From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne

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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
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