Friday, February 8, 2013


It turns out last night (2/7) was my last show.  For anyone who has listened, or troubled themselves to read this Blog, I thought a brief note would be in order.

I have enjoyed immensely programming this show for the past (more or less) eight years.  I have personally discovered and learned much about this most American of art forms (I mean Jazz, not radio).  I have also appreciated the support of a fantastic General Manager, Joe Swanson.  My thanks to Joe are without bounds.

The press of my professional life (yes, I have a job) and my volunteer work in my community have now exceeded the limits of my available free time; I find that I must put aside this wonderful hobby of least for now.

Mr. Swanson has been kind enough to leave the door open for me to return to WMUH.  I do hope that time will come.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has shared a love of Jazz with me.


Chuck Bolger

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 7 - Playlist

John Basile - Baubles Bangles And Beads (Frankly Speaking)
Gary Smulyan - Pistaccio (Smul's Paradise)*
Cal Tjader - Elizete (The Contemporary Music Of Brazil And Mexico)

Claus Ogerman/Michael Brecker - Corfu (Claus Ogerman)
Danilo Perez/Claus Ogerman - If I Forget You (Across The Crystal Sea)

Bill Barron - Blast Off (Modern Windows Suite)
Count Basie - Splanky (Live At The Sands)

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band - Com Alma (Dizzy's Business)
James Moody/Gil Fuller - I'm In The Mood For Love (Night Flight)

Michael Franks - Under The Sun (Rendezvous In Rio)
Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - Desafinado (Jazz Samba)
Sergio Mendes - Funky Bahia (Encanto)

Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser (Straight, No Chaser)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - My Romance (West Side Story)
Gil Evans - Django (Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions)

Mel Torme - You're Driving Me Crazy (Best Of The Concord Years)
Roberta Gambarini - Get Out Of Town (So In Love)
Frank Sinatra - Baubles Bangles And Beads (Sinatra/Jobim)

* indicates Recent Release

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24 - Playlist

Stan Kenton - I've Got You Under My Skin (Contemporary Concepts)
John Pizzarelli - Take A Lot Of Pictures (Double Exposure)
Ricardo Silviera - After The Rain (Storyteller)*

Stan Getz - 6-Nix-Quix-Flix (Nobody Else But Me)
Gary Burton - First Impression (Generations)

Steve Williams & Jazz Nation - Inner Lines (Steve Williams & Jazz Nation)*
Stephon Harris & Blackout - Nothing Personal (Evolution)

Dave Brubeck - Knives (Nightshift)
John Coltrane - The Inch Worm (Standards)

Roberta Piket - Litha (Solo)*
Lynne Arriale - Will O' the Wisp (Solo)*
Bill Evans - Children's Play Song (From Left To Right)

Bill Scofield - Heck Of A Job (This Meets That)
David Sanchez - Caras Negras (Street Scenes)

Duke Ellington - Mount Harissa (Far East Suite)
Dave Grusin - The Jet Song (West Side Story)

Harry Connick, Jr. - I Only Have Eyes For You (Only You)
Cassandra Wilson - Passion (Another Country)*
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin (The Complete Reprise)

* indicates Recent Release

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 17 - Playlist

Stan Getz - Old Devil Moon (Spring Is Here)
Steely Dan - The Last Mall (Everything Must Go)

Donald Fagan - Planet D'Rhonda (Sunken Condos)*
Jason Miles - Guerilla Jazz (Miles To Miles)

Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias - Sirens Of Titan (Swept Away)*
Grover Washington Jr. - Mister Magic (Mister Magic)

Steely Dan - Aja (Aja)
Wynton Marsalis - Foggy Day (Standard Time)

Miles Davis - It's About That Time (The Complete "In A Silent Way" Sessions)
Steely Dan - Hesitation Blues (Piano Jazz)

Jeff Coffin & The Mu'Tet - Backin' Up (Into The Air)*
Karizma - Mujaka (Perfect Harmony)*

Walter Becker - Door Number Two (Circus Money)
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Mr. Fats (London Flat, London Sharp)

Donald Fagan - The H Gang (Morph The Cat)
Matt Bianco/Basia - Ordinary Day (Matt's Mood)
Frank Sinatra - Old Devil Moon (Finian's Rainbow)

* indicates Recent Release

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3 - Playlist

Brubeck & Desmond - Koto Song (1975: The Duets)
Darius Brubeck - Before It's Too Late (Before It's Too Late)
David McCallum - The Edge (Droppin' Science)

Dexter Gordon - Ladybird (True Blue)
Fletcher Henderson - Sensation (Ken Burns Jazz)

Gato Barbieri - Bolivia (The Best Of The Early Years)
Sergio Mendes with Natalie Cole - Somewhere In The Hills (Encanto)
Charlie Parker - Klaunstance (Yardbird Suite)

Stan Getz with Clarke/Boland Big Band - Touchstone (Change Of Scenes)
Mingus Big Band - Love's Fury (Tonight At Noon...)

