March Birthdays

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March birthdays this week on G&M! And some big ones too! Celebrating 90th birthdays: Ornette Coleman, Blue Mitchell and Tommy Flanagan. Celebrating 80th birthdays: Al Jarreau as well as Lew Tabackin, Ralph Towner and Wolfgang Muthspiel, Jessica Williams and Ralph Alessi. And, wherever you are: Michael Brecker, Mark Murphy and Sarah Vaughan. If you're hunkered down for the duration, remember we have over 50 shows of G&M archived on All About Jazz, so you've got a friend here to help you through the storm with no social distancing necessary. Enjoy the music and don't hesitate to write. Thanks to our listeners of the week in Kiev (Ukraine), Chicago (US), Athens (Greece) and Tokyo (Japan).


  • Michael Brecker "Renaissance Man" from Time Is Of The Essence (Verve) 00:00
  • Blue Mitchell "Fungi Mama" from The Thing To Do (Blue Note) 08:46
  • Horace Silver (Blue Mitchell) "Finger Poppin'" from Finger Poppin' (Blue Note) 17:12
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel "I'll Remember April" from Angular Blues (ECM) 22:38
  • Mark Murphy "Be-Bop Lives (Boplicity)" from Bop For Kerouac (Muse) 28:46
  • Jessica Williams "Birk's Works" from Arrival (Jazz Focus) 35:14
  • Lew Tabackin "I Mean You" from Black & Tan Fantasy (JAM) 41:36
  • Lew Tabackin "Falling Petal" from Black & Tan Fantasy (JAM) 50:30
  • Astrud Gilberto "Manha De Carnaval" from Gold (Verve) 55:49
  • Al Jarreau "Mas Que Nada" from Tenderness (Reprise) 58:01
  • Tommy Flanagan "Between The Devil And The Deal Blue Sea" from Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (Inner City) 1:02:46
  • Tommy Flanagan "San Francisco Holiday" from Nights At The Vanguard (Uptown) 1:09:42
  • Ornette Coleman "Check Up" from Twins (Atlantic) 1:15:29
  • Ornette Coleman "P.P. (Picolo Pesos)" from Sound Museum Hidden Man (Harmolodic/Verve) 1:26:14
  • Ralph Alessi "Melee" from Imaginary Friends (ECM) 1:29:21
  • Ralph Towner "Pilgrim" from My Foolish Heart (ECM) 1:40:13
  • Ralph Towner "I'll Sing To You" from My Foolish Heart (ECM) 1:45:18
  • Sarah Vaughan "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" from No Count Sarah (Mercury) 1:51:33

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