Midnight Sun Jazz December 8th, 2018

Here’s the Saturday December 8th, 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
Bria Skonberg

Waltz for Debby
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans
The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album (Bonus Track Version)

City Lights
Joey Alexander

Wynton Marsalis
Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1

Home Fries
Joshua Redman
Freedom In The Groove

Love for Sale
Dexter Gordon

In Walked Horace
J.J. Johnson
J.J. Inc.

Papa Gato
Poncho Sanchez
Ultimate Dance Party

Danilo Perez
Danilo Perez

Mongo Santamaría
Latin Jazz: The Perfect Combination

Los Aretes De La Luna
David Sánchez
Latin Jazz: The Perfect Combination

Bag Of Bones
Mike Longo And The New York State Of The Art Jazz Ensemble

Bach 2 Part Invention In D Minor
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Swingin’ For The Fences

Wichita Lineman
Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra
A Miracle

The Prophet Speaks
Van Morrison
The Prophet Speaks

Winter’s End
Acoustic Alchemy
Thirty Three and a Third

Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin
The Guitar Trio

Cal Tjader
Tjader Plays Mambo

Constant Rain
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best of Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

Antônio Carlos Jobim

I Only Have Eyes for You
Michael Bublé
Love (Deluxe Edition)

I Wish You Love
Frank Sinatra With Count Basie And His Orchestra
It Might As Well Be Swing

Gregory Porter
Liquid Spirit

Midnight Sun
Barney Kessel
To Swing or Not to Swing, Vol. 3

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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