Celebrating Jazz Scorpios Nellie Lutcher and More

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Today's broadcast celebrates many Jazz Scopios, with birthday shoutouts to Nellie Lutcher ("He's a Real Gone Guy, Hurry On Down"), Dizzy Gillespie, Fred Hersch, Dianne Reeves, Magos Herrera, Jimmy Heath, Freddy Cole, Anita O'Day and Fran Landesman ("Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," "Ballad of the Sad Young Men"). Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • Cedar Walton Ron Carter, Billy Higgins "He's a Real Gone Guy" from Cedar Walton Plays (Delos) 00:00
  • Barbara Fasano "Hurry On Down" from Busy Being Free (Humanchild/Harbinger) 06:34
  • Susan Tobocman "Touch & Go" from Touch & Go (Soliterra) 10:03
  • Host speaks 14:12
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "Wild Is Love" from The Window (Mack Avenue) 15:40
  • Freddy Cole "That's My Girl" from He Was the King (Highnote) 18:58
  • RINA "Foxglove" from RINA (Yamaha) 22:00
  • Host speaks 26:38
  • John Finbury & Magos Herrera "Comencar" from Quatro (Green Flash Music) 27:32
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet "Sadie" from Old New (Cuneiform Records) 33:34
  • The Royal Bopsters "But Not for Me" from Single (Party of Four) (Motema) 38:47
  • Host speaks 43:07
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Annie's Dance" from The Best of Dizzy Gillespie (Verve) 44:07
  • Anita O'Day "Pick Yourself Up" from Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day (Verve) 47:28
  • Ella Fitzgerald "I Won't Dance" from The Lost Berlin Tapes (Verve) 50:32
  • Host speaks 53:24
  • Alexa Tarantino "A United Front" from Clarity (Posi-Tone) 54:35
  • Jimmy Heath "Don't Explain" from Love Letter (Verve) 1:00:00
  • Brenda Earle Stokes "In September" from Right About Now (Self released) 1:07:07
  • Host speaks 1:11:45
  • Fred Hersch, Anat Cohen "The Purple Piece" from Live at Healdsburg (Anzic) 1:12:28
  • Dianne Reeves "Unconditional Love (For You)" from Beautiful Life (Concord) 1:20:38
  • Host speaks 1:26:17
  • Leslie Pintchik "Imagine" from True North (Pintch Hard Records) 1:27:26
  • LP and the Vinyl "One Hundred Ways" from Heard and Seen (Origin) 1:33:34
  • Host speaks 1:39:37
  • Dena DeRose (feat. Sheila Jordan) "Small Day Tomorrow" from Ode To the Road (HighNote) 1:40:38
  • Meredith d'Ambrosio "Stoppin' The Clock" from Out of Nowhere (Sunnyside) 1:46:03
  • Ian Shaw "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" from A Ghost in Every Bar (Splash Point Records) 1:50:42
  • Host speaks 1:56:08
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is in the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is in the Groove (PNR) 1:57:08

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