March 17, 2013 – 10:23 am

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Worchester 2005 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA; April 10, 2005. Piano Jazz NPR, broadcast March 14, 2013. Excellent FM broadcast.

Thanks to mdshrk1 who recorded and shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

mdshrk1 noted: “I was so pleasantly surprised when I opened this in the editor. I had no idea that Ronstadt had guested on Piano Jazz. And, my favorite Cole Porter song too!”

Programme notes:

On this episode, Piano Jazz presents a special session with legendary vocalist Linda Ronstadt and pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent, recorded live at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass. Originally recorded April 10, 2005 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass.

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Track 01. Conversation 1:55 (3.2MB)
Track 02. Just Tell Him I Said Hello (Canning, Hegner) 3:56 (6.6MB)
Track 03. Conversation 5:39 (9.5MB)
Track 04. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Cahn, Styne) 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 05. Conversation 4:22 (7.4MB)
Track 06. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Cahn, Styne) 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 07. Conversation 1:03 (1.8MB)
Track 08. Someone to Watch Over Me (G. and I. Gershwin) 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 09. Conversation 1:44 (2.9MB)
Track 10. Get Out of Town (C. Porter) 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 11. Conversation 0:38 (1.1MB)
Track 12. Lush Life (Strayhorn) 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 13. Conversation 0:45 (1.3MB)
Track 14. What’ll I Do? (Berlin) 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 15. Conversation 1:58 (3.3MB)
Track 16. Miss Otis Regrets (C. Porter) 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 17. Conversation 0:59 (1.7MB)
Track 18. Portrait of Linda Ronstadt (McPartland) 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 19. Conversation 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 20. I’ll Be Seeing You (Fain, Kahal) 3:01 (5.1MB)

Linda Ronstadt - vocals
Marian McPartland - piano
Alan Broadbent - piano

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  2. Beautifull session with great musicians. Thanks for sharing this.

    By Hartmut on Mar 17, 2013

  3. Nice post. The city is actually Worcester (pronounced wister). I went to college in wormtown, as it was known. Mechanic’s Hall is an old all purpose venue (political meetings, concerts & I think maybe even boxing has taken place there over the years. It’s a very intimate Hall.

    By Mike Cummings on Mar 18, 2013

  4. Or, as the locals pronounce it, WOOSTAH.

    By YogaforCynics on Mar 18, 2013

  5. Wonderful… for some reason I thought Linda had moved from the center stage by this time.. but her voice is as smooth as ever.

    By Tom on Mar 19, 2013

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