourg )

05 - rechtop in de wind - Marcha (Eurovision Song Contest 1987 - Brussels)

06 - Soldaat van Oranje - Rogier van Otterloo (album Verzameld werk)

07 - Swingin' Swayers - Edwin Rutten (album Verzameld werk)

08 - Agnes Dei - Thijs van Leer & Rogier van Otterloo (album Introspection)

09 - Both Sides Now - Louis van Dijk & Rogier van Otterloo (album Telepathy)

10 - Tenderly - Pim Jacobs & Rogier van Otterloo (album Music-All-In II)

11 - Dimanche - Rogier van Otterloo (album Verzameld werk)

12 - Waters of Balaton - Metropole Orkest (album Verzameld werk)

13 - Two of A Kind - Rogier van Otterloo (album Visions)

14 - How Insensitive - Rita Reys (album Verzameld werk)

15 - 1948 - Gerard Cox (album Verzameld werk)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dutch Toppyjazz (Toppyjazz 325)

We present some excellent Dutch jazz musicians this week. From pianist Rob Agerbeek, female jazz singer Sabrina Starke, gitarist Jan Akkerman, female trompetist Saskia Laroo, female jazz singer Xandra Willis and at last gitarist and composer Martijn van Iterson. One hour with these fine musicians.

Playlist :

01 - keep the change - Rob Agerbeek (album Keep The Change)

02 - Do For Love - Sabrina Starke (album Yellow Brick Road)

03 - Sunny Days - Sabrina Starke (album Bags and Suitcases)

04 - Ain't No Sunshine - Sabrina Starke (album Lean On Me)

05 - Blues Route 94 - Jan Akkerman (album Blues Hearts)

06 - More Vibes - Saskia Laroo (album Body Music)

07 - Whenever He Comes By - Xandra Willis (album To Be With You)

08 - Cool - Martijn van Iterson (album It's Happening)

09 - The Whole Bunch - Martijn van Iterson Quartet (album The Whole Bunch)

10 - Body and Soul - Martijn van Iterson (album Streetwise)

11 - Streetwise - Martijn van Iterson (album Streetwise)

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The RCA Singers (Toppyjazz 324)

Once a famous record label, nowadays way in the Sony shadow : RCA Records. But they had some wonderful musicians. This week we go deep in the history of RCa and the talented singers. We have this week Lee Wiley, Charlene Bartley, Lana Cantrell (with Chuck Sagle), Matt Dennis, Helen O'Connell and Toni Harper. Furthermore a fantastic story about Mr.Marion Evans and Tony Bennett. Read this :Marion Evans

Playlist:

01 - Blues in My Heart - Lee Wiley (album A Touch of the Blues)

02 - Who Can I Turn To now? - Lee Wiley (album West of the Moon)

03 - Orchids in the Moonlight - Charlene Bartley (album The Weekend of a Private Secretary)

04 - That's For Me - Charlene Bartley (album The Weekend of a Private Secretary)

05 - Isn't It a Lovely Day - Lana Cantrell (album And There Was Lana)

06 - The House of The Rising Sun - Lana Cantrell with Chuck Sagle (album Another Shade of Lana)

07 - My Way - Lana Cantrell with Artie Butler (album The 6th of Lana)

08 - Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis (album Matt Dennis Plays and Sings Matt Dennis)

09 - Will You Still be Mine - Matt Dennis (album Matt Dennis Plays and Sings Matt Dennis)

10 - Green Eyes - Helen O'Connell (album Green Eyes)

11 - I Cried For You - Helen O'Connell (album Here's helen)

12 - Lada Lonely - Toni Harper (album Lady Lonely)

13 - Petals on The Pond - Toni Harper (album Toni Harper Sings)

14 - My Ship - Toni Harper (album Night Mood)

Toni Harper as a Child Star :

15 - Lady Is A tramp - Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga (album Duets II)

16 - Stranger in Paradise - Tony Bennett and Andrea Bocelli (album Duets II)

Charlene Bartley : Weekend of a Private Secretary

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Jazz Recordings (toppyjazz 323)

This week we bring you the latest records from Gill Manly (with guest Buddy Greco), Clare Teal, Pat Metheny, Heather Masse, Dick Hyman and June Noa.

