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Roland Kirk told me “we provide the gifts and you deliver the message”.

We play jazz, the real deal, irrespective of era or style. We look for a memorable melody or a deep groove. We listen to 1000’s of new and old tracks/year, even the awful stuff. G&M is two hours of the best music, past and present. The first part of G&M is usually recent releases. But the rest of the program is typically 'historical'. We find many people who have never heard artists like Art Tatum, Bud Powell or even Count Basie. So, we have a rotating list of 'stars' that we visit with over the course of a year. The first show of the month usually features Blue Note 50th anniversary recordings (we have a discography and know how to use it:). Once a month, we do jazz birthdays. We recently completed a Horace Silver retrospective, covering his recordings as a leader and sideman in chronological order, and we've just started a Sonny Rollins celebration - going back to his recorded start with Babs Gonzales. We also mine features in DownBeat and Jazz Times for top poll recordings. On occasion, we'll even do a classic R&B/jazz compare and contrast, just for fun. It's important that I give you a reason to tune in - not just some random sampling of the latest 'cool tunes' that people will forget about after the marketing hype has played out.

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Last Dance (for Now)

Last Dance (for Now)

Multiple Artists
published: October 23, 2020 | views: 2,862
New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

Multiple Artists
published: October 16, 2020 | views: 2,065
Big September Birthdays & More

Big September Birthdays & More

Multiple Artists
published: October 09, 2020 | views: 2,104
Listeners’ Favorites

Listeners’ Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: October 02, 2020 | views: 2,441
Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More

Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More

Multiple Artists
published: September 25, 2020 | views: 2,399
Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September

Fiftieth Anniversary Blue Notes for September

Multiple Artists
published: September 18, 2020 | views: 2,188
Fred, Bird, Carmen, Nat, Abbey, New Bu & More

Fred, Bird, Carmen, Nat, Abbey, New Bu & More

Multiple Artists
published: September 11, 2020 | views: 1,952
August Birthdays

August Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: September 04, 2020 | views: 2,334
Braxton with Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea & Much More

Braxton with Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea & Much More

Multiple Artists
published: August 28, 2020 | views: 5,365
Your Brain on Frets and More

Your Brain on Frets and More

Multiple Artists
published: August 21, 2020 | views: 2,433
50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition

50th Anniversary Blue Notes – August edition

Multiple Artists
published: August 14, 2020 | views: 2,568
Another (Mostly) Sax Attack

Another (Mostly) Sax Attack

Multiple Artists
published: August 07, 2020 | views: 1,921
Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

Paul Gonsalves @ 100 And More July Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: July 31, 2020 | views: 1,879
Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites

Another Set of Recent Listeners’ Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: July 24, 2020 | views: 2,216
50th Anniversary Blue Notes For July

50th Anniversary Blue Notes For July

Multiple Artists
published: July 17, 2020 | views: 2,079
Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

Multiple Artists
published: July 10, 2020 | views: 2,039
A Shelly Manne Centennial and More June Birthdays

A Shelly Manne Centennial and More June Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: June 26, 2020 | views: 1,930
Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!

Savoy Almost Gave Me a Migraine & More!

Multiple Artists
published: June 19, 2020 | views: 2,291
50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June

50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June

Multiple Artists
published: June 12, 2020 | views: 2,147
Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Multiple Artists
published: June 05, 2020 | views: 2,207
John Lewis @ 100 and More May Birthdays

John Lewis @ 100 and More May Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: May 29, 2020 | views: 2,246
First, Ohm’s Law (musically)

First, Ohm’s Law (musically)

Multiple Artists
published: May 22, 2020 | views: 1,783
50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May

50th Anniversary Blue Notes for May

Multiple Artists
published: May 15, 2020 | views: 1,690
Time for Listeners’ Favorites

Time for Listeners’ Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: May 08, 2020 | views: 1,413
Big April Birthdays & More

Big April Birthdays & More

Multiple Artists
published: May 01, 2020 | views: 2,146
Saxattack & More

Saxattack & More

Multiple Artists
published: May 01, 2020 | views: 2,024
Field Trip To The Vault!

Field Trip To The Vault!

Multiple Artists
published: April 17, 2020 | views: 1,782
Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: April 1970

Multiple Artists
published: April 17, 2020 | views: 2,121
Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More

Blue Note Review 2: Spirit & Time and More

Multiple Artists
published: April 10, 2020 | views: 2,491
March Birthdays

March Birthdays

Multiple Artists
published: April 05, 2020 | views: 1,944
Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More

Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More

Multiple Artists
published: March 27, 2020 | views: 2,150
Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries for March and More

Multiple Artists
published: March 20, 2020 | views: 1,771
McRae, Bird @ 100, Newk & More

McRae, Bird @ 100, Newk & More

Multiple Artists
published: March 13, 2020 | views: 1,632
Another Edition of Listeners’ Favorites!

Another Edition of Listeners’ Favorites!

Multiple Artists
published: March 06, 2020 | views: 1,658
The Hall Overton Centennial & More

The Hall Overton Centennial & More

Multiple Artists
published: February 28, 2020 | views: 2,489
Four Masters and More

Four Masters and More

Multiple Artists
published: February 21, 2020 | views: 1,696
February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

February 50th Anniversary Blue Notes & More

Multiple Artists
published: February 14, 2020 | views: 1,594
Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

Multiple Artists
published: February 07, 2020 | views: 2,001
BIG January Birthday Salutes!

BIG January Birthday Salutes!

Multiple Artists
published: January 31, 2020 | views: 1,660
Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

Newk, Dave (And Paul), Fats & More

Multiple Artists
published: January 24, 2020 | views: 1,957
Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More

Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More

Multiple Artists
published: January 10, 2020 | views: 1,887
Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

Multiple Artists
published: January 03, 2020 | views: 2,442
It's Christmas Again

It's Christmas Again

Multiple Artists
published: December 23, 2019 | views: 2,101
Listeners' Favorites

Listeners' Favorites

Multiple Artists
published: December 20, 2019 | views: 2,056
50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour

50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour

Multiple Artists
published: December 18, 2019 | views: 1,929
Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

Multiple Artists
published: December 06, 2019 | views: 2,032
November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists

November Birthday Salutes Featuring ECM Artists

Multiple Artists
published: November 29, 2019 | views: 2,081
Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

Eric Alexander, Tristano and Nat Cole Centennials & Ellingtonia

Multiple Artists
published: November 22, 2019 | views: 2,356
Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

Multiple Artists
published: November 15, 2019 | views: 2,492
Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

Multiple Artists
published: November 08, 2019 | views: 2,459

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