Ernie Andrews On Piano Jazz

Hear the vocalist bring his own special mix of energy, drama and humor to this 1998 episode with host Marian McPartland.

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Vocalist Ernie Andrews is a musician known for his tremendous vitality and ability to communicate, which stems from his gospel roots. Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine and Johnny Mercer, Andrews’ own special style is a mix of energy, drama and humor.

On this 1998 episode of Piano Jazz, host Marian McPartland accompanies him as he sings “The More I See You” and “From This Moment On.” McPartland also performs the Billy Strayhorn tune “Blood Count.”

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1998.


  • “The More I See You” (Gordon, Warren)
  • “If I Loved You” (Rodgers, Hammerstein)
  • “Time After Time” (Cahn, Styne)
  • “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Ellington, Russell)
  • “Blood Count” (Strayhorn)
  • “Sophisticated Lady” (Ellington, Mills, Parish)
  • “Lucky So and So” (Ellington, Mack)
  • “Parker’s Mood/Word from Bird” (Parker, Charles)
  • “From this Moment On” (Porter)
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