Another (Mostly) Sax Attack

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The doctor had a sax attack this week having 'overdosed' on the just-arrived, absolutely gorgeous (and mostly previously unreleased) Paul Desmond box from Mosaic (and I'm more of a 'Phil Woods kind of guy'!). One thing led to another: our chronological Sonny Rollins celebration (The Sound of Sonny); Kenny Garrett with Miles 'live'; Miguel Zenon; Don Braden channeling his inner Grover; Bird with Tiny Grimes; Charles Lloyd and Benny Golson (with the Jazztet) play the blues; Rudresh Mahanthappa does Bird his way! On yeah, we celebrate the Brubeck/McRae centennials with tracks from The Real Ambassadors, and guitarist Gilad Hekselman takes us home with a sweet one. Ya' got ears? You'll enjoy the show.


  • Miguel Zenon "El Nazareno" from Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rivera (Miel Music) 00:00
  • Sonny Rollins "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" from The Sound of Sonny (Riverside) 08:43
  • Sonny Rollins "The Last Time I Saw Paris" from The Sound of Sonny (Riverside) 13:44
  • Sonny Rollins "It Could Happen to You" from The Sound of Sonny (Riverside) 16:46
  • Miles Davis "Hannibal" from Live Around the World (Warner Bros) 21:11
  • Don Braden/Karl Latham "Grover Miles" from Big Funk Live (Creative Perspective) 29:07
  • Tiny Grimes "Romance without Finance" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 39:01
  • Tiny Grimes "Red Cross" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 41:56
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa "Red Cross" from Hero Trio (Whirlwind) 45:05
  • The Jazztet "Junction" from The Jazztet at Birdhouse (Argo) 51:37
  • Charles Lloyd "Pocket Full Of Blues" from Voice in the Night (ECM) 58:22
  • Dave Brubeck "You Swing for Me [The Duke]" from The Real Ambassadors (Columbia) 1:10:51
  • Dave Brubeck "In The Lurch" from The Real Ambassadors (Columbia) 1:13:18
  • Dave Brubeck "My One Bad Habit" from The Real Ambassadors (Columbia) 1:15:51
  • Paul Desmond "Too Marvelous For Words" from Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (Mosaic) 1:18:39
  • Paul Desmond "Line For Lyons" from Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (Mosaic) 1:27:17
  • Paul Desmond "Emily" from Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (Mosaic) 1:36:50
  • Gilad Hekselman "Home to You" from Ask for Chaos (Motema) 1:46:31

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