#JazzChurch 118 – Sunday, July 31, 2022

Today we listened to Public Enemy, Jazzanova, The Cast of Stomp, The Baylor Project, Miguel Zenon, Joni Mitchell, Shorty Long, The Temptations, Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Temptations, Arrested Development, and Floating Points.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 118 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
  1. Voyage – Stan Getz
  2. Birdlike – Freddie Hubbard
  3. Love/Dear Lord – Sfjazz Collective
  4. Gwoka – Kenny Garrett
  5. Do the Right Thing opening credits – Public Enemy
  6. Proto-Cosmos – Tony Williams Lifetime
  7. Heatwave – Jazzanova
  8. Stomp! – Cast of Stomp & Various Artists
  9. The Generation Gap – Les McCann And Eddie Harris
  10. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – The Baylor Project
  11. Beatrice – Robert Glasper
  12. Black Villain Music – Ben Williams
  13. The Answer – Orrin Evans
  14. Tryin’ Times – Roberta Flack
  15. Colour My World – Rob Bruynen Brownies Colours
  16. Escondido – The Bennie Maupin Quartet
  17. paradise found – Donald Harrison
  18. Joe’s Mode – Rob Bruynen Brownies Colours
  19. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Miguel Zenon
  20. Coyote – Joni Mitchell
  21. Benny’s Tune – Lionel Loueke
  22. All 4 Love – Randy Brecker
  23. Function At the Junction – Shorty Long
  24. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
  25. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Junior Walker & The All Stars
  26. (I Know) I’m Losing You – The Temptations
  27. Tennessee – Arrested Development
  28. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
  29. Vacuum Boogie – Floating Points

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#JazzChurch 117 – Sunday, July 24, 2022

Today we listened to Marc Johnson, Heads of State, Kenny Garrett, Andy Bey, Andreas Varady, Charles Mingus, Return To Forever, Stanley Clarke, Kenny Barron, Dmitri Matheny, Ella Fitzgerald, The Baylor Project, and Stevie Wonder.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 117 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
  1. Resolution – Marc Johnson
  2. Impressions – Heads of State
  3. Pursuance – Kenny Garrett
  4. 2 Down & 1 Across – Kenny Garrett
  5. I’ll Remember April – Andy Bey
  6. Radiska – Andreas Varady
  7. Jump Monk – Charles Mingus
  8. Love’s In Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder
  9. Killer Joe – Marc Johnson
  10. Samurai Hee-Haw – Marc Johnson
  11. Old Folks – Pat Metheny With Dave Holland & Roy Haynes
  12. The Romantic Warrior – Return To Forever
  13. Concerto For Jazz/Rock Orchestra – Stanley Clarke
  14. Voyage – Kenny Barron
  15. Delphia – Freddie Hubbard
  16. Bus Stop – Piero Umiliani
  17. Cascadia – Dmitri Matheny
  18. Wait ‘Til You See Him – Ella Fitzgerald
  19. Strivin’ – The Baylor Project
  20. Thanks Again – Marc Johnson
  21. Cloud 9 – Donnie
  22. Bang Bang – Dizzy Gillespie
  23. En Barranquilla Me Quedo – Joe Arroyo
  24. Amor, Amor – Lirow
  25. Dime Que Paso – The Latin Brothers
  26. Lluvia con Nieve – Mon Rivera
  27. Another Star – Stevie Wonder

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#JazzChurch 116 – Sunday, July 17, 2022

