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The Jazz Messenger Playlist 4/27/2012


  1. “Shakespeare City” {Happy 448th birthday, Bill}Moondog & the London Saxophonic – Sax Pax for a Sax [Atlantic: 1994]
  2. “Full Fathom Five (Thy Father Lies)”The Young Scamels – Tempest [File 13: 2010]
  3. “I Am Gone Sir”Hem – Twelfth Night [Netwerk: 2008]
  4. “All the World’s a Stage”Jeanette Lindstrom Quintet – Another Country [Caprice: 1995]
  5. “Willow, Willow”Elisabeth Karsten – Shakespeare’s Music of Love [Lyra: 2001]
  6. “Sonnet in Search of a Moor”Duke Ellington – Such Sweet Thunder [Columbia: 1957]
  7. “Othello monologue”Paul Robeson – Live at Carnegie Hall [Vanguard: 1990]
  8. “Welcome to the Jungle”Etta James – The Dreamer [Verve: 2011]
  9. “Billie Jean”Anderson and Roe – When Worlds Collide [Steinway and Sons: 2010]
  10. “The Great Valerio”Barb Jungr – No Regrets [ABC Jazz: 2007]
  11. “Radio Cure”The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis – For All I Care [Heads Up: 2009]
  12. “Back Country Suite (aka Young Man Blues)”Mose Allison – Back Country Suite for Piano, Bass and Drums [Prestige: 1957]
  13. “Reign o’er Me”Bettye LaVette – Inerpretations: The British Songbook [Anti: 2010]
  14. “Family Affair”Steve Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra featuring Anthony – MTO Plays Sly [Royal Potato Family: 2011]
  15. “Miss You”Michael Wolf – Love and Destruction [Wrong: 2011]
  16. “Miss You”The Rolling Stones – Some Girls [Atlantic: 1978]
  17. “Jabberwocky”Branford Marsalis Quartet – Metamorphosen [Marsalis Music: 2009]
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The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 8/12/11]

  • “Bird’s Lament (in memory of Charlie Parker)” – Moondog (aka Louis Hardin) and the London Saxophonic – Sax Pax for a Sax [Atlantic: 1994]
  • “Yardbird Suite” – Charlie Parker Septet – Yardbird Suite (collection) [Rhino: 1997]
  • “Strode Rode” – Sonny Rollins – Saxaphone Colossus [Fantasy: 1987]
  • “Schott Happens” – Branford Marsalis – The Dark Keys [Columbia: 1996]
  • “Step Right Up” – Tom Waits – Small Change [Elecktra/Asylumn: 1976]
  • “My Baby” – Ken Nordine – The Best of Word Jazz, Vol.1 [Rhino: 1990]
  • “My Baby Just Cares for Me” – Chuck Wayne/Tony Bennet – Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar [Columbia Legacy: 2005]
  • “Baby Talk” – Mary Foster Conkln – Crazy Eyes [Mock Turtle Music: 1997]
  • “How Can I Be Sure” – Mary Foster Conklin – Crazy Eyes [Mock Turtle Music: 1997]
  • “Just Like a Woman” – Janet Planet – Janet Planet Sings the Bob Dylan Songbook Vol.1 [Stellar Sound Productions: 2010]
  • “Lola” – Jacqui Naylor – The Color Five [Ruby Star Records: 2006]
  • “She’s a Lady” – Patricia Barber – Modern Cool [Premonition: 1998]
  • “Higher Ground” – Jen Chapin – reVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder [Chesky: 2009]
  • “Fever” – Fishtank Ensemble – Women in Sin [Self: 2010]
  • “Take Five” – The Portland Celloproject – Thousand Words [Self: 2010]
  • “Funk by Proxy” – Cello – Subliminal Blues & Greens [d’Note: 1996]

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]

Funhouse [Playlist – 07/04/11]

  1. “America” {Leonard Bernstein}Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz OrchestraLive from Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club [2008]
    Maricle leads, drums
  2. “Whole Dat Tone”Heavy TinReFused [2011]
    2nd album, BR Pearson p, Izzie Reel b, Viktgor Lorak d
  3. “Tutu” {Marcus Miller}S.M.V. Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor WootenThunder [2008]
    All three on elec b (and other instr.)
  4. “What is Hip?”Marcus MillerMarcus [2008]
    Miller bass guit,organ+, mixed back-ups
  5. “Rock Candy”George BensonThe Essential George Benson [1963]
    Benson g, ,w Jack McDuff organ, Red Holloway ts, Joe Dukes d
  6. “Spanish Omelet: Umbakwen/Soli Tomba/Oiga/Marabi” {Nat/Julian, Zawinul, Booker}The Cannonball Adderley QuintetCountry Preacher, ‘Live’ at Operation Breadbasket [1969]
    Adderley sax, Nat Adderley crnt, Joe Zawinul keyb, Walter Booker b, Roy McCurdy d.
  7. “Jingo”SantanaThe Essential Santana [compil]
  8. “After the Fall” {Orfield}Sue Orfield – Bonk! [2009]
    Orfield ts, Randy Schlenker g, +
  9. “Minor March” {Jackie McLean}Marc CaryFocus Trio Live 2009 [2009]
    Cary p, David Ewell b, Sameer Gupta d
  10. “Dance Like there’s no tomorrow”John Ellis & DoublewideDance Like there’s no tomorrow [2008]
    Ellis ts/ss/bclar, Gary Versace b3.accord, Matt Perrine Sousa, Jason Marsalis d.
  11. “Stringtuno”Mathew WillnerMatthew Willner [2008]
    Willner el g/various, Bobby Read ss, Darrell Muller b, Johnny Gilmore d.
  12. “Sing Singin'”Johnny AGet Inside [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]

Funhouse [Playlist – 08/30/10]

  1. “Passion Dance”McCoy Tyner – Quartet
  2. “Chameleon”Fabian Zone Trio – The Masters Return
  3. “Keeper”Stryker/Slagle Band – Keeper
  4. “Latin”Lloyd Miller And The Heliocentrics – Lloyd Miller And The Heliocentrics
  5. “Parts And Holes”Robert Walter – Cure All
  6. “Crazyhorse Mongoose”Galactic – Crazyhorse Mongoose
  7. “Padrecito”Medeski Martin and Wood – Radiolarians II
  8. “Roll Credits”Ben Allison – Little Things Run The World
  9. “The Horse You Rode In On”Steve Cardenas – West Of Middle
  10. “Dark City”Cochemea Gastelum – The Electric Sound Of Johnny Arrow
  11. “Quiet As Kept”Trombone Shorty Andrews – Backatown
  12. “Celestial Bodies”Catalyst – Complete Recordings Vol 1
  13. “Pixilydian”Bobby Read – Monkfish
  14. “Coast To Coast”Sokoband – Sokoband