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Beatles, Popin’ Jazz


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There are two things I've always avoided in my explorations of the music. Beatles covers and Christmas jazz. But lately, I've noticed that Beatle jazz has been accumulating in the collection and I'm having a hard time ignoring it. So tonight, let's explore a bunch of Lennon/McCartney tunes as well as other pop tunes of the '60s, '70s and '80s as interpreted along the Jazz Continuum.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30
  • Ramsey Lewis "Rocky Raccoon" from Mother Nature's Son (Cadet) 02:30
  • Ramsey Lewis "Dear Prudence" from Mother Nature's Son (Cadet) 05:09
  • Ramsey Lewis "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey " from Mother Nature's Son (Cadet) 10:04
  • Charles Kynard "Superstition" from Your Mama Don't Dance (Mainstream Records) 14:18
  • Les McCann "What's Going On" from Talk To The People (Atlantic) 19:12
  • Count Basie and His Orchestra "MIchelle" from Basie's Beatle Bag (Verve Records) 27:31
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "All My Loving" from Ellington '66 (Reprise Records) 30:15
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" from All in My Mind (Blue Note) 33:33
  • Kahil El'Zabar "Express Yourself" from America the Beautiful (Spiritmuse Records) 44:01
  • Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio "Where is the Love" from Live in Seattle (Arena Music Promotion) 47:58
  • David Murray, Brad Jones, Hamid Drake "If You Want me to Stay" from Seriana Promethea (Intake Records) 51:25
  • Yoko Miwa Trio "Golden Slumbers/You Never Give Me Your Money" from Keep Talkin' (Ocean Blue Tear Music) 58:50
  • Trudy Pitts "Eleanor Rigby" from These Blues of Mine (Prestige) 1:06:50
  • Erroll Garner "Yesterday" from Feeling Is Believing (Mercury) 1:09:40
  • Ray Bryant "You keep me Hanging on" from The Ray Bryant Touch (Cadet) 1:13:53
  • Shirley Scott "Someday We'll Be Together" from Something (Atlantic) 1:19:58
  • Mike Clark, Leon Lee Dorsey " Can't Buy Me Love" from Blues On Top (Jazz Avenue 1) 1:27:58
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio "Careless Whisper" from I Told You So (Colemine Records) 1:28:28
  • Herbie Hancock "Mercy Street" from The New Standard (Verve Records) 1:34:02
  • Vijay Iyer "Imagine" from Reimagininig (Savoy Jazz) 1:43:40
  • Freddie Hubbard "Cold Turkey" from Red Clay (CTI Records) 1:47:24


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