50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition

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During last month's Blue Note anniversary show we ran out of time. So this week we catch up with a Hank Mobley session for Blue Note from July 31, 1970 (well, that date was 'almost-August' anyway), after opening the show with mostly twenty-first century music. Then, it's on to Grant Green, live in Newark and Wayne Shorter's last twentieth century Blue Note date (and a Weather Report track for icing). We've also got BN-25 from James P. Johnson in our numerical retrospective of Blue Note 78s. In August 1970, Chick Corea did a handful of sessions featuring Anthony Braxton. We hope to have selections from these next week. Sometimes, our acquisition and remastering logistics get complicated. Enjoy the show!


  • Shabaka and the Ancestors "Natty" from Wisdom of Elders (Brownswood) 00:00
  • Egberto Gismonti "Loro" from Sanfona (ECM) 09:53
  • Chris Rogers "Rebecca" from Voyage Home (Art Of Life) 16:39
  • Erik Friedlander "The Great Revelation" from Artemisia (Skipstone) 21:54
  • Michael Dease "Downtown Chi-Town" from All These Hands (Posi-Tone) 29:09
  • Hank Mobley "You Gotta Hit It" from Thinking Of Home (Blue Note) 37:25
  • Hank Mobley "Gayle's Groove" from Thinking of Home (Blue Note) 44:04
  • Hank Mobley "Talk About Gittin' It" from Thinking of Home (Blue Note) 49:32
  • Grant Green "Let The Music Take Your Mind" from Alive! (Blue Note) 58:10
  • Grant Green "Maiden Voyage" from Alive! (Blue Note) 1:07:37
  • James P. Johnson "Back Water Blues" from 78rpm disc (Blue Note) 1:19:17
  • James P. Johnson "Carolina Balmoral" from 78rpm disc (Blue Note) 1:23:43
  • Wayne Shorter "De Pois Do Amor, O Vazio (After Love, Emptiness) " from Odyssey Of Iska (Blue Note) 1:28:03
  • Wayne Shorter "Joy" from Odyssey of Iska (Blue Note) 1:40:58
  • Weather Report "Havona" from Heavy Weather (Columbia) 1:49:01

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