This week we salute Alfred Lion (co-founder of Blue Note) with three tracks (Hubbard, Green, Turrentine with James Oscar). Then we add two blues with lyrics by Alberta Hunter, including Bessie Smith's very first recording; the April 'first ladies of song' do Ellington; Ellington does Ellington in three different settings; and Mingus celebrates in Paris (impress your friends by identifying the many Bird tunes quoted!). There's more, so don't be shy. Hit the button, relax and enjoy yourself.
Duke Ellington "Reminiscing in Tempo" from Complete 1932-1040 Brunswick, Columbia And Master Recordings of Duke Ellington (Mosaic) 1:35:40
Randy Weston "Let's Climb a Hill" from Randy Weston (Mosaic) 1:48:24
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