Category Archives: Brian Keena

The Jazz Messenger [Monday, October 22, 2012]

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“Broken”Ben Allison


The Jazz Messenger [Monday, October 15, 2012]

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The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 2 (Full Album)


The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/22/11]

  1. “Baby’s Minor Lope” {Willette}Grant Green – Grant’s First Stand [Blue Note: 1961]
  2. “Doin’ The Thing”Horace Silver – At the Village Gate [Blue Note: 1961]
  3. “Nica’s Dream” {Silver}Horace Silver – Horace-Scope [Blue Note: 1960]
  4. “Oreo Con Brio” {Sal Soghoian}Blue Indigo – Catwalk [Nyhthawk Prorductions: 1996]
  5. “Song For My Father” {Horace Silver}C’ville Jazz Giants – Gravity Lounge recording [2008]
  6. “Django” {Lewis}Monty Alexander – Uplift [Jazz Legacy Productions: 2011]
  7. “Jazz Millionaire” {Brad Houser}The Dead Kenny G’s – Operation Long Leash [Royal Potato Family: 2011]
  8. “Hammer Head” {Shorter}Art Blakey – Free For All [Blue Note: 1964]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/15/11]

  1. “Relaxin’ with Lee” {Parker}Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie – Bird and Diz [Verve: 1950]
  2. “Mohawk” {Parker}Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie – Bird and Diz [Verve: 1950]
  3. “September Song” {Well/Anderson}Clifford Brown – Brownie (EmArcy Recordings) [EmArcy: 1954]
  4. “Lullaby of BIrdland” {Shearin/Foster}Clifford Brown – Brownie (EmArcy Recordings) [EmArcy: 1954]
  5. “Do It The Hard Way” {Rodgers/Hart}Chet Baker – It Could Happen To You: Chet Baker Sings [Riverside: 1958]
  6. “My Ideal” {Whiting}Chet Baker/Archie Shepp – In Memory Of (Live) [Optimism: 1988]
  7. “Mr. Kenyatta” {Morgan}Lee Morgan – Search for the New Land [Blue Note: 1964]
  8. “Sunflower” {Hubbard}Freddie Hubbard – Sunflower [CTI: 1972]
  9. “Neolithic” {D’earth}John D’earth – Neolithic [Cosmology: 2010]
  10. “Brown’s Town” {Joe Henderson}Joe Henderson/Kenny Dorham – In ‘N Out [Blue Note: 1964]
  11. “Miles” {Davis}Miles Davis – Milestones [Columbia: 1958]
  12. “South Central L.A.Kulture” {Smith}Wadada Leo Smith – Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic [Cuneiform: 2009]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/08/11]

  1. “Dizzy Moods” {Mingus}Charles Mingus – New Tijuana Moods [RCA: 1957]
  2. “Decision” {Rollins}Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins Vol. 1 [Blue Note: 1956]
  3. “Football” {Cosby}Bill Cosby – Best of Bill Cosby [Warner Bros.]
  4. “Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus” {Sun Ra}Sun Ra and his Arkestra – Visits Planet Earth [ECD: 1960]
  5. “We Travel The Spaceways” {Sun Ra}Sun Ra and his Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways [Evidence: 1959]
  6. “Thandiva” {G.Moncur}Steve Turre – Keep Searchin’ [High Note: 2006]
  7. “Girl Talk” {N.Hefti/B. Troup}Curtis Fuller – Keep It Simple [Savant: 2005]
  8. “The Wizard” {Iommi/Ward/Butler/Osbourne}Bonerama – Live From New York [Mule Train: 2004]
  9. “Saturday Night Fish Fry” {Jordan/Walsh}Louis Jordan – Number Ones [Decca: 1949]
  10. “Funk Underneath” {Kirk}Roland Kirk w/Jack McDuff – Kirks Work [Prestige: 1961]
  11. “G.I. Jive” {Johnny Mercer}Louis Jordan – Number Ones [Decca: 1944]
  12. “The High Priest” {Fuller}Art Blackey’s Jazz Messengers – Ugetsu [Riverside: 1963]
  13. “Cryin’ Blues” {Mingus}Charles Mingus – Blues & Roots [Atlantic: 1960]
  14. “The Lone Ranger” {Cosby}Bill Cosby – Best of Bill Cosby [Warner Bros.]
  15. “Whipping Post” {D. Allman}Bonerama – Live From New York [Mule Train: 2004]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/01/11]

