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Grant Geissman, Nicholas Payton and Art Blakey


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We begin the 779th Episode of Neon Jazz with a tune from guitarist Grant Geissman's new album Blooz. From there, we hear from one of his early mentors in Chuck Mangione. We get a bit of Chicago flair from singer Tracye Eileen and the great King Oliver. As the episode marches on, we hear new music from Andrés Vial, Jason Yeager and Kansas City Guitarist Brian Baggett live at the Green Lady Lounge. We wrap all of the up with modern legend Nicholas Payton with music off his 2022 release The Couch Sessions. Dig the music, my friends.


  • Grant Geissman "Preach" Blooz (Futurism Records) 0:00
  • Host talks 4:50
  • Art Blakey and The New Jazz Messengers Featuring Chuck Mangione "Between Races" Buttercorn Lady Live (Essential Media Group) 7:25
  • Tracye Eileen "Love Being Here" You Hit the Spot (Honey Crystal Records) 12:01
  • Host talks 15:20
  • King Oliver "Sweet Baby Doll" Working Man's Blues (Crates Digger Records) 16:11
  • Andres Vial "Spring 2020" When Is Ancient (Chromatic Audio) 19:08
  • Host talks 24:30
  • Joe Chambers "Rock Pile" New World (Porter Records) 25:35
  • Brian Baggett Trio "Door Man" Groovin' and Swingin' at the Green Lady Lounge (Jazz Daddy Records) 31:32
  • Host talks 37:52
  • Count Basie "Listen My Children" Complete Decca Recordings (Decca) 39:00
  • Jason Yeager "Blue Fairy Godmother" Unstuck In Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite (Sunnyside Records) 42:20
  • Host talks 47:25
  • Reginald Foresythe "The Duke Insists" Columbia Years (Columbia) 48:35
  • Host talks 51:16
  • Nicholas Payton "Q for Quincy Jones" The Couch Sessions (Smoke Sessions) 51:59

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