So, this is our "last dance" at least for now, and we hope to have new Gifts & Messages shows in 2021. As many of you know, even this is only a two-hour show, it's almost a full-time job, with listening to new/old music, selecting tunes, doing the program-specific research and lots of reading, in addition to actually producing the show. I'm at a time of life where other business demands my attention. Rather than do a half-assed job each week, we'll take a break. This week, I fully indulge myself and share tracks that consistently brighten my day and/or put a glide in my stride. Thanks to all of you who have been along for the ride. The Gifts & Messages archive on Mixcloud remains in place for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the show. À bientôt! Pictured: DrJ and Lady J at one of our many awards ceremonies at LSU. I wouldn't be here without her!
Jimmy Smith "Midnight Special" from Midnight Special (Blue Note) 00:00
Horace Silver "Filthy McNasty" from Doin' The Thing (Blue Note) 10:27
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