Friday, August 27, 2021

August 28, 2021: Music Is Life

When we listen to the world around us, we can hear rhythms, harmonies, and melodies. Life really is filled with music. Join host Jay Daniels for "life" songs from Abbey Lincoln, Miles Davis, and Tony Bennett. We're your soundtrack for life... we're Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 28, 2021

I Sing to Know That I'm AliveNina SimoneFodder on My Wings.Verve202002:20
That's LifeWillie NelsonThat's Life.Legacy202103:36
SummertimeLeon Lee DorseyThanks Mr. Mabern.Ind.202106:49
Everybody Loves the SunshineRoy Ayers UbiquityEverybody Loves the Sunshine.Polydor197603:55
Life in the Modern WorldLauren WhiteLife in the Modern World.Ind.201904:19
Got to Get You into My LifeTake 6Iconic.SoNo Recording Group201803:56
Long as You're LivingAbbey LincolnAbbey Is Blue.Riverside195902:32
FourLambert, Hendricks & RossThe Swingers!.Capitol195904:11
Everything I Have Is YoursAndy BeyPages from an Imaginary Life.HighNote201404:44
Being AliveCyrille AiméeMove On: A Sondheim Adventure.Mack Avenue201904:10
And When I DieMark WinklerThe Laura Nyro Project.Café Pacific201305:15
You've Made Me So Very HappyNancy WilsonCan't Take My Eyes Off You.Capitol197003:11
I Love the Life I LiveWillie NelsonAcross the Borderline.Columbia199303:09
All My LifeFats WallerAll My Life (Single).RCA Victor193602:43
To Keep My Love AliveElla FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book.Verve195603:33
If You Never Fall in Love with MeSamara JoySamara Joy.Whirlwind202102:31
Rubberband of Life (feat. Ledisi)Miles DavisRubberband.Warner201905:43
A Double LifeSarah PartridgeBeautiful Minds: Celebrating Extraordinary Women.Tiger Turn202104:54
Lush LifeSarah VaughanSarah Vaughan's Finest Hour.Verve200004:00
The Good LifeTony BennettI Wanna Be Around.Columbia196302:13
For Once in My LifeTony BennettFor Once in My Life.Columbia196703:21
Life Is BeautifulTony BennettLife Is Beautiful.Improv197502:24
In My LifeNew York VoicesReminiscing in Tempo.Origin201903:09
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?Kandace SpringsThe Women Who Raised Me.Blue Note202003:56
Here's to LifeShirley HornHere's to Life.Verve199205:35
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Dara Tucker (Pt. 2)

Last week, we featured the first of a two-part interview with vocalist Dara Tucker. During that discussion, we highlighted some of her personal journey from Oklahoma to Nashville… and from there to her home in Newark, New Jersey. This week, we bring you the second part of that conversation as we dig deeper into the inspiration behind her latest release for Green Hill, “Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World.” Our conversation is candid and open surrounding the topics of social justice and inequities among people of color. It is our hope that the views shared will help you begin a conversation with others in your life, too. More at

Friday, August 20, 2021

August 21, 2021: Year in Review (1988)

Travel with us to 1988 as we explore some of the top jazz albums of that year. Join me, Jay Daniels, for music from artists like Betty Carter, Joe Williams, and Keith Jarrett… during 1988’s “Year in Review” from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for August 21, 2021

St. Louis BluesElla FitzgeraldElla in Rome - The Birthday Concert.Verve198805:58
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)Ella FitzgeraldElla in Rome - The Birthday Concert.Verve198803:28
Just Squeeze MeElla FitzgeraldElla in Rome - The Birthday Concert.Verve198803:04
Just FriendsWynton MarsalisThe Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live at Blues Alley.Columbia198808:21
Memories of YouWynton MarsalisMarsalis Standard Time, Volume I.Columbia198704:00
Cross CurrentsEliane EliasCross Currents.Denon198705:31
Beautiful LoveEliane EliasCross Currents.Denon198706:50
Sometimes I'm HappyJoe WilliamsEvery Night: Live at Vine Street.Verve198705:19
Every NightJoe WilliamsEvery Night: Live at Vine Street.Verve198705:17
Deedles' BluesDiane SchuurDiane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra.GRP198703:31
Travelin' LightDiane SchuurDiane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra.GRP198704:23
I Loves You, PorgyDiane SchuurDiane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra.GRP198703:09
Stolen MomentsGrover Washington, Jr.Then and Now.Columbia198807:17
LamentBranford MarsalisRenaissance.Columbia198705:48
Look What I GotBetty CarterLook What I Got.Verve198805:40
I Thought About YouShirley HornI Thought About You (Live at Vine St.).Verve198705:58
I Remember CliffordKeith JarrettStill Live.ECM198803:58
When I Fall in LoveKeith JarrettStill Live.ECM198808:10

