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Archive | March 14, 2011

John Pizzarelli’s box lunch serenade

14 Mar

In addition to being a popular jazz host on KPLU, Dick Stein also has a weekly conversation about food with Seattle Times food blogger Nancy Leson.

In addition to being a popular jazz musician, John Pizzarelli also loves food.

The three met up after Pizzarelli performed live in KPLU’s performance studio. Below highlights part 1 of 2 of their discussion.

By Dick Stein and Nancy Leson

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The only difference between John Pizzarelli and a real ham is…

A real ham can be cured.  And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

After a tuneful 20 minute live studio session with Abe Beeson last week, the singer, guitarist and son of famed rhythm guitar master Bucky Pizzarelli joined us for a box lunch in the KPLU offices.

Of course he brought his guitar and serenaded us with music from the Great American Songbook and his own compositions — including his hilarious Garden State anthem I Love Jersey Best.

Knowing that Nancy was the number one Pizzarelli fangirl I made sure to alert her to this appearance.  What I hadn’t realized was that she and he had been corresponding for some time about food and cooking.

After lunch she, John and I stepped into a studio and recorded this Food for Thought.  We had so much fun  that I’ve made it into a two-parter.

I hope that listening,  you’ll feel yourself in the room with us as we all have great time chatting about food and music — but of course, mostly food.

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