February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

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This week on Gift & Messages we mark 50th anniversary of Blue Note releases from February 1970 by flautist Jeremy Steig (Wayfaring Stranger with Eddie Gomez on bass), McCoy Tyner (Extensions with Wayne Shorter, Gary Bartz and Alice Coltrane), and Duke Pearson (I Don't Care Who Knows It), as well as BN-18 from Edmond Hall with Charlie Christian. Along the way timeless Charlie Parker (Savoy 936, if you're keeping score) and Sam Rivers, as well as 21st century music from trombonist Doug Beavers, drummers Matt Wilson and Jemal Ramirez, and pianist Rob Schneiderman. Enjoy the show. R.I.P. Harry Harrison (one of the WMCA 'Good Guys') September 20, 1930—January 28, 2020


  • Doug Beavers "Sunflowers" from Art of the Arrangement (ArtistShare) 00:00
  • Jeremy Steig "Waves" from Wayfaring Stranger (Blue Note) 05:04
  • Jeremy Steig "In the Beginning" from Wayfaring Stranger (Blue Note) 11:39
  • Jeremy Steig "Mint Tea" from Wayfaring Stranger (Blue Note) 19:45
  • Charlie Parker "Parker's Mood" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 24:57
  • Charlie Parker "Barbados" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 28:46
  • McCoy Tyner "Message from the Nile" from Extensions (Blue Note) 31:18
  • McCoy Tyner "Survival Blues" from Extensions (Blue Note) 44:36
  • Duke Pearson "Bloos" from I Don't Care Who Knows It (Blue Note) 57:33
  • Duke Pearson "I Don't Care Who Knows It" from I Don't Care Who Knows It (Blue Note) 1:06:41
  • Duke Pearson "Canto Ossanha" from I Don't Care Who Knows It (Blue Note) 1:09:55
  • Edmond Hall "Edmond Hall Blues" from Profoundly Blue (Blue Note) 1:16:38
  • Edmond Hall "Jammin' In Four" from Profoundly Blue (Blue Note) 1:22:24
  • Matt Wilson "Get Over, Get Off and Get On" from Gathering Call (Palmetto) 1:26:48
  • Rob Schneiderman "Footloose Freestyle" from Tone Twister (Hollistic MusicWorks) 1:32:49
  • Jemal Ramirez "Episode from a Village Dance" from African Skies (Joyful Beat) 1:40:34
  • Sam Rivers "Ellipsis" from Fuschia Swing Song (Blue Note) 1:46:27

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