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Random Acts of Roach, Knoel Scott, Jimmy Rowles


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This week, we'll kick off our celebration of the Max Roach Centennial with a weekly set titled Random Acts of Max Roach; the show will also include a pair of tunes featuring saxophonist Knoel Scott of the Sun Ra Arkestra, jazz interpretations of Neil Young songs, and a set showcasing pianist Jimmy Rowles. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz from a historical perspective.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30
  • Duke Ellington "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" from At the Piano (Xandu) 01:30
  • Knoel Scott, Marshall Allen "Les Funambules" from Celestial (Night Dreamer) 05:27
  • Sun Ra Arkestra "Somebody Else's Idea" from Living Sky (Omni Sound) 12:27
  • Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, {Charles Mingus}} "Wee" from Jazz At Massey Hall: The 10-Inch LP Collection (Debut Records) 19:48
  • Max Roach "Tender Warriors" from Percussion Bitter Sweet (Impulse!) 26:32
  • Gil Melle "Mars" from Gil Mellé Quintet/Sextet (Blue Note) 33:24
  • Thad Jones "Get Out of Town" from Thad Jones (Debut Records) 37:12
  • Max Roach, Anthony Braxton "Dance Griot" from Birth and rebirth (Black Saint) 45:55
  • Cannonball Adderley and His Orchestra "African Waltz" from African Waltz (Original Jazz Classics) 51:00
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Manteca" from At Newport (Verve Records) 54:12
  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society "Your Enemies Are Asleep" from Dynamic Maximum Tension (Nonesuch Records) 1:01:23
  • Michelle Lordi "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" from Two Moons (Imani Records) 1:10:40
  • Sarah Manning "On the Beach" from Harmonious Creatures (Posi-Tone Records) 1:17:32
  • Thumbscrew "The Peacocks" from Theirs (Cuneiform Records) 1:25:55
  • Jimmy Rowles Sextet "The Blues" from Let's Get Acquainted With Jazz (For People Who Hate Jazz) (V.S.O.P. Records) 1:32:48
  • Jimmy Rowles "Blood Count / Isfahan" from Jazz is a Fleeting Moment (Jazz Records) 1:38:41
  • Sarah Vaughan "What Am I Here For" from Duke Ellington Song Book Two (Pablo Records) 1:44:50
  • David Virelles With Ben Street And Eric McPherson "NYChepinsón" from Carta (Intakt Records) 1:47:09
  • Aymée Nuviola "El Jamaiquino" from Havana Nocturne (Worldwide Entertainment) 1:54:41



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