Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March

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We're off to Van Gelder's for Blue Note sessions from March 1969, including tracks originally from the Elvin Jones LP The Prime Element with Lee Morgan, George Coleman, and Joe Farrell. And there's Blue Note #7 from 1939, as well as 21st century music that grabbed my ears. Enjoy the show. Next week: listener favorites and we celebrate DrJ's birthday (BTW, he's '40') with some tunes that always show up on his car stereo system. R.I.P. Ira Gitler (18 Dec 1928—23 Feb 2019), but playing ice hockey across the universe


  • Ark Ovrutski "Second Line" from Journey Moments (self-produced) 00:00
  • Ken Fowser, Behn Gillece "Stranded In Elizabeth" from Top Shelf (Posi-Tone) 04:16
  • Bill O'Connell "Quicksand" from Jazz Latin (Savant) 10:28
  • Marcos Varela "I Should Care" from San Ygnacio (Origin) 17:18
  • Jimmy Ponder "TNT" from What's New (HighNote) 23:49
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra "Soupbone" from Heart And Soul (Capri) 28:46
  • Stanley Turrentine "The Way You Look Tonight" from Another Story (Blue Note) 36:58
  • Stanley Turrentine "Six and Four" from Another Story (Blue Note) 46:20
  • Reuben Wilson "Love Bug" from Love Bug (Blue Note) 57:48
  • Reuben Wilson "Stormy" from Love Bug (Blue Note) 1:06:25
  • Reuben Wilson "Hot Rod" from Love Bug (Blue Note) 1:12:12
  • J.C. Higginbotham "Basin Street Blues" from Port Of Harlem Jazzmen (Blue Note) 1:18:18
  • Port Of Harlem Seven "Blues for Tommy" from The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen (Blue Note) 1:23:02
  • Elvin Jones "Once I Loved" from Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones Sessions (Mosaic) 1:27:27
  • Elvin Jones "Dido Afrique" from Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones Sessions (Mosaic) 1:34:30
  • Pete Rodriguez "Ten Fe" from El Conde Negro (Destiny) 1:45:46

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