November Birthday Salutes

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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
  • Willie "The Lion" Smith "Cuttin' Out" from 1944-1949 (Classics) 18:40
  • Ralph Sutton, Ruby Braff "Royal Garden Blues" from R & R (Chiaroscuro) 22:45
  • Muggsy Spanier "Relaxin' at the Touro" from The Ragtime Band Sessions (Bluebird) 25:43
  • Phil Woods "And When We Are Young" from Alive and Well in Paris (Odeon) 28:46
  • Phil Woods "Stolen Moments" from Alive and Well in Paris (Odeon) 43:53
  • Ernestine Anderson "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" from A Song For You (HighNote) 53:42
  • Mose Allison "You Can't Push People Around" from The Earth Wants You (Blue Note) 57:58
  • Bennie Wallace "My Little Brown Book" from Moodsville (Groove Note) 1:02:36
  • George Cables "Lotus Blossom" from In Good Company (HighNote) 1:09:00
  • Kevin Eubanks "Something About Nothing" from East West Time Line (Mack Avenue) 1:17:09
  • Nat Adderley "Seventh Son (aka Lateef Minor Seventh)" from Naturally (Jazzland) 1:26:42
  • Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd "Acute Motelitis" from Live In New York (Verve) 1:33:33
  • Roswell Rudd, Mark Dresser "Calypso Lite" from Airwalkers (Clean Feed) 1:42:55
  • Don Cherry "Voice of the Silence" from El Corazon (ECM) 1:48:51

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