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After a segment of 21st century music from Andy Fusco, Matt Criscuolo, Wycliffe Gordon and Fred Hersch, we go into celebration mode—saluting Sonny Rollins (with Max Roach) because he IS Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker and Dave Brubeck (with some gorgeous Paul Desmond on the rarely played 'Jazz Goes To College) on their centennial, and 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Roscoe Mitchell! Along the way Dinah Washington, Henry Threadgill and Lester Bowie. Gifts & Messages, coloring both inside and outside the lines every week for your listening pleasure!


  • Andy Fusco "Joy-Riding" from Joy-Riding (Steeplechase) 00:00
  • Matt Criscuolo "Sippin' at Bells" from Headin' Out (Jazzeria) 06:27
  • Wycliffe Gordon "Blue 'N' Boogie" from What You Dealin' With (Criss Cross) 15:42
  • Fred Hersch "We See" from Sunday Night at the Vanguard (Palmetto) 20:54
  • Dinah Washington "The Blues Ain't Nothin' But a Woman Cryin' for Her Man" from The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (Mosaic) 28:46
  • Max Roach "Ezz-thetic" from Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 32:42
  • Max Roach "Mr. Free-Zee" from Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 42:38
  • li>Max Roach "Woody 'N You" from Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 44:50
  • Charlie Parker "Constellation" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 51:39
  • Charlie Parker "Ah-Leu-Cha" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 54:40
  • Dave Brubeck "Balcony Rock" from Jazz Goes To College (Columbia) 57:47
  • Dave Brubeck "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" from Jazz Goes to College (Columbia) 1:10:09
  • Henry Threadgill "Do the Needful" from Up Popped the Two Lips (Pi) 1:18:57
  • Roscoe Mitchell "Far East Blues" from This Dance Is for Steve McCall (Black Saint) 1:26:27
  • Roscoe Mitchell "For Lester B." from Nine to Get Ready (ECM) 1:32:14
  • Roscoe Mitchell "Walking in the Moonlight" from Hey Donald (Delmark) 1:38:50
  • Art Ensemble Of Chicago "Barnyard Scuffle Shuffle" from Fanfare For The Warriors (Atlantic) 1:45:39
  • Lester Bowie "Ghosts" from All the Magic (ECM) 1:51:05

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