McCoy Tyner & Nicholas Payton


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On the final episode of 2021, we profile the author of Black American Music, Nicholas Payton. We also look at a collection of musicians that made the world of jazz a memorable one in 2021. They include Charlie Ballantine, Beth McKenna, Alex Brown and Angel Roman. Additionally, we profile the musicians who make these musicians who they are. Legends like McCoy Tyner, Marcus Roberts and Paquito D'Rivera. Enjoy Episode 733 and all our best in 2022.


  • Nicholas Payton "Q for Quincy Jones" Smoke Sessions (Smoke Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 4:50
  • Marcus Roberts "E Dankworth" Deep in the Shed (Novus) 6:48
  • Charlie Ballantine "Raise Four" Reflections/Introspection -The Music of Thelonius Monk (Green Mind Records) 10:45
  • Host talks 14:57
  • Don Paul "If I Could Hold the Thought of You" Women And Music (Meld #2) (I/R Records) 16:47
  • Chuck Lamb and Peter Mack bass "Pete's Song" Exit 33 (CD Baby) 19:48
  • Host talks 23:47
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra with Darcy James Argue "I Dare You" Daring Mind (Motema) 24:45
  • Beth McKenna "Intro -Spaces" Beyond Here (Self Produced) 30:28
  • Host talks 32:07
  • Happy Time Orchestra "Dreamscapes" Of This World (HTO Records) 33:00
  • Alex Brown "Before it Began" The Dark Fire Sessions (AB Records) 35:52
  • Host talks 40:52
  • Paquito D'Rivera "Stella by Starlight" En Finlandia (Areito) 41:36
  • Angel Roman and Mamba Blue "Dreaming in Bamba" Festive Interplay (Angel Roman Records) 46:06
  • Host talks 51:00
  • McCoy Tyner "Berliner" Just Feelin' (Palo Alto) 51:56

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