Brad Walker, Bobby McFerrin, Nichols@100, Newk & More

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Lots of features this week. Tenorist Brad Walker kicks off the Fall jazz concert season in Baton Rouge on Friday, October 4 @ Chorum Hall and we preview his new session recorded live at Snug Harbor in New Orleans. Another centennial segment celebrates pianist Herbie Nichols; more Sonny Rollins with Miles; and Bobby McFerrin who was appointed a NEA Jazz Master for 2020. Along the way Dave Zinno's latest, grease from Leon Spencer, a message from Betty Carter, swing from Django and Sarah Vaughan, plus Dave Brubeck plays the blues...really! Don't worry, be happy—groovin' to Gifts & Messages, of course. Listener favorites next week....

Thanks to our top listeners of the week in: Strasbourg (France); Setagaya/Shinagawa-ku/Hachinohe (Japan) & Bangkok (Thailand)


  • Dave Zinno Unisphere "Ta" from Stories Told (Whaling City) 00:00
  • Leon Spencer "Louisiana Slim" from Louisiana Slim (Prestige) 06:03
  • Brad Walker "Oliloqui Valley" from Live at Snug Harbor (self release) 17:05
  • Brad Walker "Sept" from Live at Snug Harbor (self release) 28:39
  • Betty Carter "September Song" from I'm Yours, You're Mine (Verve) 42:06
  • Herbie Nichols "Argumentative" from Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (Bethlehem) 53:15
  • Herbie Nichols "Every Cloud" from Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (Bethlehem) 57:46
  • Herbie Nichols "Love, Gloom, Cash, Love" from Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (Bethlehem) 1:01:39
  • Sarah Vaughan "All of Me" from Swingin' Easy (EmArcy) 1:06:04
  • Django Reinhardt "Lover Man" from Indispensable Django Reinhardt [1949-1950] (RCA) 1:09:51
  • Miles Davis "No Line" from Collectors Items (Prestige) 1:13:20
  • Miles Davis "Veird Blues" from Collectors Items (Prestige) 1:19:51
  • Miles Davis "In Your Own Sweet Way" from Collectors Items (Prestige) 1:26:34
  • Dave Brubeck "Travellin' Blues" from Time In (Columbia) 1:31:12
  • Bobby McFerrin "Donna Lee Medley" from The Voice (Elektra Musician) 1:37:05
  • Bobby McFerrin "Windows" from Beyond Words (Blue Note) 1:45:11
  • Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy" from Simple Pleasures (Blue Note) 1:49:17
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