Friday, February 26, 2021

February 27, 2021: Close to You

All this month, we've brought you shows filled with songs of love and romance. This week, you'll hear selections about those special moments of being close to one another. Join host Jay Daniels for music by Shirley Horn, Tony Bennett, and Nicki Parrott during "Close to You" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for February 27, 2021

(They Long to Be) Close to YouErroll GarnerMagician.Mack Avenue202004:32
Besame MuchoLauren HendersonThe Songbook Session.Brontosaurus202007:44
Night and DayTony BennettPerfectly Frank.Columbia197203:34
When Lights Are LowSarah Partridge & Bill MoringWhen Lights Are Low (Single).Ind.202004:30
In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings.Clef195503:34
So Near, So Far (feat. Laila Biali)Jodi Proznick QuartetSun Songs.Cellar Live201707:17
So Near, So FarMiles DavisDirections: Unreleased Recordings 1960-1970.Columbia198105:12
Dearest, You're the Nearest to My HeartRossano SportielloIt Amazes Me.Sackville200903:55
Come a Little Closer / Wild Is the WindShirley HornYou're My Thrill.Verve200107:27
(They Long to Be) Close to YouNicki ParrottYesterday Once More.Venus201604:42
La vie en roseLouis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits.MCA199403:24
Too Close for ComfortMel TorméThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199404:01
All or Nothing at AllMarty Elkins & Mike Richmond'Tis Autumn.Jazzheads202005:01
The Ruby and the PearlNat King ColeTop Pops.Capitol195203:11
All Through the NightElla FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.Verve195603:16
I've Got You Under My SkinFrank SinatraThe Main Event.Reprise197404:44
Get Out of TownChampian FultonChange Partners - Live at the Yardbird Suite.Cellar Live201407:54
Close Enough for LoveScott WhitfieldSolitary Moon: Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield Sing the Johnny Mandel Songbook.Bi-Coastal201403:52
Go Away, Little BoyNancy WilsonToday, Tomorrow, Forever.Capitol196402:48
The Nearness of YouChris BottiWhen I Fall in Love.Columbia200403:11
Close Your EyesJC Hopkins Biggish BandNew York Moment.Twee-Jazz202002:30
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

Friday, February 19, 2021

February 20, 2021: Songs for You

There's only one person in the entire world like you, and this week we have songs with "you" in mind. Join host Jay Daniels as we bring you music from the Christian McBride Big Band, Laila Biali, and Ahmad Jamal. It's "Songs for You" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for February 20, 2021

All the Things You AreAhmad JamalChicago Revisited: Live At Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase.Telarc199307:38
The Song Is YouFrank SinatraThe Capitol Years.Capitol199002:42
Just You, Just MeDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202002:22
I Concentrate on YouHarry Connick, Jr.True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.Verve202004:25
I Want to Talk About YouChristian McBride Big BandFor Jimmy, Wes and Oliver.Mack Avenue202007:17
Nothing Like You (feat. Jeremy Pelt)Dena DeRoseOde to the Road.HighNote202005:30
You're All the World to MeTony BennettSteppin' Out.Columbia199303:08
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeCarmen McRaeTime After Time.Synergie201302:54
Dedicated to YouJohn Coltrane and Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.Impulse!196305:30
You Make Me Feel Brand NewDezron Douglas & Brandee YoungerForce Majeure.International Anthem202006:30
The Song Is YouCannonball AdderleyVerve Jazz Masters 31.Verve199404:15
It Had to Be YouBrianna ThomasEverybody Knows.Ind.202003:57
The Very Thought of YouNat King ColeLove Songs.Capitol200303:46
Believe in YourselfJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisA Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration.Blue Engine202003:00
It's You or No OneAlyssa AllgoodOut of the Blue.Jeru Jazz201603:45
Autumn Has Found YouAllan HarrisKate's Soulfood.Love Productions202104:15
If I Should Lose YouChampian FultonBirdsong.Ind.202007:15
A Case of YouLaila BialiA Case of You (Single).Ind.202105:28
Te Conoci de Nuevo (feat. Ruben Blades)Carolina CalvacheVida Profunda.Sunnyside202003:18
I Wish I'd Met YouMark Winkler & David BenoitOld Friends.Café Pacific202103:40
The Nearness of YouGeorge Shearing & Nancy WilsonThe Swingin's Mutual!.Capitol196102:56
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Jimmy Greene

This week, we explore the intersection of faith, family, and music as shared by saxophonist and composer Jimmy Greene. His latest album is called “While Looking Up,” and it features a song penned in honor of his daughter, Ana. You’ll hear some of her story along with the beginnings of Jimmy’s musical career. More at

Friday, February 12, 2021

February 13, 2021: Songs of Love

It's an annual tradition for us as we celebrate the season of love. Join host Jay Daniels for a Valentine's special with romantic melodies from Champian Fulton, Frank Sinatra, and Miles Davis during "Songs of Love" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for February 13, 2021

Cheek to CheekElla FitzgeraldElla: The Lost Berlin Tapes.Verve202003:55
They All LaughedTony Bennett & Lady GagaCheek to Cheek.Columbia201401:46
Love You MadlyLila AmmonsGenealogy.Ind.201903:01
The Shadow of Your SmileMark Winkler & David BenoitOld Friends.Café Pacific202104:01
Almost Like Being in LoveDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202003:38
Speak LowBrandi DisterheftSurfboard.Justin Time202005:18
Moody's MoodGeorge BensonWeekend in London.Provogue202004:02
Close Your EyesArt Blakey & the Jazz MessengersJust Coolin'.Blue Note202006:22
This Is AlwaysChampian FultonBirdsong.Ind.202005:30
A Quarantine Love SongAdrian CunninghamThe Lockdown Blues.Arbors202003:38
Softly, as in a Morning SunriseLa Tanya HallSay Yes.Ind.201903:50
It Never Entered My MindMiles DavisThe Best of Miles Davis: The Capitol / Blue Note Years.Blue Note199204:02
Taking a Chance on LoveElla FitzgeraldElla: The Lost Berlin Tapes.Verve202002:32
Hallelujah! I Love Her SoFlying Horse Big BandFlorida Rays.Ind.202003:45
My Heart Stood StillEmmet CohenFuture Stride.Mack Avenue202104:54
Let Me Come with You (feat. Luba Mason)Carolina CalvacheVida Profunda.Sunnyside202004:17
Better Than AnythingMark Winkler & David BenoitOld Friends.Café Pacific202103:50
Like Someone in LoveTamuz NissimCapturing Clouds.Ind.201903:08
MistyLeon Lee DorseyThank You Mr. Mabern.Ind.202106:44
I Can't Make You Love MeKandace SpringsThe Women Who Raised Me.Blue Note202004:34
My Funny ValentineFrank SinatraClassic Sinatra: His Great Performances (1953 - 1960).Capitol200002:30
A Time for LoveDiane SchuurThe Best of Diane Schuur.GRP199705:42
UnforgettableNatalie Cole & Nat King ColeUnforgettable... with Love.Elektra199103:26
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...