  1. “One by One” {Shorter}Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – At Birdland [Riverside: 1963]
  2. “Summertime” {G. Gershwin/D. Heyward}Jay McShann & Major Holley – Havin’ Fun (live) [Sackville: 1986]
  3. “I Loves You Porgy” {G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin}Nina Simone – The Best Of [Phillips: 1964]
  4. “John Brown’s Body” {Public Domain}Oscar Peterson Trio w/Milt Jackson – Very Tall [Verve: 1962]
  5. “Shine” {Mack/Brown/Dabney}New Orleans Moonshiners – Frenchmen St. Parade [New Orleans Moonshiners: 2011]
  6. “When the Saints go Marching In” {Trad.}Louis Armstrong – Complete Decca Master Takes 1935-1939 [Decca: 2000]
  7. “The Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” {S. Foster}Louis Armstrong – Complete Decca Master Takes 1935-1939 [Decca: 2000]
  8. “America the Beautiful” {Trad.}Ray Charles – A Message From The People [Concord: 1972]
  9. “Freedom Day” {Max Roach/Oscar Brown Jr.}Max Roach – Max Roach & Oscar Brown Jr.’s Freedom Now Suite [Candid: 1960]
  10. “Freedom Jazz Dance” {Eddie Haris}Miles Davis Quintet – Miles Smiles [Columbia: 1966]
  11. “In My Room” {Brian Wilson/Gary Usher}Larry Goldings – In My Room [BFM: 2011]
  12. “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” {Dixon}Bo Diddley – Willie Dixon Chess Box 2 [Chess/MCA: 1988]
  13. “Wang Dang Doodle” {Dixon}Willie Dixon – The Original Wang Dang Doodle [Chess/MCA: 1954]
  14. “Pretty Thing” {Dixon}Bo Diddley – Willie Dixon Chess Box [Chess/MCA: 1988]
  15. “I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)” {Billy Taylor/Dick Dallas}Derek Trucks Band – Songlines [Columbia: 2006]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 06/17/11]

  1. “Cousin Mary” {Coltrane}John Coltrane – Giant Steps [Atlantic: 1960]
  2. “Nutty” {Monk}Thelonious Monk Quartet with JohnColtrane – Carnegie Hall [Blue Note: 1957]
  3. “Epistrophy” {Monk}Thelonious Monk – Newport 1963 & 1965 [Columbia: 1965]
  4. “Xylo” {Shepik}Brad Shepik – Across The Way [Songlines: 2011]
  5. “Birk’s Works” {Dizzy Gillespie}Dale Bruning with Bill Frisell – Reunion [Jazz Link Enterprises: 2000]
  6. “Where You At?” {Silver}Horace Silver – Horace-Scope [Blue Note: 1960]
  7. “Stablemates” {Benny Golson}John D’earth – Neolithic [Cosmology: 2009]
  8. “Yeah!” {Silver}Horace Silver – Horace-Scope [Blue Note: 1960]
  9. “Criston Redentor” {Duke Pearson}Jeff Lederer – Sunwatcher [Jazzheads: 2011]
  10. “Punjab” {Henderson}Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out [Blue Note: 1964]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 06/03/11]

