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Roy Kral (1921 – 2002) was working in Chicago with the George Davis Quartet when he met Jackie Cain (1928 – 2014). They formed a duo, Jackie and Roy, and the rest is history. The vocal and piano duo blended witty lyrics and unusual melodies with a light modern jazz feeling.
These dear friends of Marian McPartland were her guests for Piano Jazz in 1992. The sophisticated and charming husband-and-wife team plays Alec Wilder’s “While We’re Young” and joins McPartland for a trio version of “Joy Spring.”
Originally broadcast in the winter of 1992.
- “Don’t Stop” (Wilder, Engvick)
- “While We’re Young” (Engvick, Palitz, Wilder)
- “Bernie’s Tune” (Miller, Leiber, Stoller)
- “Where Are All The Good Companions” (Wilder)
- “Nikki’s Song” (Kral, Caine)
- “I See It Now” (Wilder, Engvick)
- “Jazz Waltz for a Friend” (Wilder)
- “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (Landesman, Wolf)
- “Joy Spring” (Brown)