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!