Saturday, September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021: I'm Coming, Virginia

We continue our “Getting to Know” series with a trip to the South. Join your host, Jay Daniels, as we journey to Virginia - a place that Jay called home for nearly 30 years. You’ll hear selections from other Virginians including Veronica Swift, Tommy Newsom, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Playlist for September 18, 2021

I'm Coming, VirginiaBix Centennial All-StarsCelebrating Bix!.Arbors200304:00
The Feeling of JazzTommy Newsom & Ken PeplowskiThe Feeling of Jazz.Arbors199908:20
DesafinadoStan Getz & Charlie ByrdWave: The Antônio Carlos Jobim Songbook.Verve199405:47
If You Were MineRené MarieThe Sound of Red.Motéma201606:26
Cantaloupe IslandAl FosterInspirations & Dedications.Smoke Sessions201906:39
NaimaBilly TaylorMusic Keeps Us Young.Arkadia199705:35
The Beat Goes OnCapital BonesThe Beat Goes On.Summit202106:11
On the Sunny Side of the StreetKeely SmithPolitely!.Capitol195802:58
Don't Take Your Love from MeKeely SmithHey Boy! Hey Girl!.Capitol195903:02
I'm Coming, VirginiaBill OvertonOnly Love Can Do That.Ind.201803:56
The "In" CrowdJae Sinnett TrioAltered Egos.Ind.202107:12
BewitchedAl GreyCenterpiece: Live at the Blue Note.Telarc199505:33
My Kind of BoyElla FitzgeraldElla: The Lost Berlin Tapes.Verve202002:59
Angel EyesElla FitzgeraldElla: The Lost Berlin Tapes.Verve202003:51
I Forgot AugustErnie Watts QuartetHome Light.Flying Dolphin201808:20
A Garden of PeaceLonnie Liston SmithDreams of Tomorrow.Doctor Jazz197403:06
But Beautiful (feat. Hod O'Brien & Harry Allen)Stephanie NakasianI Love You.Spice of Life / Savvy200606:15
As Long As He Needs MeVerónica SwiftThis Bitter Earth.Mack Avenue202104:48
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Ted Nash (Transformation)

Composer and arranger Ted Nash has long been a fixture in the international jazz community, and we are honored to consider him a part of our radio family. Yet, it was some of his own family experiences that helped inspire his latest work, “Transformation,” a collaboration with the celebrated actress of stage and screen, Glenn Close. During the interview, we delve a little deeper into this transformative work as we hear the stories that have inspired the songs. More at

Saturday, September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021: Harlem Nocturne

Recently, we featured the show "Getting to Know You." On our next show, we've put together a program to help you to get to know us and our home in Harlem, New York. Join host Jay Daniels for songs from Ulysses Owens, Jr., Aretha Franklin, and Duke Ellington. It's "Harlem Nocturne" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for September 11, 2021

Take the "A" TrainElla FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Live.Verve198709:02
Stompin' at the SavoyRed GarlandRed Garland's Piano.Prestige195703:09
Harlem River DriveBobbi HumphreyBlacks and Blues.Blue Note197307:48
Echoes of HarlemRoy EldridgeThe Verve Story (1944 - 1994).Verve199404:00
Bojangles of HarlemBobby ShortHeebie Jeebies.Warner201602:50
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New YorkNicki ParrottFrom New York to Paris.Arbors201904:25
Harlem NocturneIllinois JacquetSwing's the Thing.Verve195704:28
HarlemDuke EllingtonThe Great London Concerts.MusicMasters199413:15
Take the "A" TrainDuke EllingtonRadio Days (Original Film Soundtrack).Novus198702:52
Harlem, Harlem, HarlemUlysses Owens, Jr. Big BandSoul Conversations.Ind.202109:40
The Lady Is a TrampHailey BrinnelThe Lady Is a Tramp (Single).Ind.202103:45
Harlem on Parade (feat. Vince Giordano & His Nighthawks)Catherine RussellKill Your Darlings (Original Film Soundtrack).Relativity201302:45
Lulu's Back in TownFats WallerThe Essential Fats Waller.RCA201402:35
Deep HarlemBix Centennial All StarsCelebrating Bix!.Arbors200303:56
Drop Me Off in HarlemLouis Armstrong & Duke EllingtonThe Great Summit - The Complete Sessions.Roulette200003:45
Spanish HarlemAretha FranklinARETHA.Atlantic202104:09
Ritmo de mi genteSpanish Harlem OrchestraThe Latin Jazz Project.ArtistShare202004:25
Sugar Hill PenthouseWynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center OrchestraBlack, Brown and Beige.Blue Engine202004:20
That Afternoon in HarlemMark WinklerThe Company I Keep.Café Pacific201705:40
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Scott Whitfield

