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Jessica Molaskey: A Kiss to Build A Dream On

A few months ago, on a late summer installment of Radio Deluxe, the delightfully eclectic program co-hosted by Jessica Molaskey and her husband John Pizzarelli, one of the selections was a rendition of “Beyond the Sea” performed by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Molaskey’s breathless response to the track: “It goes right through my heart.”

So, feeling as passionately as she does about strings masters (and having herself married one), it’s no wonder she’s chosen for her fifth album to surround herself with, as she describes them, “various sized pieces of wood with strings attached.” And attached to those hunks of wood are four exemplary craftsmen: hubby John and father-in-law Bucky on guitar, a third Pizzarelli-brother-in-law Martin-on bass and Aaron Weinstein on violin.

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