Midnight Sun Jazz January, 20th 2018

Here’s the Saturday January, 20th 2018 edition of Midnight Sun Jazz, with host Ed Ulman. Playlists for previous shows can be found here.

Every other week Midnight Sun Jazz takes the listener on a musical exploration of the diverse sounds, known fondly, as the music of the Americas or as Dr. Billy Talor puts it, “America’s classical music.” A body of musical styles and improvised performances known as swing, bebop, hard bop, Latin jazz, salsa, jazz-rock fusion, to name a few. Midnight Sun Jazz presents the finest recorded performances by international, national, regional and local improvising musical artists committed to keeping the music of the Americas sounding throughout the world.

The show’s opening and closing theme music, “Midnight Sun”, was composed by jazz vibraphonist and big band leader Lionel Hampton. Original performances of the theme, as performed by a wide variety of artists, are featured each week. Ed Ulman, your host, studied jazz at the Lionel Hampton School of Music in addition to performing, recording, and producing jazz concerts professionally.


All tracks played are listed below in the following format:

Song Title (composer)
Artist Name
Album Title



Midnight Sun – Lionel Hampton

Jackie Ryan



Blue Skies

Diana Krall

Turn Up The Quiet



Shiny Stockings

Count Basie Big Band

April In Paris



I’ll Be Around

Andy Martin

The Project


I Love You

George Stone Big Band

The Real Deal


Better Get It Straight/Straight No Chaser

Carmen McCrae

Carmen Sing Monk


The Cape Verdean Blues

Horace Silver

The Cape Verdean Blues


Twilight World

Transit Latin Jazz Ensemble

La Mariposa y el Gato


Tito Medley

Poncho Sanchez

Ultimate Dance Party 1


Mood Indigo

Clark Terry

Gentle Duke


There’s the Rub

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Swingin’ for the Fences



Snarky Puppy

We Like It Here


The Leak

Dave Holland Quintet

Critical Mass


Save the Bones for Henry Jones

Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer

The Nat “King” Cole Trio



Rocks in my Bed

Betty Roche

Gentle Duke



Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You

Joe Williams

Presenting Joe Williams and the Thad Jones – Mel Lewis Orchestra


I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Sarah Vaughn

The Roulette Years, Vol 1/2


I Remember Clifford

Art Farmer

The Art Farmer Benny Golson Jazztet


The Gentle Rain

Toots Thielemans

The Silver Collection



Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass

Our 25th Year


Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

Rob McConnell and Ed Bickert

Mutual Street


Midnight Sun – Lionel Hampton

Carmen McCrae

Carmen McCrae’s Finest Hour


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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

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