This week, we feature an interview with our friend, trombonist, and orchestra leader, Scott Whitfield. A native of Long Island, New York, Scott’s career has taken him around the country and around the world as he’s worked with artists like Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Ginger Berglund, and Nat Adderley. During our conversation, we explore Scott’s musical journey as well as his own views on the continued evolution of jazz orchestras. More at

Saturday, September 4, 2021

September 4, 2021: Getting to Know You

As Simply Timeless begins a new fall season, we'd like to take this opportunity to get to know you a little better. Join host Jay Daniels for selections this week from Verónica Swift, Billy Childs, and Diana Krall during "Getting to Know You" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for September 4, 2021

Getting to Know YouVerónica SwiftThis Bitter Earth.Mack Avenue202106:17
I Didn't Know What Time It WasMichael WolffSwirl.Ind.201906:11
If I Knew Then (feat. Gina Saputo)Jeff GoldblumI Shouldn't Be Telling You This.Decca201901:44
Without a SongStevie WonderWith a Song in My Heart.Motown196304:13
Once Upon a DreamSeth MacFarlaneGreat Songs from Stage and Screen.Fuzzy Door / Verve202002:40
If I Never Knew YouAlexis ColeSomeday My Prince Will Come.Venus200903:56
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be FreeNina SimoneSilk & Soul.RCA Victor196703:06
What'd I Say (Part 1)Ray CharlesThe Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years.Rhino199403:09
Hallelujah! I Love Her SoJoe WilliamsPresenting Joe Williams & Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra.Blue Note199502:59
You Don't Know MeCarmen McRaeI'll Be Seeing You: A Tribute to Carmen McRae.GRP199502:42
Re: Person I KnewBill EvansEverybody Still Digs Bill Evans - A Career Retrospective (1956-1980).Craft202105:44
Do You Know My Name? (feat. Alicia Olatuja)Billy ChildsAcceptance.Mack Avenue202005:57
Getting to Know YouAudrey SilverVery Early.Ind.201606:20
AsStevie WonderThe Definitive Collection.Motown200203:25
Feeling GoodNina SimoneI Put a Spell on You.Philips196502:52
Oklahoma!Billy MayOklahoma! (Single).Capitol195502:39
Some Cats KnowJeanie BrysonSome Cats Know.Telarc200304:25
You Don't Know What Love IsTony MonacoStrollin'.Reid Hoyson202105:08
Don't Know WhyNorah Jones'Til We Meet Again.Blue Note202105:06
I'm So Glad I Got to Know YouOrrin EvansThe Intangible Between.Smoke Sessions202006:25
For All We KnowNat King ColeLove Songs.Capitol200303:13
More Than You KnowDiana KrallThis Dream of You.Verve202003:56
I Wish I KnewJohn ColtraneMore Coltrane for Lovers.Verve200504:50
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

September 18, 2021: I'm Coming, Virginia

We continue our “Getting to Know” series with a trip to the South. Join your host, Jay Daniels, as we journey to Virginia - a place that Jay...