Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

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Time to celebrate July birthdays! Among the living, David Sanborn @ 75, pianist Mark Soskin, trumpeter Theo Croker, Kenny Burrell and Ahmad Jamal @ 90! We celebrate the saxophonists: Paul Gonsalves @ 100 and Hank Mobley @ 90. Along the way, birthday salutes to Philly Joe Jones, Lee Morgan, Charlie Christian, pianist Billy Taylor and Johnny Hodges.

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  • Hank Mobley "Soul Station" from Soul Station (Blue Note) 00:00
  • Hank Mobley "Old World, New Imports" from No Room for Squares (Blue Note) 09:34
  • Hank Mobley "Comin' Back" from No Room for Squares (Blue Note) 15:49
  • Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Smith "Soft Winds" from Blue Bash (Verve) 22:10
  • Charlie Christian "Air Mail Special" from Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia) 28:45
  • Billy Taylor "Biddy's Beat" from Taylor Made Jazz (Argo) 32:41
  • Paul Gonsalves "I Surrender Dear" from Gettin' Together (Jazzland) 38:14
  • Duke Ellington (Paul Gonsalves) "Dimuendo and Crescendo in Blue" from Ellington At Newport (Columbia) 43:40
  • Ahmad Jamal "Poinciana" from But Not for Me (Argo) 58:00
  • Ahmad Jamal "Autumn Leaves" from The Essence, Part 1 (Verve) 1:06:19
  • Ahmad Jamal "Dreamy" from Live in Paris 92 (Verve) 1:13:15
  • Johnny Hodges "I'd Be There" from Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions 1956-61 (Mosaic) 1:21:13
  • Theo Croker "St. Louis Blues" from In the Tradition (Arbors) 1:26:32
  • David Sanborn "Benny" from Upfront (Elektra) 1:34:17
  • David Sanborn "Dukes & Counts" from Another Hand (Elektra) 1:40:59
  • Mark Soskin "Everything Old Is New Again" from Everything Old Is New Again (Steeplechase) 1:46:39

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