WRTI's 2017 Labor Day Weekend Jazz Countdown!

Aug 29, 2017

It's a must-listen event! The top 100 jazz songs that you voted for, broadcast throughout the holiday weekend. Listen starting on Friday, September 1st from 6 to 10 pm, then Saturday from 6 to 9 pm, Sunday from 9 pm to midnight, and Monday starting at 6 pm, and ending when the #1 song is played.

The List:

  1. Dave Brubeck – Take Five
  2. John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
  3. Miles Davis – So What
  4. Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage
  5. John Coltrane – Giant Steps
  6. Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana
  7. Hoagy Carmichael – Stardust
  8. Duke Ellington – Take the “A” Train
  9. Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane – Lush Life
  10. Count Basie – April In Paris
  11. Billy May Orchestra – Rhapsody In Blue
  12. Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream
  13. Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
  14. Thelonious Monk – Straight, No Chaser
  15. Stan Getz – The Girl From Ipanema
  16. Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing
  17. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder
  18. Bill Evans – Waltz for Debby
  19. Cleo Lane – Dreamsville
  20. Sarah Vaughan – Key Largo
  21. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – In A Sentimental Mood
  22. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
  23. John Coltrane – Blue Train
  24. Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
  25. Charlie Parker – Koko
  26. Nat “King” Cole – Route 66
  27. Duke Ellington – Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue
  28. Ella Fitzgerald – A Tisket, A Tasket
  29. John Coltrane – Acknowledgement
  30. Miles Davis – Flamenco Sketches
  31. Milt Jackson – Sunflower
  32. Clifford Brown – Joy Spring
  33. Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Compared To What
  34. Jimmy Smith – The Champ
  35. Dinah Washington – A Stranger On Earth
  36. Miles Davis – Concierto De Aranjuez
  37. Django Reinhardt – Beyond the Sea
  38. Stan Kenton – Artistry In Rhythm
  39. Oliver Nelson – Stolen Moments
  40. Dave Brubeck & Louis Armstrong – Summer Song
  41. Stan Getz – Desafinado
  42. Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane – My One and Only Love
  43. Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay
  44. John Coltrane – Central Park West
  45. Henry Mancini – Peter Gunn
  46. Lee Morgan – You Go To My Head
  47. Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
  48. Miles Davis – Darn That Dream
  49. Bill Evans – Someday My Prince Will Come
  50. Blossom Dearie – I Won’t Dance
  51. Charlie Barnett – Cherokee
  52. Errol Garner – Misty
  53. Louis Armstrong – Ain’t Misbehavin’
  54. Hot Club of Philadelphia – Cry Me A River
  55. Miles Davis – On Green Dolphin Street
  56. Bill Evans – Jade Visions
  57. Gloria Lynne – I Wish You Love
  58. Dexter Gordon – Tanya
  59. Miles Davis – In A Silent Way
  60. Dave Brubeck – Pick Up Sticks
  61. Stan Getz – Early Autumn
  62. Louis Armstrong – Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
  63. Tommy Dorsey – Boogie Woogie
  64. Billy Holiday – Good Morning Heartache
  65. Chet Baker – The Way You Look Tonight
  66. Frank Sinatra – Deep In A Dream
  67. Ahmad Jamal – But Not For Me
  68. Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor
  69. Miles Davis – All Blues
  70. Wayne Shorter – Mahjong
  71. Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker – Walkin’ Shoes
  72. Pat Metheny – So May It Secretly Begin
  73. Jane Monheit – Waters of March
  74. John Coltrane – Equinox
  75. Pharoah Sanders – The Creator Has A Master Plan
  76. Keith Jarrett – Someone To Watch Over Me
  77. Jimmy Smith – Night Train
  78. Dave Brubeck – Strange Meadowlark
  79. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Nica’s Dream
  80. Bill Evans – Peace Piece
  81. Ella Fitzgerald – Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
  82. McCoy Tyner – Passion Dance
  83. James Moody – Moody’s Mood for Love
  84. Frank Sinatra – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  85. Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus
  86. Betty Carter – Every Time We Say Goodbye
  87. Eric Dolphy – On Green Dolphin Street
  88. Jimmy Smith – The Sermon
  89. Maynard Ferguson – Birdland
  90. John Coltrane – Naima
  91. Sonny Rollins – Disco Monk
  92. Diana Krall – Where Or When
  93. Lionel Hampton – Hamp’s Boogie Woogie
  94. Dan Fogel – A Night In Tunisia
  95. Wynton Marsalis – Caravan
  96. Lili Anel – Another Place, Another Time
  97. John Coltrane – Welcome
  98. Dave Brubeck – Brandenburg Gate
  99. Miles Davis – Blues For Pablo
  100. Jon Batiste & Stay Human – St. James Infirmary