Friday, August 28, 2020

In Studio: Jocelyn Medina

For many of us, it’s been tough staying at home instead of visiting our favorite venues for an evening of jazz. But one jazzer is continuing the tradition of the jam session through weekly virtual Zoom concerts. Jocelyn Medina is a well-known vocalist and composer based in New York. For some time, she’s hosted the Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam Series at venues throughout the City. In March, she began hosting those sessions over Zoom conferences. The results speak for themselves. Jocelyn shares the story behind those sessions as well as some of her own early musical influences. For more information, search for the group “Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam Series” on Facebook.

August 29, 2020: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Each year, Americans take time to celebrate the many workers and laborers in our land. This week, we celebrate the works of timeless jazz artists like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chick Corea, and Nina Simone. It's "Nice Work If You Can Get It" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 29, 2020

Nice Work If You Can Get ItElla FitzgeraldOh, Lady, Be Good! Best Of The Gershwin Songbook.Verve199603:31
Pick Yourself UpNat King ColeCapitol Sings Jerome Kern: The Song Is You.Capitol199803:10
He's Funny That WayJune ChristyJune Christy Recalls Those Kenton Days.Capitol195903:46
Strike Up the BandTony Bennett & Count BasieStrike Up the Band.Roulette198101:33
Heigh HoProfessor Cunningham & His Old SchoolSwings the Songs of Disney.Arbors202002:38
A Hard Day's NightRené MarieSerene Renegade.MAXJazz200305:33
We Can Work It OutStevie WonderSigned, Sealed and Delivered.Motown197003:18
Work SongJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton MarsalisBlack, Brown & Beige.Blue Engine202008:03
Come SundayDee Dee BridgewaterDee Dee's Feathers.Okeh201504:43
Ol' Man RiverErroll GarnerGershwin and Kern.Mack Avenue202003:17
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?Rachel SuttonA Million Conversations.33 Jazz202005:21
Until the Real Thing Comes AlongInk SpotsThe Best of the Ink Spots.Decca195503:27
Nice Work If You Can Get ItTony Bennett & Diana KrallLove Is Here to Stay.Columbia / Verve201802:43
Fascinating RhythmLizzie ThomasNew Sounds from the Jazz Age.Ind.202003:08
You're Just a No AccountLouis ArmstrongThe Decca Singles 1935 - 1946.Verve201702:46
LazybonesNellie McKaySister Orchid.Palmetto201803:08
Whistle While You WorkKai WindingKai Winding Septet Cleveland 1957.Storyville200003:08
WorkChick Corea TrioTrilogy 2.Concord201904:52
EsperaEsperanza SpaldingEsperanza.Heads Up200804:36
You Brought a New Kind of Love to MeFrank SinatraSongs for Swingin' Lovers.Capitol195602:46
I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water (feat. Carmen Bradford)DIVA Jazz OrchestraLive From Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.Ind.200803:00
For You My LoveLou RawlsThe Legendary Lou Rawls.Capitol199203:16
Namely YouJoanie SummersLet's Talk About Love.Warner196203:16
Ol' Man RiverCount BasieNot Now I'll Tell You When.Roulette196004:54
Ain't Got No - I Got LifeNina SimoneThe Very Best of Nina Simone - Sugar in My Bowl (1967 - 1972).RCA199802:15
That Lucky Old SunRay CharlesAnthology.Rhino198804:23
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196003:05

Friday, August 21, 2020

August 22, 2020: Young at Heart

You've heard it said that age is just a number. This week, we want to bring you songs about the joys of being young. You'll hear Broadway favorites from Nancy Wilson and Cory Weeds along with new music from Lauren Henderson and the 3D Jazz Trio. Join us for "Young at Heart" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 22, 2020