  1. “Moanin'” {Bobby Timmons}Wes Montgomery Trio – Portrait of Wes [Riverside: 1963]
  2. “Ugetsu” {Cedar Walton}Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – Ugetsu [Riverside: 1963]
  3. “Gingerbread Boy” {Jimmy Heath}Milt Jackson – Statements [Impulse!: 1964]
  4. “Late Night Sunrise” {Vadim Neselovsky}Gary Burton Quartet – Common Ground [Mack Avenue: 2011]
  5. “I Love You Porgy” {G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin/Du Bose Heyward}Chick Corea & Gary Burton – The New Crystal Silence [Concord: 2007]
  6. “Etude” {Julian Lage}Gary Burton Quartet – Common Ground [Mack Avenue: 2011]
  7. “Soul Sauce” {Dizzy Gillespie/Chano Pozo}Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce [Verve: 1964]
  8. “Almost Blues” {Barth}Bruce Barth – Live At Smalls [Smalls Live: 2011]
  9. “It ain’t s’posed to be like that” {Silver}Horace Silver – Doin’ The Thing – At The Village Gate [Blue Note: 1961]
  10. “The Hustle is On” {Eddy Owens}T-Bone Walker – The Very Best of [Rhino: 1950/2000]
  11. “Repossessed” {Ric Frank}Jambalaya Brass Band – It’s a Jungle out There [890 West Music: 2010]
  12. “Thelonious” {Monk}Thelonious Monk – Underground [Columbia: 1968]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 08/27/10]

  1. “Huey Smith Medley”Dr. John – Mos’ Scocious vol. 2 [1993]
  2. “Mama Roux”Dr. John – Mos’ Scocious vol. 1 [1993]
  3. “Tim Tam”Allen Toussaint – Snatch and Grab It! [Bear Family: 1958]
  4. “Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further?”Allen Toussaint w/ Elvis Costello – The River in Reverse [Universal: 2006]
  5. “Poor Me”Fats Domino – Snatch and Grab It! [1958]
  6. “Jambalaya” {H. Williams}Fats Domino – The Fat Man [1961]
  7. “You Win Again” {H. Williams}Fats Domino – The Fat Man [1961]
  8. “Jelly Roll”Billie Pierce – Piano Singer’s Blues [Rosetta: 1959]
  9. “Sing It”Marcia Ball – Sing It [Rounder: 1998]
  10. “Big Shot”Marcia Ball – Blue House [Rounder: 1994]
  11. “I Want To Do Everything For You”Marcia Ball – Sing It [Rounder: 1998]
  12. “I Don’t Know”Champion Jack Dupree – Back Home in New Orleans [Bullseye Blues: 1990]
  13. “Yella’ Pocohantas”Champion Jack Dupree – Forever and Ever [Rounder: 1991]
  14. “Go to the Mardi Gras”Professor Longhair – Collector’s Choice
  15. “Tipitina” {Byrd}Professor Longhair – Anthology [Rhino: 1974]
  16. “Every Day, Every Night” {Byrd}Professor Longhair – Collector’s Choice [Rounder]
  17. “I’ve Got My Mojo Workin'”Professor Longhair – Anthology [Rhino]
  18. “Who’s Been Fooling You”Professor Longhair – Anthology [Rhino]
  19. “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee”Champion Jack Dupree – A Portrait of Champion Jack Dupree [Rounder: 2000]
  20. “All By Myself”James Booker – Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajaha [Rounder: 1977]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 08/20/10]

Charlie Parker 90th Birthday Memorial Broadcast

  1. “Ornithology”Charlie Parker – Bird at the Roost [Savoy: 1948]
  2. “Bloomdido”Charlie Parker – Bird and Diz [1950]
  3. “Now’s The Time”Charlie Parker – Bird’s Best Bop
  4. “My Melancholy Baby”Charlie Parker – Bird and Diz
  5. “Moose the Mooche (I Got Rhythm)”Charlie Parker – The Bird You Never Heard [1953]
  6. “Salt Peanuts”Charlie Parker – The Quintet – Jazz at Massey Hall [1953]
  7. “Salt Peanuts”Charlie Parker – Essential Charlie Parker Royal Roost Broadcasts 1949 [1949]
  8. “A Night In Tunisia”Charlie Parker – The Quintet [1953]
  9. “Chi Chi”Charlie Parker – Bird’s Best Bop [1953]
  10. “Bird Feathers”Charlie Parker – Dial Masters Vol. 1 [1947]
  11. “Klact-Oveeseds-Tene”Charlie Parker – Dial Masters Vol. 1 [1947]
  12. “Stupendous #2”Charlie Parker – Essential Charlie Parker Vol. III [1947]
  13. “Relaxin’ At Camarillo #3”Charlie Parker – Essential Charlie Parker Vol. III [1947]
  14. “The Bird”Charlie Parker – The Charlie Parker Story Vol. 2 [Verve: 1947]