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Gifts & Messages with Dr. Jazz

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. Nat@100, Withers ‘Just Because’, Newk & More

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

    Multiple Artists

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

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: December 1968 & More
    Published: December 07, 2018
  12. 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
  13. November Birthday Salutes

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    November Birthday Salutes
    Published: November 23, 2018
  14. 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
  15. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: November 1968 & More

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

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

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

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

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    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: October 1968 & More
    Published: October 12, 2018
  20. 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
  21. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: September 1968

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

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

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