Gifts & Messages

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1623 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
ph. 225-278-0261
em. drjazz@whyr.org
Gifts & Messages

Roland Kirk told me “we provide the gifts and you deliver the message”.

We play jazz, the real deal, irrespective of era or style. We look for a memorable melody or a deep groove. We listen to 1000’s of new and old tracks/year, even the awful stuff. G&M is two hours of the best music, past and present. The first part of G&M is usually recent releases. But the rest of the program is typically 'historical'. We find many people who have never heard artists like Art Tatum, Bud Powell or even Count Basie. So, we have a rotating list of 'stars' that we visit with over the course of a year. The first show of the month usually features Blue Note 50th anniversary recordings (we have a discography and know how to use it:). Once a month, we do jazz birthdays. We recently completed a Horace Silver retrospective, covering his recordings as a leader and sideman in chronological order, and we've just started a Sonny Rollins celebration - going back to his recorded start with Babs Gonzales. We also mine features in DownBeat and Jazz Times for top poll recordings. On occasion, we'll even do a classic R&B/jazz compare and contrast, just for fun. It's important that I give you a reason to tune in - not just some random sampling of the latest 'cool tunes' that people will forget about after the marketing hype has played out.

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  1. Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions

    Multiple Artists

    Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions
    Published: June 21, 2019
  2. BU@100, Newk with Monk & More

    Multiple Artists

    BU@100, Newk with Monk & More
    Published: June 13, 2019
  3. June 50th Anniversary Blue Notes

    Multiple Artists

    June 50th Anniversary Blue Notes
    Published: June 07, 2019
  4. May Jazz Birthdays

    Multiple Artists

    May Jazz Birthdays
    Published: June 04, 2019
  5. Listeners' Favorites

    Multiple Artists

    Listeners' Favorites
    Published: May 27, 2019
  6. Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More

    Multiple Artists

    Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More
    Published: May 22, 2019
  7. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May & More

    Multiple Artists

    50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May & More
    Published: May 18, 2019
  8. Bob Dorough: NEA Jazz Master & More

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    Bob Dorough: NEA Jazz Master & More
    Published: May 07, 2019
  9. April Birthday Salutes

    Multiple Artists

    April Birthday Salutes
    Published: April 26, 2019
  10. Mosaic Blow-Out, Anita @ 100 & More

    Multiple Artists

    Mosaic Blow-Out, Anita @ 100 & More
    Published: April 19, 2019
  11. April Blue Note 50th Anniversaries & More

    Multiple Artists

    April Blue Note 50th Anniversaries & More
    Published: April 12, 2019
  12. Ike Quebec at 100, D-Stringz & A Walk On The Outside

    Multiple Artists

    Ike Quebec at 100, D-Stringz & A Walk On The Outside
    Published: April 05, 2019
  13. Monterey on Tour In BR, Wayne and More

    Multiple Artists

    Monterey on Tour In BR, Wayne and More
    Published: March 29, 2019
  14. Listener Favorites & DrJ’s Birthday Blowout

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    Listener Favorites & DrJ’s Birthday Blowout
    Published: March 27, 2019
  15. March Birthdays Including Nat Cole & Lennie Tristano Centennials

    Multiple Artists

    March Birthdays Including Nat Cole & Lennie Tristano Centennials
    Published: March 21, 2019
  16. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March
    Published: March 07, 2019
  17. Etienne Charles, Newk & More

    Multiple Artists

    Etienne Charles, Newk & More
    Published: March 01, 2019
  18. February Birthdays and Snooky @100

    Multiple Artists

    February Birthdays and Snooky @100
    Published: February 22, 2019
  19. Nat@100, Withers ‘Just Because’, Newk & More

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    Nat@100, Withers ‘Just Because’, Newk & More
    Published: February 15, 2019
  20. Mother Ship's 50th Anniversary, Bu @ 100 & More

    Multiple Artists

    Mother Ship's 50th Anniversary, Bu @ 100 & More
    Published: February 08, 2019
  21. Mellow Side of the Blue Note Review & More

    Multiple Artists

    Mellow Side of the Blue Note Review & More
    Published: February 01, 2019
  22. January Birthday Salutes

    Multiple Artists

    January Birthday Salutes
    Published: January 25, 2019
  23. Maria’s A Winner & Sonny Is Too

    Multiple Artists

    Maria’s A Winner & Sonny Is Too
    Published: January 18, 2019
  24. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: January 1969 & More

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: January 1969 & More
    Published: January 12, 2019
  25. The Doctor’s New Year’s Eve Warmup

    Multiple Artists

    The Doctor’s New Year’s Eve Warmup
    Published: January 04, 2019
  26. Christmas Gifts and Messages, Some From the Grinch

    Multiple Artists

    Christmas Gifts and Messages, Some From the Grinch
    Published: December 28, 2018
  27. December Birthday Salutes

    Multiple Artists

    December Birthday Salutes
    Published: December 21, 2018
  28. Chick & Steve, Two Pairs of Covers, Wordplay & More

    Multiple Artists

    Chick & Steve, Two Pairs of Covers, Wordplay & More
    Published: December 14, 2018
  29. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: December 1968 & More

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: December 1968 & More
    Published: December 07, 2018
  30. Joey D Came To Town, Abdullah’s A Winner & More

    Multiple Artists

    Joey D Came To Town, Abdullah’s A Winner & More
    Published: November 30, 2018
  31. November Birthday Salutes

    Multiple Artists

    November Birthday Salutes
    Published: November 23, 2018
  32. Newk with Bud, a Trip in the Way-Back Machine & More

    Multiple Artists

    Newk with Bud, a Trip in the Way-Back Machine & More
    Published: November 16, 2018
  33. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: November 1968 & More

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: November 1968 & More
    Published: November 09, 2018
  34. October Birthday Salutes

    Multiple Artists

    October Birthday Salutes
    Published: November 02, 2018
  35. Listeners' Favorites

    Multiple Artists

    Listeners' Favorites
    Published: October 26, 2018
  36. Ornette@50, Bird vs. Hays & more

    Multiple Artists

    Ornette@50, Bird vs. Hays & more
    Published: October 19, 2018
  37. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: October 1968 & More

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: October 1968 & More
    Published: October 12, 2018
  38. Sco in Baton Rouge, Okazaki vs. Monk, Sax-less Trane covers & more

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    Sco in Baton Rouge, Okazaki vs. Monk, Sax-less Trane covers & more
    Published: October 05, 2018
  39. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: September 1968

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: September 1968
    Published: September 28, 2018
  40. From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne

    Multiple Artists

    From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne
    Published: September 21, 2018

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