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Last Dance (for Now)

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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!

Playlist

  • Jimmy Smith "Midnight Special" from Midnight Special (Blue Note) 00:00
  • Horace Silver "Filthy McNasty" from Doin' The Thing (Blue Note) 10:27
  • Big John Patton "The Yodel" from Got a Good Thing Goin' (Blue Note) 20:35
  • Sonny Rollins "Why Was I Born" from Road Shows, Vol. 3 (Okeh) 29:12
  • Thelonious Monk "Tea for Two" from Criss-Cross (Columbia) 53:25
  • Bennie Wallace "The Picayune" from The Talk of the Town (Enja) 58:05
  • Joe Henderson "No Me Esqueca" from In Pursuit of Blackness (Milestone) 1:03:40
  • Art Blakey "Hammer Head" from Free for All (Blue Note) 1:11:35
  • Gene Ammons "Tin Shack Out Back" from Got My Own (Prestige) 1:19:30
  • John Coltrane "Dear Lord" from Transition (Impulse) 1:27:18
  • Miles Davis "I Thought about You" from Someday My Prince Will Come (Columbia) 1:33:43
  • Joey DeFrancesco "Never Can Say Goodbye" from Never Can Say Goodbye (HighNote) 1:38:50
  • Keith Jarrett "The Journey Home" from My Song (ECM) 1:44:39

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