Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

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Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander appeared in Baton Rouge Tuesday, November 19th @ the Manship Theatre, downtown Baton Rouge. So we warmed you up for his visit with his trio and quartet work, as well as a sideman with Mike LeDonne on the B-3 and pianist Junior Mance (knee deep in the blues). There's also our last centennial feature for Lennie Tristano with Lee Konitz from 1949, a bit of Ellingtonia (new Bill Frisell and Rodney Whitaker as well as Duke in a trio format from the 50s), and the very first 1936 recordings of pianist Nat King Cole from the Resonance box set that just came out earlier this month.

Along the way, Eric Siereveld's Organic Quintet, Joe Henderson, George Cables and Dexter Gordon with Johnny Griffin. Enjoy the show. Thanks to our top listeners of the week in Strasbourg (France), London (UK), Chicago & Baton Rouge (US), and Saitama (Japan)!


  • Eric Siereveld's Organic Quintet "Split Finger" from Walk The Walk (Shifting Paradigm) 00:00
  • Joe Henderson "Short Story" from In 'n Out (Blue Note) 07:29
  • George Cables "Isotope" from Icons & Influences (HighNote) 15:07
  • Eric Alexander "Luquitas" from Leap of Faith (Giant Step Arts) 20:12
  • Eric Alexander "Too Late Fall Back Baby" from Revival of the Fittest (HighNote) 29:06
  • Mike LeDonne "From the Heart" from From the Heart (Savant) 37:11
  • Junior Mance "Lonely Avenue" from Groovin' Blues (Pony Canyon) 46:33
  • Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano "Judy" from Subconscious-Lee (Prestige) 58:00
  • Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano "Subconscious-Lee" from Subconscious-Lee (Prestige) 1:01:48
  • Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano "Retrospection" from Subconscious-Lee (Prestige) 1:04:28
  • Bill Frisell "Lush Life" from Epistrophy (ECM) 1:07:28
  • Rodney Whitaker "All Too Soon" from All Too Soon (Origin) 1:13:15
  • Duke Ellington "Piano Improvisation #1" from The Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1959-1961 (Columbia) 1:16:57
  • Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers "Honey Hush" from Hittin' The Ramp (Resonance) 1:27:42
  • Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers "Thunder" from Hittin' the Ramp (Resonance) 1:30:28
  • Nat King Cole "Stompin' At Panama" from Hittin' the Ramp (Resonance) 1:33:21
  • Nat King Cole "Bedtime" from Hittin' the Ramp (Resonance) 1:36:29
  • Dexter Gordon "Cheesecake" from Live at Carnegie Hall (Columbia) 1:40:04

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