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January Birthday Salutes

Marc Cohn By

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Our January Birthdays show is always dedicated to our mentor, WRVR broadcasting hero Ed Beach, born on January 16, 1923; we play his two show themes by Wes Montgomery. We celebrate the Herbie Nichols centennial with his very first recordings for Savoy. Our very special birthday greetings go out to living legends, Benny Golson and Jimmy Cobb, both celebrating their 90th year on the planet. Much more of course; check out the menu below. Don't be shy; hit the play button and enjoy the show.


  • Wes Montgomery "D-Natural Blues" from Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) 00:00
  • Benny Golson "Jubilation" The Other Side Of Benny Golson (Riverside) 05:23
  • Benny Golson "Lulu's Back In Town" Horizon Ahead (HighNote) 12:21
  • James Carter "Frisco Follies" In Carterian Fashion (Atlantic) 17:06
  • Tubby Hayes/Ronnie Scott "Star Eyes" The Couriers of Jazz (Fresh Sound) 24:43
  • Jane Ira Bloom "Big Bill" Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline)28:53
  • Herbie Nichols "Who's Blues" The Modern Jazz Piano Album (Savoy) 33:31
  • Herbie Nichols "'S Wonderful" The Modern Jazz Piano Album (Savoy) 37:06
  • Herbie Nichols "Nichols And Dimes" The Modern Jazz Piano Album (Savoy) 39:52
  • Max Roach "As Long As You're Living" The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions (Mosaic) 42:25
  • Jimmy Cobb "Lickety Split" The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions) 49:14
  • Gene Krupa "Jungle Madness" Gene Krupa and His Orchestra-1939 (Classics) 54:54
  • Wes Montgomery "So Do It" Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) 57:48
  • Horace Parlan "Lady Bird" Movin' and Groovin' (Blue Note) 1:03:40
  • Horace Parlan "Up In Cynthia's Room" Movin' and Groovin' (Blue Note) 1:09:36
  • Horace Parlan "Bags Groove" Movin' and Groovin' (Blue Note) 1:14:46
  • Milt Jackson "Midnight Waltz" It Don't Mean a Thing if You Can't Tap Your Foot to It (Pablo) 1:20:54
  • Roy Eldridge "Bad Hat Blues" Oscar Peterson & Roy Eldridge (Pablo) 1:26:34
  • Henry "Red" Allen "I Wished on the Moon" Henry 'Red' Allen & His Orchestra, 1933-1935 (Classics) 1:34:05
  • Henry 'Red' Allen "Roll On, Prairie Moon" Henry 'Red' Allen & His Orchestra, 1933-1935 (Classics) 1:37:26
  • Stephane Grappelli, Gary Burton "Daphne" Paris Encounter (Atlantic) 1:40:47
  • Django Reinhardt, Duke Ellington "A Blues Riff" Souveniers (Dreyfus Jazz) 1:45:25
  • Susannah McCorkle "Nuages" From Broken Hearts to Blue Skies (Concord) 1:49:00


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