For the aficionado - yep - got you covered with Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, and even some Cedar Walton (Thanks Mitch!). And how about Duke Ellington doing some Nutcracker, Lou Rawls and Johnny Mathis & Ledisi with the Count Basie Orchestra?
The First Christmas collection from Lester the Nightfly. Lost but Not Forgotten Christmas Songs. From Ryba to Lou Rawls. Rebuilt for 2023.
Almost. Getting there. Just around the corner. Sort of... Christmas.
In this episode, we discuss getting an agent (for an opera singer) and winning a singing contest.
We're already celebrating Thanksgiving... c'mon in, pull up a chair, no chicken necks for you... only the best gravy and stuffing, good cheer and reflection. Thanksgiving Jazz. This week on Lester the Nightfly.
The Future of Opera | The Giulio Gari Foundation 2023 Winners Concert from New York, New York on Lester the Nightfly Radio.
Anna Kelly | Some Musicals (S3 | E150) We really cover a lot of ground on this one - From Florence and the Machine to Julie Andrews.
Anna Kelly Mezzo-Soprano | Part One (S3 | E149). From Mary Poppins and Rogers and Hammerstein to Elise Witt.
Everything But the Girl Inspirations with music from Laura Veirs, Kings of Convenience, Feivel is Glaque, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn.
PIVOT: From Exquisite Lyrics and Strumming Guitars to dreamy electropop and DJ Mixes. Adapt or Die.
Everything... but the girl. Think about that. Then think about the band that reflects that sentiment. Then listen to this show!
Detroit Rock & Roll (The 70's). Ron Chambers of the Cadillac Kidz in part two of The Lester the Nightfly Interview with PJ Ewing.
Ron Chambers from Cadillac Kids brings great joy this week and next. Punk, Detroit, Rock & Roll. What more could you ask for?
Adelaide and Finn host this week's show as PJ lost his voice. They do just great!
Taylor Watkins brings us Waxahatchee and some other new indie rockers in part 3 of our series.
We spend lots of time with this New Zealand indie rock band, formed in Auckland in 2014
I marked five total gems across these two shows. Man! What gift to our ears!!
Shannon Keegan is back with a deep dive into her career to date - and some Rückert Lieder to boot.
Before summertime just ebbs away from us, take your shoes off. Be blissful for an hour of digital bits and bobs from the freshest music producers in the world.
A "Radio Edit" from Lester the Nightfly | Set to the house/trance classic album Northern Exposure East Coast Edition.
Shannon Keegan was one of the stars at Carnegie Hall Song Studio earlier this year. And she came out... singing!
Sing Joy Spring | Clifford Brown's name for his wife and the centerpiece of VOCALESE jazz by The Manhattan Transfer.
I Remember Clifford Brown | Vocalese Part 2. We dive into more Manhattan Transfer's Vocalese album and hear some Clifford Brown.
This is Episode One of a three-part series on a jazz vocal genre called Vocalese.
The Veldt Radio Edit (S3 | 132) | “George, I wish you’d look at the nursery.” The short story by the great Ray Bradbury
Step into my apartments and we'll suffer through a deep breakfast of pure sunlight.
Found one! And it's a gem! The Swingin's Mutual from 1961. George Shearing and Nancy Wilson.
Listen to this brief piece made for Opera Box Score recording just prior to the opera at The Met Opera on a spring Tuesday evening. In addition to a pronunciation lesson, we hear about the story and production from Donald Levine.
Tamara Gamez Burning. Enjoy this two-part series with guest Tamara Gamez, on Lester the Nightfly.
Genesis is the record. And it tells the tale of love, the dissolution of a band and a long-term relationship, childhood friends turned lovers. And a beautiful marriage in late 2022.
Three songs from Wayne Shorter Weather Report and three renditions of the great track Green Dolphin Street. Yeah man!
Wayne Shorter came to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
Part One of our series on the outstanding jazz composer and improvisationist.
Hey. Punk! Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want.
Phases of Punk | Part One with Peter Abzug (S3 | E123). Our guest this week is Peter Abzug from WPVMFM First Wave Radio Show.
Midnight Pool Party Deep House Warm waters. Cool drinks. Dazzling friends. A Lester the Nightfly sonic experience.