NICE N EASY, Sunday 9.00pm - 11.00pm (Repeated Sunday 2.00am)
Host, Chris Hitchcock has presented Nice’n’Easy since 2001, playing music from The Great American songbook featuring artists such as Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and all the interpreters of that genre. He also includes many famous jazz names such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young and many of the big bands of the swing era.
Chris shares his vast knowledge of the background of the music and the history of the recordings with you, the listener. He also has a particular interest in the musical arrangers whose work has largely been ignored. People like Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins and many others whose talents have complemented the voices of the 20th century.
Movie soundtracks feature from time to time on the show and on regular occasions. He also does Specials on various singers and instrumentalists.
It is not a request program but Chris values listeners feedback to the music that he play. All of the items are from his own library which he have been collecting for many years and there is material there for as many years as listeners are willing to tune in on Sundays nights at 9.00pm.
You can listen from 9.00pm to 10.00pm each Sunday on 92.5 Phoenix FM in Dublin 15 or online at www.phoenixfm.ie around the world.