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A Free Form 45 Format + Davis, Rollins & Hill

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This week, for our first hour, we'll present a free-from 45 format. Spinning singles from this box of mini platters I have right here. Reading the recently released book titled "In with the In crowd, Popular Jazz in 1960s Black America" by Mike Smith, I was reminded that jazz artists in the mid-century were part of pop culture—electrifying dance clubs, permeating radio waves and releasing top-selling records. Jazz 7" singles thrived as a medium to deliver the music to the masses who enjoyed popular jazz. For tonight's show, I'll randomly select tracks and give them a spin, a listen and some radio play. Sit back and enjoy a free-form 45 set here on the Jazz Continuum.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club—Complete (Columbia) 01:30
  • Ramsey Lewis "Function at the Junction" from single (Cadet) 02:30
  • Lou Donaldson "Alligator Bogaloo" from single (Blue Note) 05:10
  • Ray Bryant "Slow Freight" from single (Cadet) 08:03
  • Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra "Body and Soul" from single (RCA Victor) 12:11
  • Nina Simone "My Baby Just Cares for Me" from single (Bethlehem) 15:11
  • Jack McDuff "Rock Candy" from single (Original Jazz Classics) 18:44
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio "Fried Soul" from single (Colemine) 22:29
  • Yusef Lateef "Blues for the Orient" from single (Prestoge) 26:09
  • Dinah Washington "You're A Sweetheart" from single (Roulette) 31:39
  • Jackie Shane "Any Other Way" from single (Numero Group) 35:04
  • Chet Baker "Solar" from single (Riverside) 37:38
  • Miles Davis "Milestones" from single (Columbia) 43:27
  • Sarah Vaughan "Lullaby of Birdland" from single (EmArcy) 46:27
  • Charlie Parker "Tiko Tiko" from single (Mercury) 51:27
  • Horace Silver "Señor Blues" from single (Bluenote) 54:27
  • Charles McPherson "Surge" from Reverence (Somke Sessions Records) 1:00:27
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet "Sauntering With Mr. Brown" from 3+3 (Cuneiform Records) 1:06:52
  • Miles Davis "Fall" from Mefertoto (Columbia) 1:16:26
  • Sonny Rollins "St. Thomas" from Saxophone Colossus (Prestige) 1:23:06
  • Andrew Hill "Malachi" from Timelines (Blue Note) 1:30:49
  • Andrew Hill "Blue Black" from Blue Black (East Wind) 1:37:50
  • Kenny Barron "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" from Beyond This Place (Artwrok Records) 1:46:10
  • Tito Puente "Batccumba" from EL REY BRAVO (Tico Records) 1:49:59
  • Chris Connor "Witchcraft" from Witchcraft (Atlantic) 1:52:23

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