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

In Studio: Ricky Riccardi

When it comes to the music of Louis Armstrong, one name always comes to mind - historian Ricky Riccardi. Ricky and Jay Daniels chatted recently about a soon-to-be-released set from Mosaic - The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 - 66. You'll also hear about the extensive research done by Ricky and several other producers associated with Armstrong. More at

Friday, March 19, 2021

March 20, 2021: A Tribute to Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was the first to record so many of the songs that are now an integral part of the jazz lexicon, and on this week’s show, we feature his songs as recorded by artists like Betty Carter, Chick Corea, and Champian Fulton. Join host Jay Daniels for “A Tribute to Bing Crosby” from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for March 20, 2021

Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)Bing CrosbyBing: His Legendary Years (1931 - 1957).MCA199303:10
Muddy WaterMadeleine PeyrouxDreamland.Atlantic199603:30
Mississippi MudBobby Darin & Johnny MercerTwo of a Kind.Atco196101:55
My Kinda LoveElla FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly.Verve195803:41
Sunshine CakeBing Crosby & Carol RichardsThe Best of Bing.MCA197203:07
Wrap Your Troubles in DreamRebecca DuMaine & Dave MillerSomeday, Someday.Summit202103:10
I Surrender, DearLouis ArmstrongPriceless Jazz Sampler 3.GRP199806:36
Don't Fence Me InBing Crosby & the Andrews SistersTheir Complete Recordings Together.MCA199603:04
TemptationFreddy ColeMy Mood Is You.HighNote201804:51
ParadiseNat King ColeThe Nat King Cole Story.Capitol196103:10
Fancy Meeting You HereBing Crosby & Rosemary ClooneyFancy Meeting You Here.RCA Victor195802:29
Far Away PlacesEthel EnnisMy Kind of Waltztime.RCA Victor196502:23
Sweet LeilaniSonny RollinsThis Is What I Do.Fantasy200006:58
When Irish Eyes Are SmilingBing CrosbyTop O' the Morning / His Irish Collection.MCA199603:02
Swinging on a StarHarry Allen & Rossano SportielloConversations.GAC201104:39
June in JanuaryNicki ParrottWinter Wonderland.Venus201203:58
Road to MoroccoBing Crosby & Bob HopeBing: His Legendary Years (1931 - 1957).MCA199302:35
Sweet and LovelyChick Corea & Gary BurtonThe New Crystal Silence.Concord200806:54
Just One More Chance (feat. Bucky Pizzarelli)Alex PangmanHave a Little Fun.Justin Time201303:04
Gone Fishin' (feat. Bing Crosby)Louis Armstrong20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Louis Armstrong.MCA199902:29
Pennies from HeavenBrian NewmanShowboat.Verve201804:17
Out of NowhereChampian FultonBirdsong.Ind.202005:00
It's Been a Long, Long TimeBing Crosby & Les PaulBing: His Legendary Years (1931 - 1957).MCA199302:55
Sunday, Monday, or AlwaysBetty CarterThe Betty Carter Album.Verve197204:17
Moonlight Becomes YouMel TorméA Tribute to Bing Crosby.Concord199403:47
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Ken Peplowski

Last year, we had the chance to visit with clarinetist and saxophonist Ken Peplowski. He had previously been featured on two collaborative albums with guitarist Diego Figueriedo and pianist Dick Hyman. We discuss the art of musical conversation with Ken as well as his many friends in the jazz industry - people like Steve Allen, Benny Goodman, and John Pizzarelli. More at

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 13, 2021: Bein' Green

We’re observing St. Patrick’s Day in our own unique way. Come along with host Jay Daniels for “green” songs from Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Jon Batiste, and the Flying Horse Big Band. This week, we’re just “Bein’ Green” at Simply Timeless.

Playlist for March 13, 2021

Bein' GreenFlying Horse Big BandFlorida Rays.Ind.202004:54
Dream DancingMary StallingsDream.HighNote201003:05
On Green Dolphin Street (feat. David Liebman)John MinnockHerring Cove.Dot Time202004:45
Irish Black BottomLouis ArmstrongThe Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Vol. 2.Columbia / Legacy 200302:37
At LastEtta JamesThe Definitive Collection.Geffen200602:58
Green JeansBen PatersonLive at Van Gelder's.Cellar Live201806:10
'S WonderfulKat EdmonsonWay Down Low.Okeh201403:17
Green Hill ZoneJon BatisteHollywood Africans.Verve201802:52
Green EyesJazzmeia HornLove and Liberation.Concord201905:15
Born to Be BlueGeorge Shearing & Nancy WilsonThe Swingin's Mutual.Capitol196102:11
Green-Up TimeWarren ChiassonGood Vibes for Kurt Weill.Audiophile199306:04
Blue in GreenChien Chien LuThe Path.Ind.202004:32
Bein' GreenShirley HornLight Out of Darkness (A Tribute to Ray Charles).Gitanes199303:14
I Got RhythmTony Bennett & Diana KrallLove Is Here to Stay.Verve201801:57
Fortune GreenRob BarronFrom This Moment On.Ubuntu202007:32
A-Tisket, A-TasketPatti AustinElla 100: Live at the Apollo.Concord202002:38
SkylarkRalph Peterson's Gen-Next BandListen Up!.Ind.201903:45
Little Green ApplesStanley TurrentineAlways Something There.Blue Note196804:17
On Green Dolphin StreetMiles DavisKind of Blue.Columbia195909:47
If the Moon Turns GreenBillie HolidayRecital.Clef195602:46
When the Wind Was GreenFrank SinatraSeptember of My Years.Reprise196503:20
What a Wonderful WorldLauren HendersonClassic Christmas.Brontosaurus202003:08
Blue in GreenWallace RoneyJazz for a Rainy Afternoon.32 Jazz199805:43
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

November 27, 2021: Home Cookin'

You're invited to a hearty feast of jazz music as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Joining us are special guests like Russell Malone, Sarah Va...