Friday, April 24, 2020

April 25, 2020: Love in Bloom

We’re continuing our celebration of spring. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you a lovely program filled with floral arrangements. You’ll hear blossoming favorites from John di Martino, Champian Fulton, and Nat King Cole. We’ll see you on the radio for “Love in Bloom” from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 25, 2020

Love in BloomBing Crosby16 Most Requested Songs.Legacy199203:07
My Shining HourKat GangLove and the Lack Thereof.NKR201604:52
BloomdidoLafayette Harris, Jr.You Can't Lose with the Blues.Savant202003:33
SwayDean MartinDino: The Essential Dean Martin.Capitol200402:41
Lollipops and RosesChampian FultonThe Stylings of Champian.Ind.201803:50
Prelude to a KissJim Hall QuartetAll Across the City.Concord198904:46
AsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life.Motown197607:07
Lazy AfternoonCyrille AiméeLet's Get Lost.Mack Avenue201604:51
Lily of the ValleyPreservation Hall Jazz BandLive!.Sony Classical199206:27
Take Me to the AlleyLaila BialiOut of Dust.Act202005:20
Love in BloomErroll GarnerJazz Masters 7.Verve199305:30
Honeysuckle RoseSarah VaughanThe Roulette Years.Roulette199003:18
American Beauty RoseFrank SinatraCome Swing with Me!.Capitol196102:19
Love Is a RoseKelley SuttenfieldWhen We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young.Ind.201902:50
Royal Garden Blues / Kelly BlueJeb PattonTenthish: Live in New York.Cellar Live201808:54
Roof GardenAl JarreauBreakin' Away.Warner198106:14
What a Wonderful WorldKat EdmonsonDreamers Do.MRI202002:44
La vie en roseLouis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits.MCA199403:20
African FlowerAndrea BrachfeldBeyond Standards.Ind.200606:36
Passion FlowerJohn di MartinoPassion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.Sunnyside202004:49
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: John Di Martino

He’s a native of Philadelphia, PA, but these days, pianist John di Martino is recognized as a first-call musician in New York City. His latest is a collection of songs by Billy Strayhorn - Passion Flower. John’s accompanied by saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Lewis Nash. Raul Midon is featured as a guest vocalist on the track, “Lush Life.” Our journey of musical discovery begins with John’s early years in Philadelphia. More at

Friday, April 17, 2020

April 18, 2020: Relaxin' at Home

Life is a bit slower these days. For many of us, gone is the hustle and bustle of the daily commute to work. Instead, we're spending a little more time around the house. Join host Jay Daniels as we take it easy while "Relaxin' at Home" with Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 18, 2020

Flyin' HomeLionel HamptonLRC Jazz Sampler 6.LRC199407:26
Backyard MedleyCalabria FotiPrelude to a Kiss.MoCo201904:02
Walkin' My Baby Back HomeNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196102:41
At Your Mother's HouseRachael & VilrayRachael & Vilray.Nonesuch201903:19
Coming HomeLolly AllenComing Home.OA2201906:03
Rockin' ChairMills BrothersMills Brothers: Anthology (1931 - 1968).MCA199503:23
Home Is Where the Heart IsAlexis ColeSomeday My Prince Will Come.Venus201002:40
Comin' Home BabyMichael BubléCall Me Irresponsible.Reprise200703:26
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home ToLizzie ThomasNew Sounds from the Jazz Age.Ind.202002:47
Show Me the Way to Go HomeDave BrubeckPark Avenue South.Telarc200206:16
She's Leaving Home / Let It BeDavid Liebman TrioLieb Plays the Beatles.Daybreak201305:40
Flyin' HomeElla FitzgeraldGolden Greats.Disky200202:26
Full HouseChristian McBride Big BandBringin' It.Mack Avenue201706:24
Come On-a My HouseJeff GoldblumThe Capitol Studios Sessions.Decca201803:01
Baby, Won't You Please Come HomeFrank SinatraWhere Are You?.Capitol195702:59
Someone's in the HouseKat EdmonsonDreamers Do.MRI202002:03
Journey HomeAlan Broadbent'Round Midnight.Artistry200507:16
Every NightJoe WilliamsThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199405:14
The House of the Rising SunMonika HerzigSheroes.Whaling City Sound201805:37
Motherless ChildRené MarieHow Can I Keep From Singing?.MAXJazz201601:28
That's My HouseLouis ArmstrongThe Sullivan Years.TVT199003:03
Goin' on HomeKevin Eubanks & Stanley JordanDuets.Mack Avenue201504:28
The House I Live InDianne ReevesHigher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.Blue Note200504:59
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Lauren Henderson & Sullivan Fortner

This week, Jay Daniels bring you a recent interview featuring vocalist Lauren Henderson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. Their 5th release together, The Songbook Session, is set to be released on April 24th. But the story of Lauren Henderson and Sullivan Fortner doesn’t begin there. During this interview, you’re going to hear about their early musical experiences… but you’ll also hear about a visit with friends in New York that was the beginning of their musical collaboration. More information available at

Friday, April 10, 2020

April 11, 2020: Suddenly It's Spring

Throughout parts of the world, spring has finally arrived! And with that the dawn of a new season for many of us. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music about this wonderful time of the year with selections from Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Gary Burton. Tune in for “Suddenly It’s Spring” from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for April 11, 2020

April in ParisMills Brothers & Count BasieMills Brothers: Anthology (1931 - 1968).MCA199504:07
Up Jumped SpringAbbey LincolnWhen I Fall in Love: Women of Jazz.Universal200604:35
You Make Me Feel So YoungAllan HarrisBlack Bar Jukebox.Love Productions201503:08
Clarinet in SpringtimeKen PeplowskiSunrise.Ind.201804:11
September in the RainAshley PezzottiWe've Only Just Begun.Ind.201905:42
The Shadow of Your SmileWes MontgomeryCompact Jazz: Wes Montgomery.Verve198702:11
I'll Never Be the SameSarah VaughanThe Roulette Years.Roulette199103:46
Fly Me to the MoonFrank SinatraSinatra at the Sands.Reprise196602:50
I Get You Along without You Very WellSara GazarekThirsty Ghost.MRI201905:42
Joy SpringGary BurtonTake Another Look: A Career Retrospective.Mack Avenue201803:39
The Song Is YouTaeko FukaoContemplation.Flat Nine201905:20
This Is All I AskTony BennettThe Essential Tony Bennett.Columbia200203:14
April in ParisElla Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongElla & Louis.Verve195606:31
Take a Chance on SpringPaul CombsUnknown Dameron.Summit201904:15
Love Is a Many-Splendored ThingNat King ColeLove Songs.Capitol200302:39
They Say It's the SpringBlossom DearieGive Him The Ooh-La-La.Verve195703:41
SpringsvilleMiles DavisMiles Ahead.Columbia195703:26
Some Other SpringBillie HolidayThe Essential Billie Holiday.Sony Legacy201002:59
It Might As Well Be SpringRené MarieLive at Jazz Standard.MaxJazz200306:11
You Must Believe in SpringBill EvansYou Must Believe in Spring.Warner Bros.199005:44
SkylarkRenee OlsteadSkylark.Reprise200904:11
Their Hearts Were Full of SpringMark WinklerSweet Spot.Cafe Pacific201103:33
Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeDuchessLaughing at Life.Anzic201705:01
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

January 22, 2022: Peace

Have the past few months left you a little tired and rundown? Maybe you could use a little peace and quiet. Join host Jay Daniels for peacef...