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2020-05-17 : Mothers' Day S.1, Stage 3 : Re-Opening


1 INTRO (The Entertainer - Scott Joplin)

2 Frim Fram Sauce - Nat King Cole & Diana Krall Mash Up + Spam Excerpt - Monty Python's Flying Circus

3 Cinnamon Tree - Esperanza Spalding 

4 Donna Lee -Jaco Pastorius bass, congas Don Alias (written by Charlie Parker w/Miles Davis, reportedly based on the

     changes to “Back Home In Indiana” recorded by Louis Armstrong

5 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul of Weather Report  in 1966 for Julian "Cannonball" Adderley -Eric Marienthal 

6 Homecoming -Dwight Sills (add'l details)

7 Overdrive -Knower (USC Alumni) from the Live Band Sesh 2016, originally on the album LIFE

8 The Truth -Moonchild (USC Alumni)

9 Shine On Harvest Moon -Count Basie

10 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes -Artie Shaw

11 Jeepers Creepers -Louis Armstrong

12 Giant Steps -John Coltrane

13 Birdland -Quincy Jones Orchestra : Back on the Block 1989 

Jones won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance for "Birdland", and the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. In arranging, Jerry Hey, Quincy Jones, Ian Prince and Rod Temperton won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "Birdland" 33rd Grammy Awards, Back on the Block won seven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Quincy Jones

George Benson

Miles Davis - solo

Nathan East

Ella Fitzgerald

Dizzy Gillespie - solo

Gary Grant

Jerry Hey

James Moody - alto sax

Ian Prince -kbds

Bill Reichenbach Jr - T-Bone

Rod Temperton - handclaps

Ian Underwood - handclaps

Larry Williams (Seawind) -Sax, keyboards

Michael C. Young - Synth Pgmg

Joe Zawinul - Sampled Synth


14 Open Your Mind - Frank Gambale f/Boca - Soulmine

15 Actual Proof - Herbie Hancock

2020-05-10 : Mothers' Day S.1, E.2

1 Mama -Lunchmoney Lewis (2015)

aka: Gamal Lewis - One of the stylistic great grandchildren of jazz 

Best Old Artist

2 Milestones -by Miles Davis f/Miles Davis

(tp, piano -1, tp -2) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (piano -2) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)

Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, March 4, 1958



I saw football analyst Desmond Howard display the album cover behind him on this year’s NFL draft show.


Best Latin Jazz Latin Jazz feature simultaneously pays homage to dizzy Gillespie, co-founder of Bop

3 BlueLLespie -Caribbean jazz project, Paquito D'Rivera ‎– Island Stories


Andy NarellDario EskenaziDave SamuelsDave ValentinDiego UrcolaMark Walker (2)Oscar StagnaroPaquito D'RiveraRoberto Quintero


Cuban saxophone/flute/clarinet player and band leader (b. June 4th, 1948 in Havana, Cuba). Son of saxophone player Tito D'Rivera


Rhythm & Brews

4. Better Days - Raquel Rodriquez 

Written by: Nikos Syropoulos, Raquel Rodriguez

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered by: Sam Brawner

Tune in for her brand new track "Nobody Else" next week


Sunday Morning Brew-votional:

5 No Greater Love -Chet Baker

Written-By – I. Jones*, M. Symes* Arranged By – Jimmy Mundy

Bass – Richard Davis (2)

Drums – Connie Kay

Flugelhorn, Vocals – Chet Baker

Guitar – Everett Barksdale

Piano – Hank Jones

Reeds – Alan Ross (6)Henry Freeman*, Leon CohenSeldon PowellWilford Holcombe


Producer – Luchi DeJesus

6 Unconditional -Kirk Whalum (2000)

Bass – Alex Al

Drums – Teddy Campbell

Guitar – Paul Jackson Jr.

Keyboards – Greg PhillinganesTim Heintz 

Mixed By – Paul Brown

Percussion – Luis Conte

Tenor Saxophone – Kirk Whalum


7 Tuxedo Junction- Manhattan Transfer

written by Erskine HawkinsBill JohnsonJulian Dash with lyrics by Buddy Feyne.[1] The song was introduced by Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra, a college dance band previously known as the Bama State Collegians.[2] RCA released it in 1939 and it climbed to #7 on the American pop charts.[3] The song was a No. 1 hit for Glenn Miller & His Orchestra in 1940.