Playlist :

01 - The Second Time Around - Gill Manly & Buddy Greco (album The Lies of Handsome Men)

02 - Go Away Little Boy - Gill Manly (same album)

03 - In A Mellow Tone - Clare Teal (album Don't Talk)

04 - The Way You Look Tonight - Clare Teal (album And So It Goes)

05 - He Was Beautiful - Clare Teal (album Hey Ho)

06 - Chasing Cars - Clare Teal (album Hey Ho)

07 - Minuano - Pat Metheny (album North Sea Jazz Festival 2003)

08 - September Song - Heather Masse & Dick Hyman (album Lock My Heart)

09 - Lost In The Stars - Heather Masse & Dick Hyman (album Lock My Heart)

10 - High Heels - June Noa (album Not Guilty)

11 - If I Ever leave You - June Noa (album Not Guilty)

12 - Open End - June Noa (album Not Guilty)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Joop Visser & Jessica van Noord (Toppyjazz 322)

WE HEBBEN ZE!! Na maanden van voorbereiding zijn hier dan eindelijk Joop Visser & Jessica van Noord oftewel het Succesvolle Duo. De iets ouderen kennen Joop Visser van de jaren 60 en 70 als Jaap Fisher. Vanavond hoort u het vraaggesprek dat wij afgelopen weekeinde met dit illustere duo hadden.













Playlist :
01- Zondaar - Joop Visser
02 - van Philips krijg je lampen - Joop Visser
03 - Onze Jan is manager geworden - Joop Visser & Jessica van Noord
04 - Trouw - Joop Visser
05 - VVD - Joop Visser
06 - PVDA - Joop Visser
07 - Hordenloper - Joop Visser
08 - Marcel van Dam - Joop Visser
Interview deel 1 (onderwerpen Jaap Fisher in Groningen, Jan Roth, Haarlemse Humor, het Succesvolle Duo)
09 - In de Schemering - Joop Visser
10 - De Monniken - Jaap Fisher
11 - De winkel - Joop Visser
Interview deel 2 (onderwerpen nieuwe DVD, eerste ontmoeting, Frans Timmermans, Jos van Rey, Kim Jong-Un, Limburg, Geert Wilders, Kees Stip)
12 - Pincode - Joop Visser & Jessica van Noord
13 - van Basten - Joop Visser
14 - het Ei - Jaap Fisher
15 - Ze hadden hem - Joop Visser
16 - Tem Me Dan -Jaap Fisher
17 - Groningen - Joop Visser
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Toppyjazz Mix (1) (Toppyjazz 321)

This week we have some surprises for you. First the Dutch Kees Kuyt Combo (Fontana 1957). The only jazz recording from this group.
 Second Miles Davis in Amsterdam 1957 with a group of French musicians (Kenny Clarke on drums).
 Furthermore our friend Ron Westray from Blue Canoe Records. He made an album with Wycliffe Gordon, Bone Structure.
The end of our program is for Rene Marie(1955-Warrenton,Va). We give you a selection from her 8 albums. Playlist :
01 - But Nor For Me - Kees Kuyt Combo (FONTANA 463 110 TE)
02 - Opus for vibes en gitaar - Kees Kuyt Combo (FONTANA 463 110 TE)
03 - Four - Miles Davis (album Amsterdam)
04 - Fran - Miles Davis Quintet (album Live in Kongresshaus Zurich)
05 - Modern Nostalgia - Ron Westray & Wycliffe Gordon (album Bone Structure)
06 - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top - Rene Marie (album Vertigo)
07 - Red Shoes - Rene Marie (album Serene Renegade)
08 - Wishes - Rene Marie (album Black Lace Freudian Slip)
09 - Let's Do It - Rene Marie (album I Wanna Be Evil, with Love to Eartha Kitt)(with Wycliffe Gordon)
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Toppyjazz Club (2) (Toppyjazz 320)

This week only live performances from Gabor Szabo & Jimmy Stewart with Little Boat untill Laura Fygi & Dave with Dansez Maintenant. Have Fun!

Watch this fantastic video from Gabor in Hungary! Playlist :

01 - Little Boat - Gabor Szabo & Jimmy Stewart (album The Sorcerer)

02 - I Love Being Here With You - Diana Krall (album Live at Orpheum Theatre)

03 - Cold - New York Voices (album Live with The WDR Big Band Cologne-Germany)

04 - Unchain My Heart - Trini Lopez (album Live at PJ's)

05 - Recorda Me - Ronnie Scott (album Live at Ronnie Scott's)

06 - Scenes - Peter Herbolzheimer (album Scenes live at Ronnie Scott's)

07 - Doxy - Roger Kellaway (album live at The Jazz Standard)

08 - Et Maintenant - Gilbert Bécaud (album Live at L'Olympia)

09 - Nathalie - Gilbert Bécaud (idem)