You Make Me Feel So YoungChristopher HollydayDialogue.Jazzbeat202005:52
While We're YoungLauren HendersonThe Songbook Session.Brontosaurus202004:01
Like YoungGeorge ShearingThe Shearing Touch.Capitol196002:42
When You and I Were Young, Maggie3D Jazz TrioI Love to See You Smile.Ind.202008:10
Blame It on My YouthJamie CullumTwentysomething.Verve200903:09
Hello, Young LoversNancy WilsonHello, Young Lovers.Capitol196202:04
Younger than SpringtimeCory WeedsLet's Go.Cellar Live201308:59
Young at HeartFrank SinatraClassic Sinatra: His Great Performances (1953 - 1960).Capitol200002:48
Last Night When We Were YoungKenny BurrellThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199404:29
Too Young to Go SteadySara GazarekYours.Native Language200504:58
You Make Me Feel So YoungThree SoundsOut of This World.Blue Note196204:20
Yesterday / YesterdaysConnie EvingsonSome Cats Know.Minnehaha199905:08
Time After TimeChet BakerComplete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings.Mosaic198702:44
Yesterday When I Was YoungBlossom DearieWhisper for You.Verve199705:04
Youthful BlissChristian McBride Big BandBringin' It.Mack Avenue201706:58
Let the Good Times RollRay CharlesAnthology.Rhino199002:49
Young at HeartCory Weeds & Jeff HamiltonThis Happy Madness.Cellar Live201506:17
A Kiss in the DarkAlexis ColeA Kiss in the Dark.Chesky201402:34
Stay as Sweet as You AreNat King ColeLove Songs.Capitol200302:57
Once Upon a Summertime / When the World Was YoungJulie KellyEverything I Love.Chase200605:11
Accent on YouthBen WebsterThe Warm Moods.Discovery196002:59
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Eliane Elias

Recently, Jay Daniels chatted with the multi-Grammy winning pianist and vocalist, Eliane Elias. We talked about her latest album from Concord, “Love Stories,” but we also discovered some interesting stories from her past. In fact, Eliane was primarily an instrumentalist at the piano for many years before performing publicly as a vocalist. You’ll also hear some of the experiences that Eliane had with her friend and composer… Antônio Carlos Jobim. More at

Friday, August 14, 2020

August 15, 2020: Ridin' the Rails

During the summer, we took you on a journey across America. This week, we embark upon another excursion during "Ridin' on the Rails." Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you traveling music from Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Duchess, and Chet Baker. "All aboard" for Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 15, 2020

Chattanooga Choo ChooGlenn MillerThe Unforgettable Glenn Miller & His Orchestra.RCA198503:19
Blues in the Night (feat. Dianne Reeves & Dr. John)Nicholas PaytonDear Louis.Verve200103:46
On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa FeDavid Berger OctetI Had the Craziest Dream.Such Sweet Thunder200804:57
Runaway TrainSarah PartridgeI Never Thought I'd Be Here.Origin201504:54
LauraFrank SinatraWhere Are You?.Capitol195703:27
I Thought About YouDiane SchuurLove Songs.GRP199303:54
All AboardWynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center OrchestraBig Train.Sony199905:47
The Lady's in Love with YouAnnie Ross & Gerry MulliganSings a Song with Mulligan.Blue Note195902:23
GG TrainCharles MingusAh Um.Columbia195904:36
Blue TrainPoncho SanchezTrane's Delight.Concord Picante201905:54
Oh, What It Seemed to BeBrook BentonSongs I Love to Sing.Mercury196003:10
Guess Who I Saw TodayNancy WilsonSomething Wonderful.Capitol196003:25
Chattanooga Choo ChooDuchessLive at Jazz Standard.Anzic202003:55
Sentimental JourneyTony BennettHere's to the Ladies.Columbia199503:26
How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone?Brenda Earle StokesThe Solo Sessions, Vol. 1.Ind.201904:58
Batunga TrainBenny Goodman & Andre PrevinHappy Session.Columbia196002:50
Long GoneLouis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy.Columbia195405:06
Freight Train BluesSidney BechetThe Jazz Effect.Ingrooves201303:23
Night TrainJimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199406:44
Lonesome TrainStan KentonConcepts of Artistry in Rhythm.Capitol195302:46
I Never Will MarryJimmy WitherspoonSome of My Best Friends Are the Blues.Prestige196402:45
Keep Me in Your HeartMadeleine PeyrouxKeep Me in Your Heart for Awhile: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux.Concord201403:34
Trains and Boats and PlanesChet BakerInto My Life.World Pacific196602:16
Last Train to BrooklynAlex Levin TrioNew York Portraits.Ind.201005:34
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...