Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More

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We're rotating through our 2019 centenarians—this week Herbie Nichols with tracks from his first Blue Note LP. Our artist log tells me it's time for another deep dive into the vault, including another piano faceoff (because you loved the last one): this time Fats Waller versus Teddy Wilson & Art Tatum. There's more Newk too, recordings with Kenny Dorham & Elmo Hope from 1954. And Prez blows the clarinet with Basie live on 52nd Street. Of course, we've got 21st century music on the front end, as well. Brighten your day... hit play. R.I.P. Chris Albertson (October 18, 19331-April 24, 2019)


  • Mike LeDonne "Sweet Sweetie Dee" from Keep The Faith (Savant) 00:00
  • Francesco Cafiso "Crazeology" from Seven Steps To Heaven (Venus) 05:44
  • Greg Fishman "Fast Forward" from So You Say (self release) 12:05
  • Adam Schroeder "A Hawkeye, A Hossier & Two Cali Cats" from Let's (Capri) 16:50
  • Charlie Hunter "Phokus On Ho-Ho-Kus" from Let The Bells Ring On (self release) 22:09
  • Greg Osby "Please Stand By" from Channel Three (Blue Note) 28:45
  • Herbie Nichols "Blue Chopsticks" from The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Mosaic) 34:04
  • Herbie Nichols "Cro-Magnon Nights" from The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Mosaic) 39:09
  • Herbie Nichols "Dance Line" from The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Mosaic) 43:54
  • Bennie Wallace "Skanctified" from Bordertown (Blue Note) 48:18
  • Pat Martino "Waltz For Geri" from El Hombre (Prestige) 57:33
  • Sonny Rollins "Movin' Out" from Complete Prestige Recordings (Prestige) 1:04:36
  • Sonny Rollins "Solid" from Complete Prestige Recordings (Prestige) 1:09:21
  • Sonny Rollins "Silk 'N Satin" from Complete Prestige Recordings (Prestige) 1:15:50
  • Jimmie Lunceford "Battle Axe" from Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions (Mosaic) 1:19:59
  • Jimmie Lunceford "Chocolate" from Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions (Mosaic) 1:23:35
  • Fats Waller "Ain't Misbehavin'" from Turn On The Heat (Bluebird) 1:26:35
  • Teddy Wilson "Ain't Misbehavin'" from Teddy Wilson 1946 (Classics) 1:30:38
  • Art Tatum "Ain't Misbehavin'" from Complete Solo Masterpieces (Pablo) 1:33:04
  • Count Basie "Texas Shuffle #2" from The Savory Collection 1935-1940 (Mosaic) 1:35:57
  • Lester Young "Down 'N Adam" from Lester Swings (Verve) 1:40:42
  • Lester Young "Slow Motion Blues" from Lester Swings (Verve) 1:43:42
  • Chico Freeman "Think On Me" from Elvin (Jive Music) 1:46:36
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