Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

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Have you gotten used to writing or typing 2020 yet? I'm getting there just from filling out Gift and Messages paperwork and metadata! But let's get to the music, starting with a few 21st century tunes from Orrin Evans (putting the street beat to Ornette), trumpeter John McNeil and Russian saxophonist Makar Kashitsyn. Then Bobby Broom sets us up for our continuing Sonny Rollins celebration (the 'back half' of Saxophone Colossus).

We start the Dave Brubeck centennial featuring his first quartet recordings with Paul Desmond. We keep one foot in the vault for a Teddy Wilson vs. Emmet Cohen compare and contrast on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose," as well as Fats doing Smashing Thirds. Along the way, more Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Rob Bargad, Betty Carter, the Modern Jazz Quartet and the Crusaders. Enjoy the show!


  • Orrin Evans "Blues Connotation" from "It Was Beauty" (Criss Cross) 00:00
  • John McNeil "Can Do" from Plainsong (Destiny) 05:04
  • Makar Kashitsyn "Going to Ekaterinburg" from Jazz Animals (Rainy Days) 12:48
  • Bobby Broom "Pent-Up House" from No Hype Blues (Criss Cross) 21:36
  • Sonny Rollins "Blue 7" from Saxophone Colossus (Prestige) 28:53
  • Sonny Rollins "Moritat" from Saxophone Colossus (Impulse) 40:47
  • Ben Webster "See You at the Fair" from See You At The Fair (Impulse) 50:43
  • Rob Bargad "Carla Vallet" from Better Times (Criss Cross) 57:39
  • Dave Brubeck "Lyons Busy" from Stardust (Fantasy) 1:04:43
  • Dave Brubeck "Me and My Shadow" from Stardust (Fantasy) 1:08:59
  • Dave Brubeck "At a Perfume Counter" from Stardust (Fantasy) 1:11:32
  • Betty Carter "Love Notes" from Feed the Fire (Verve) 1:14:25
  • Modern Jazz Quartet "Woody 'N You" from Fontessa (Atlantic) 1:22:03
  • Charlie Parker "Steeplechase" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 1:26:40
  • Charlie Parker "Merry-Go-Round" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 1:29:41
  • Teddy Wilson "Honeysuckle Rose" from The Impeccable Mr. Wilson (Verve) 1:32:20
  • Emmet Cohen "Honeysuckle Rose/Handful of Keys" from Dirty in Detroit (Self-released) 1:37:04
  • Fats Waller "Smashing Thirds" from Turn on the Heat (Bluebird) 1:46:05
  • Crusaders "The Well's Gone Dry" from Southern Comfort (Blue Thumb) 1:49:13

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