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Ornette@50, Bird vs. Hays & more

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We have a lot of ground to cover this week. After our starting half-hour of 21st century music, we have a compare/contrast of Charlie Parker versus a Kevin Hays deconstruction of "Scrapple from the Apple."

The day of broadcast on WHYR was Art Tatum's birthday; so we have a rare recording of an airshot from WTAM radio in Cleveland, when Art was 24 years old. We continue our Sonny Rollins celebration with a sideman gig for J.J. Johnson in 1949. We also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ornette Coleman's Berkeley concert with his 12-year-old son on the drums along with Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden.

But of course, there's more, so give a listen. Inside or out, you'll enjoy the ride. Next week, the doctor 'spins' listener favorites from recent shows.

  • Andrew Gould "Cool Off" from First Things First (Outside In Music) 00:00
  • Blue Note All Stars "Cycling Through Reality" from Our Point Of View (Blue Note) 07:21
  • Paul Samuels "Simone" from Speak (LKS Music) 15:57
  • Kevin Hays New Day Trio "Scrapple from the Apple" from North (Sunnyside) 23:32
  • Charlie Parker "Scrapple from the Apple" from Complete Royal Roost Recordings (Savoy) 28:53
  • J.J. Johnson "Elysees" from Trombone by Three (Prestige) 33:03
  • J.J. Johnson "Opus V" from Trombone by Three (Prestige) 36:45
  • J.J. Johnson "Hi-Lo" from Trombone by Three (Prestige) 39:31
  • Art Tatum "Morning, Noon and Night" from Jazz Classics A-Z: Art Tatum (Storyville) 42:07
  • Art Tatum "When Day Is Done" from Jazz Classics A-Z: Art Tatum (Storyville) 46:27
  • Art Tatum "Stardust" from Jazz Classics A-Z: Art Tatum (Storyville) 49:25
  • Ralph Towner "Dolomiti Dance" from My Foolish Heart (ECM) 52:33
  • Betty Carter "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" from Finally (Roulette) 57:33
  • Bheki Mseleku "Yanini" from Timelessness (Verve) 1:03:33
  • Brian Charette "Tyrone" from Once & Future (Posi-Tone) 1:14:17
  • Ralph Peterson "Thabo" from Presents the Fo'tet (Blue Note) 1:19:22
  • Don Pullen "Perseverance" from Evidence of Things Unseen (Black Saint) 1:26:29
  • Ornette Coleman "Rainbows" from Ornette at 12 (Impulse!) 1:30:39
  • Ornette Coleman "New York" from Ornette at 12 (Impulse!) 1:40:21
  • Modern Jazz Quartet "Yardbird Suite" from The Modern Jazz Quartet at the Music Inn, Volume 2 (Atlantic) 1:48:40


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