Donald Byrd & Lou Donaldson

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In honor of the new jazz book Sittin' In by Jeff Gold, we dedicate an entire hour to the music of the 1940s and 1950s. The hour begins with Charlie Parker and ends with Dizzy Gillespie. In between those titans, we profile a huge swath of jazz music and hear from the author about the book, that era and the current jazz silence we are living through. A much needed book and era during these 2020 times of ours. Cheers....


  • Charlie Parker "52nd Street Theme" The Genius of Charlie Parker (Savoy Jazz) 00:00
  • Host talks 4:26
  • Benny Carter "Stompin' at the Savoy" Live Broadcasts 1948 (Jazz Hour) 7:51
  • Big Jay McNeely "Nervous Man Nervous" Best of 48-55 (Big Jay McNeely Masters) 12:32
  • Host talks 15:04
  • Miles Davis "Move" Birth of the Cool (Capitol Records) 15:47
  • Blue Lu Barker "Don't You Feel My Leg" The Era (Delmark) 18:40
  • Host talks 21:38
  • Lou Donaldson "Blues Walk" Blues Walk (Blue Note) 22:19
  • Gatemouth Moore "I Ain't Mad at You Pretty Baby" Very Best Of (Platinum Collection) 28:47
  • Host talks 31:55
  • Lionel Hampton "Central Avenue Breakdown" The Essential (RCA/Legacy) 32:50
  • Jay McShann "Garfield Avenue Blues" Bar Fly Blues (Universe) 36:02
  • Host talks 39:01
  • Chet Baker "That Old Feeling" Chet Baker Sings (Blue Note Records) 39:56
  • Donald Byrd "Off to the Races" Royal Flush (Essential Jazz Class) 45:39
  • Host talks 49:31
  • Fats Navarro "Goin' to Minton's" Very Best Of (Savoy Jazz) 50:32
  • Host talks 53:21
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Bebop" Classic Verve Collection (Verve) 54:15

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