Friday, January 15, 2021

January 16, 2021: Wishin' and Hopin'

With a new year well underway, we all have dreams and aspirations for the months ahead. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from Frank Sinatra, Carolina Calvache, and Carmen McRae. To quote a line from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, we're "Wishin' and Hopin'" during Simply Timeless.

Playlist for January 16, 2021

I WishJoe Gilman TrioView So Tender: Wonder Revisited.Capri200608:15
My Cherie AmourEliane EliasLight My Fire.Concord201104:28
I Wish I Were in Love AgainMark Winkler & Cheryl BentyneJazz and Other Four Letter Words.Café Pacific Jazz201503:52
High HopesFrank SinatraThe Capitol Years.Capitol199002:40
Just One of Those ThingsAnn Hampton CallawayJazz Goes to the Movies.Shanachie201802:56
I Wished on the MoonBeegie AdairMy Jazz Piano: By Request.Green Hill201703:17
Hope (feat. Sara Serpa)Carolina CalvacheVida Profunda.Sunnyside202003:44
Song for the Hopeful (feat. Kim Burrell)Harry Connick, Jr.What a Night! A Christmas Album.Columbia200804:33
Someone to Watch Over MeElla FitzgeraldElla: The Lost Berlin Tapes.Verve202003:55
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be FreeBilly TaylorMusic Keeps Us Young.Arkadia199606:23
I Hope You Find HerAshley PezzottiWe've Only Just Begun.Ind.201903:28
I Wish You LoveGeorge ShearingBy Request.PAIR200702:35
Wishin' and Hopin'Nicki ParrottClose to You - Burt Bacharach Song Book.Venus201702:59
I Believe in MusicLouis JordanI Believe In Music (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions).Disques Black & Blue200704:20
I Hope She Makes You HappyVeronica SwiftConfessions.Mack Avenue201904:20
Look What They've Done to My Song, MaRay CharlesLook What They've Done to My Song, Ma (Single).ABC197203:39
Goody, GoodyJulie LondonThe Ultimate Collection.Not Now201401:54
Three Coins in the FountainFrank SinatraThe Capitol Years.Capitol199003:02
Memories of YouRosemary Clooney & Benny Goodman16 Biggest Hits.Columbia200003:35
Hope in the Face of DespairCarol RobbinsMoraga.Jazzcats201207:19
If the Moon Turns GreenCarmen McRaeThe Great American Songbook.Atlantic200404:17
I Wish I KnewAlan BroadbentYou and the Night and the Music.Artistry200308:51
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart MakesDave BrubeckLullabies.Verve202002:38

In Studio: Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Jay Daniels chats with pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. You'll discover a bit about the jazz musician including his musical roots in southside Virginia. Hear the stories of his work with mentors like Kenny Barron and Max Roach. Plus, you'll learn about his latest album - a collaboration with Houston Person called "You Can't Lose with the Blues." More at

Friday, January 8, 2021

January 9, 2021: So Many Stars

"Are the stars out tonight?" These lyrics are just some of those that you’ll hear during our next program. Join host Jay Daniels as we take a trip to the stars with performances by artists like Kenny Washington, Champian Fulton, and Chet Baker… during “So Many Stars” from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for January 9, 2021

