Midnight Sun Jazz May, 26th 2018

Here’s the Saturday May 26th, 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
Bobby Troup
The Songs of Bobby Troup (feat. Bob Enevoldsen, Howard Roberts, Red Mitchell & Don Heath) [Remastered 2013]

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Billie Holiday
The Silver Collection

East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
Diana Krall
The Very Best Of Diana Krall

Alpenglow In The Chugach
John Damberg – Paul Lucas -Jon Alberts
Human Hands

Rick Zelinsky
Be Like The Sun

So Near, So Far
Joey DeFrancesco
Project Freedom

Vem P`ra Roda
Tania Maria
The Real Tania Maria: Wild!

Charlie Haden, Egberto Gismonti & Jan Garbarek

Samba Em Preludio
Esperanza Spalding

Ray Brown Trio Feat. Gene Harris & Jeff Hamilton
Bam Bam Bam (Recorded Live At The Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival In Japan ’88)

A Sleepin’ Bee
Rob McConnell
Three For The Road

Thad Jones – Mel Lewis

Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
Joe Williams, vocals; Thad Jones & The Mel Lewis Orchestra
Presenting Joe Williams & the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (1966)

Brazilian Fantasy
John Fedchock New York Big Band
No Nonsense

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet
Angie’s Samba

The Preacher
John Allred And Wycliffe Gordon
Head To Head

Doreen Ketchens
Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans Vol XVIII

West End Blues
Louis Armstrong
Smithsonian Collection

Moon Dreams
Miles Davis
Birth Of The Cool

Sentimental Lady
Duke Ellington
This Is Jazz 7 – Duke Ellington

Midnight Sun
Al Foster, Hank Jones & Mads Vinding
Hank Jones Trio With Mads Vinding & Al Foster





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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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