Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021: Something Cool

The breathtaking beauty of autumn leaves is often accompanied by a soft breeze and cooling temperatures. In that spirit, we'd like to bring you a few "cool" songs by a few "cool" artists like Horace Silver, Marlena Shaw, and June Christy. Join host Jay Daniels for "Something Cool" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for October 16, 2021

Autumn LeavesLeon Lee DorseyFreedom Jazz Dance.Ind.202104:00
Something CoolVerónica SwiftLonely Woman.Ind.201503:50
The Touch of Your LipsTony Bennett & Bill EvansEverybody Still Digs Bill Evans - A Career Retrospective (1956-1980).Craft202103:54
Just One of Those ThingsKat EdmonsonTake to the Sky.Convivium200902:26
Be Cool (feat. Al Jarreau)Tierney SuttonAfter Blue.BFM Jazz201305:42
I'm HipDave FrishbergJazz 101: Introduction to Jazz Vocals.Concord200003:28
Laugh! Cool ClownNat King Cole TrioThe Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio.Capitol199303:15
Straighten Up and Fly RightRosemary ClooneySongs from the Girl Singer.Concord199904:52
Wild Is LoveCécile McLorin SalvantThe Window.Mack Avenue201803:16
I Love JazzLouis ArmstrongI Love Jazz.Verve200002:22
Doodlin'Horace SilverHorace Silver and the Jazz Messengers.Blue Note195406:43
Doodlin'Lambert, Hendricks & BavanAt Basin Street East.RCA Victor196303:27
Autumn LeavesOscar PetersonCompact Jazz: Oscar Peterson.Verve198706:40
CoolTed NashSomewhere Else: West Side Story Songs.Plastic Sax201904:15
Just Coolin'Art Blakey & the Jazz MessengersJust Coolin'.Blue Note202008:43
I Feel So SmoochieJeanie BrysonI Love Being Here with You.Telarc199303:58
Chillin'Leon Lee DorseyFreedom Jazz Dance.Ind.202105:18
Ahmad's BluesAhmad JamalThe Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings.Legacy200502:54
Ahmad's BluesMarlena ShawOut of Different Bags.Cadet196703:03
Now You Has JazzBing Crosby & Louis ArmstrongBing Crosby Rediscovered: The Soundtrack (American Masters).HLC Properties201403:40
Something CoolJune ChristySomething Cool.Capitol195404:16
Stay HipMark Winkler & Mon DavidStay Hip (Single).Café Pacific202103:52
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Eric Reed

We’re joined this week by pianist Eric Reed… or as some of his close friends call him, “Poppa.” The conversation is filled with stories of Eric’s upbringing in the church and how those early experiences helped shape his views on life, society, and music. We also explore the deep connection between Gospel music and jazz. More at

Monday, October 11, 2021

October 9, 2021: Lullaby of the Leaves

We began the month of October with songs about fall-ing in love again, and this week, we bring you songs about the leaves... or leaving. Join host Jay Daniels for music from Lorraine Feather, Erroll Garner, and Chick Corea... during "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for October 9, 2021

