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WHYR JAZZ: Gifts & Messages 9/3/2016 Show 234

WHYR JAZZ: Gifts & Messages 9/3/2016 Show 234

Chart positions

This show was 15th in the global jazz chart.

It’s the first Saturday of the month. So, it’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of notable Blue Note sessions, all recorded under the guiding hand of the late Rudy van Gelder. We’ve got ‘The Spoiler’ (Stanley Turrentine), ‘The Empty Foxhole’ (Ornette Coleman), ‘Charisma’ (Lee Morgan), & ‘Symphony For Improvisers’ (Don Cherry with Gato & Pharoah; warning to sensitive ears – this is a wild one!). Along the way, we also have recent tracks from Atsuko Hashimoto on the B-3, Harold Mabern & vocalist Milton Suggs, as well as classics from Wes Montgomery & Brad Mehldau. Enjoy the show, hit the heart & keep the music strong!

Strong shoutouts to our devoted listeners of the week (all from Japan) in Kitanagoya, Fukuoka & Sapporo. Domo arigato!


The Tempest

Excellent show DrJ! Loved the BN 50th's and man I just love Don Cherry!


Thanks, JT! Glad we could fill the bill. Cheers, DJ

Guido's Lounge Café

Having a great time listening my friend.,. excellent selection :)


Glad to hear that! Been busy in the rice fields here. Have a great weekend. Cheers, DrJ

The Lemon Circus

Turned Up, Tuned In... great warm melodies as always top quality music as I'm come to expect from G&M only note worthy comment Manhattan cry - man I think Mr Cherry is crying for help!! Someone help him! Love the closing piano to soothe my soul.


Actually, Mr. Cherry's playing is quite coherent. It's those 'bad boys' Gato & Pharoah that are crying for help!:) It really takes technique to play like that, but just because you can type 160 words/minute doesn't mean that you have something to say. Thanks for sticking with us for the piano 'antidote' (Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered - there's a message there:). Cheers, DrJ

Dolores Dyess

Dr. J on a Tuesday! What is the world coming to?


The advent of the 4 day work week?:) Have a good one! Cheers, DrJ


A flourishing selection that really cemented my understanding for the depth of emotion in music- The second last track was a brain teaser- incredible and excitable ;


Yep, the music went in all directions this week. And that Manhattan Cry really stretches even my patience unless I listen to it attentively (It's almost like work, frankly). Have a great week! Best regards, DrJ

Mário Rui Andrade



Indeed. Join us every week, and thanks for listening. Cheers, DrJ

The Soul Preacher

The other soul man Ornette Coleman is always a warning for sensitive ears :)


But here's something interesting. I was going through the Foxhole session and had it playing in my studio while I was working in the kitchen, down the hall. On 'Good Old Days', I swear I heard a steady 4/4 rhythm and it sounded like 40s bop. With the song title, maybe that was by design? Thanks for listening. Cheers, DrJ