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. Last Dance (for Now)

    Multiple Artists

    Last Dance (for Now)
    Published: October 23, 2020
  2. New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

    Multiple Artists

    New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes
    Published: October 16, 2020
  3. Big September Birthdays & More

    Multiple Artists

    Big September Birthdays & More
    Published: October 09, 2020
  4. Listeners’ Favorites

    Multiple Artists

    Listeners’ Favorites
    Published: October 02, 2020
  5. Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More

    Multiple Artists

    Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More
    Published: September 25, 2020
  6. Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September

    Multiple Artists

    Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September
    Published: September 18, 2020
  7. Fred, Bird, Carmen, Nat, Abbey, New Bu & More

    Multiple Artists

    Fred, Bird, Carmen, Nat, Abbey, New Bu & More
    Published: September 11, 2020
  8. August Birthdays

    Multiple Artists

    August Birthdays
    Published: September 04, 2020
  9. Braxton with Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea & Much More

    Multiple Artists

    Braxton with Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea & Much More
    Published: August 28, 2020
  10. Your Brain on Frets and More

    Multiple Artists

    Your Brain on Frets and More
    Published: August 21, 2020
  11. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition

    Multiple Artists

    50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition
    Published: August 14, 2020
  12. Another (Mostly) Sax Attack

    Multiple Artists

    Another (Mostly) Sax Attack
    Published: August 07, 2020
  13. Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

    Multiple Artists

    Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays
    Published: July 31, 2020
  14. Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites

    Multiple Artists

    Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites
    Published: July 24, 2020
  15. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes For July

    Multiple Artists

    50th Anniversary Blue Notes For July
    Published: July 17, 2020
  16. Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

    Multiple Artists

    Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More
    Published: July 10, 2020
  17. A Shelly Manne Centennial and More June Birthdays

    Multiple Artists

    A Shelly Manne Centennial and More June Birthdays
    Published: June 26, 2020
  18. Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!

    Multiple Artists

    Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!
    Published: June 19, 2020
  19. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June

    Multiple Artists

    50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June
    Published: June 12, 2020
  20. Trumpets? Yes (And More)

    Multiple Artists

    Trumpets? Yes (And More)
    Published: June 05, 2020
  21. John Lewis @ 100 and More May Birthdays

    Multiple Artists

    John Lewis @ 100 and More May Birthdays
    Published: May 29, 2020
  22. First, Ohm’s Law (musically)

    Multiple Artists

    First, Ohm’s Law (musically)
    Published: May 22, 2020
  23. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May

    Multiple Artists

    50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May
    Published: May 15, 2020
  24. Time for Listeners’ Favorites

    Multiple Artists

    Time for Listeners’ Favorites
    Published: May 08, 2020
  25. Big April Birthdays & More

    Multiple Artists

    Big April Birthdays & More
    Published: May 01, 2020
  26. Saxattack & More

    Multiple Artists

    Saxattack & More
    Published: May 01, 2020
  27. Field Trip To The Vault!

    Multiple Artists

    Field Trip To The Vault!
    Published: April 17, 2020
  28. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970
    Published: April 17, 2020
  29. Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More
    Published: April 10, 2020
  30. March Birthdays

    Multiple Artists

    March Birthdays
    Published: April 05, 2020
  31. Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More

    Multiple Artists

    Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More
    Published: March 27, 2020
  32. Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More
    Published: March 20, 2020
  33. McRae, Bird @ 100, Newk & More

    Multiple Artists

    McRae, Bird @ 100, Newk & More
    Published: March 13, 2020
  34. Another Edition of Listeners’ Favorites!

    Multiple Artists

    Another Edition of Listeners’ Favorites!
    Published: March 06, 2020
  35. The Hall Overton Centennial & More

    Multiple Artists

    The Hall Overton Centennial & More
    Published: February 28, 2020
  36. Four Masters and More

    Multiple Artists

    Four Masters and More
    Published: February 21, 2020
  37. February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

    Listeners' Favorites
    Published: December 20, 2019
  45. 50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

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

    Multiple Artists

    Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson
    Published: November 08, 2019

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