Gifts & Messages

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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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Last Dance (for Now)

Last Dance (for Now)

Multiple Artists
published: October 23, 2020
New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

Multiple Artists
published: October 16, 2020
Big September Birthdays & More

Big September Birthdays & More

Multiple Artists
published: October 09, 2020
Listeners’ Favorites

Listeners’ Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: October 02, 2020
Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More

Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More

Multiple Artists
published: September 25, 2020
Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September

Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September

Multiple Artists
published: September 18, 2020
Fred, Bird, Carmen, Nat, Abbey, New Bu & More

Fred, Bird, Carmen, Nat, Abbey, New Bu & More

Multiple Artists
published: September 11, 2020
August Birthdays

August Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: September 04, 2020
Braxton with Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea & Much More

Braxton with Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea & Much More

Multiple Artists
published: August 28, 2020
Your Brain on Frets and More

Your Brain on Frets and More

Multiple Artists
published: August 21, 2020
50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition

50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition

Multiple Artists
published: August 14, 2020
Another (Mostly) Sax Attack

Another (Mostly) Sax Attack

Multiple Artists
published: August 07, 2020
Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: July 31, 2020
Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites

Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: July 24, 2020
50th Anniversary Blue Notes For July

50th Anniversary Blue Notes For July

Multiple Artists
published: July 17, 2020
Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

Multiple Artists
published: July 10, 2020
A Shelly Manne Centennial and More June Birthdays

A Shelly Manne Centennial and More June Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: June 26, 2020
Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!

Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!

Multiple Artists
published: June 19, 2020
50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June

50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June

Multiple Artists
published: June 12, 2020
Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Multiple Artists
published: June 05, 2020
John Lewis @ 100 and More May Birthdays

John Lewis @ 100 and More May Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: May 29, 2020
First, Ohm’s Law (musically)

First, Ohm’s Law (musically)

Multiple Artists
published: May 22, 2020
50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May

50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May

Multiple Artists
published: May 15, 2020
Time for Listeners’ Favorites

Time for Listeners’ Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: May 08, 2020
Big April Birthdays & More

Big April Birthdays & More

Multiple Artists
published: May 01, 2020
Saxattack & More

Saxattack & More

Multiple Artists
published: May 01, 2020
Field Trip To The Vault!

Field Trip To The Vault!

Multiple Artists
published: April 17, 2020
Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970

Multiple Artists
published: April 17, 2020
Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More

Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More

Multiple Artists
published: April 10, 2020
March Birthdays

March Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: April 05, 2020
Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More

Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More

Multiple Artists
published: March 27, 2020
Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

Multiple Artists
published: March 20, 2020
McRae, Bird @ 100, Newk & More

McRae, Bird @ 100, Newk & More

Multiple Artists
published: March 13, 2020
Another Edition of Listeners’ Favorites!

Another Edition of Listeners’ Favorites!

Multiple Artists
published: March 06, 2020
The Hall Overton Centennial & More

The Hall Overton Centennial & More

Multiple Artists
published: February 28, 2020
Four Masters and More

Four Masters and More

Multiple Artists
published: February 21, 2020
February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

Multiple Artists
published: February 14, 2020
Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

Multiple Artists
published: February 07, 2020
BIG January Birthday Salutes!

BIG January Birthday Salutes!

Multiple Artists
published: January 31, 2020
Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

Multiple Artists
published: January 24, 2020
Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More

Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More

Multiple Artists
published: January 10, 2020
Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

Multiple Artists
published: January 03, 2020
It's Christmas Again

It's Christmas Again

Multiple Artists
published: December 23, 2019
Listeners' Favorites

Listeners' Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: December 20, 2019
Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

Multiple Artists
published: December 06, 2019
November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists

November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists

Multiple Artists
published: November 29, 2019
Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

Multiple Artists
published: November 22, 2019
Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

Multiple Artists
published: November 15, 2019
Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

Multiple Artists
published: November 08, 2019

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