Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!

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I promised to play more from that fabulous 1968 Houston Person release this week—so yeh, that's here (Soul Dance, Prestige 7621) with Boogaloo Joe Jones). It's criminally out-of-print, as is our Carmen McRae centennial feature (the classic As Time Goes By on JVC, issued for 'a minute' as an LP on Catalyst in the US many years ago). We almost got a migraine piecing together our Charlie Parker 100th birthday segment with recordings from Nov 26, 1945 (you'll hear why if you listen!). Savoy had a unique way of issuing these sides in the 78 rpm era! Then we could relax with our Sonny Rollins celebration (Volume 2 on Blue Note). Along the way, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie and gorgeous 21st century music from violinist Gabe Terracciano, Vanessa Rubin, altoist David Bixler and pianist Aaron Goldberg with the YES! Trio. Enjoy the show!


  • Bobby Hutcherson "Love Samba" from Good Bait (Landmark) 00:00
  • McCoy Tyner "Travelin' Blues" from Manhattan Moods (Blue Note) 07:16
  • Houston Person "Snake Eyes" from Soul Dance! (Prestige) 12:49
  • Houston Person "What a Difference a Day Makes" from Soul Dance! (Prestige) 18:57
  • Houston Person "Soul Dance" from Soul Dance! (Prestige) 24:43
  • Sonny Rollins "Why Don't I" from Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 (Blue Note) 29:00
  • Sonny Rollins "You Stepped Out of a Dream" from Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 (Blue Note) 35:22
  • Sonny Rollins "Poor Butterfly" from Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 (Blue Note) 41:30
  • Gabe Terracciano "Pundit" from In Flight (Red Piano) 47:51
  • Dizzy Gillespie " Panamericana " from Gillespiana (Verve) 57:41
  • Charlie Parker "Thriving On a Riff" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 1:02:39
  • Charlie Parker "Warming Up a Riff" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 1:06:14
  • Stan Getz "Opus De Bop" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 1:08:54
  • Leo Parker "Wee Dot" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 1:11:34
  • Leo Parker "Leapin' Leo" from Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945-49 (Mosaic) 1:15:09
  • Charlie Parker "Meandering" from Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (Savoy) 1:18:02
  • Vanessa Rubin "On a Misty Night" from The Dream Is You (Nibur) 1:21:23
  • Yes! Trio "Tokyo's Dream" from Groove Du Jour (jazz&people) 1:26:29
  • Carmen McRae "I Could Have Told You So" from As Time Goes By (JVC) 1:31:41
  • Carmen McRae "More Than You Know" from As Time Goes By (JVC) 1:36:25
  • Carmen McRae "Try a Little Tenderness" from As Time Goes By (JVC) 1:41:58
  • David Bixler "My Soul Swoons Slowly" from Blended Lineage (Red Piano) 1:46:43

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