I Only Have Eyes for YouRené MarieVertigo.MAXJazz200106:35
Swinging on a StarOscar PetersonThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199404:56
You Are My Lucky StarSammy Davis, Jr.Capitol Collector's Series.Capitol199002:35
Out of This WorldSarah PartridgeYou Are There - Songs for My Father.Nagel Heyer201705:54
StarlightAdrian Cunningham & La LuchaNew Holiday Classics.Arbors202003:47
DardanellaJen Hodge All StarsAll's Fair in Love and Jazz.Ind.201805:04
It Happened in MontereyFrank SinatraClassic Sinatra: His Great Performances (1953 - 1960).Capitol200002:34
When You Wish Upon a StarKat EdmonsonDreamers Do.Ind.202005:17
To the Ends of the EarthNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196102:24
Teach Me TonightNatalie ColeStardust.Elektra199603:15
I Wished on the MoonBillie HolidayBillie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic.Verve199402:43
So Many StarsClifton Davis & the Beegie Adair TrioNever Can Say Goodbye.Ind.202004:20
I Only Have Eyes for YouErroll GarnerMagician.Mack Avenue202005:05
Shake Down the StarsSarah VaughanThe Diva Series.Verve200302:46
Stars Fell on AlabamaKenny WashingtonWhat's the Hurry?.Lower 9th202004:39
Star EyesChampian FultonBirdsong.Ind.202005:38
Morning StarNat King ColeThe Very Best of Nat King Cole.Capitol200602:55
How Deep Is the Ocean?Catherine RussellAlone Together.Dot Time201903:28
StarsPeter CampbellOld Flames Never Die.Ind.202005:06
So Many StarsAlison CrockettObrigada.Ind.201807:18
It's Always YouChet BakerThe Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings.Mosaic198703:33
Kissing a FoolLaurin Talese & Vivian GreenGorgeous Chaos.Ind.201605:05
Over the RainbowDave BrubeckLullabies.Verve202002:58

In Studio: Helen Sung

We kick off our 2021 series with an interview recorded last spring with critically-acclaimed pianist, Helen Sung. In a few moments, you’re going to hear about her own journey of musical discovery - from growing up with her parents in Houston, Texas, to forging a full-time career as a performer and educator in New York City. Helen will also share her own insight on how her training in classical music went on to influence her efforts as a jazz pianist. More at

Saturday, January 2, 2021

January 2, 2021: A New Year's Celebration

As the old year passes away, we say hello to a fresh, new year ahead. Celebrate with us as we mark the start of 2021. We're bringing you a host of new releases from artists like Leslie Odom, Jr., Brianna Thomas, and Dave Brubeck. It's "A New Year's Celebration" from Simply Timeless.


Playlist for January 2, 2021

Let the Good Times RollFlying Horse Big BandFlorida Rays.Ind.202003:45
I Got RhythmJen Hodge All StarsThe Girl in the Groove.Ind.202003:34
Celebrate Me HomeBrian BrombergCelebrate Me Home: The Holiday Sessions.Artistry202004:19
Greensleeves3D Jazz TrioChristmas in 3D.Ind.202005:12
Give Me the NightGeorge BensonWeekend in London.Provogue202007:00
Take FiveDave Brubeck QuartetTime OutTakes.Brubeck Editions202005:43
It's a Sin to Tell a LieBrianna ThomasEverybody Knows.Breathline202005:31
Cuando te veaRoyal BopstersParty of Four.Motéma202005:07
Winter's EveAdrian Cunningham & La LuchaNew Holiday Classics.Arbors202003:39
What a Wonderful WorldLauren HendersonClassic Christmas.Brontosaurus202003:07
Sesame Street ThemeJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisA Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration.Blue Engine202002:12
Con AlmaPeter BernsteinWhat Comes Next.Smoke Sessions202007:02
Secret LoveLeslie BeukelmanGolden Daffodil.Woolgathering202002:51
Watusi JamDave Brubeck QuartetTime OutTakes.Brubeck Editions202004:23
Why Don't You Do Right?Simone KopmajerMy Wonderland.Lucky Mojo202003:30
Here's That Rainy DayWolfgang Lackerschmid & Chet BakerQuintet Sessions 1979.Dot Time202004:12
Ain't No WayRadam SchwartzMessage from Groove and GW.Arabesque202005:50
The Fool on the HillARTEMISARTEMIS.Blue Note202006:07
Winter SongLeslie Odom, Jr.The Christmas Album.S-Curve202003:41
When Love Was NewRachel SuttonA Million Conversations.33 Jazz202004:33
Brahms' LullabyDave BrubeckLullabies.Verve202003:10

January 16, 2021: Wishin' and Hopin'

With a new year well underway, we all have dreams and aspirations for the months ahead. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from Fra...