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    Donald Byrd on Midday Jazz

    Rob seems to be talking to me? I wonder? He says “Marianne, you can’t pull the wool over my eyes. I’m exactly like you and realise our love is here to stay. If only Lola Albright, Donald Byrd, Carmen McRae,…

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    Gerry Mulligan on Midday Jazz

    Rob says, “When in Rome, or just exploring Paris by night, I admit I fall in love too easily. Strangely, Manhattan does not have that effect on me. I’d love to be able to ask Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Glenn…

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    Cool Jazz on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Although I’ve just spent six months in a Brazilian forest, since yesterday, New York’s my home now. Hallelujah, it’s so good to be here again! I wonder if Elana Stone, Mel Torme, Grace Knight or Fletcher Henderson have…

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    Stan Getz on Midday Jazz

    Rob says,”Ah, ma petite fleur with those misty blue eyes, in Joe’s Jaz Bar and Grill on Green Dolphin Street, I’ll be your baby tonight. What a shame I can’t ask Stan Getz, Nancy Wilson, Charlie Barnet, or Sarah O’Connor…

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    Sarah Vaughan on Midday Jazz

    Rob says, “It’s midnight at the oasis and the sounds of the night are sending eerie vibes down my tingling spine. I know our love is here to stay but it’s Georgia on my mind, unfortunately. I bet Sarah Vaughan,…

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    Sing, Sing Sing on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Let’s call the whole thing off and just sing, sing, sing our blues away. If you don’t know me by now, remember you’re nobody ‘till somebody loves you, I say. People like Tom Burlinson, Shirley Scott, Mel Torme…

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    Angel Eyes on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Angel eyes, remember it happened in Monterey. You had nothing to lose whilst all I desired was for you to be happy. If only George Benson, Diane Schuur, James Morrison or Pearl Noir could have helped me.”  Have…

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    Strike Up The Band on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Let’s strike up the band and play Jamie’s tune. If you can’t sing it, you’ll have to swing it because everything I love is in this song. I wonder if Natalie Cole, Zoot Sims, Ray Brown or Susan…

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    Hernando’s Hideaway on Midday Jazz

    Rob says “Located between the devil and the deep blue sea, no one – not even somebody’s daughter named Emily, will discover us in Hernando’s hideaway. Not even Julie London(pictured) Jimmy Dorsey, Sharny Russell or Bud Shank!” Who’s Emily, where…

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    The Big Wet on Midday Jazz

    Rob won’t let anything rain on his parade this Thursday: “The odds against tomorrow being wet are huge, but who cares? I’ve got a right to sing the blues whether I’m walking, or just taking the gravy train.  Having Paul…