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June 2019 was one of those months with 5 Saturdays, so we got to play around with the music more. As usual, a mix of newer music from the likes of Theo Hill, Kate Reid and Anat Cohen—the latter two duos with Fred Hersch on piano. Then we have two, yes two, "compare and contrast": one funky and one 'high brow.' Clarinet work by Don Byron leads to Jelly Roll Morton (trios with Barney Bigard) leads to Air (doing Jelly Roll) and then a walk down Bourbon Street (It makes sense to us!). We celebrate Sonny Rollins with side two of Worktime, which you really need to own physically and digitally. Along the way: John Scofield, Keith Jarrett, Phil Woods with Johnny Griffin, Tony Williams (does Tony borrow from "Red Top" and "Watermelon Man" on this one?) and Lou Donaldson. Enjoy the show!

Thanks to G&M's most active listeners of the week in: Athens (Greece), Chicago, New York City and Tampa (US), as well as Kitamoto & Tokyo (Japan)!

  • Lou Donaldson "Red Top" from Birdseed (Milestone) 00:00
  • Tony Williams "Juicy Fruit" from Native Heart (Blue Note) 08:45
  • Theo Hill "Black Comedy" from Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone) 18:51
  • Kate Reid "If I Should Lose You" from The Heart Already Knows (self-produced) 3:12
  • Anat Cohen, Fred Hersch "Isfahan" from Live In Healdsburg (Anzic) 28:57
  • Chaka Khan "Through the Fire" from I Feel For You (Warner Bros) 36:43
  • Eric Alexander "Through the Fire" from Alexander The Great (HighNote) 43:01
  • Phil Woods, Johnny Griffin "Hand In Glove" from The Rev and I (Blue Note) 48:18
  • Itzhak Perlman "Frasquita" from Itzhak Perlman's Greatest Hits, Vol 2 (Warner Classics) 57:34
  • Don Byron "Frasquita Serenade" from Bug Music (Nonesuch) 1:01:00
  • Jelly Roll Morton "Turtle Twist" from The Jelly Roll Morton Centennial (Bluebird) 1:03:35
  • Jelly Roll Morton "My Little Dixie Home" from The Jelly Roll Morton Centennial (Bluebird) 1:06:50
  • Jelly Roll Morton "That's Like It Ought to Be" from The Jelly Roll Morton Centennial (Bluebird) 1:10:26
  • Air "Chicago Breakdown" from 80o Below '82 (Antilles) 1:13:30
  • Paul Barbarin "Give It Up" from The Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions (Mosaic) 1:21:17
  • Keith Jarrett "All The Things You Are" from Standards, Volume 1 (ECM) 1:26:39
  • Sonny Rollins "It's All Right with Me" from Worktime (Prestige) 1:34:26
  • Sonny Rollins "There Are Such Things" from Worktime (Prestige) 1:41:11
  • John Scofield "Away" from Quiet (Verve) 1:50:33


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