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WHYR Jazz: Gifts & Messages 2/28/2015 Show 156

WHYR Jazz: Gifts & Messages 2/28/2015 Show 156

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global community radio chart, 11th in the global radioshow chart and 17th in the global jazz chart.

Time to celebrate birthdays of famous and not so jazz artists. Reeds & flute: Maceo Parker, John Stubblefield, Buddy DeFranco, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Fathead Newman, Joshua Redman, Wardell Gray, Dexter Gordon, Buck Hill & Sonny Stitt. Violinist Didier Lockwood; percussionist Willie Bobo; singers Nina Simone & Nancy Wilson; pianists Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, Tadd Dameron & Joe Sample; arranger Hall Overton. Keep the music strong, hit the 'follow' and 'fav' buttons, and be sure to write. Next week: 50th anniversaries of March '65 BN classics. Best, DrJ

Comments

DJ2tee
DJ2tee

Can’t seem to keep up with your output. Take my eye of the ball and there’s another three shows to listen to! "Always There" has always been a favourite I must have half a dozen versions. Incognito & Jocelyn Brown up there, but let’s not forget the originator Ronnie Laws. Pretty funky mix this one. Some of my favourites getting played. Keep it jazz professor!

DrJazz
DrJazz

Yeh, I know what you mean. I'm always behind on listening to my friends (and I'm 2 casts behind for U2tee!). But as long as there's a Saturday afternoon every week, the 'station beast' needs to be fed; so it's one show every week. Always happy when our playlist contains an old favorite or two. Thanks for listening, DrJ

The Lemon Circus

A great show - nothing made me look up in fright - all gentle, particular mention to the Nancy Wilson track which was breath-takingly stunning - an audio jigsaw of smooth and soring jazz that my ears appreciated this fine Tuesday afternoon :)

DrJazz
DrJazz

We aim to 'stun' in the way you describe. Thanks for listening. Seems like we need to play some more Nancy Wilson tracks in the future....

iCazo
iCazo

Great list of 'not so jazz' artists along with some fantastic jazz pieces here. When I was maybe 7 y/o or so, my uncles wore-out their Willie Bobo 'Manteca'. My uncle Luis AKA Cheekee, played the xylophone. He was a total Jazz head. My dad loved/loves Nancy Wilson.. it all informed and influenced everything I love about music. As always, thanks for gifting us music that continues to inform & influence music lovers taste world wide.

DrJazz
DrJazz

Thanks, iCazo. That WB track is the only one on that disc that really qualifies as 'jazz' to me (others are good 'pop', for lack of a better term). Categorizing 'jazz' singers is always a challenge. But NW is so good, as long as the arrangement is clearly not 'pop', I'm happy to put that recording in the 'jazz' bin.

iCazo
iCazo

...I get that. As new comers to the U.S. main land, it was thrilling to have a subset of jazz = Latin Jazz. That said, I don't think my uncles or dad, or even my young self, felt that WB of a great all out jazz artist. Still it was a thrill to have someone from ones own branch of the tree on the world stage. I guess we felt/feel the same way about Xavier Cugat "Cugey". To me, he too was more pop than jazz. As for NW... that well is deep.. I couldn't exercise impartial judgment if I wanted.. and I don't want too (' :
Same goes for NS!

Gelale
Gelale

A quite funky session DrJ!
I particularly liked Wardell Gray and Joe Sample.
The picture of Dexter Gordon made me think about Round Midnight, the movie of Bertand Tavernier. I imagine you saw it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFIOUdVSTQw

DrJazz
DrJazz

Thanks, my friend. I am a HUGE fan of 'Round Midnight'. It may be the best 'jazz' movie out there, and it's one of the few movies I've seen more than twice. LTD is absolutely the right person for the part that he played!

niggaG0d
niggaG0d

A highly constructive experiment Dr jazz... ( " It's alive it's alive to borrow the quote from Dr Frankenstein ") The horn on the track Gingerbread Boy by dexter Gordon was dogmatic and I enjoyed the frantic decisions of the upright bass through the composition : Righteous work my brother .. Hey have a good work week and give my greetings to wife

DrJazz
DrJazz

Ah, yes indeed. Always good when an experiment works - you never know. Gordon really rips it up on that solo. A good week to you and best to your family as well. Cheers, DrJ

simonwest369

Another great playlist Doc. I'm looking forward to the March birthdays!

DrJazz
DrJazz

Thanks, Simon. I've got my March list already. Trouble is to narrow it down to the 2 hours. More BDs than time. It will be a good one though........BTW, YOU have been posting actively, haven't you? I've got your mixes in my cue, but I'm always 10 days behind. Cheers, DrJ

Sonia Loris

Grood Sélection... Great Feel ***

DrJazz
DrJazz

Thanks for listening, Sonia.