Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More

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Lots of cool features this week. First, Side 2 of the new-music LP from 2nd limited-edition Blue Note Review box with drummers Tony Allen and Chris Dave reimagining Tony Williams compositions. Then, a deep dive into the Savoy vaults from 1947 with recreations of 78s by Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro and Dexter Gordon. Celebrating Sonny Rollins with 2 more selections from Monk's Brilliant Corners release on Riverside and the 2020 centennial of Carmen McRae with tracks from her stupendous session, Bittersweet, on Focus (from the original vinyl). Along the way, 21st century music from Brian Charette, Isaac Darche, and Dave Stryker, along with classics from Cassandra Wilson, Gary Burton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard with Woody Shaw, and Phil Woods. Stay safe and enjoy the show.

Thanks to our top listeners of the week in: Kiev (Ukraine), Lisbon (Portugal), Tokyo (Japan) & Shanghai (China).


  • Brian Charette "East Village" from Alphabet City (Posi-Tone) 00:00
  • Tony Allen "City Of Lights" from Spirit & Time [Blue Note Review/Volume 2] (Blue Note) 03:41
  • Chris Dave "Native Heart" from Spirit & Time [Blue Note Review/Volume 2] (Blue Note) 12:42
  • Tony Williams "Native Heart" from Native Heart (Blue Note) 20:12
  • Cassandra Wilson " Subatomic Blues" from Days Aweigh (JMT) 28:53
  • Charlie Parker "Another Hair Do" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 33:37
  • Charlie Parker "Bluebird" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 36:58
  • Fats Navarro "Barry's Bop" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 40:05
  • Fats Navarro "Be Bop Romp" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 43:06
  • Dexter Gordon "Dexter's Riff" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 45:52
  • Dexter Gordon "So Easy" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 49:20
  • Isaac Darche "Nobody Else But Me" from Team And Variations (Challenge) 52:21
  • Gary Burton "Boston Marathon" from Good Vibes (Atlantic) 57:47
  • Thelonious Monk "Brilliant Corners" from Brilliant Corners (Riverside) 1:05:04
  • Thelonious Monk "Bemsha Swing" from Brilliant Corners (Riverside) 1:13:23
  • Dave Stryker "Joy Inside My Tears" from Eight Track III (Strikezone) 1:21:15
  • Freddie Hubbard/Woody Shaw "Nostrand And Fulton" from The Eternal Triangle (Blue Note) 1:26:34
  • Phil Woods "The Last Page" from Musique Du Bois (Muse) 1:32:41
  • Carmen McRae "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" from Bittersweet (Focus) 1:42:03
  • Carmen McRae "Here's That Rainy Day" from Bittersweet (Focus) 1:48:45
  • Carmen McRae "Come Sunday" from Bittersweet (Focus) 1:51:39

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