Big April Birthdays & More

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April birthdays this week on G&M with the Carmen McRae centennial, along with the 90th birthdays of Herbie Mann, pianist Frank Strazzeri (who toured in the 1970's with Elvis!), Claude Bolling and Richard Davis (the latter 2 still with us); as well as the 80th birthdays of George Adams and the very much alive Herbie Hancock! Of course, there's more: Charles Mingus, Rodney Kendrick, Willis "Gator" Jackson, Jimmy Giuffre, Walt Dickerson, Joe Henderson, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Jimmy McGriff & Duke Ellington! Special birthday greeting to Mixcloud stalwarts DJ2tee & DJ Mr. Lob. Enjoy the show!

R.I.P. Lee Konitz [October 13, 1927 -April 15, 2020] R.I.P. Jymie Merritt [May 3, 1926 -April 10, 2020]


  • Herbie Mann "Memphis Underground" from Memphis Underground (Atlantic) 00:00
  • Herbie Hancock "Jack Rabbit" from Inventions & Dimensions (Blue Note) 07:29
  • Herbie Hancock "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" from The New Standard (Verve) 13:44
  • Charles Mingus "Bird Calls" from Mingus Ah Um (Columbia) 21:22
  • Rodney Kendrick "Remembering" from The Colors Of Rhythm (Impulse) 29:00
  • Willis Jackson "My One And Only Love" from Single Action (Muse) 34:26
  • Carmen McRae "Suddenly" from Carmen Sings Monk (RCA Novus) 40:12
  • Carmen McRae "Do You Know Why?" from As Time Goes By (Catalyst) 44:08
  • Carmen McRae "Strange Meadowlark" from Tonight Only (Columbia) 48:53
  • Claude Bolling "Baroque And Blue" from Suite For Flute And Jazz Piano (Columbia) 51:53
  • Frank Strazzeri "Cloudburst" from After The Rain (Catalyst) 57:40
  • George Adams "Imani's Dance" from Sound Suggestions (ECM) 1:07:15
  • Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz "Palo Alto" from Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre (Verve) 1:18:28
  • Walt Dickerson, Richard Davis "Divine Gemini" from Tenderness (Steeplechase) 1:23:06
  • Joe Henderson "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" from Porgy & Bess (Verve) 1:26:34
  • Bessie Smith "Cold In Hand Blues" from The Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 (Columbia) 1:31:39
  • Ella Fitzgerald "Black Coffee" from The Intimate Ella (Verve) 1:35:35
  • Billie Holiday "Sophisticated Lady" from Complete Billie Holiday On Verve (Verve) 1:39:17
  • Duke Ellington "Park At 106th" from '46-47 Recordings (Hindsight) 1:43:54
  • Duke Ellington "Frisky" from '46-47 Recordings (Record Label) 1:47:15
  • Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford "I Only Have Eyes For You" from Road Tested (Milestone) 1:49:27

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