Friday, April 9, 2021

April 10, 2021: Lost April

It's never easy to lose something, and this week our theme centers around a song first recorded by Nat Cole. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from Nat along with Betty Carter, Frank Sinatra, and others... during "Lost April" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 10, 2021

Lost AprilNat King Cole & George ShearingNat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays.Capitol196203:16
Let's Get LostCyrille AiméeLet's Get Lost.Mack Avenue201602:29
Lost in the StarsWarren ChiassonGood Vibes for Kurt Weill.Audiophile199306:35
I'll Remember AprilSinne EegDreams.Stunt201704:28
When I Lost YouTony BennettBennett / Berlin.Columbia198701:03
If I Should Lose YouBetty CarterThe Music Never Stops.Blue Engine201906:47
Love Is a Many-Splendored ThingFrank SinatraDays of Wine and Roses, Moon River and Other Academy Award Winners.Reprise196403:19
That's LifeNichelle NicholsDown to Earth.Epic196602:33
You Can't Lose with the BluesLafayette Harris, Jr.You Can't Lose with the Blues.Savant201906:41
Lost MindDiana KrallLove Scenes.Impulse!199703:44
Born to LoseRay CharlesModern Sounds in Country and Western Music.ABC-Paramount196203:13
My One and Only Love (feat. Jane Monheit)Harold MabernAfro Blue.Smoke Sessions201505:36
Lost AprilMilt JacksonOlinga.CTI201604:34
'Tis Better to Have Loved and LostSarah PartridgePerspective.Peartree201003:55
Lost Love BluesNicki Parrott & Rossano SportielloPeople Will Say We're in Love.Arbors200704:01
April in ParisThelonious MonkThe Blue Note Years: The Best of Thelonious Monk.Blue Note199103:18
Here's to the LosersDuchessLaughing at Life.Anzic201704:52
Lost in You AgainRodney WhitakerWhen We Find Ourselves Alone.Mack Avenue201404:57
Love Is a Many-Splendored ThingNat King ColeLove Songs.Capitol200302:38
Don't Be That Way (feat. Russell Malone)Brianna ThomasYou Must Believe in Love.Sound on Purpose201404:58
Long LostMichael WolffBounce.Sunnyside202005:00
You'll Never Lose the Love You Gave MeBlossom DearieBlossom's Own Treasures.Daffodil200704:02
I Got Lost in His ArmsShirley HornYou're My Thrill.Verve200104:49
When I Lost YouFrank SinatraAll Alone.Reprise196203:41
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Vanessa Rubin

Every musician owes a debt of gratitude to those who have been an inspiration or influence to them. For vocalist Vanessa Rubin, some of those mentors include the likes of Frank Foster, Barry Harris, Carmen McRae, and Tadd Dameron. She released an album featuring the music of Mr. Dameron… “The Dream Is You.” Of course, she shares more than just a musical connection with him; in fact, both of them called Cleveland, Ohio, home. That’s where we start our conversation as Vanessa Rubin explores her family roots. More at

Friday, April 2, 2021

April 3, 2021: April Showers

As we begin the month of April, we're showering you with the sounds of timeless music. Join us for selections from Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie, John Coltrane, and Claudia Acuña. Rain or shine, we'll see you on the radio for "April Showers" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 3, 2021