Jon Burr Quartet - Rainbow Over Harlem (In My Own Words)
Terence Blanchard - Simplemente Simon (Wandering Moon)

Herbie Hancock - Lullaby (Gershwin's World)
Nilsson - As Time Goes By (A Little Touch Of Schmilsson in The Night)

Bob James/David Sanborn/Al Jarreau - Since I Fell For You (Moonlighting)
Charlie Haden - The Left Hand Of God (Now Is The Time)

Juliet Annerino - Crush (Crushed Velvet)
Linda Ronstadt - Don't Talk [Put Your Head On My Shoulder] (Winter Light)
Carly Simon - You Won't Forget Me (Film Noir)
Frank Sinatra - When The World Was Young (Point Of No Return)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 27 - Playlist

Looking back at (and listening to) some of my favorite tunes from the past year:

David Benoit - Napa Crossroads Overture (Conversation)
Koplant No - Stockholm Exchange (Distants)
Rickie Lee Jones - Masterpiece (The Devil You Know)

Chick Corea - Africa (The Continents)
Chick Corea - Blue Bossa (The Continents)

Ahmad Jamal - Autumn Rain (Blue Moon)
Mike Stern - Cameroon (All Over The Place)
The Beach Boys - Think About The Days (That's Why God Made The Radio)

Brian Bromberg - Talia (In The Spirit Of Jobim)
Brian Bromberg - Spanish Castle Music (Bromberg Plays Hendrix)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - These Foolish Things (Their Last Time Out)
John Pizzarelli - Free Man In Paris (Double Exposure)

Esperanza Spalding - I Can't Help It (Radio Music Society)
Marcus Miller - Jekyll & Hyde (Renaissance)
Wyland Blues Planet Band - Down On The Water (Blues Planet II)

Roberta Piket - In The Days Of Our Love (Solo)
The Rippingtons - Route 66 (Built To Last)
Tia Fuller - Descend To Barbados (Angelic Warrior)

Diana Krall - We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Glad Rag Doll)
Paul McCartney - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Kisses On The Bottom)
Cassandra Wilson - No More Blues (Another Country)
Yo-Yo Ma/Chris Botti - Dona Nobis Pacem/Auld Lang Syne (Songs Of Peace And Joy)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 20 - Playlist


Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells (A Jolly Christmas)
Oscar Peterson - Jingle Bells (An Oscar Peterson Christmas)
Diana Krall - Jingle Bells (Christmas Songs)
Dave Brubeck - "Farewell" Jingle Bells (A Dave Brubeck Christmas)

Manhattan Transfer - Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season (The Christmas Album)
Tony Bennett - My Favorite Things (The Classic Christmas Album)
Count Basie with Joe Williams - Good Morning Blues (The Count Basie Story)
Dean Martin - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Christmas With The Rat Pack)

Antonio Hart - Winter Wonderland (A Merry Jazzmas)
Vince Guaraldi - Greensleeves (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
John Pizzarelli - Sleigh Ride (Let's Share Christmas)

Duke Ellington - Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite: Peanut Brittle Brigade (Three Suites)
Duke Ellington - Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite: Danse Of The Floreadores (Three Suites)
Herbie Hancock with Corinne Bailey Rae - River (River-The Joni Letters)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Jingle Bell Jazz)
Manhattan Transfer - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Santa Man (The Christmas Album)
John Pizzarelli - Santa Claus Is Near (Let's Share Christmas)
Darlene Love/Brian Setzer Orchestra - Deep in The Heart Of Christmas (Jingle All The Way)

Wynton Marsalis Quintet - We Three Kings (God Rest Ye Merry, Jazzmen)
Harry Connick, Jr. - [It Must have Been Ol'] Santa Claus (When My Heart Finds Christmas)

The Beach Boys - Morning Christmas (Ultimate Christmas)
Brian Wilson - Peace On Earth (Songs In The Key Of Disney)
Michael McDonald - Angels We have Heard On High (Holiday)
Nancy Wilson - All Through The Night (Holiday Songs 2011)

Mel Torme - Christmas Time Is Here (Christmas Songs)
Norah Jones - Peace (Ultimate Jazz Christmas)
"City Of New Orleans" - O Holy Night (Sunday Music 5: Holiday)
Nat King Cole/Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Song (All The Best)