This week's Piano Jazz presents an episode from the early years of the program with guest Jess Stacy (1904 – 1995), who came out of retirement to appear on the show in 1982. As one of the leading pianists of the swing era, Stacy was best known for his work with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and had a prolific career before stepping back from the music world in the 1950s. In this classic session from the archives, Stacy needs no introduction as he starts the show with a solo performance of "Dancing Fool." McPartland joins to end the hour with "St. Louis Blues."
Originally broadcast Spring 1982.
- "Dancing Fool" (Snyder, Smith, Wheeler)
- "Lover Man" (Ramirez, Davis, Sherman)
- "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" (Waller, Razaf)
- "Autumn in New York" (Duke)
- "I Would Do Most Anything For You" (Mack)
- "Moon Mist" (Ellington)
- "Heavy Hearted Blues" (Feather)
- "St. Louis Blues" (Handy)