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Henry Butler, Ethel Ennis & More

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Gary Bartz kicks off the 585th episode of Neon Jazz with Heavy Blue. From there, we profile cats who have been a part of his world and growth like Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Then, we get into a host of new and old tracks from the likes of Quinsin Nachoff, Chet Baker, Iris Ornig and many more. We pay tribute to both Ethel Ennis and Henry Butler for their huge contributions to the world of jazz. Finally, we end things with a Kansas City flavor with a tune from the Kansas City Chiefs band as a fitting end to a Championship year.


  • Gary Bartz "Heavy Blue" Episode One: Children of Harlem (Challenge Jazz) 00:00
  • Host talks 5:36
  • Miles Davis "Orbits" Miles Smiles (Mobile Fidelity) 8:23
  • Charlie Parker "Bird Gets The Warm" Charlie Parker Collection, Vol. 2 (Best Records) 12:57
  • Host talks 15:28
  • Quinsin Nachoff's Flux "March Macabre"Path of Totality (Whirlwind Recordings) 16:39
  • Henry Butler "Butler's Boogie" Homeland (Basin Street) 18:11
  • Host talks 26:50
  • Chet Baker "Star Eyes" The Touch of Your Lips (SteepleChase) 25:11
  • Steve Treseler and Ingrid Jensen "Kind Folk" Invisible Sounds For Kenny Wheeler (Whirlwind Recordings) 30:53
  • Host talks 38:00
  • Ethel Ennis "Dreamer Dreamer"Lullabys For Losers (Fresh Sound Records) 39:31
  • Iris Ornig "Salty" Storyteller (Iris Orning) 44:13
  • Host talks 48:00
  • Charlie Haden and Danny Zeitlin "Hotline" Tidal Wave (ECM Records) 49:00
  • Host talks 52:48
  • Kansas City Chiefs Band "Zing March" Chiefs Music (Winus) 54:21


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