Friday, April 26, 2019

April 27, 2019 - Live from New York: Birdland

Charlie Parker called it “The Jazz Corner of the World.” In fact, this New York jazz club owes its very name to him. Now at its current location on W. 44th Street in Manhattan, Birdland remains a precious treasure in the world of jazz. Join host Jay Daniels as we present our final installment of Live from New York with concert recordings from Birdland.




Playlist for April 27, 2019

TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLength
On the Street Where You LiveThe Birdland Big BandThe Birdland Big Band.The Birdland Big Band201805:25
Someone to Watch Over MeThe Birdland Big BandThe Birdland Big Band.The Birdland Big Band201804:12
I'm Beginning to See the LightThe Birdland Big BandThe Birdland Big Band.The Birdland Big Band201803:29
JorduStan Getz QuartetLive at Birdland 1961.Stardust Records201306:21
Yesterday's GardeniasStan Getz QuartetLive at Birdland 1961.Stardust Records201306:38
Fly Me to the MoonGeorge Shearing QuintetBack to Birdland.Telarc200107:27
Just ImagineGeorge Shearing QuintetBack to Birdland.Telarc200105:05
Brown BossaHolly Hofmann QuartetLive at Birdland.Azica200005:29
In a Sentimental MoodHolly Hofmann QuartetLive at Birdland.Azica200006:13
Lullaby of BirdlandSarah VaughanSarah Vaughan's Finest Hour.Verve200003:58
Tea for TwoBud PowellBirdland 1953.ESP Disk201405:38
I've Got You Under My SkinBud PowellBirdland 1953.ESP Disk201402:41
One-Way StreetScott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra EastLive at Birdland.Summit200407:58
Laughin' and Lovin'Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra EastLive at Birdland.Summit200404:12
Errand Girl for RhythmCatherine RussellAlone Together.Dot Time201902:45
Split KickArt BlakeyA Night at Birdland, Vol. 1.Blue Note201409:37
You Stepped Out of a DreamLee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, & Paul MotianLive at Birdland.ECM201111:49
Afro-BlueJohn Coltrane1963: New Directions.Impulse!201810:50
BirdlandWeather ReportJazz: The Definitive Performances (Compilation).Sony199905:59
Little PonyCount BasieBasie at Birdland.Roulette196102:22
One O'Clock JumpCount BasieBasie at Birdland.Roulette196104:41
SummertimeTito RodriguezLive at Birdland.United Artists196306:52
Take the 'A' TrainTito RodriguezLive at Birdland.United Artists196305:51
Just You, Just MeJohn PizzarelliLive at Birdland.Telarc200304:47
Rosemary Clooney StoryJohn PizzarelliLive at Birdland.Telarc200302:31
Moonlight Becomes YouJohn PizzarelliLive at Birdland.Telarc200303:18
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A Lifetime of Music: Hal Ely (Tel Hai Retirement Community)

We continue this week with our third in the series, “A Lifetime of Music.” Our guest this week is Hal Ely. Hal and his wife Kay are residents at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, PA. Music has played an integral role in Hal’s life. For many years, he has performed as a bass in a number of ensembles including the Norristown Chorale. During this interview, Hal will share a number of stories about his lengthy career as well as some of those special mentors who guided him along the way.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

April 20, 2019 - Live from New York: Blue Note

This week, we continue with our third of four specials highlighting those celebrated jazz venues throughout New York City. Join host Jay Daniels as we take a trip to Greenwich Village to the Blue Note Jazz Club on W. 3rd Street. Featuring performances by Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, and Stephane Grappelli.



