Friday, October 29, 2021

October 30, 2021: It's Magic

The end of October brings a favorite holiday for me - Halloween. All Hallow's Eve. To celebrate the occasion, we're featuring magical selections from Nina Simone, Harold Mabern, and Tony Bennett. Join host Jay Daniels for "It's Magic" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for October 30, 2021

Autumn LeavesChick Corea Akoustic BandLive from the Blue Note Tokyo.Stretch199609:20
It's MagicSarah VaughanI'll Be Seeing You: Songs That Won the War.Reader's Digest200603:13
CaravanTony BennettBennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool.Columbia199904:32
Our Day Will ComeJames DarrenBecause of You.Concord200102:29
Old Devil MoonHilary KoleSophisticated Lady.Ind.202105:42
On BroadwayBrandi DisterheftSurfboard.Justin Time202004:40
Moody's Mood for Love (feat. Patti Austin)George BensonGive Me the Night.Warner Bros.198003:22
It's the Mood That I'm inCalabria FotiPrelude to a Kiss.MoCo201904:25
That Old Black MagicRachael PriceThe Good Hours.Claire Vision200804:42
Love Walked InDiane SchuurLove Walked In.GRP199602:12
Only You (and You Alone)Harry Connick, Jr.Only You.Columbia200404:44
Autumn LeavesErroll GarnerThe Complete Concert by the Sea.Columbia201506:35
If It's MagicAlyssa AllgoodExactly Like You.Cellar Live201805:56
La Vie en roseLouis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits.MCA199403:23
I Put a Spell on YouNina SimoneI Put a Spell on You.Philips196502:33
Don't Blame MeNat King ColeThe Very Thought of You.Capitol195803:53
WitchcraftFrank SinatraClassic Sinatra: His Great Performances (1953 - 1960).Capitol200002:50
Heart and SoulJoe Williams & George ShearingThe Heart and Soul of Joe Williams and George Shearing.KOCH200103:07
Body and SoulBillie HolidayThe Essential Billie Holiday.Columbia201002:57
Lost in Meditation (feat. Duke Ellington)Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book.Verve195703:25
MeditationAstrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto's Finest Hour.Verve200102:39
Chances AreJohnny Mathis16 Most Requested Songs.Columbia197703:02
Will You Love Me Tomorrow?Nicki ParrottGreat 70s.Venus202103:43
It's MagicHarold MabernMabern Plays Mabern.Smoke Sessions202006:00
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

Saturday, October 23, 2021

October 23, 2021: What's New? (Fall 2021)

We believe that some songs are truly timeless, and it's our joy and privilege to show you how these works continue to impact listeners in 2021. Join host Jay Daniels as we share recordings of new songs and cherished favorites from Matthew Whitaker, Eliane Elias, and Chick Corea during "What's New" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for October 23, 2021

What's New?Count Basie OrchestraLive at Birdland.Candid202105:00
So What (feat. Kelly Mittleman & Andy Snitzer)David FinckBASSic Instinct.Burton Avenue202104:37
Tickled PinkBrandee YoungerSomewhere Different.Impulse!202102:59
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (feat. Regina Carter)Matthew WhitakerConnections.Resilience Music Alliance202105:18
Sabor a MiEliane Elias & Chucho ValdésMirror Mirror.Candid202106:33
Theme from 'The Odd Couple'Andy FarberEarly Blue Evening.Ind.202104:40
Theme from 'Love Story'Jared HallSeen on the Scene.Origin202107:00
GreenbacksMichael Stephenson & Alexander ClaffyMichael Stephenson Meets Alexander Claffy with His Trio.Cellar202104:29
Pass the HatChampian Fulton & Stephen FultonLive from Lockdown.Ind.202108:20
What's New? (feat. Houston Person)Joey DeFrancescoJoey DeFrancesco Plays Sinatra His Way.HighNote200406:42
More MusicJoey DeFrancescoMore Music.Mack Avenue202106:00
My Own Particular LifeLorraine FeatherMy Own Particular Life.Relarion202105:25
Tea for TwoMiki YamanakaStairway to the Stars.Outside in Music202107:02
Monk's DreamCharlie BallantineReflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk.Green Mind202104:38
Monk's MoodChick Corea Akoustic BandLIVE.Concord202108:12
Tennessee WaltzMichael Stephenson & Alexander ClaffyMichael Stephenson Meets Alexander Claffy with His Trio.Cellar202103:30
These Foolish Things (feat. Bob Dorough & Sheila Jordan)Roseanna VitroSing a Song of Bird.Skyline202105:23
His Eye Is on the SparrowMatthew WhitakerConnections.Resilience Music Alliance202103:34
The Second Time AroundJackie GleasonHow Sweet It Is.Capitol196603:05

In Studio: Alex Pangman

Join us for a special conversation with Canada's "Sweetheart of Swing," Alex Pangman. She shares some of the early musical experiences that helped shape her career - from the influence of her parents to her discovery of classic country from Patsy Cline and jazz from Louis Armstrong. More at

Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021: Something Cool

The breathtaking beauty of autumn leaves is often accompanied by a soft breeze and cooling temperatures. In that spirit, we'd like to bring you a few "cool" songs by a few "cool" artists like Horace Silver, Marlena Shaw, and June Christy. Join host Jay Daniels for "Something Cool" from Simply Timeless.

Playlist for October 16, 2021

Autumn LeavesLeon Lee DorseyFreedom Jazz Dance.Ind.202104:00
Something CoolVerónica SwiftLonely Woman.Ind.201503:50
The Touch of Your LipsTony Bennett & Bill EvansEverybody Still Digs Bill Evans - A Career Retrospective (1956-1980).Craft202103:54
Just One of Those ThingsKat EdmonsonTake to the Sky.Convivium200902:26
Be Cool (feat. Al Jarreau)Tierney SuttonAfter Blue.BFM Jazz201305:42
I'm HipDave FrishbergJazz 101: Introduction to Jazz Vocals.Concord200003:28
Laugh! Cool ClownNat King Cole TrioThe Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio.Capitol199303:15
Straighten Up and Fly RightRosemary ClooneySongs from the Girl Singer.Concord199904:52
Wild Is LoveCécile McLorin SalvantThe Window.Mack Avenue201803:16
I Love JazzLouis ArmstrongI Love Jazz.Verve200002:22
Doodlin'Horace SilverHorace Silver and the Jazz Messengers.Blue Note195406:43
Doodlin'Lambert, Hendricks & BavanAt Basin Street East.RCA Victor196303:27
Autumn LeavesOscar PetersonCompact Jazz: Oscar Peterson.Verve198706:40
CoolTed NashSomewhere Else: West Side Story Songs.Plastic Sax201904:15
Just Coolin'Art Blakey & the Jazz MessengersJust Coolin'.Blue Note202008:43
I Feel So SmoochieJeanie BrysonI Love Being Here with You.Telarc199303:58
Chillin'Leon Lee DorseyFreedom Jazz Dance.Ind.202105:18
Ahmad's BluesAhmad JamalThe Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings.Legacy200502:54
Ahmad's BluesMarlena ShawOut of Different Bags.Cadet196703:03
Now You Has JazzBing Crosby & Louis ArmstrongBing Crosby Rediscovered: The Soundtrack (American Masters).HLC Properties201403:40
Something CoolJune ChristySomething Cool.Capitol195404:16
Stay HipMark Winkler & Mon DavidStay Hip (Single).Café Pacific202103:52
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...