What We Need Are Hearts On Fire

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Sample sweet holiday music from Beegie Adair, plus new releases by pianists Harold Mabern and Sue Palmer, with birthday shout outs to Diane Schuur, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams (celebrating his centennial this year), Jazz Master Bob Dorough, Cassandra Wilson and lyricist Morgan Ames, among others.


  • Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band "The Little Drummer Boy" from Wrap This! A Big Phat Christmas (Music of Content) 00:00
  • Kurt Elling "We Three Kings from" The Beautiful Day (Sony Masterworks) 06:44
  • Judy Barnett "Craven' My New Haven" from Lust Loss Love: Judy Barnett sings Barnett/Kooshian (Self released) 13:07
  • Host speaks 16:19
  • Sue Palmer "Walkin" from Gems Volume One (Self released) 19:20
  • Bob Dorough "Blue X-Mas" from Yule Be Boppin (Blue Note) 23:24
  • Luciana Souza "Remember" from Book of Longing (Sunnyside) 29:01
  • Host speaks 31:55
  • Helen Sung "In the Shadowland" from Sung with Words (Stricker Street) 33:54
  • Herbie Hancock "Edith and the Kingpin" from River: the Joni Letters (Verve) 39:29
  • Ian Shaw "River" from Drawn to All Things (Linn Records) 46:01
  • Host speaks 50:00
  • Monika Herzig "Give Peace Every Chance" from Peace on Earth (Owl Studios) 52:42
  • Harold Mabern "I Know That You Know" from The Iron Man: Live at Smoke (Smoke Sessions Records) 59:54
  • Ann Hampton Callaway "What Good Is Being Cranky (When It's Christmas Time)" from The Hope of Christmas (MCG Jazz) 1:04:42
  • Duchess "Santa Baby" from Harmony for the Holidays (Anzic) 1:08:36
  • New York Voices "God's Love Made Visible" from Bending Towards the Light-A Jazz Nativity (Self released) 1:13:17
  • Host speaks 1:17:32
  • The Count Basie Orchestra "Ma Cherie Amour" from All About That Basie (Concord Jazz) 1:21:16
  • Andrea Claburn "I Can't Help It" from Nightshade (Lot49 Labs LLC) 1:24:53
  • Joe Williams "Love Without Money" from In Good Company (Verve) 1:28:33
  • Host speaks 1:31:55
  • Leigh Pilzer "Miss Ally in Allywood" from Strunkin' (Self released) 1:34:18
  • Diane Schuur "Nice 'n' Easy" from I Remember You: With Love to Stan and Frank (Jazzheads) 1:40:22
  • Alyssa Allgood "By My Side" from Exactly Like You (Cellar Live) 1:44:32
  • Host speaks 1:50:10
  • Julia Dollison & Kerry Marsh "Journey Home" from Vertical Voices: the Music of Maria Schneider (ArtistShare) 1:51:40
  • Elsa Nilsson "Lucia" from Salt Wind (Self released) 2:00:40
  • Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey "(Wouldn't You Like) An Old Fashioned Christmas" from Some Enchanted Christmas (Burton Avenue Music) 2:06:54
  • The Roches "Star of Wonder" from We Three Kings (MCA/Paradox) 2:10:25
  • Deanna Witkowski "Love Came Down" from Single (Self released) 2:12:15
  • Host speaks 2:16:28
  • The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra "Part I: Ze Teach" from Down a Rabbit Hole (Summit) 2:20:03
  • Nancy Wilson "Guess Who I Saw Today" from Something Wonderful (Capitol) 2:28:28
  • Lorraine Feather "Can I Call You Sugar" from Such Sweet Thunder (Sanctuary Records) 2:31:51
  • Host speaks 2:35:55
  • Meg Okura "A Night Insomnia" from Ima Ima (New Music USA) 2:37:55
  • Kelly Green "Daily Lies" from Volume One (Self released) 2:46:30
  • Host speaks 2:54:57
  • Anna Webber "Underhelmed" from Binary (Self released) 2:55:32
  • Miggy Augmented Orchestra "Find the White Line-Inspiration of Birds" from Colorful (ArtistShare) 3:01:16
  • Frank Sinatra "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" from Everything Happens to Me (Reprise) 3:09:08
  • Ethel Ennis "Hey You" from If Women Ruled the World (Savoy) 3:13:11
  • Host speaks 3:17:55
  • Tia Fuller "The Coming" from Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue) 3:19:57
  • Cassandra Wilson "Sky and Sea (Blue in Green)" from Traveling Miles (Blue Note) 3:26:54
  • Sting "Christmas at Sea" from If on a Winter's Night (Decca US) 3:32:13
  • Host speaks 3:36:44
  • Fay Claassen "Song of Life" from Luck Child (Challenge) 3:39:00
  • Dena DeRose "Quietly There" from We Won't Forget You: An Homage to Shirley Horn (HighNote) 3:43:03
  • Host speaks 3:49:18
  • Myra Melford "Living Music" from The Other Side of Air (Firehouse 12 Records) 3:50:16

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