Field Trip To The Vault!

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After a dose of 21st century music from Dave Allen, Pat Metheny and Aziza, we continue to celebrate the life of Sonny Rollins with tracks from his last session for Prestige in 1956. Then it's deep into the vault for two 78rpm recreations from Charlie Parker (on tenor) with Miles & Erroll Garner's trio from the '40s; and classics from Oscar Peterson, Lester Young, Count Basie, Jelly Roll Morton and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. But the 'crème' are duets with early-jazz trumpeter Bunk Johnson and Bertha Gonsoulin (a student of Jelly Roll Morton and pianist with Joseph "King" Oliver in the early 1920s). Along the way, Grant Green and the Liberty Brass Band. Lock-down with G&M—we have! Enjoy the show.

R.I.P. Onaje Allan Gumbs [September 3, 1949-April 6, 2020]

R.I.P. Ronald Lewis (The House of Dance and Feathers, New Orleans) [July 17, 1951—March 20, 2020]

Thanks to our top listeners of the week in: Osaka (Japan); Johanneshov & Goteburg (Sweden); Budapest (Hungary) & Boston and New York City (US)!


  • Dave Allen "Pulsion" from The Sky Above Her (Fresh Sound New Talent) 00:00
  • Pat Metheny "Pathmaker" from From This Place (Nonesuch) 10:09
  • Aziza "Finding The Light" from Aziza (Dare2) 18:22
  • Erroll Garner "Laura" from Complete Savoy Master Takes (Savoy) 25:46
  • Erroll Garner "Somebody Loves Me" from Complete Savoy Master Takes (Savoy) 28:40
  • Sonny Rollins "Sonny Boy" from Sonny Boy (Prestige) 31:54
  • Sonny Rollins "B. Quick" from Sonny Boy (Prestige) 41:58
  • Grant Green "Corcovado" from I Want To Hold Your Hand (Blue Note) 51:34
  • Miles Davis All-Stars "Milestones" from Complete Charlie Parker Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 57:55
  • Miles Davis All-Stars "Sippin' At Bells" from Complete Charlie Parker Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 1:01:10
  • Oscar Peterson "Now's The Time" from Freedom Song (Pablo) 1:03:21
  • Lester Young/Oscar Peterson "Ad Lib Blues" from Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve) 1:11:20
  • Oscar Peterson "Moten Swing" from Night Train (Verve) 1:18:03
  • Count Basie "Back To The Apple" from Complete Roulette Live Recordings (1959-62) (Mosaic) 1:21:10
  • Count Basie "King Porter Stomp" from The Golden Years Vol 2, 1938 (Jazz Archives) 1:26:50
  • Jelly Roll Morton "Thirty-Fifth St. Blues" from 1923/24 (Milestone) 1:30:32
  • New Orleans Rhythm Kings "London Blues" from New Orleans Rhythm Kings & Jelly Roll Morton (Milestone) 1:33:12
  • Bunk Johnson "Sister Kate" from Bunk Johnson in San Francisco (American Music) 1:36:05
  • Bunk Johnson "Franklin Street Blues" from Bunk Johnson in San Francisco (American Music) 1:41:11
  • Bunk Johnson "Bolden Medley" from Bunk Johnson in San Francisco (American Music) 1:46:16
  • Liberty Brass Band "Lily Of The Valley" from Through The Streets Of The City (Smithsonian Folkways) 1:50:40

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