Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

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Oh, what a show for you! We start with twenty-first century New-Orleans-centric sounds from Charlie Dennard on the B-3, Billy Martin's Wicked Knee, Binker Golding, and a sexy song from Herlin Riley. We celebrate the life of Sonny Rollins with tracks from his Jazz Contrasts sideman gig with Kenny Dorham. And then there are two really top-shelf classics: Brubeck & Rushing (Dave's centennial year) and Art Tatum at the 88s with altoist Benny Carter. Then the professor goes for a deep dive into Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time" including the pop tune "The Hucklebuck"—a direct rip-off for which Bird got zero royalties, as well as two very different takes from John Lewis and Stanley Clarke. In the gaps, Tomasz Stanko and Peter Bernstein. Enjoy the show!


  • Charlie Denard "Grant's Pants" from 5 O'Clock Charlie (self-produced) 00:00
  • Billy Martin's Wicked Knee "Ghumba Zumba" from Heels Over Head (Amulet) 06:20
  • Binker Golding "I Forgot Santa Monica" from Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers (Gearbox) 10:16
  • Herlin Riley "Shake Off the Dust" from New Direction (Mack Avenue) 15:42
  • Peter Bernstein "Sweet Love of Mine" from Let Loose (Smoke Sessions) 21:29
  • Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Rushing "There'll Be Some Changes Made" from Brubeck & Rushing (Columbia) 28:46
  • Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Rushing "All By Myself" from Brubeck & Rushing (Columbia) 31:47
  • Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Rushing "Am I Blue" from Brubeck & Rushing (Columbia) 34:06
  • Charlie Parker "Now's the Time" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 36:59
  • Paul Williams "The Huckle-Buck" from Savoy Chart Busters (Savoy) 41:02
  • Roy Milton "The Huckle-Buck" from Roy Milton (Specialty) 44:09
  • John Lewis "Now's the Time" from Improvised Meditations & Excursions (Atlantic) 46:35
  • Stanley Clarke "Now's the Time" from Standards (Kind Of Blue) 51:13
  • Kenny Dorham "La Villa" from Jazz Contrasts (Riverside) 57:41
  • Kenny Dorham "Falling in Love with Love" from Jazz Contrasts (Riverside) 1:05:26
  • Kenny Dorham "I'll Remember April" from Jazz Contrasts (Riverside) 1:14:34
  • Art Tatum "Makin' Whoopee" from The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 1 (Pablo) 1:26:36
  • Art Tatum "Blues in C" from The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 1 (Pablo) 1:33:46
  • Art Tatum "Under a Blanket of Blue" from The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 1 (Pablo) 1:41:45
  • Tomasz Stanko "The Street of Crocodiles" from December Avenue (ECM) 1:48:07

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