April ShowersNicki ParrottSakura Sakura.Venus201304:53
The Rain in SpainAdrian CunninghamPlay Lerner & Loewe.Arbors201902:34
Don't Rain on My ParadeSonny CrissI'll Catch the Sun!.Prestige196904:23
Waltz for a Rainy Bebop EveningAllan HarrisThe Genius of Eddie Jefferson.Resilience201805:14
Into Each Life Some Rain Must FallElla Fitzgerald & Count BasieElla and Basie.Verve196303:18
You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) (feat. Wycliffe GordonSvetlanaNight at the Speakeasy.OA2201604:08
You're as Right as RainCory Weeds & the Tilden Webb TrioJust Like That.Cellar Live201107:29
Dearly BelovedNaama GheberDearly Beloved.Cellar Live202003:31
Rain (from the Falling Skies)Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra: The Complete Capitol Singles Collection.Capitol199603:25
Gentle RainKandace SpringsThe Women Who Raised Me.Blue Note202003:54
After the RainJohn ColtraneColtrane for Lovers.Impulse!200104:09
April ShowersArthur PrysockMorning Noon and Night: The Collection.Verve198802:19
Singin' in the RainDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202003:25
September in the RainSteve TurreThe Very Thought of You.Smoke Sessions201806:11
Traffic and WeatherLorraine FeatherLanguage.Jazzed200804:13
Quiet StormRamsey LewisThe Columbia Anthology (1972-1989).Columbia201704:13
Sweet RainGary BurtonTake Another Look: A Career Retrospective.Mack Avenue201803:39
Esta tarde vi lloverClaudia AcuñaLuna.MAXJazz200405:50
Acid RainSpanish Harlem OrchestraThe Latin Jazz Project.Ind.202006:02
Here's That Rainy DayTony BennettPerfectly Frank.Columbia199203:30
Shower the PeopleChristine HittMagical Kite.Ind.201805:06
I Think It's Going to Rain TodayMark Winkler & David BenoitOld Friends.Café Pacific202103:51
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Leon Lee Dorsey

We’re joined by bassist Leon Lee Dorsey. His latest release is a collaboration with drummer Mike Clark and pianist Harold Mabern. The album is titled as a tribute to the late pianist, “Thank You Mr. Mabern.” That studio session would be Mr. Mabern’s last. Leon and I are talk about those moments of working with Harold and Mike… but we also discuss the fundamentals of leading an ensemble as a bassist. More at

Friday, March 26, 2021

March 27, 2021: A Lucky Day

We can’t always explain why certain things happen in our life. Maybe there’s a reason behind it, or maybe we’re just lucky. Join host Jay Daniels as we finish up March with songs about luck from Sonny Rollins, Nneena Freelon, and Mel Tormé. It’s “A Lucky Day” from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for March 27, 2021

Lucky DaySonny RollinsHere's to the People.Fantasy199105:10
Lucky to Be Me (feat. Sheila Jordan)Royal BopstersParty of Four.Motéma202004:36
(I've Got) Beginner's LuckChris ConnorChris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song.Atlantic200502:10
Happy Go Lucky LocalClark Terry, Joe Pass, & Ray BrownA Celebration of Duke.Pablo198004:28
I'm Just a Lucky So and SoAdrian Cunningham & Ken PeplowskiDuologue.Arbors201806:39
Better Luck Next TimeJune ChristyFair and Warmer.Capitol195701:42
The Dry Cleaner from Des MoinesTierney SuttonAfter Blue.BFM Jazz201305:12
SuperstitionNneena FreelonTales of Wonder.Concord200205:26
Dumb LuckHarry Connick, Jr.Other Hours.Marsalis Music200306:28
If I'm Lucky (feat. Melody Gardot)Charlie Haden Quartet WestSophisticated Ladies.EmArcy201005:38
Lucky DayAnnie Ross & Zoot SimsA Gasser!.Capitol195902:13
I've Got the World on a StringKenny WashingtonWhat's the Hurry?.Lower 9th 202004:23
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneNancy KellyB That Way.Bluebay201404:20
Mr. LuckyCory WeedsO Sole Mio!.Cellar202105:10
When I Get Low I Get HighAlex PangmanNew.Justin Time201403:14
Pete Kelly's BluesElla FitzgeraldHello Dolly!.Verve196403:56
Someday You'll Be SorryLouis ArmstrongSatchmo Sings.Decca195503:05
Never in a Million YearsSarah VaughanMy Heart Sings.Mercury196102:31
The Moon Was Yellow (and the Night Was Young)Mel TorméSwingin' on the Moon.Verve196002:46
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?Rossano SportielloThat's It!.Arbors202103:51
Do It AgainKari KirklandWild Is the Wind.Slea Head202105:06
If I'm LuckyJohnny HartmanI Just Dropped By to Say Hello.Impulse!196402:49
In Love in Vain (feat. Shirley Horn)Charlie Haden Quartet WestThe Art of the Song.Polygram199904:58
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

April 10, 2021: Lost April

It's never easy to lose something, and this week our theme centers around a song first recorded by Nat Cole. Join host Jay Daniels as we...