The song is about a jazz and blues club in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Ensley. The area is referred to as "Tuxedo Junction", though the building is called the "Nixon Building" (built in 1922). This is due to the location of a streetcar crossing at Tuxedo Park


RCA released it in 1939 and it climbed to #7 on the American pop charts.[3] The song was a No. 1 hit for Glenn Miller & His Orchestra in 1940.

Vocals: Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Laurel Massé, Janis Siegel

Tambourine – Laurel Massé

Tenor Saxophone Feature – Mike Rod

Arranged By [Music], Conductor – Ira Newborn

Arranged By [Vocal] – The Manhattan Transfer

Producer – Ahmet ErtegunTim Hauser


Bass – Andy Muson

Drums – Roy Markowitz

Keyboards - Don Grolnick Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet

Guitar – Ira Newborn

Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborne*, George DorseyGeorge Young (2)Harvey EstrinJerry DodgionPhil Bodner

Tenor Saxophone – Frank Vicari, Michael Brecker, Mike Rod, Seldon Powell

Baritone Saxophone – Lew Delgatto*, Wally Kane

Clarinet – Phil BodnerSeldon PowellWally Kane

Trombone – Alan Raph, Garnett Brown, Mickey Gravine, Paul Favlise*, Quentin Jackson, Wayne Andre

Trumpet – Alan Rubin, Bob McCoy, John Faddis*, Marky Markowitz, Marvin Stamm, Mel Davis, Randy Brecker


Recording & Remix – Lew Hahn

Recording [Additional] – Gene Paul, Geoffrey Haslam


8 Isle of View -Jas Miller (Jas Miller)

Rocco Ventrella, sax

Isha Love, keyboards

Nate Harasim, bass & drums

Mixed by Nate Harasim

Produced by Jas Miller

Most Surprising Covers

9 I Will - Eric Marienthal - Got You Covered (2005)

Written-By – John Lennon/Paul McCartney*


Soprano Saxophone – Eric Marienthal

Twelve-String Guitar – Russ Freeman

Acoustic Bass – Dave Carpenter

Drums – Peter Erskine

Keyboards – Russell Ferrante

Percussion – Luis Conte

Piano – Russell Ferrante


Recorded & Mixed By – Steve Sykes

Producer – Russ Freeman

10 Bach 2 Part Invention In D Minor (JSBach)- Swingin For The Fences

(1999-2000) Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, 

Soloist – Eddie Daniels

Guitar -  Grant Geissman


11 A Night In Tunesia -Rocco Ventrella -Give Me The Groove

(Dizzy Gillespie 1942), Prod: Bruce Nazarian

Ear Opener

12 Kiša Pada (Serbian Nursery Rhyme) - Sofija Knežević

Elliot Mason, Trombone


Flash Back Track

13 Stardust - New-York-Voices-Sing-Sing-Sing

(Hoagy Charmichael 1927) lyrics added by Mitchell Parish in 1929; NY Voices (2001) 

Voice – Darmon MeaderKim NazarianLauren KinhanPeter Eldridg

14 Jordu -Silvain Luc (2011)


Blast From The Past

15 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Live) -Joni Mitchell

(Charlie Mingus)

- f/Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, Lyle Mays, Don Alias


2020-05-03 : S.1, E.1 Archive available here for a limited time.

Theme Music: Espresso Yo Selfie - Jas Miller f/Elan Trotman, saxes; Isha Love, Kbds, Anthony Crawford, bass, Sergio Bellotti, drums; Jas Miller, guitars -Prod: Jas Miller


1 Wake Up - Dave Weckl

Sunday Morning Brew-votional:

2 Think About Why - Jarrod Lawson

Ear Opener

3 All of You -Rebecca Jade & Peter Sprague - Planet Cole Porter (2017)

4 Tristan -Lost (Evelyn Kallansee, vox; Frans Vollink, bass; Sebastiaan Cornelissen, drums; Coen Molenaar, keyboards; Guy Nikkels, guitar)

5 Where Are You - Live Your Dream -Cynthia Thijs-Coenraad

     f/Randy Brecker, Trumpet; Prod. by Frans Vollink

6 Repeat track 5 (so nice I played it twice)

7 Forever Lover & Friend - Tateng Katendig - Impromptu (2016)

8 Go For It - Philippe Saisse Acoustique Trio -Ready To Go

Best Old Artists

9 'S Wonderful (George Gershwin) - Count Basie & Orchestra

10 C Blues - Duke Ellington

11 Route 66- Nat King Cole

12 Count Bubba -Gordon Goodwin & The Big Phat Band -Swingin For The Fences

13 Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie (1942) f/Charlie Parker

14 Village Blues - John Coltrane