Friday, September 25, 2020

September 26, 2020: Jazz on Broadway (Mostly Modern)

We finish our Jazz on Broadway series with a look at some of the cherished musicals from the past few decades. Join host Jay Daniels for selections from Mamma Mia!, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jesus Christ Superstar. It's a "Mostly Modern" week from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for September 26, 2020

Something GoodAndrea WolperParallel Lives.Jazzed Media201105:09
CabaretLouis ArmstrongThe Sullivan Years.TVT199003:32
MameLouis ArmstrongLouis.Mercury196602:19
Jesus Christ SuperstarPaul Desmond & The Modern Jazz QuartetPaul Desmond & The Modern Jazz Quartet.Red Baron198104:55
I Don't Know How to Love HimMulgrew MillerGetting to Know You.Novus199505:08
The Guilty OnesLeslie Odom, Jr.Leslie Odom, Jr..S-Curve201402:40
No Time At AllBing CrosbyThe Complete United Artist Sessions.Parlophone199703:49
I Love to Dance (Like They Used to Dance)Bing Crosby & Fred AstaireTogether.Parlophone200602:58
In My Own LifetimeBing CrosbyBing Crosby and His Friends (TV Special).NBC197202:30
What I Did for LoveAretha FranklinSweet Passion.Atlantic197704:54
I Won't Send Roses / Time Heals EverythingMichael FeinsteinIsn't It Romantic?.Elektra198805:50
You're Never Fully Dressed Without a SmileHarry Connick, Jr.Songs I Heard.Columbia200102:55
MaybeLarry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill StewartToy Tunes.Pirouet201803:27
Tomorrow (feat. Shoshana Bean)Scott Bradlee's Postmodern JukeboxJazz Me Outside Pt. 1.Mudhutdigital.com201803:27
Ease on Down the RoadDee Dee Bridgewater, André DeShields, Ken PageBroadwayWorld Visits Oz.Rock-It Science201404:42
Believe in YourselfLena HorneThe Wiz.Geffen197802:13
HomeShirley CrabbeHome.Ind.201105:41
Buenos AiresMark Kramer TrioEvita en Jazz.Telarc Jazz199704:40
Don't Cry for Me, ArgentinaMark Kramer TrioEvita en Jazz.Telarc Jazz199706:42
Dancing Queen (Gunhild Carling)Scott Bradlee's Postmodern JukeboxBlue Mirror.Mudhutdigital.com201803:17
I Love My WifeEliane EliasSomething for You.EMI Japan200802:52
Someone Like YouVoctave & Jody McBrayerVoctave.Jamey Ray Music201604:18
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Nicki Parrott

Recently, bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott released her latest album for Arbors… “From New York to Paris.” These are two cities that are very special to Nicki, but life for her began in Australia. We’ll discuss not only her early years down under but also her many years of collaboration with talented musicians like Les Paul and Bucky Pizzarelli. More at

Friday, September 18, 2020

September 19, 2020: Jazz on Broadway (Songs by Sondheim)

Earlier this year, composer Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 90th birthday. Coming up this week, we bring you selections from some of his celebrated musicals like Gyspy, Into the Woods, and West Side Story. Join Jay Daniels for "Songs by Sondheim" during "Jazz on Broadway" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for September 19, 2020

Prologue / Jet SongCal TjaderCal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen & West Side Story.Fantasy200207:40
Something's ComingConnie EvingsonI Have Dreamed.Minnehaha199503:47
All I Need Is the GirlKen PeplowskiSunrise.Arbors201705:26
Small WorldTony BennettBennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962.Sony Legacy201303:00
Everything's Coming Up RosesAnnie RossGypsy (Music from the Broadway Musical).Blue Note195903:45
Anyone Can Whistle / A Tune for HummingGeorge Shearing & Mel TorméA Vintage Year.Concord Jazz198805:51
Do I Hear a Waltz?Daryl ShermanA Hundred Million Miracles.Arbors200703:17
Love, I HearCyrille AiméeMove On: A Sondheim Adventure.Mack Avenue201902:51
Losing My MindPeggy LeeWhere Did They Go?.Capitol197102:42
The Ladies Who LunchEydie GorméSings the Great Songs From The Sound of Music and Other Broadway Hits.Columbia196504:45
Being AliveVoctave & David PhelpsThe Corner of Broadway and Main Street.Jamey Ray Music201704:57
TonightBobby Sanabria Multiverse Big BandWest Side Story Reimagined.Jazzheads201805:47
MariaSarah VaughanSassy Swings the Tivoli.EmArcy196305:18
You'll Never Get Away from MeStanley TurrentineNever Let Me Go.Blue Note200406:06
Let Me Entertain YouAnnie RossGypsy (Music from the Broadway Musical).Blue Note195903:33
Together, Wherever We GoMaxine Sullivan & Keith InghamTogether.Harbinger201502:31
Losing My MindBobby ShortLive at the Café Carlyle.Atlantic197404:50
Every Day a Little DeathGrover Washington, Jr., Geoffrey Keezer, Christian McBride, Marvin "Smitty" SmithThe Essential Grover Washington, Jr.: The Columbia Years.Columbia201304:15
Send in the ClownsFrank SinatraSinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years.Reprise199103:12
Not While I'm AroundKurt EllingFlirting with Twilight.Blue Note200106:24
No One Is AloneCyrille AiméeMove On: A Sondheim Adventure.Mack Avenue201905:26
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Adrian Cunningham

