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Hello from Doctor Dick

Dick’s Den

Just a note to say I am still alive and listening to good jazz.

Just heard some great Bob James, and also a nice piece by Sophie Milman, one of the best new jazz singers to come along in a long a long  time.

here is the link to Bob’s website:

http://www.bobjames.com/

and to the website for the group Fourplay:

http://www.fourplayjazz.com/

bob-james-in-session with Fourplay

Bob James in session with Fourplay

Doctor Dick's station

Doctor Dick's station

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Saw John Pizzarelli last weekend

John Pizzarelli
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I was in North Carolina this past weekend, visiting my buddy Doctor Dick and his wife Bobbie. Doctor Dick will soon be bringing his smooth style and personal remembrances back to the radio on WFSSFM.  Friday evening, we saw the John Pizzarelli Quartet peform as part of the Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz festival at Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst NC. Fantastic!

The room at Pinehurst CC is a great venue, with excellent sound for a performnce like this. John Pizzarelli is a singular talent, a true virtuoso on the guitar, a talented singer and a real cabaret performer, in the best sense. In addition to his regular quartet, the program included Jessica Molaskey, John’s wife, herself  a very talented singer with considerable experience on Broadway. She has wonderful control of her voice and can seemingly do almost any song.

The two play off each other in a delightful way and they treated a very appreciative audience to some entertaining medleys done in point-counterpoint fashion.

John & Jessica host Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli every weekend. The show sometimes takes place in the context of their personal lives, sometimes at a major performing venue like Lincon Center. It usually features friends and performers dropping by to talk, laugh and perform with John & Jessica. Great entertainment, available on podcast or broadcast by a long list of affilated radio stations. Check the link here for detailed information: Radio Deluxe Broadcast

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My buddy Dick Molvin

Dick Molvin

Dick Molvin

Welcome to Dick Molvin, a long-time friend and a real jazz aficianado.  Running a flourishing dental practice by day, Dick also hosted a night-time Jazz radio show in North Carolina. He will be around to share his musical knowledge and his first-hand memories of some of the interesting characters of Jazz & Big Band.

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