October Birthdays Featuring Art Blakey & Anita O'Day Centennial Salutes

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Indeed—October jazz birthdays. This week's show honoring the 90th birthday of Dan Morgenstern, as well as honoring the memory of Lorraine Gordon (who would have been 97 on Oct. 15th). Centennial salutes for Art Blakey, Anita O'Day and Babs Gonzales. Significant others include Zoot Sims, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Illinois Jacquet, Norman Simmons, Roy Hargrove, Ed Blackwell, Lester Bowie, Art Tatum, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Barney Kessel. Enjoy the show; you won't regret it. Blue Note 50th anniversaries for November next week. Thanks to our most voracious listeners of the week in: Strasbourg (France), Kiev (Ukraine), Baton Rouge & Portland [OR](US) and Chambly (Canada)


  • Zoot Sims "Zoot Swings the Blues" from Zoot Case (Prestige) 00:00
  • Art Blakey "E.T.A." from The Sesjun Radio Sessions (Out of the Blue) 08:58
  • Art Blakey "Purple Shades" from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (Atlantic) 16:50
  • Clifford Brown "Easy Living" from Complete Blue Note & Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note) 24:35
  • Clifford Brown "Wail Bait" from Complete Blue Note & Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note) 28:52
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Night in Tunisia" from Giants Of Jazz Live At The Victoria Theatre, London (Atlantic) 33:16
  • Art Blakey "What Know" from Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Volume 1 (Blue Note) 44:01
  • Illinois Jacquet "Groovin'" from Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years (Verve) 54:26
  • Norman Simmons "My Silent Love" from The Art of Norman Simmons (Savant) 57:47
  • Anita O'Day "Sing, Sing, Sing" from Anita Sings the Winners (Verve) 1:06:21
  • Anita O'Day "Frenesi" from Anita Sings the Winners (Verve) 1:10:17
  • Anita O'Day "Body And Soul" from Anita Sings the Winners (Verve) 1:13:25
  • Gene Krupa "Let Me Off Uptown" from Drummer Man (Verve) 1:16:32
  • Stan Kenton "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" from Stan Kenton's Greatest Hits (Capitol) 1:20:28
  • Babs Gonzales "Professor Bop" from Weird Lullaby (Blue Note) 1:23:35
  • Roy Hargrove "Wee" from Diamond in the Rough (RCA Novus) 1:26:36
  • Ornette Coleman "T & T" from Ornette! (Atlantic) 1:31:07
  • Lester Bowie "Night Life" from The Fire This Time (In + Out) 1:36:26
  • Art Tatum "Plaid" from The Group Masterpieces (Verve) 1:46:44

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