Friday, March 5, 2021

March 6, 2021: Simply Mad About March

Every March, a number of college basketball teams square off in a tournament called March Madness. So, we thought we'd put up our own best players for a special show. Join Jay Daniels as we bring you music from Fats Waller, Nina Simone, Brian Newman, and Lady Gaga. This week, we're "Simply Mad About March."

Playlist for March 6, 2021

Anything GoesSinne EegDreams.Stunt201703:22
Everything Happens to MeMary Foster ConklinYou'd Be Paradise.Mock Turtle200105:37
Fine Brown FrameNellie LutcherThe Best of Nellie Lutcher.Blue Note199502:54
Your Feet's Too BigFats WallerThe Essential Fats Waller.RCA / Legacy201403:04
Love You MadlyLizz WrightElla at 100: Live at the Apollo.Concord202004:37
Blue Was AngryAllan HarrisCross That River.Love Productions201203:08
Waters of March (Águas de Março)Andrea BrachfeldBrazilian Whispers.Origin201905:53
This Happy MadnessRoseanna VitroListen Here.Skyline198403:32
The More I See YouJohnny HartmanThe Voice That Is!.Impulse196502:27
Mad About the BoyAlyssa AllgoodWhat Tomorrow Brings.Cellar202104:45
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (feat. Lady Gaga)Brian NewmanShowboat.Verve201804:18
I Loves You, PorgyNina SimoneLittle Girl Blue.Bethlehem195904:08
Anything GoesHarry Connick, Jr.True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.Verve202003:35
I Didn't Know What Time It WasChampian FultonStylings of Champian.Ind.201807:29
My Sweet Hunk O' TrashBillie Holiday & Louis ArmstrongThe Complete Decca Recordings.GRP199103:18
She's Funny That Way (I Got a Woman Crazy for Me)Tony DeSare & Tedd FirthLush Life.AJD201905:22
SolitudeKandace SpringsThe Women Who Raised Me.Blue Note202004:58
Did I Remember?Emily Asher's Garden PartyIf I Were a Window.Ind.202002:52
The More I See YouBrianna ThomasEverybody Knows.Breathline202004:56
With You I'm Born AgainChiara Izzi & Kevin HaysAcross the Sea.Jando201904:02
Lush LifeNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196103:44
But BeautifulDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202004:48
Happy MadnessJoe HendersonWave: The Antônio Carlos Jobim Songbook.Verve199403:08
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Ben Paterson

Our guest this week is pianist Ben Paterson. We’re delighted to hear his journey of musical discovery as he shares his experiences of performing in cities like New York and Chicago… there’s also one particular concert where he opened for blues legend B. B. King. More at

Friday, February 26, 2021

February 27, 2021: Close to You

All this month, we've brought you shows filled with songs of love and romance. This week, you'll hear selections about those special moments of being close to one another. Join host Jay Daniels for music by Shirley Horn, Tony Bennett, and Nicki Parrott during "Close to You" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for February 27, 2021

(They Long to Be) Close to YouErroll GarnerMagician.Mack Avenue202004:32
Besame MuchoLauren HendersonThe Songbook Session.Brontosaurus202007:44
Night and DayTony BennettPerfectly Frank.Columbia197203:34
When Lights Are LowSarah Partridge & Bill MoringWhen Lights Are Low (Single).Ind.202004:30
In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings.Clef195503:34
So Near, So Far (feat. Laila Biali)Jodi Proznick QuartetSun Songs.Cellar Live201707:17
So Near, So FarMiles DavisDirections: Unreleased Recordings 1960-1970.Columbia198105:12
Dearest, You're the Nearest to My HeartRossano SportielloIt Amazes Me.Sackville200903:55
Come a Little Closer / Wild Is the WindShirley HornYou're My Thrill.Verve200107:27
(They Long to Be) Close to YouNicki ParrottYesterday Once More.Venus201604:42
La vie en roseLouis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits.MCA199403:24
Too Close for ComfortMel TorméThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199404:01
All or Nothing at AllMarty Elkins & Mike Richmond'Tis Autumn.Jazzheads202005:01
The Ruby and the PearlNat King ColeTop Pops.Capitol195203:11
All Through the NightElla FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.Verve195603:16
I've Got You Under My SkinFrank SinatraThe Main Event.Reprise197404:44
Get Out of TownChampian FultonChange Partners - Live at the Yardbird Suite.Cellar Live201407:54
Close Enough for LoveScott WhitfieldSolitary Moon: Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield Sing the Johnny Mandel Songbook.Bi-Coastal201403:52
Go Away, Little BoyNancy WilsonToday, Tomorrow, Forever.Capitol196402:48
The Nearness of YouChris BottiWhen I Fall in Love.Columbia200403:11
Close Your EyesJC Hopkins Biggish BandNew York Moment.Twee-Jazz202002:30
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

Friday, February 19, 2021

February 20, 2021: Songs for You

There's only one person in the entire world like you, and this week we have songs with "you" in mind. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from the Christian McBride Big Band, Laila Biali, and Ahmad Jamal. It's "Songs for You" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for February 20, 2021

All the Things You AreAhmad JamalChicago Revisited: Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase.Telarc199307:38
The Song Is YouFrank SinatraThe Capitol Years.Capitol199002:42
Just You, Just MeDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202002:22
I Concentrate on YouHarry Connick, Jr.True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.Verve202004:25
I Want to Talk About YouChristian McBride Big BandFor Jimmy, Wes and Oliver.Mack Avenue202007:17
Nothing Like You (feat. Jeremy Pelt)Dena DeRoseOde to the Road.HighNote202005:30
You're All the World to MeTony BennettSteppin' Out.Columbia199303:08
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeCarmen McRaeTime After Time.Synergie201302:54
Dedicated to YouJohn Coltrane and Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.Impulse!196305:30
You Make Me Feel Brand NewDezron Douglas & Brandee YoungerForce Majeure.International Anthem202006:30
The Song Is YouCannonball AdderleyVerve Jazz Masters 31.Verve199404:15
It Had to Be YouBrianna ThomasEverybody Knows.Ind.202003:57
The Very Thought of YouNat King ColeLove Songs.Capitol200303:46
Believe in YourselfJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisA Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration.Blue Engine202003:00
It's You or No OneAlyssa AllgoodOut of the Blue.Jeru Jazz201603:45
Autumn Has Found YouAllan HarrisKate's Soulfood.Love Productions202104:15
If I Should Lose YouChampian FultonBirdsong.Ind.202007:15
A Case of YouLaila BialiA Case of You (Single).Ind.202105:28
Te Conoci de Nuevo (feat. Ruben Blades)Carolina CalvacheVida Profunda.Sunnyside202003:18
I Wish I'd Met YouMark Winkler & David BenoitOld Friends.Café Pacific202103:40
The Nearness of YouGeorge Shearing & Nancy WilsonThe Swingin's Mutual!.Capitol196102:56
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

March 6, 2021: Simply Mad About March

Every March, a number of college basketball teams square off in a tournament called March Madness. So, we thought we'd put up our own be...