Adrian Cunningham is no stranger to many in the world of jazz… in fact, he’s just released two new albums - one is a feature on the Songs of Disney and the other on the music of Lerner & Loewe. In addition to discussing these albums, we go back to Australia to hear about Adrian’s first musical memories with his family. Visit for more on his albums and related work.

Friday, September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020: Jazz on Broadway (Jazz-Inspired Musicals)

This week, we feature several Broadway musicals that have been inspired by jazz music. You'll hear selections from After Midnight, Swing!, Five Guys Named Moe, and Ain't Misbehavin'. Join us for "Jazz on Broadway" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for September 12, 2020

Ain't Misbehavin' / Lookin' Good But Feelin' Bad / Tain't Nobody's Business If I DoAndré DeShields, Nell Carter, Ain't Misbehavin' EnsembleAin't Misbehavin' (Original Broadway Cast Recording).BMG197806:12
Black and BlueNell Carter, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Charlaine Woodard, André DeShieldsAin't Misbehavin' (Original Broadway Cast Recording).BMG197805:00
Prologue: Theme from City of AngelsJames Naughton, Peter Davis, Gary Kahn, Amy Jane London, Jackie Presti, Mike Migliori, City of Angels OrchestraCity of Angels (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway199003:26
Everybody's Gotta Be SomewherePeter Davis, Gary Kahn, Amy Jane London, Jackie Presti, James Naughton, City of Angels EnsembleCity of Angels (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway199003:48
With Every Breath I TakeKay McLellandCity of Angels (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway199003:54
As Long As I LiveLena Horne & Avon LongLena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.Qwest198102:13
'Deed I DoLena HorneLena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.Qwest198104:08
Stormy WeatherLena HorneLena Horne: The Lady and Her Music.Qwest198104:50
Braggin' in BrassDuke EllingtonThe Original Recordings That Inspired the Broadway Hit "After Midnight".Sony201402:40
Go Back Where You Stayed Last NightEthel WatersWoman with Attitude: Pioneer Women's Libbers & Other Threats to Civilization.Sony201303:21
Get Yourself a New BroomVince Giordano & the NighthawksThe Music of the Cotton Club.Ind.201202:46
Zaz Zuh Zaz!Cab CallowayZaz Zuh Zaz! (Single).Victor193303:27
Stompin' at the SavoyAnn Hampton Callaway, Laura Benati, Michael Gruber, Everett Bradley, Casey MacGillSwing! (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway200603:36
Kitchen Mechanics' Night Out / Shout and Feel ItCasey MacGill, The Gotham City Gates, Jonathan SmithSwing! (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway200604:47
I'll Be Seeing YouAnn Hampton CallawaySwing! (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway200603:47
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Pts. 1 & 2Louis JordanJack, You're Dead: The Essential Blue Archive.Sony200705:22
Five Guys Named MoeKevin Ramsey, Five Guys Named Moe EnsembleFive Guys Named Moe (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Columbia200602:33
Caldonia (The Cabaret)Doug Eskew, Jerry DixonFive Guys Named Moe (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Columbia200603:55
The JamOriginal Cast Jelly's Last JamJelly's Last Jam.Decca Broadway199203:09
The Whole World's Waitin' to Sing Your SongGregory Hines, Savion GloverJelly's Last Jam.Decca Broadway199204:23
Creole BoyGregory HinesJelly's Last Jam.Decca Broadway199203:11
Wheels of a DreamAudra McDonald, Mike O'CarrollRagtime: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway199803:55
Till We Reach That DayMarin Mazzie, Peter Friedman, Steven Sutcliffe, Vanessa Townsell-Crisp, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Kaye, Ragtime EnsembleRagtime: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway199804:09
Make Them Hear YouBrian Stokes Mitchell, Duane Martin FosterRagtime: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording).Masterworks Broadway199802:10
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

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