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Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

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Our 2 features this week: quartet tracks from Wayne Shorter's Emanon (the Downbeat Magazine's Critics and Readers Poll best album of the year) and Sonny Rollins' monumental Saxophone Colossus. We've got 21st century music from four bass players and two Chicago trumpeters. And, of course, a waltz through the vaults with Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, Charles ...

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November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists

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It is... time for November birthday salutes! Pianists Hampton Hawes, Ellis Marsalis, Paul Bley, Lyle Mays, Marcin Wasilewski; flutist Hubert Laws; singer Ernestine Anderson; guitarist Russell Malone; saxophonists Lou Donaldson, Mark Turner; trumpeters Arturo Sandoval & Don Cherry; drummers Andrew Cyrille & Billy Hart! And resident sage Mose Allison. You'll notice a slug of ECM artists ...

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Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

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Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander appeared in Baton Rouge Tuesday, November 19th @ the Manship Theatre, downtown Baton Rouge. So we warmed you up for his visit with his trio and quartet work, as well as a sideman with Mike LeDonne on the B-3 and pianist Junior Mance (knee deep in the blues). There's also our last ...

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Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

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It's Gifts and Messages show No. 400 from the studios of WHYR—how did that happen? To celebrate (but let's face it, we celebrate every week), we have a game for you: tunes written by famous saxophonists 'reimagined' in 2019—name the composer. We also have a start on listening to the Blue Note Review #2 collectors' box ...

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Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

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Time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries from November 1969, with released by Andrew Hill (Passing Ships), Bobby Hutcherson (Now!), Kenny Cox (Multidirection) and a short Duke Pearson session that ended up on I Don't Care Who Knows It. There's also BN-15, a 78 from Meade Lux Lewis. Along the way: 13-year-old Brandon Goldberg on the 88s ...

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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 ...

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Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More

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Getting you revved up for Dave Stryker & McClenty Hunter visiting southern Louisiana (October 22nd at Chorum Hall in Baton Rouge; Oct 23rd at the Sandbar @ UNO and Oct 24th at Snug Harbor in New Orleans). Our Sonny Rollins celebration continues with tracks from Sonny Rollins + 4 (with Clifford Brown & Max Roach). And ...

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October Blue Note 50th's, Eddie Palmieri and More

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Blue Note 50th anniversary salutes from October 1969 by guitarist Grant Green, Reuben Wilson, Lee Morgan, Duke Pearson with Airto and Bobby Hutcherson with voices. We also feature tracks from La Perfecta II by Eddie Palmieri, who performed in Baton Rouge earlier this week. Along the way: vocalist Aimee Allen, Eddie Harris (from his first date ...

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Listeners' Recent Faves

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Listeners' favorites this week from shows 381 to 390! Lots of 'pop' covers tickled your fancy this time around, along with a trip to jny: New Orleans and the usual dose of grits & gravy. Enjoy the show. And, no, we haven't abandoned Blue Note 50th anniversary salutes (yet:); they will be featured next week. Thanks ...

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Brad Walker, Bobby McFerrin, Nichols@100, Newk & More

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Lots of features this week. Tenorist Brad Walker kicks off the Fall jazz concert season in Baton Rouge on Friday, October 4 @ Chorum Hall and we preview his new session recorded live at Snug Harbor in New Orleans. Another centennial segment celebrates pianist Herbie Nichols; more Sonny Rollins with Miles; and Bobby McFerrin who was ...