Midnight Sun Jazz February, 3rd 2018

Here’s the Saturday Februay, 3rd 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
Diane Schuur & Maynard Ferguson
Swingin’ for Schuur    (2001)


Turned To Blue
Nancy Wilson
Turned To Blue (2006)

O Pato Takes A Train [C.Fisher]
Fred Sturm
Changes Over The Time

I Adore You
Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza    (2008)

Minuano (Six Eight)
Bob Curnow’s L.A. Big Band
Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays  (1994)

Caprichosos De La Habana
Arturo Sandoval
Flight To Freedom    (1991)

Friday Morning
Danilo Perez
Danilo Perez    (1993)

Butch And Butch
Oliver Nelson
The Blues And The Abstract Truth    (1961)

Hide And Seek
Joshua Redman
Freedom In The Groove  (1996)

Witch Hunt
Ed Ulman – Ulman/Gardner Quintet
KNME Jazz Recording  (1997)

Hunting Wabbits
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
XXL    (2003)

King Porter ’94 [B.Brookmeyer]
Fred Sturm
Changes Over The Time

Giant Steps
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra
Coming About    (1995)

Lonely Bottles
Gene Harris & Philip Morris Superband
World Tour 1990    (1991)

Subtle Samba (Instrumental)
Luiz Bonfá
The Bonfa Magic   (2008)

It Ain’t Necessarily So
Cal Tjader
Tjader Plays Mambo    (1954)

McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner With Stanley Clarke And Al Foster    (2000)

Boogie Stop Shuffle
Chris Potter
Pure  (1994)

Comes Love
Billie Holiday
The Silver Collection  (1957)

Midnight Sun
Johnny Mercer
My Huckleberry Friend  (1996)

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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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