It's time to celebrate November birthdays! Among the worthies, we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Phil Woods recording Alive and Well in Paris, which was slated for release on Impulse! in the States, but never released here; there must be a story about this, but I'm in the dark. It is an absolutely stunning session. In addition to our celebrants in the track list, we salute bassist Sam Jones, pianist Joe Bushkin and Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn. Enjoy the program!
Houston Person "132nd and Madison" from Rain Or Shine (HighNote) 00:00
Ellis Marsalis "Epistrophy" from Open Letter to Thelonious (NU Jazz) 07:16
Alvin Batiste "Tutuman" from Songs, Words and Messages Connections (South Louisiana Music) 14:19
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