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Miles Davis, Art Farmer & Sheila Jordan

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From a cat that was born with jazz in his blood originally from the Bronx and now living in Switzerland since 1979, that was drummer Alvin Queen with the cut Sushi off a very well received 2019 CD Tribute to OP. The album plays respects to his old friend and mentor Oscar Peterson. We go from there delving into stories and the music from his life from the legends like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Elvin Jones and Art Blakey. We look into the some new music from the great Eric Reed and profile the great Canadian musician Krin Plato. We also hear new music from NYC Singer Hilary Gardner teamed up with Drummer Charles Ruggiero on a CD paying respects to the LA Synth-Pop Band The Bird and The Bee. the 599th Episode of Neon Jazz closes with two modern cats in David Bixler and Theo Croker. Finally, we tie it all together with Golden Feather via master cat Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.

Playlist

  • Alvin Queen "Sushi" Tribute to OP (Stunt Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 3:27
  • Oscar Peterson "The Didn't Believe Me" Best Of (Hip-O Select) 6:53
  • Miles Davis "Budo" Round About Midnight(Columbia) 9:56
  • Host talks 14:08
  • Art Farmer "Reminiscing"Farmer's Market (Fantasy Records) 14:59
  • Art Blakey's Jazz Messenger's "The Thin Man" New Sounds (Blue Note) 20:04
  • Host talks 23:01
  • Eric Reed "Road Life" Everybody Gets the Blues (Smoke Sessions) 23:54
  • Karin Plato "This Could Be The One" This Could Be The One (Karin Plato) 28:27
  • Host talks 31:59
  • Sheila Jordan "Laugh! Clown! Laugh!" Portrait of Sheila (Blue Note) 33:25
  • Charles Ruggiero & Hilary Gardner "Lovey Dovey" Play the Music of The Bird and The Bee (SmallsLive) 36:36
  • Host talks 40:56
  • David Bixler "Leap" In the Face of Chaos (Red Piano Records) 42:20
  • Theo Croker "Subconscious Flirtations and Titillations Singer"Single (Masterworks) 49:13
  • Host talks 53:41
  • Duke Ellington "Golden Feather"Trumpet End (Sony) 54:20
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