September 25, 2008


October 1 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by
Big Bent Braam, Georg Breinschmid, Jamie Davis, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Chris Harper,
Sandy Mosse, Cy Touff, Way Out West and Corey Wilkes.

October 8 Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry: The unlikely but successful partnership of Sonny Rollins and Don Cherry in 1962 and 1963 gave rise to seven studio
or concert recordings. We’ll sample four of these sessions.

October 15 Guitar Special: The guitar sounds of Steve Dawson, Scott Ellison,
Moonchild Haddix, Samuel James, Chris James, Liz Mandeville,
Big Dave McLean, Watermelon Slim, Byther Smith and Stickman.

October 22 Firsts: A double-header featuring guitarist Rene Thomas’ first recordings as a leader, and pianist Duke Jordan’s first Blue Note session.

October 29 Meet the Johnsons: Meet Budd, Bunk, Dink, Freddy, Henry, Howard, James P, JJ, Ken, Lonnie, Mark Courtney, Molly, Pete, Russ, Syl & Vernard Johnson.

November 5 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz and blues releases by Damien Argentieri, Frederic Borey, Francois Carrier,
Carlos Del Junco, Gabe Hasselbach, Mike Khoury, Markus Lauterburg,
Piotr Michalowski, Ben Sidran, Thomas Silvestri, Alain Tissot, Matt Ulery
and Wayne Wallace.

November 12 The Vice-President: As the American election results come in, jazz fans already know that the Vice-Pres (or Vice-Prez) was named years ago, because of
Paul Quinichette’s stylistic resemblance to the Prez – Lester Young.
We’ll hear Quinichette in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s with Count Basie, John Carisi,
Buck Clayton, Henry Coker, Bill Doggett, Kenny Drew, Harry Edison, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Thad Jones, Jay McShann, Joe Newman, Oscar Pettiford,
Nat Pierce, Gene Roland, Buddy Tate, Mal Waldron & Dickie Wells.

November 19 Sheila Jordan: The great lady of jazz singing will celebrate her 80th birthday on October 18. We’ll celebrate her long and distinguished recording career.

November 26 Reel Recordings: Let’s welcome a new Canadian label with high production and musical standards, whose catalogue includes Kevin Ayers, Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, Ken Hyder, Steve Miller, Mike Osborne, Ray Russell, Soft Heap
and Gary Windo.

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