Autumn LeavesBrent JansenMore Sounds of a Dry Martini.Origin202105:17
Lullaby of the LeavesMary StallingsLive at the Village Vanguard.MAXJazz200106:55
She's Leaving HomeWolff Clark DorseyPlay Sgt. Pepper.Ind.202104:31
You Leave Me BreathlessNat King ColeAt the Sands.Capitol196002:31
I Hope I Never Leave This PlaceLorraine FeatherAttachments.Jazzed Media201304:50
This MasqueradeGeorge BensonBreezin'.Warner Bros.197607:58
After You've Gone (Cylinder) (feat. Catherine Russell)Even ArntzenCountermelody.Dot Time202102:08
Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'SvetlanaNight at the Speakeasy.Origin201502:35
Knowing When to LeaveErnie WattsBlue Note Plays Burt Bacharach.Blue Note200404:22
Jimmy Heath on Left Alone Don’t Explain on the SaxophoneJimmy HeathLove Letter.Verve202001:30
Left Alone (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant)Jimmy HeathLove Letter.Verve202004:22
I Left My Heart in San FranciscoNancy WilsonWhen I Fall in Love: Women of Jazz.Universal200602:19
Autumn LeavesJim SnideroLive at the Deer Head Inn.Savant202106:50
Lullaby of the Leaves / Lullaby of BirdlandLa LuchaEverybody Wants to Rule the World.Arbors202005:00
I'm Gonna Leave YouNina SimoneThe Soul of Jazz, Volume 4.Gitanes199502:15
Jacket WeatherLorraine FeatherMy Own Particular Life.Relarion202105:00
If Ever I Would Leave YouJohn Scofield, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Craig Handy, Lenny WhiteNew York City Jazz After Hours.NYC Records200004:49
All of MeErroll GarnerCloseup in Swing.Mack Avenue201902:20
Out of NowhereChampian FultonBirdsong.Cellar202004:55
Blue Turning Grey Over YouLouis ArmstrongThe Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions (1946 - 1966).Mosaic202104:55
Don't Ever Leave MePeggy Lee & George ShearingBeauty and the Beat!.Capitol200602:55
Leaving on a Jet PlaneScott BradleeQuarantined Piano Series.Ind.202003:27
Softly, as I Leave YouShirley HornSoftly.Audiophile198802:55
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Carolina Calvache

We always enjoy sharing stories with you, and this week we share the story of a musical journey for pianist and composer, Carolina Calvache. A native of Cali, Colombia, Carolina recently released the album, “Vida Profunda” - Profound Life. One of the tracks featured on that release is called, “Hope.” Jay begins by asking Carolina to define “hope” in her own words. More at

Saturday, October 2, 2021

October 2, 2021: Falling in Love with Love

As September fades into October, we begin to experience the sights and sounds of fall. Join host Jay Daniels for songs of fall or rather... falling in love... from artists like Bill Evans, Carmen McRae, and Take 6.

Playlist for October 2, 2021

Autumn LeavesBill EvansEverybody Still Digs Bill Evans - A Career Retrospective (1956-1980).Craft202105:57
Falling in Love with LoveMike Clark & Michael ZilberMike Drop.Sunnyside202106:09
Since I Fell for YouBrianna ThomasEverybody Knows.Ind.202003:53
Autumn SerenadeJohn Coltrane and Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.Impulse!196304:15
Can't Help Falling in LoveCyrus ChestnutCyrus Plays Elvis.KOCH International Jazz200703:45
Let's Fall in LoveDiana KrallLive in Paris.Verve200204:25
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book.Verve195603:32
Stars Fell on AlabamaRossano SportielloThat's It!.Arbors202104:14
After the FallNorah Jones'Til We Meet Again.Blue Note202105:33
I Fall in Love Too EasilyMiles DavisSeven Steps to Heaven.Columbia196306:42
Autumn LeavesBob Mintzer's Big Band & New York VoicesMeeting of Minds.MCG Jazz201806:44
Falling in Love with LoveChris StandringWonderful World.Ultimate Vibe202104:40
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love?Take 6Iconic.SoNo201804:28
If I FellBeegie AdairYesterday.Green Hill200804:01
I've Got a Feeling I'm FallingLouis ArmstrongThe Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions (1946 - 1966).Mosaic202103:12
Falling in Love AgainLeslie Pintchik TrioSame Day Delivery.Ind.201908:50
I'll Never Fall in Love AgainNicki ParrottYesterday Once More.Venus201603:46
Fallen HeroWillie Jones IIIFallen Heroes.Wj3202103:35
A Blossom FellNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196102:40
When I Fall in LoveCarmen McRaeWhen I Fall in Love: Women in Jazz.Universal200603:45
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

October 16, 2021: Something Cool

The breathtaking beauty of autumn leaves is often accompanied by a soft breeze and cooling temperatures. In that spirit, we'd like to br...