River City Jazz Masters Preview, Newk, Tadd & More

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Happy 89th birthday to Mr. Sonny Rollins!

After some 21st century music from Hudson, Joshua Redman (his latest), UK pianist Zoe Rahman [whew!], Chicagoland's Geof Bradfield & Kamasi Washington, we preview the Baton Rouge River City Jazz Masters 2019-2020 season at the Manship Theatre (Eddie Palmieri, Eric Alexander, Nicholas Payton AND Jazzmeia Horn)! It's gonna be good, you bet. We continue our chronological celebration of Sonny Rollins— tracks with the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet. This logically led to a celebration of Tadd Dameron, courtesy of Vinnie Sperrazza, Paul Combs, Vanessa Rubin & John Coltrane. Along the way Gregory Porter & Buck Clayton. Enjoy the show (we did).

R.I.P. Mary Alexander (Trane's 'Cousin Mary') July 23, 1927-August 31, 2019

R.I.P. Harold Mabern, Jr. (March 20, 1936-September 19, 2019)

Thanks to our top listeners of the week in: Kiev (Ukraine), Strasbourg (France) and Baton Rouge (US)


  • Hudson "Tony Then Jack" from Hudson (Motema) 00:00
  • Joshua Redman "I'll Go Mine" from Come What May (Nonesuch) 05:03
  • Zoe Rahman "Down To Earth" from Kindred Spirits (Manushi) 12:55
  • Geof Bradfield "Meshell" from Our Roots (Origin) 19:12
  • Kamasi Washington "Desire" from Harmony of Difference (Young Turks) 23:16
  • Jazzmeia Horn "Free Your Mind" from Love And Liberation (Concord) 28:44
  • Eddie Palmieri "Locked In" from Sabiduria (Ropeadope) 33:33
  • Eric Alexander "But Here's The Thing" from Song Of No Regrets (HighNote) 41:19
  • Nicholas Payton "Charleston Hop" from Into The Blue (Nonesuch) 47:25
  • Buck Clayton "Pennies From Heaven" from Tenderly (Inner City) 54:11
  • Gregory Porter "In Heaven" from Take Me To The Alley (Blue Note) 57:47
  • Clifford Brown/Max Roach "I'll Remember April" from Brownie (Emarcy) 1:01:57
  • Clifford Brown/Max Roach "The Scene Is Clean" from Brownie (Emarcy) 1:11:57
  • Clifford Brown/Max Roach "Flossie Lou" from Brownie (Emarcy) 1:18:09
  • Tadd Dameron "Swift As The Wind" from The Magic Touch (Riverside) 1:22:07
  • Vinnie Sperrazza "Mating Call" from Play Tadd Dameron (Fresh Sound New Talent) 1:26:39
  • Paul Combs "Sando Latino" from Unknown Dameron (Summit) 1:33:47
  • Vanessa Rubin "Reveries Do Come True (The Dream Is You)" from The Dream Is You (Nibur) 1:41:17
  • Vanessa Rubin "I Think I'll Go Away" from The Dream Is You (Nibur) 1:45:15
  • John Coltrane/Tadd Dameron "Soultrane" from Mating Call (Prestige) 1:48:30

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