Friday, July 30, 2021

July 31, 2021: What's New? (July 2021)

Every day, we get to hear the sounds of new jazz being released by talented artists from around the world, and this week, we share some of those discoveries with you during "What's New?" Join us for music by the Baylor Project, Rebecca Kilgore, and Jonathan Karrant.

Playlist for July 31, 2021

Happy to Be with YouBaylor ProjectGenerations.Ind.202106:09
Simply the BestJonathan Karrant & Joshua WhiteShadows Fall.Ind.202104:52
Dancing in the StreetWayne AlpernFrankenstein.Henri Elkan202104:07
Watermelon ManJeremy Monteiro, Jay Anderson, & Lewis NashLive at No Black Tie Kuala Lampur.JazzNote202107:17
Smooth OperatorAngela WrigleyYou Don't Know What Love Is.Cellar202105:03
Sareen JurerBill EvansOn a Friday Evening.Craft202106:54
Duke Ellington's Sound of LoveCapital BonesThe Beat Goes On.Summit202107:29
That Sunday, That SummerRebecca Kilgore TrioThe Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1.Heavywood202103:50
Let's Get Happy Together (feat. Tuba Skinny)Maria MuldaurLet's Get Happy Together.Stony Plain202103:45
New DayHays Street HartAll Things Are.Smoke Sessions202107:42
Summer WindKristin KorbWhy Not?.Double K202104:10
EstateDave Miller TrioThe Mask-erade Is Over.Summit202103:20
Sophisticated LadyHilary KoleSophisticated Lady.Ind.202104:25
Rock with YouMike LeDonneIt's All Your Fault.Savant202106:09
Truthful BluesWillie Jones IIIFallen Heroes.WJ3202106:20
My IdealJill McCarron TrioJazz Motif.Ind.202103:38
So in LoveJonathan Karrant & Joshua WhiteShadows Fall.Ind.202103:13
Make Someone HappyDara TuckerDreams of Waking - Music for a Better World.Green Hill202105:46
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Emmet Cohen

As one of the younger members on the New York jazz scene, pianist Emmet Cohen continues to wow audiences around the country and around the world with his fresh interpretations of standards as well as new original compositions. His latest release is the album “Future Stride” for Mack Avenue. Emmet and I talk about his own musical journey which includes working alongside a number of his own jazz heroes. More at

Friday, July 23, 2021

July 24, 2021: Through the Universe (A Trip to the Moon)

To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, we bring you this special feature, "A Trip to the Moon." Hear songs about our celestial neighbor from jazz artists like Art Blakey, Nnenna Freelon, and Mel Tormé. Join us for the final installment of "Through the Universe" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for July 24, 2021

Fly Me to the MoonWillie NelsonMy Way.Legacy201802:43
I Wished on the MoonDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202002:36
Blood Wolf Moon BluesJimmy CobbThis I Dig of You.Smoke Sessions201906:50
Manhattan MoonBrandi DisterheftSurfboard.Justin Time202003:45
I Chose the MoonMark WinklerJazz and Other Four Letter Words.Café Pacific Jazz201504:29
Old Devil MoonMarty Elkins & Mike Richmond'Tis Autumn.Jazzheads202004:15
Moon DanceRon JacksonStandards and Other Songs.Ind.201905:32
The Moon Is a Harsh MistressJanis Mann & Kenny WernerDreams of Flying.Pancake202003:30
Lester's Trip to the MoonAllan HarrisThe Genius of Eddie Jefferson.Resilience201803:49
It's Only a Paper MoonArt Blakey & the Jazz MessengersA Day With Art Blakey - 1961 - Vol. 1.4 Star199411:56
Fly Me to the MoonBeegie AdairSwingin' with Sinatra.Green Hill201003:32
Once in a Blue MoonNat King ColePenthouse Serenade.Capitol195502:54
Moon RiverNnenna FreelonTime Traveler.Origin202105:50
Old Devil MoonVincent HerringPreaching to the Choir.Smoke Sessions202107:43
Shine On, Harvest MoonColeman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster.Verve195904:48
Destination MoonRebecca DuMaine & Dave MillerHappy Madness.Summit201704:07
Don't Let That Moon Get AwayMel TorméA Tribute to Bing Crosby.Concord199402:57
No Moon at AllNew York VoicesA Day Like This.MCG Jazz200704:48
Autumn Moon Over the Calm LakeAdrian CunninghamJazz Speak.Arbors201706:06
Solitary MoonShirley HornYou're My Thrill.Verve200105:03
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Jen Hodge

This week, we bring you an interview from earlier this year featuring bassist and vocalist Jen Hodge. When we recorded this, Jen was staying with her parents in her hometown of Courtneay, British Columbia. Our discussion focuses on her musical journey from playing bass in high school band to eventually making her mark in New York City. More at

Friday, July 16, 2021

July 17, 2021: Through the Universe (Beyond the Stars)

It's a journey of celestial discovery as we travel beyond the stars and into the universe. This week, you'll hear songs about the Milky Way, Halley's Comet, and Sputnik from artists like Maria Schneider, John Pizzarelli, and Laila Biali. Join us as we travel "Through the Universe" during Simply Timeless.

Playlist for July 17, 2021

I Only Have Eyes for YouCatherine RussellAlone Together.Dot Time201903:41
When You Wish Upon a StarAdrian CunninghamProfessor Cunningham and His Old School Swings the Songs of Disney.Arbors202002:52
Star EyesBill EvansA Simple Matter of Conviction.Verve196704:56
'S Wonderful / Dizzy AtmosphereConnie EvingsonGypsy in My Soul.Minnehaha200403:11
Halley's CometRick Haydon & John PizzarelliJust Friends.Mel Bay200605:05
Center of the UniverseJocelyn GouldElegant Traveler.Posi-Tone202004:01
I've Got a Pocketful of DreamsLouis ArmstrongThe Decca Singles (1935 - 1946).Decca / Verve201702:49
Star Wars Main ThemeAndrew Allen TrioLive! from the Cantina: A Star Wars Jazz Tribute.Ind.201506:08
Cantina BandAndrew Allen TrioLive! from the Cantina: A Star Wars Jazz Tribute.Ind.201502:50
My Cherie AmourEliane EliasLight My Fire.Concord201104:23
SputnikMaria Schneider OrchestraData Lords.ArtistShare202008:07
Dream a Little Dream of MeElla Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongThe Complete Decca Singles (1950 - 1955).Decca / Verve201703:04
Stars Fell on AlabamaErroll GarnerThe Erroll Garner Collection 3.Verve200703:57
So Many Stars (feat. Hod O'Brien & Harry Allen)Stephanie NakasianI Love You.Spice of Life200605:47
Theme from Star TrekHarry AllenLondon Date.Ind.201609:29
SatelliteBruce HarrisSoundview.Cellar202103:26
SatelliteLaila BialiLaila Biali.ACT201805:03
The Conscience of the King (Closing Version)Andy MilneFrom the Bridge.Contrology201203:05
And the Children Shall LeadAndy MilneFrom the Bridge.Contrology201202:41
StarsJudy WexlerCrowded Heart.Jewel City Jazz201904:45
Across the Universe / Give Peace a ChanceGeoffrey KeezerOn My Way to You.MarKeez201806:39
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...