I Like You Best Of All - A Look Back To Notable 2021 Recordings, Part One


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Happy New Year! This first broadcast of 2022 presents a final holiday recording from drummer Jeff Hamilton with new releases from The Count Basie Orchestra, Vijay Iyer, Adonis Rose & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Cyrille Aimee plus a look back at some of the notable 2021 albums made despite the disruption of the pandemic and all of its difficulties. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, comfort and inspire.


  • Renee Rosnes "The Golden Triangle" from Kinds of Love (Smoke Sessions Records) 00:00
  • Susannah McCorkle "Blizzard of Lies" from How Do You Keep the Music Playing (Pausa) 06:26
  • Brianna Thomas "My Stove's In Good Condition" from Everybody Knows (Self Released) 09:51
  • Host speaks 12:36
  • Helen Sung "Feed the Fire" from Quartet+ (Sunnyside) 14:09
  • Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force "Nia" from Dear Love (Empress Legacy) 18:29
  • Host speaks 23:23
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio "Bright Bright the Holly Berries" from Merry And Bright (Capri) 24:18
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould "Trapped In This Room" from In Her Words (Self Released) 30:08
  • Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent "I Can See You Passing By" from Quiet Is The Star (Roomspin Records) 33:30
  • Host speaks 37:55
  • Jenny Klukken "Chapters" from Color In Motion (Self Released) 39:18
  • Peter Eldridge "Out There Holding On" from Museum (Self Released) 43:48
  • Rosa Passos "Dunas" from Dunas -Live In Copenhagen (Storyville) 48:12
  • Host speaks 51:49
  • Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey "Drummer's Song" from Uneasy (ECM ) 52:41
  • Altoizm (Greg Ward, Sharel Cassity, Rajiv Halim) "Thoroughbred" from Altoizm (AFAR Music) 1:00:00
  • Nicki Parrott "Do That To Me One More Time" from If You Could Read My Mind (Arbors) 1:06:40
  • Host speaks 1:11:14
  • The Count Basie Orchestra "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from Live At Birdland (Candid) 1:12:07
  • Ella Fitzgerald "I Won't Dance" from The Lost Berlin Tapes (Verve) 1:15:07
  • Maria Muldaur & Tuba Skinny "I Like You Best of All" from Let's Get Happy Together (Stony Plain) 1:18:04
  • Host speaks 1:21:52
  • Alchemy Sound Project "Dark Blue Residue" from Afrika Love (Artists Recording Collective) 1:23:07
  • Adonis Rose & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (feat. Cyrille Aimee) "Down" from Petite Fleur (Storyville) 1:30:46
  • Host speaks 1:35:00
  • Yoko Miwa "The Rainbirds" from Songs of Joy (Ubunto Music) 1:36:02
  • Kate McGarry+Keith Ganz Ensemble }} "Both Sides Now" from What To Wear In the Dark (Resilience Music) 1:42:27
  • Veronica Swift "Sing" from This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) 1:49:50
  • Host speaks 1:55:22
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR ) 1:56:56

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