In Studio: Dara Tucker (Part 1)

This week, we feature the first of a two-part interview with vocalist Dara Tucker. The Green Hill recording artist recently released the album, “Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World.” Earlier this summer, Dara and her husband, Greg Bryant, visited with Jay Daniels at our Simply Timeless Kitchen Studios in Harlem. Our lunch conversation explored a number of topics including social justice and the inequities that exist for people of color. We’ll cover more of those topics in part two of the interview. For this week, we explore Dara’s journey from her beginnings in Oklahoma… to meeting her husband Greg in Nashville… and their eventual move to just outside New York City in Newark, New Jersey. We start at the beginning with her family in Tulsa, Oklahoma. More at

Saturday, August 14, 2021

August 14, 2021: Simply Disney

Families all around the world have been entertained and inspired by the films of Walt Disney. Coming up on this week's show, we bring you some of the songs from films like Mary Poppins, the Jungle Book, and Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Join host Jay Daniels for our annual "Simply Disney" special.

Playlist for August 14, 2021

Be Our GuestAdrian CunninghamProfessor Cunningham and His Old School Swings the Songs of Disney.Arbors201903:13
Alice in Wonderland (Take 2)Bill Evans TrioSunday at the Village Vanguard.Riverside196108:31
The Bare NecessitiesMelody Gardot & Raphael GualazziJazz Loves Disney.Decca Records France201603:26
I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)Raphael GualazziJazz Loves Disney.Decca Records France201603:49
Trust in MeVerónica SwiftThis Bitter Earth.Mack Avenue202105:15
Heigh HoToots ThielemansWhistles, Plays Guitar and Harmonica.Metronome196102:14
Someday My Prince Will ComeDave Brubeck QuartetDave Digs Disney.Columbia195708:10
Baby MineVoctaveThe Corner of Broadway and Main Street.Jamey Ray Music201702:43
You've Got a Friend in MeSteve Tyrell & Dr. JohnThe Disney Standards.Walt Disney200603:21
I Will Go Sailing No MoreRoseanna VitroThe Music of Randy Newman.Motéma201106:04
It's a Small WorldChris Walden Big BandNo Bounds.Origin200605:10
A Whole New WorldDave Koz & Donna SummerAt the Movies.Capitol200703:43
Friend Like MeAdrian CunninghamProfessor Cunningham and His Old School Swings the Songs of Disney.Arbors201902:31
A Spoonful of SugarDuke EllingtonDuke Ellington Plays with the Original Motion Picture Score Mary Poppins.Reprise196403:09
SupercalifragilisticexpialidociousKristin KorbWhat If?.Ind.202104:29
Feed the BirdsDeanna WitkowskiLength of Days.Ind.200504:46
Cruella de VilBill LeeDisney's Greatest.Walt Disney200104:44
Poor Unfortunate Souls (with I Put a Spell on You) (feat. Rachel Potter)VoctaveThe Corner of Broadway and Main Street.Jamey Ray Music201703:31
Beauty and the Beast (feat. Aubrey Logan)Scott Bradlee's Postmodern JukeboxNew Gramophone, Who Dis?.mudhutdigital.com201703:36
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart MakesJohnny MathisTender Is the Night.Columbia196403:01
I'm WishingBetty CarterStay Awake - Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films.A&M198804:19
When You Wish Upon a StarSvetlanaNight at the Movies.Ind.201904:25
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...