Ellyn Rucker On Piano Jazz

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Ellyn Rucker’s light, sensual vocals and smooth, swinging piano produce a wonderfully intriguing mixture. Hailing from Colorado, Rucker broke into the jazz big leagues in the 1980s after she took up her musical career full-time. She remains a staple on the Denver music scene.

On this 1993 episode of Piano Jazz, her versatility is evident when she performs Cole Porter‘s “Everything I Love.” Marian McPartland then joins in to play the title tune from one of Rucker’s albums, This Heart Of Mine.

Originally broadcast in the winter of 1993.


  • “After You/Everything I Love” (Porter)
  • “But Beautiful” (Burke, Van Heusen)
  • “This Heart of Mine” (Freed, Warren)
  • “Twilight Worlds” (McPartland)
  • “Like Someone In Love” (Burke, Van Heusen)
  • “Desafinado” (Jobim, De Mendonca)
  • “Sometime Ago” (Levey)
  • “Blackberry Winter” (Wilder, McGlohon)
  • “Blues The Most” (Hawes)
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