Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

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December birthdays on G&M! Some big numbers for the living and those who caught the bus. Still with us are pianists Barry Harris at 90 and Bob James at 80. Among those who are with us in sound and memory are trumpeter Chet Baker and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer who would have turned 90. We also salute guitarists John Scofield, Jim Hall and Ron Affif; saxophonists Joe Lovano and Grover Washington Jr.; vocalist Lou Rawls; pianists Ray Bryant, Larry Willis and McCoy Tyner; as well as trumpeter Clark Terry.

Enjoy the show & Happy New Year to all!


  • Ron Affif "Stompin at the Savoy" from 52nd Street (Pablo) 00:00
  • Chet Baker "Frenesi" from Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet (Mosaic) 05:25
  • Chet Baker "I've Never Been in Love Before" from Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz) 12:35
  • Chet Baker "Everything Happens to Me" from Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet (Mosaic) 16:58
  • John Scofield "French Flics" from Meant to Be (Blue Note) 22:24
  • Joe Lovano "Stdio Rivbea" from Trio Fascination (Blue Note) 28:53
  • Barry Harris "Even Tempered" from Barry Harris Plays Barry Harris (Xanadu) 36:03
  • Barry Harris "Moose the Mooch" from At the Jazz Workshop (Riverside) 42:11
  • Barry Harris "Stay Right with It" from Chasin' the Bird (Riverside) 48:25
  • Lou Rawls "In the Evening" from Stormy Monday (Capitol) 54:12
  • Ray Bryant "Brother This 'N Sister That" from Lonesome Traveler (Cadet) 57:47
  • Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" from Complete Live Recordings (Fresh Sound) 1:02:25
  • Bob Brookmeyer "Who Cares" from Bob Brookmeyer and Friends (Columbia) 1:09:07
  • Bob Brookmeyer "Jada" from Traditionalism Revisited (World Pacific) 1:16:10
  • McCoy Tyner "Indo-Serenade" from Focal Point (Milestone) 1:21:02
  • Larry Willis "Prayer for New Orleans" from Blue Fable (HighNote) 1:26:41
  • Bob James, David Sanborn "Follow Me" from Quartette Humaine (Okeh) 1:35:49
  • Bob James, David Sanborn "Deep in the Weeds" from Quartette Humaine (Okeh) 1:42:04
  • Grover Washington Jr. "Step 'N' Thru" from Reed Seed (Motown) 1:47:58

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