Playlist for April 20, 2019

TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLength
Let There Be LoveOscar Peterson TrioLive at the Blue Note.Telarc Jazz199012:03
All God's Chillun Got RhythmStéphane GrappelliLive at the Blue Note.Telarc Jazz199503:13
Night and DayStéphane GrappelliLive at the Blue Note.Telarc Jazz199504:21
It's You or No OneStéphane GrappelliLive at the Blue Note.Telarc Jazz199503:54
One Finger SnapConrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Herbie Hancock.Half Note201005:33
Watermelon ManConrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Herbie Hancock.Half Note201006:55
BebopDizzy GillespieTo Bird with Love.Telarc Jazz199211:46
Ja-DaOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, & Milt JacksonThe Very Tall Band.Telarc Jazz199907:30
When Summer ComesOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, & Milt JacksonThe Very Tall Band.Telarc Jazz199904:32
Seven Steps to HeavenDonald HarrisonThis Is Jazz.Half Note201111:32
What Is Hip?Kenny Werner & Roseanna VitroDelirium Blues Project: Serve or Suffer.Half Note200805:59
Everybody's Cryin' MercyKenny Werner & Roseanna VitroDelirium Blues Project: Serve or Suffer.Half Note200806:03
It Could Happen to YouChick CoreaLive at the Blue Note.Stretch199813:33
You Are My SunshineGrady Tate & Bill CharlapFrom the Heart - Songs Sung Live at the Blue Note.Half Note200602:35
I've Got the World on a StringGrady Tate & Bill CharlapFrom the Heart - Songs Sung Live at the Blue Note.Half Note200607:53
I Remember YouLee KonitzEnfants Terribles.Half Note201211:43
Recorda MeConrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Joe Henderson.Half Note201411:45
Goodbye Old Girl / He Has GoneOscar Peterson TrioEncore at the Blue Note.Telarc Jazz199313:00

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Lifetime of Music: Carl & Janet Cramner (Tel Hai Retirement Community)

This week, we continue the series “A Lifetime of Music” with an interview featuring Carl and Janet Cramner - Carl plays the guitar, while Janet plays the clarinet. This musical couple reside at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, PA. Music has always been a part of their lives, and here they share their own stories of how music not only impacted them but also their children. Later, you’ll also hear Carl play three familiar standards on the guitar.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 13, 2019 - Live from New York: Village Vanguard

We’re proud to call New York City our home, and during the month of March, we’re featuring live concert recordings from some of those great jazz clubs from Big Apple. Join host Jay Daniels as we visit the Village Vanguard in New York’s Greenwich Village. Come hear iconic recordings from Bill Evans, John Coltrane and others.




Playlist for April 13, 2019

TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLength
Softly as in a Morning SunriseJohn ColtraneLive at the Village Vanguard.Verve201506:40
Don't You Worry 'Bout a ThingVillage Vanguard Jazz OrchestraMonday Night Live at the Village Vanguard.BFM200804:08
Autumn in New YorkBill Charlap TrioLive at the Village Vanguard.Blue Note200706:51
While We're YoungBill Charlap TrioLive at the Village Vanguard.Blue Note200705:27
BlueportGerry MulliganLive at the Village Vanguard.Verve196111:06
Lover, Come Back to MePatrice JégouIf It Ain't Love.Prairie Star201903:21
Mumbo JumboGeri Allen, Charlie Haden, & Paul MotianLive at the Village Vanguard.DIW199109:10
The Little PixieThad Jones & Mel LewisLive at the Village Vanguard.Blue Note196710:31
FourSonny RollinsThe Complete Night at the Village Vanguard.Blue Note201308:34
I Can't Get StartedSonny RollinsThe Complete Night at the Village Vanguard.Blue Note201304:30
Street of DreamsMary StallingsLive at the Village Vanguard.Mack Avenue200104:55
SomewhereCécile McLorin SalvantThe Window.Mack Avenue201807:11
Good Morning HeartacheChristian McBrideLive at the Village Vanguard.Mack Avenue201510:34
The Surrey with the Fringe on TopBetty CarterBetty Carter at the Village Vanguard.Bet-Car/Verve197007:35
Girl TalkBetty CarterBetty Carter at the Village Vanguard.Bet-Car/Verve197004:20
My Foolish HeartBill Evans TrioAt the Village Vanguard.Fantasy196104:50
My RomanceBill Evans TrioAt the Village Vanguard.Fantasy196107:08
NaimaMcCoy TynerMcCoy Tyner Plays John Coltrane - Live at the Village Vanguard.Verve200112:11
But BeautifulArt PepperThursday Night at the Village Vanguard.Contemporary197910:37

May 25, 2019 - The Sounds of Vocalese

One of the cornerstones of jazz music is improvisation. When you think of songs like Body and Soul, you think of the solo performed by Colem...