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This week we open with a titan in the world of jazz, Monty Alexander. He does his rendition of "Day O Banana Boat" and discusses his latest Monk album and so much more. We also feature a Frank Sinatra tune to memorialize a big moment in the life of Monty. From there, we focus on the world of New Orleans with a host of artists, from James Martin to his friend Trombone Shorty and back to a legend like Pete Fountain. We also feature Bonerama reaching out to with a new single entitled "Empty World" featuring the great Michael McDonald celebrating the life of the legendary Allen Toussaint. We keep it real with the rest of the hour and the new music from the likes of Moy Eng, Baritone Madness and Kansas City's very own RSS Trio. Enjoy the music, my friends.
Monty Alexander "Day O (Banana Boat Song)" Harlem-Kingston Express (Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC) (Motema) 00:00
Host talks 5:40
The Monty Alexander Trio "Zing" Zing(RCA Victor/Legacy)9:21
Frank Sinatra "Come Fly Away with Me" The Essentials (Capitol) 12:09
Host talks 15:22
Henry Red Allen and His Orchestra "Bill's Downbeat" Best Of (Limitless) 16:11
James Martin "Out of the Gate" Keep Movin' (Independent) 18:44
Host talks 23:00
Trombone Shorty "For True'" For True (Verve Forecast) 24:31
Leslie Pintchik "Let's Get Lucky "Same Day Delivery Trio Live (Pintch Hard) 27:33
Host talks 32:43
Pete Fountain "For Pete's Sake" Best Of (GRP Records) 33:59
Moy Eng "Sleepless in Paris" The Blue Hour (Patois Records) 36:22
Host talks 41:06
Nat "King" Cole "Black Spider Stomp" Hittin the Ramp -Early Years 36-43 (Resonance Records) 42:33
Bonerama Featuring Michael McDonald "Empty World" Single (Basin Street) 45:37
Host talks 48:56
Baritone Madness "Ready and Able" Baritone Madness (Chronograph) 50:07
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