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WHYR Jazz: Gifts & Messages 10/11/2014 Show 136

WHYR Jazz: Gifts & Messages 10/11/2014 Show 136

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global community radio chart, 3rd in the global radioshow chart and 17th in the global jazz chart.

Time to celebrate this month’s Blue Note 50th anniversaries: Horace Silver’s ‘Song For My Father’, Freddie Roach’s hard-to-find ‘All That’s Good’ and the equally rare ‘Freedom’ from Kenny Burrell. DrJ broke down (finally) and purchased the Wes Montgomery Riverside box and shares a couple of tracks with you. We also go to New Awlins with both classic (Pops & Bechet) and modern players (Evan Christopher & the David Murray Big Band).
Especially, we present an exquisite modern take on Lil Hardin Armstrong’s classic, Two Deuces, from bassist Stephane Furic, which is ESSENTIAL listening. And there’s more; give a listen. Cheers, DrJ

FYI, 80% of the tracks are played here for the 1st time on Mixcloud (including the Burrell & Roach Bluenotes).

Comments

The Lemon Circus

Summer Dance great xylophone welcome on this weeks show and Horace Silver was a world apart with instruments but the same upbeat mood then into a more reflective after party sprit on Que Pasa? (see how my comprehensive Spanish understanding led me to include a question mark) Some real smooth jazz going on in the middle like a caramel chocolate just sweet and dripping classy notes and luxury living :) To Be Confirmed is the epoch of this segment. Love, Your Spell brings out the glittery sequin dresses and latino lovers (nothing I need worry about - the ladies; they all love me) Freddie Roach (critics know nothing about music as it's all subjective - the vocals minimal and exceptional) tracks were perfect love that gospel noise :D I feel like putting on some robes and venturing off to the river to pray... testify!!! Same feel in Way Down Yonder, perhaps it's just the mood I'm in, but I'm getting a rejoicing feel - why I swear it!! Simply put another of your guitar classics, real lounge listening and always a highlight to the closing of any G&M show the sultry vocals to close :) Radio at it's best Dr J

DrJazz
DrJazz

"Testify! Testify!" - Rahsann Roland Kirk. Indeed, we're glad you feel the spirit. Glad we could be the catalyst! Cheers,DrJ

Dolores Dyess

Thanks Dr. Jazz for another great show.

DrJazz
DrJazz

My pleasure............Cheers, DJ

Ruth Fisher

Thoroughly enjoying this show! Brightening up the dull and greyness that is London!

DrJazz
DrJazz

Thanks, Ruth. It's always good when we can brighten a gloomy day. 'Bright Moments' - that's what we're aiming for! Best, DrJ

The Soul Preacher

Cool DrJazz. The Soul fan that I am, I have that "All That's Good Album". How you like me now? LOL!. Isn't Ray Charles’ classic "Busted" on there. Loving it as I love this mix. Even though I have 12 albums by Kenny Burrell I certainly didn't know "Freedom" and the other songs by him. Nice!

DrJazz
DrJazz

So, you are the 2nd person I know that has the Roach lp! Good for you. Indeed, 'Busted' is on the album. The Burrell is a sweet session and needs reissue (BN, are you listening?). I didn't know about 'Freedom' until I was browsing through the BN discography about 25 years ago. Glad you enjoyed the show; tell your friends, too!:). BTW, your mixes are on my personal priority list for listening. So you are A-1 in my book! (BTW, if you are not following Kingcake, you need to put him on your list for his fantastic offerings of New Orleans & Southern US R&B. Also, Poppachubby has a series based on Gillet's 'Sound of the City', which are must listens.). Cheers, DrJ

The Soul Preacher

Thanks Dr. Yes, I know Kingcake. We follow and enjoy each other and have similar tastes in different genres. And I will check out Poppachubby just for your recommendation. I'm a huge BlueNote fan but not much a specialist in the label's history. Of course I have the LP-like two books with the many covers as well as a japanese encyclopedia printed mostly in b/w with ALL the albums listed from 1939 to the mid 1990s. And somehow around 150 albums by the legendary label made their way on my shelves. The Holy Grail might be the signed Lou Donaldson LP "The Natural Soul" (4108). You can see it under the link below and I will check out your BN tributes for more healing by the doctor. "Because taking care of business is truly this man's game" (Aretha Franklin on Dr. Feelgood) :)
http://www.mixcloud.com/soulpreachernight/a-funky-note-on-blue-note/

Gelale
Gelale

A great show again DrJ!

DrJazz
DrJazz

Always a pleasure to have you with us & glad you enjoyed G&M. Tell your friends, too! Cheers, DrJ

niggaG0d
niggaG0d

i ALWAYS mention your show and that of The lemon Circus to others who engage me in strong conversation on mixcloud: I have not started the reposting feature just yet, but look to see your show and those others on my page : Plus I will be share your show on face book : ) I'm always of the opinion that it is not the amount that listen, but rather the quality of the mind that listens : It take me a while to upload a sessions .not because I'm to busy : its because to spoon the listener on regular basic robs them of a hunger : It is better sometime to refuse than to willingly take : You can find methods of deception in the literature books of Shakespeare ..especially in Julius Cesar : That is the method by which have grown my followers and listeners . However this strategy can not be apply to you . Greetings to the wife and have a very productive and stress free week ahead... Love ya Doc

DrJazz
DrJazz

Thanks for that. Because of the success of the show, I had been asked to expand to 3-4 hours. But no, 2 hrs is plenty and hopefully people look forward to the next week. I've done jazz shows of 4-5 hrs previously. Unless you've spent A LOT of prep time on special features, you end up 'filling' with 'let's have listen to all these new releases', most of which are pretty generic and/or otherwise unmemorable. If the show was only on Mixcloud, I'd do a show every 2-4 weeks. But we work hard (prep time is ca. 12 hrs/show) to make it worth the listener's time.

James Mccash

i always try and listen to your show as much as possible cheers

DrJazz
DrJazz

Always a pleasure to have you join us. There's so much to listen to (I've got 25 MC shows on my own 'listen to' list). We hope the QUALITY (both the music & 'radio mechanics' of G&M makes it worth your time. Cheers, DrJ

The Groove Point/ Halle Cat

NIce of the Doctor prescribe Blue Sky on a gloomy sunday afternoon by the sea. looking forward to the rest of the show.

DrJazz
DrJazz

Anything we can do to brighten the day, it's our pleasure!

niggaG0d
niggaG0d

Loyal fans are hard to come by and when you've garnered such great listeners it takes a emotion lot out of you ...to continue not to disappoint: I was tune from 4;45 am.. just not sleep any longer : My investment this morning was worth it.. for my time yielded wonderful dividends with these priceless recordings specifically The "Two Deuces " by Louis Armstrong the character of instruments and the color of the sound was unbelievable ..was that a 1931 recording ? NICE !!

DrJazz
DrJazz

Armstrong's Two Deuces was recorded on June 29, 1928! That Freddie Roach was right on time for a Sunday morning; that's why we posted early this week. You are right about working on shows. We've set a high standard for G&M, and it's both a pleasure & responsibility (with resulting stress) to maintain that. I truly appreciate your continuing support and that of our other loyal listeners. Personally, I think G&M deserves more of them. BUT, we're not trying to be 'popular', just the best quality. Hopefully, people will catch on. In the meantime, keep the music strong and spread the word. Have a great week. Best regards, DrJ

niggaG0d
niggaG0d

Such Majestic composition .. it has that epic movie texture :