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We take a brief detour in the middle of Women's History Month to celebrate the centennial of Nat King Cole in the second hour and play some of the songs he was famous for. The show also includes new releases from guitarist/vocalists Camila Meza, John Pizzarelli, and trumpeter Samantha Boshnack with more birthday shout outs to organist Shirley Scott, vocalists Mark Murphy, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Judy Niemack and pianist Billy Childs, among others.


  • Shirley Scott "The Scott" from Great Scott! (Prestige) 00:00
  • Bobby McFerrin "Opportunity" from Spontaneous Inventions (Blue Note) 03:18
  • Bobby McFerrin (feat. Luciana Souza) "Swing Low" from Spirityouall (Sony Classical Records) 07:08
  • Luciana Souza "Night Song" from The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) 11:13
  • Host speaks 16:08
  • Lioness "Funky Girl" from Pride& Joy (Posi-Tone) 19:04
  • Frank Senior "You Don't Know Me" from Listening in the Dark (self released) 26:02
  • Jenna Mammina & The Charmers "The Road's My Middle Name" from Everyone I Love Is Here (Mama Grace Records) 31:41
  • Host speaks 35:35
  • Jennifer Gammill "Capitulation" from Heart, Soul & Fire (Self released) 38:13
  • Patricia Barber "Romanesque" from Smash (Concord) 43:40
  • Kristina Koller "Simplicity" from Perception (Self released) 45:57
  • Camila Meza "All Your Colors" from single (Sony Music Masterworks) 49:34
  • Host speaks 54:19
  • Iris Ornig "Down the Line" from Storyteller (Self released) 56:20
  • Nat King Cole "Once In a Blue Moon" from Penthouse Serenade (Capitol) 1:01:34
  • Nat King Cole "The Lonely One" from After Midnight (Capitol) 1:04:29
  • Nat King Cole "Wild Is Love" from Wild Is Love (Collector's Choice) 1:08:15
  • Host speaks 1:10:18
  • Diana Krall "You Call It Madness" from All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (Impulse!) 1:12:46
  • Harold Mabern "I Know That You Know" from The Iron Man: Live at Smoke (Smoke Sessions Records) 1:17:22
  • Host speaks 1:22:09
  • Catherine Russell "Errand Girl for Rhythm" from Alone Together (Dot Time) 1:23:13
  • Kerem Gorsev & Allan Harris "Medley (Too Young/Mona Lisa)" from Back Again (Rec by Saatçi) 1:25:58
  • Alyssa Allgood "Exactly Like You" from Exactly Like You (Cellar Live) 1:29:08
  • John Pizzarelli "A Hundred Years from Now" from For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole (Ghostlight Records) 1:33:22
  • Host speaks 1:35:51
  • Jordan Pettay "Whatever Happens" from First Fruit (Self released) 1:37:31
  • Jane Irving "Sunshower" from Beams (Self released) 1:44:16
  • Erin McDougald "Don't Be on the Outside" from Outside the Soiree (Miles High Records) 1:48:31
  • Host speaks 1:54:16
  • Yelena Eckemoff "Pink" from Colors (L and H Productions) 1:55:17
  • Ellen Rowe "The Soul Keepers" from Momentum-Portraits of Women in Motion (Smokin' Sleddog Records) 2:00:13
  • Al Jarreau "Take Five" from Look to the Rainbow (Warner Brothers) 2:05:46
  • Tierney Sutton "Every Now and Then" from Screen Play (BFM Jazz) 2:13:18
  • Host speaks 2:16:13
  • Mariel Austin's Rock-Jazz Orchestra "Night Dreamer" from Runner in the Rain (Self produced) 2:18:49
  • Marilyn Harris "That Afternoon in Harlem" from Round Trip (Wrightwood Records) 2:26:23
  • Mark Winkler (feat. Cheryl Bentyne) "Cool Duet" from Til I Get It Right (FreeHam Records) 2:31:31
  • Host speaks 2:35:53
  • Abelita Mateus "Mixed Feelings" from Mixed Feelings (Self released) 2:38:32
  • Judy Niemack "Talk Awhile (It's Just Talk)" from New York Stories (Sunnyside) 2:44:09
  • Dinah Washington "You Let My Love Grow Cold" from The Swingin' Miss D (Phoenix Spain) 2:51:11
  • Host speaks 2:53:36
  • Samantha Boshnack "Kamchatka" from Live in Santa Monica (Orenda) 2:55:23
  • Mary Halvorson "With a Little Help From My Friends" from A Day In the Life: Impressions of Pepper (Verve) 3:01:02
  • Karen Mason "Just In Time" from It's About Time (Zeverly Records) 3:04:08
  • Rene Marie "Joy of Jazz" from Sound of Red (Motema) 3:07:16
  • Host speaks 3:11:24
  • Giorgia Hannoush "Summer Night in Madrid" from Astoria Dreams (Map Classics) 3:13:53
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia "Canto Triste" from Dreamsville (Dash Hoffman Records) 3:18:43
  • Claudia Acuna "Bird Alone" from Turning Pages (Delfin Records) 3:25:47
  • Host speaks 3:30:45
  • Billy Childs "Rebirth" from Rebirth (Mack Avenue) 3:32:08
  • Mark Murphy "I Return to Music" from Wild And Free (HighNote) 3:39:43
  • Mark Murphy "I Get Along Without You Very Well" from Midnight Mood (MPS Records) 3:45:32
  • Host speaks 3:50:14
  • Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow "Andando El Tiempo: Camino Al Volver" from Andando El Tiempo (ECM) 3:52:10

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