1. Tomorrow on the show we have jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, so here’s video of her performing with John Pizzarelli. We interviewed Pizzarelli back in December and, as our producer, Sam, says:

    I dare you to find another clip of two of our guests performing together.

    Oliver Sacks and Bruce Springsteen … nope.

    Daniel Handler and Susan Sontag … not gonna happen.

    The RZA and Philip Roth … good luck.

    GAME. ON.

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  1. Coming up on Fresh Air Weekend, friends: Babs and the Pizzarellis.

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  1. Jazz guitarist, singer and songwriter, John Pizzarelli, on what it was like to tour with — and open for — Frank Sinatra:



The funny thing was in Atlantic City, after the gigs, and you’d be hanging around the hotel and people thought you really … were hanging out with Frank, so they would come up to you and say, “I’ve got this song about Hoboken. You’ve got to give it to Frank.” And I was like, “You know, you have to understand, I’m lucky if I see Frank Sinatra in the wings before the show.” … I spoke to him once before the show in Berlin. It was a rather funny meeting because Hank Cattaneo, who ran everything, felt it was the right time to go say hello to Frank and when … he was going to introduce me, he got nervous and messed the whole thing up. … [H]e sort of coughed out the words “opening act” to Frank Sinatra and I swung around and shook his hand and said, “It’s nice to meet you.” I was about to walk away and Frank said to me, “Eat something. You look bad,” and that was pretty much all I got out of Frank Sinatra the whole tour.



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    Jazz guitarist, singer and songwriter, John Pizzarelli, on what it was like to tour with — and open for — Frank Sinatra:

    The funny thing was in Atlantic City, after the gigs, and you’d be hanging around the hotel and people thought you really … were hanging out with Frank, so they would come up to you and say, “I’ve got this song about Hoboken. You’ve got to give it to Frank.” And I was like, “You know, you have to understand, I’m lucky if I see Frank Sinatra in the wings before the show.” … I spoke to him once before the show in Berlin. It was a rather funny meeting because Hank Cattaneo, who ran everything, felt it was the right time to go say hello to Frank and when … he was going to introduce me, he got nervous and messed the whole thing up. … [H]e sort of coughed out the words “opening act” to Frank Sinatra and I swung around and shook his hand and said, “It’s nice to meet you.” I was about to walk away and Frank said to me, “Eat something. You look bad,” and that was pretty much all I got out of Frank Sinatra the whole tour.

    Image Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images via NPR

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