10 - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Laura Fygi (album Laura Fygi at Ronnie Scott's)

11 - I Will Wait For You - Laura Fygi (idem)

12 - Dansez Maintenant - Laura Fygi & Dave

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yellowjackets (Toppyjazz 319)

This week we give our listeners an overview from the 24 Yellowjackets albums we have in stock. Yellowjackets is an American jazz fusion quartet. The original group, called The Robben Ford Group, was formed in 1977, and consisted of Robben Ford, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip and Ricky Lawson. Ford had originally assembled the group to record Inside Story, but signed to a separate record contract, ended up listed as a guest artist. Eventually he was replaced by saxophone player Marc Russo. Ricky Lawson left in 1986 to tour with Lionel Richie. Some of their songs were featured on The Weather Channel's Local On The 8s segments. Founded in 1981 as an R&B-oriented band that starred guitarist Robben Ford, the group took a giant step forward when, after Ford's departure, altoist Marc Russo took his place. With original members Russell Ferrante on keyboards and electric bassist Jimmy Haslip, in addition to drummer William Kennedy, the band found its own R&B-ish sound, sometimes playing original compositions that sounded like Joe Zawinul at his most melodic. Starting out on Warner Brothers in the early '80s, the Yellowjackets moved to MCA/GRP in 1986, where they released a string of well-received albums. They also appeared with two songs on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In the '90s, Russo chose to go out on his own and plays regularly with The Doobie Brothers, and his replacement, Bob Mintzer (on tenor and bass clarinet), added more jazz credibility to the group's music. They moved back to Warner Brothers in 1995 for several albums before moving the Heads Up label for the live two-CD set Mint Jam in 2002. 2003 saw the release of their first studio album in five years, Time Squared. Three years later, the band celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary as an ensemble with the release of the live album Twenty Five. In May 2008, the Yellowjackets released their 20th release, Lifecycle, also on HeadsUp International. Lifecycle features guitarist and label-mate Mike Stern, making it the first Yellowjackets record in 15 years to feature guitar (1994's Run For Your Life featured Robben Ford on the track Even Song). The album has been nominated for the 2009 GRAMMY Awards in the category of Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Russell Ferrante has also been nominated in the category of Best Instrumental Composer for the track "Claire's Closet."

Playlist :

01 - Top Secret (album Menage a Trois)

02 - Sandstone (album Like a River)

03 - Peace (album Greenhouse)

04 - Up From New Orléans (album Club Nocturne)

05 - Boomtown (album Mint Jam)

06 - Suite 15 (album Altered State)

07 - My Old School (album Twenty Five)

08 - Country Living (album Lifecycle)

09 - Timeline (album Timeline)

10 - I knew His Father (album A Rise in the Road)

11 - Thank You (album A Rise in the Road)

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ed Reed & Laura Nyro (Toppyjazz 318)

First all our radio listeners and TOPPYJAZZ friends : A VERY FINE TOPPYJAZZ YEAR 2014.

We got 2 records from a very special man Mr. Ed Reed.(February 17th,1929) The history of Ed Reed is amazing and his voice excellent! Mr. Ed Reeds Website

The second part from our Airplay we have the late female singer Laura Nyro. (1947-1997)

Sorry for the poor video!

Playlist :

01 - Wee Baby Blues - Ed Reed (album Born To Be Blue)

02 - Born To Be Blue - Ed Reed (album Born To Be Blue)

03 - All My Tomorrows - Ed Reed (album Born To Be Blue)

04 - Unforgettable - Ed Reed (album I'm A Shy Guy)

05 - That Ain't Right - Ed Reed (album I'm A Shy Guy)

06 - Some Other Time - Ed Reed (album Born To Be Blue)

07 - Up On The Roof - Laura Nyro (album Christmas and The Beads of Sweat)

08 - Eli's Coming - Laura Nyro (album Eli and The Thirteenth Confession)

09 - Beads of Sweat - Laura Nyro (album Christmas and The Beads of Sweat)

10 - Broken Rainbow - Laura Nyro (album Live at The Bottom Line)

11 - Sweet Dream Fade - Laura Nyro (album Angel in the Dark)

12 - Let It Be Me - Laura Nyro (album Live! The Loom's Desire)

13 - Ooh Baby Baby - Laura Nyro (album Live! The Loom's Desire)

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A - B - C Jazz on Toppyjazz 553

This week some musicians from A to C on Toppyjazz. Claudia Acuna (1971, Chile) Charlotte Illinger (Germany) Claire Martin with her new c...