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Radio & Podcasts

Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September

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Blue Note fiftieth anniversaries, as usual, on this first show of the month: Reuben Wilson (A Groovy Situation), McCoy Tyner (Asante) and Jimmy McGriff (Something to Listen to). And there's another James P. Johnson Blue Note single (BN-26) that includes “Caprice Rag" (piano players, pay attention). We've also got 21st century music from the U.K.'s Sarah Tandy, Etienne Charles, Martin Wind and Yosvany Terry with Baptiste Trotignon, as well as classics from Kenny Barron, John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery. Enjoy ...

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Opposite Ends of the Bench

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Think of the two most different jazz pianists you can imagine. Now think different-er. That's right—McCoy Tyner and Lennie Tristano are the subjects of this fortnight's excursion, and the confines of an hour-long podcast are as close as they've ever been to one another. Once all that gets settled, Mike closes the wooden apertures of perception in favor of punk and Pat muses about The Beatles' “best" album and skeptical attitudes towards women in a wide-ranging pop matters.

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R.I.P. McCoy Tyner and Jon Christensen

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As social distancing becomes the norm in this new world, filling the spaces with music seems like a great idea to keep people together. Two musicians whose careers did exactly that are recognized in the last part of this week's episode: pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Jon Christensen, both of whom passed in recent weeks. They will be missed. New recordings appearing for the first time come from NY guitarist Matt Forker, the Nuda Quartet from Poland, Finnish ...

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A tribute to McCoy Tyner plus music from Baker and Murray

Read "A tribute to McCoy Tyner plus music from Baker and Murray" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week a tribute to the legendary McCoy Tyner, plus a dip in the archive and a new release. The great McCoy Tyner sadly passed on March 6th. With a stellar career, best known as part of the great John Coltrane Quartet, and with a respectable solo discography, he is one the giants of jazz in the late 20th and early 21st century. A brief look into a remarkable lifetime of music.Also on the show great cuts from ...

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McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans & More

Read "McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Off a brand new album called 400 by veteran jazz bass cat Avery Sharpe, we charge straight on into a new episode of Neon Jazz. We continue the music with a look into the world of Matt Slocum, Curtis Nowosad and Brad Turner with new projects and revelations from their music minds. We also pepper in some John Dokes, Bill Evans, Louis Russell and Harry James. We conclude our hour of jazz from a strong, wise and gifted Kansas City ...

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April Blue Note 50th Anniversaries & More

Read "April Blue Note 50th Anniversaries & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


This week, we salute Blue Note recordings from April, 1969. In addition, we track both sides of Blue Note 8, sides recorded during Blue Note's first day in business in 1939. It's also the 50th anniversary of the Dexter Gordon Tower Of Power/More Power sessions with James Moody. So hit 'play' and enjoy the show. Playlist McCoy Tyner “Song for My Lady" from Cosmos (Blue Note) 00:00 McCoy Tyner “Vibration Blues" from Cosmos (Blue Note) 07:48 McCoy Tyner ...


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