From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne

Marc Cohn By

Sign in to view read count
Click the play button to listen to this episode.
We kick off this week with a question from singer Teri Roiger, answered by John Coltrane (on the newly discovered Both Directions at Once sessions with the classic quartet).

This week we also begin our Sonny Rollins celebration with tracks by singer Babs Gonzales from 1949, when Newk was a mere 19-year-old. And have you ever heard Art Tatum's first recordings, backing singer Adelaide Hall? We will celebrate Wayne Shorter —who turned 85 last month —with a rare (and legal) live track from the NorthSea Jazz Fest.

All of this and more on this week's episode Enjoy the show!


  • Teri Roiger "Lady Day and John Coltrane" from Ghost of Yesterday: Shades of Lady Day (Dot Time) 00:00
  • John Coltrane "Untitled Original 11383 (take 1)" from Both Directions at Once (Impulse!) 04:22
  • John Coltrane "Slow Blues" from Both Directions at Once (Impulse!) 10:36
  • Paolo Fresu "Blue Silence" from Mare Nostrum II (ACT) 21:53
  • Wynton Kelly "Weird Lullaby" from Someday My Prince Will Come (Vee Jay) 27:51
  • Babs Gonzales "Capitolizing" from Weird Lullaby (Blue Note) 35:01
  • Babs Gonzales "Professor Bop" from Weird Lullaby (Blue Note) 38:41
  • Adelaide Hall "Strange As It Seems" from A Centenary Celebration (Avid) 42:00
  • Adelaide Hall "You Gave Me Everything But Love" from A Centenary Celebration (Avid) 45:01
  • Adelaide Hall "This Time It's Love" from A Centenary Celebration (Avid) 48:08
  • Dexter Gordon "Love Locked Out" from Landslide (Blue Note) 51:21
  • Dave Holland "Looking Up" from Prime Directive (ECM) 56:52
  • Charles Lloyd "Glimpse" from The Call (ECM) 1:10:05
  • Joe Lovano "Fee Fi Fo Fum" from Scandal (Greenleaf) 1:18:48
  • J.J. Johnson "Overdrive" from J Is For Jazz (Columbia) 1:25:41
  • Wayne Shorter "Zero Gravity" from Peace, Love & Fishing (Blue Note) 1:29:05
  • Michel Benita "Back From the Moon" from River Silver (ECM) 1:47:04

Post a comment


Shop Amazon

Radio & Podcasts

Tune in daily to hear the internet's top jazz programs including Mondo Jazz, Jazz Bastard, World of Jazz, The Third Story, One Man's Jazz, Jazz at 100, Neon Jazz, A Broad Spectrum, Liner Notes and more.

View by program...

Program Schedule | JazzWeek Chart


Read Charles Mingus: An Essential Top Ten Albums
Read Top Ten Kennedy Center Musical Moments
Read Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 1-2
Read Meet Gabrielle Cavassa

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.