Gifts & Messages

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1623 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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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. 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
  2. Listeners' Recent Faves

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

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

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

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    River City Jazz Masters Preview, Newk, Tadd & More
    Published: September 22, 2019
  6. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More

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

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

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

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    More Miles/Gallon
    Published: August 30, 2019
  10. 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
  11. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes from August 1969

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Nichols, Newk with Kenny/Elmo, Prez & More
    Published: May 22, 2019
  24. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May & More

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

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

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

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

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    April Blue Note 50th Anniversaries & More
    Published: April 12, 2019
  29. 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
  30. Monterey on Tour In BR, Wayne and More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: November 1968 & More
    Published: November 09, 2018

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