Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

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Nicholas Payton appeared a few days ago at the Manship Theatre, downtown Baton Rouge. So, we thought it would be a fine idea to feature several selections from his most recent recording, Relaxin' with Nick. This week we start our Carmen McRae centennial celebration, featuring her with Jack McDuff, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway 'live..'. a sweet session. Then it's our continuing chronological Sonny Rollins salute featuring his work with Max Roach + 4. Along the way, 21st century music from Andy Biskin, Bangkok Lingo from Norway, Daniel Freedman and Steve Khan, as well as Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, and Jessica Williams. You'll enjoy the ride—2 hours of the finest in jazz.


  • Andy Biskin ibid "Act Necessary" from Act Necessary (Strudelmedia) 00:00
  • Bangkok Lingo "Lost Tribes and Promised Lands" from Smells/Colours/Noise (Losen) 06:27
  • Daniel Freedman "Determined Soul" from Imagine That (Anzic) 15:00
  • Steve Khan "Baraka Sasa" from Subtext (Tone Center) 20:39
  • Freddie Hubbard "Neo Terra" from Windjammer (Columbia) 28:45
  • Nicholas Payton "Tea For Two" from Relaxin' with Nick (Smoke Sessions) 33:36
  • Nicholas Payton "1983" from Relaxin' with Nick (Smoke Sessions) 40:59
  • Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick" from Relaxin' with Nick (Smoke Sessions) 49:18
  • Joe Lovano, Greg Osby "Serene" from Friendly Fire (Blue Note) 57:31
  • Carmen McRae "Fine and Mellow" from Live at Birdland West (Concord) 1:05:01
  • Carmen McRae "One More Chance" from Live at Birdland West (Concord) 1:15:39
  • Carmen McRae "My Handy Man" from Live at Birdland West (Concord) 1:19:55
  • Max Roach "Mr. X" from Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 1:26:17
  • Max Roach "Body and Soul" from Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 1:32:45
  • Max Roach "Just One of Those Things" from Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy) 1:39:41
  • Jessica Williams "The Way You Look Tonight" from As Time Goes By (Red And Blue) 1:46:50

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