New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

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First show of the month means Blue Notes! But there's only one 50th anniversary celebration: Big Big John Patton's Memphis to New York Spirit. Never fear, though, there's more from Blue Note ahoy: the 60th anniversary of Back to the Tracks from saxophonist Tina Brooks; a great new band, Artemis; and classic James P. Johnson from BN-27. Along the way, Fats Waller, Jackie McLean, Bird @ 100, Omer Avital in two different ensembles, and a Young Rascals compare & contrast with saxophonist Doug Webb (you'll be amazed at how hip a tune "How Can I Be Sure" is). You will enjoy the show, especially if you listen to the whole thing!


  • Yes! Trio "Escalier" from Groove Du Jour (jazz&people) 00:00
  • Omer Avital "It's All Good" from New York Paradox (Zamzama) 06:30
  • The Young Rascals "How Can I Be Sure" from Groovin' (Atlantic) 12:41
  • Doug Webb "How Can I Be Sure" from Apples & Oranges (Posi-Tone) 15:43
  • Charlie Parker "Bird's Nest" from Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions (Mosaic) 22:00
  • Charlie Parker "Quasimado" from Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions (Mosaic) 26:26
  • Charlie Parker "Cool Blues" from Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions (Mosaic) 29:00
  • Tina Brooks "Street Singer" from Back to the Tracks (Blue Note) 32:09
  • Tina Brooks "The Blues And I" from Back to the Tracks (Blue Note) 43:06
  • Tina Brooks "The Ruby And The Pearl" from Back to the Tracks (Blue Note) 52:05
  • Jackie McLean "Dance Little Mandissa" from Dynasty (Triloka) 58:08
  • John Patton "Steno" from Memphis to New York Spirit (Blue Note) 1:04:26
  • John Patton "The Mandingo" from Memphis to New York Spirit (Blue Note) 1:14:27
  • James P. Johnson "Mule-Walk Stomp" from BN-27 (Blue Note) 1:22:23
  • James P. Johnson "Arkansaw Blues" from BN-27 (Blue Note) 1:27:16
  • Fats Waller "T'ain't What You Do" from A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Bluebird) 1:31:14
  • Fats Waller "Basin Street Blues" from Turn on the Heat (Bluebird) 1:34:09
  • Artemis "Big Top" from Artemis (Blue Note) 1:37:25
  • Artemis "Step Forward" from Artemis (Blue Note) 1:42:26
  • Artemis "The Fool On the Hill" from Artemis (Blue Note) 1:49:25

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