Gifts & Messages

1623 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
ph. 225-278-0261
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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. February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

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    February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More
    Published: February 14, 2020
  2. Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

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    Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More
    Published: February 07, 2020
  3. BIG January Birthday Salutes!

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    BIG January Birthday Salutes!
    Published: January 31, 2020
  4. Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

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    Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More
    Published: January 24, 2020
  5. Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More

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    Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More
    Published: January 10, 2020
  6. Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

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    Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80
    Published: January 03, 2020
  7. It's Christmas Again

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    It's Christmas Again
    Published: December 23, 2019
  8. Listeners' Favorites

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    Listeners' Favorites
    Published: December 20, 2019
  9. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour

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    50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour
    Published: December 18, 2019
  10. Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

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    Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive
    Published: December 06, 2019
  11. November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists

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    November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists
    Published: November 29, 2019
  12. Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

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    Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia
    Published: November 22, 2019
  13. Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

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    Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day
    Published: November 15, 2019
  14. Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

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    Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson
    Published: November 08, 2019
  15. October Birthdays Featuring Art Blakey & Anita O'Day Centennial Salutes

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    October Birthdays Featuring Art Blakey & Anita O'Day Centennial Salutes
    Published: November 01, 2019
  16. Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More

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    Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More
    Published: October 25, 2019
  17. October Blue Note 50th's, Eddie Palmieri and More

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    October Blue Note 50th's, Eddie Palmieri and More
    Published: October 18, 2019
  18. Listeners' Recent Faves

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    Listeners' Recent Faves
    Published: October 11, 2019
  19. Brad Walker, Bobby McFerrin, Nichols@100, Newk & More

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    Brad Walker, Bobby McFerrin, Nichols@100, Newk & More
    Published: October 05, 2019
  20. September Birthday Salutes

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    September Birthday Salutes
    Published: September 28, 2019
  21. River City Jazz Masters Preview, Newk, Tadd & More

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    River City Jazz Masters Preview, Newk, Tadd & More
    Published: September 22, 2019
  22. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More

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    50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More
    Published: September 18, 2019
  23. Bill Evans @ 90 and Day 3 "Bitches Brew"

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    Bill Evans @ 90 and Day 3 "Bitches Brew"
    Published: September 13, 2019
  24. August Birthdays, including the George Shearing Centennial

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    August Birthdays, including the George Shearing Centennial
    Published: September 06, 2019
  25. More Miles/Gallon

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    More Miles/Gallon
    Published: August 30, 2019
  26. Bitches Brew @ 50, Sonny Rollins with Brownie & Max (& More)

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    Bitches Brew @ 50, Sonny Rollins with Brownie & Max (& More)
    Published: August 23, 2019
  27. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes from August 1969

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    50th Anniversary Blue Notes from August 1969
    Published: August 16, 2019
  28. Listeners' Favorites

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    Listeners' Favorites
    Published: August 09, 2019
  29. July Jazz Birthdays

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    July Jazz Birthdays
    Published: August 02, 2019
  30. Your Antidote to Obsessively Melancholy Music!

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    Your Antidote to Obsessively Melancholy Music!
    Published: July 26, 2019
  31. Blue Note 50ths, American Pianists Association Winners & More

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    Blue Note 50ths, American Pianists Association Winners & More
    Published: July 19, 2019
  32. Newk, Clarinet Madness & More

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    Newk, Clarinet Madness & More
    Published: July 12, 2019
  33. June Birthdays Featuring Reginald Workman, NEA Jazz Master

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    June Birthdays Featuring Reginald Workman, NEA Jazz Master
    Published: July 05, 2019
  34. Worktime, One Step Beyond and Questions

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

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

    Multiple Artists

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

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

    Multiple Artists

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

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    Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More
    Published: May 22, 2019
  40. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May & More

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

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

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

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

    Multiple Artists

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

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

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

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

    Multiple Artists

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

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

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    Etienne Charles, Newk & More
    Published: March 01, 2019

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