Today we listened to Buster Williams, Kris Funn, Yellowjackets, The Staple Singers, Dorothy Ashby, Darrell Grant, Human Spirit, Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes, Bireli Lagrene and Jaco Pastorius, Kenny Garrett Quintet, The Miracles, The Friends of Distinction, Cymande, and The Spinners.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 116 - Sunday, July 17, 2022
  1. Tin Tin Deo – Dizzy Gillespie And The United Nations Orchestra
  2. Soweto – Abdullah Ibrahim
  3. Where Giants Dwell – Buster Williams
  4. Thursday Night Prayer Meeting – Kris Funn
  5. Revelation – Yellowjackets
  6. Respect Yourself – The Staple Singers
  7. Little Sunflower – Dorothy Ashby
  8. The New Black – Darrell Grant
  9. Song of the Outcasts – Buster Williams
  10. Simone – Bruno Hubert Trio
  11. Aquele Frevo Axé – The Kenny Barron Quintet
  12. The New Bop – Darrell Grant
  13. Lost on 4th Avenue – Buster Williams
  14. In Unity – Human Spirit
  15. A Day in the Life – Justin Kauflin
  16. Rolf and the Gang – John Scofield
  17. Rejuvenation – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
  18. The Days Of Wine And Roses – Bireli Lagrene and Jaco Pastorius
  19. Have You Met Miss Jones – Kenny Garrett Quintet
  20. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – The Miracles
  21. I’ve Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) – The Friends of Distinction
  22. Voodoo – The Neville Brothers
  23. Where Are You? – Bill Withers
  24. Willy’s Headache – Cymande
  25. It’s A Shame – The Spinners
  26. Cosmic Funk – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes

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#JazzChurch 115 – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Today we listened to Joey Alexander, Jessica Williams, Kris Funn, Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth for Christ Choir, Yellowjackets & WDR Big Band, The Voices Of East Harlem, Samara Joy, Warren Wolf, Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane, Ranky Tanky, and Morris Day.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 115 - Sunday, July 10, 2022
  1. Effendi – McCoy Tyner Trio
  2. Lonnie’s Lament – John Coltrane Quartet
  3. Promise of Spring – Joey Alexander
  4. Summertime – Jessica Williams
  5. Please Only Tell Me Good News – The Stephen Anderson Trio & 360˚ Jazz Initiative
  6. Wish – Kris Funn
  7. Like a Ship – Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth for Christ Choir
  8. Revelation – Yellowjackets & WDR Big Band
  9. No No No – The Voices Of East Harlem
  10. Red Clay – 70s Jazz Pioneers
  11. But Beautiful – Samara Joy feat. Pasquale Grasso
  12. For Ma – Warren Wolf
  13. Summer Rising – Joey Alexander
  14. Why Was I Born? – Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
  15. Contemplation – Donald Vega
  16. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing – Joe Henderson
  17. First in Mind – Mike Moreno
  18. Annika’s Lullaby – Willie Jones III
  19. Remembering – Joey Alexander
  20. Kind Of New – Donald Harrison Jr.
  21. Stand By Me – Ranky Tanky
  22. What Goes Around Comes Around – Rebirth Brass Band
  23. It Takes Two – Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  24. The Bird – Morris Day
  25. Show Me Love – Robin S.
  26. I Feel for You – Chaka Khan
  27. Word Up! – Cameo
  28. That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2 – The Isley Brothers
  29. Why Can’t We Be Friends – War
  30. Let’s Go Get ‘Em – Rebirth Brass Band

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Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Delivered by descendants of Frederick Douglass

#JazzChurch 114 – Sunday, July 3, 2022

Today we listened to Eric Wyatt, Lonnie Liston Smith, John Coltrane Quartet, Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk Orchestra, Alice Coltrane, The Yellowjackets, The Drifters, James Brown, and The Emotions. We also listened to James Earl Jones’ rendition of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro (embedded below).”

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 114 - Sunday, July 3, 2022
  1. Look to the Sky – Eric Wyatt
  2. Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
  3. Crescent – John Coltrane Quartet
  4. Gospel Trane – Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger
  5. Unrest II – Brandee Younger
  6. The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace) – Louis Armstrong
  7. Off Minor – Thelonious Monk Orchestra
  8. Inner Urge – Carlos Averhoff Jr.
  9. Blue Nile – Brandee Younger
  10. Calls – Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Jill Scott
  11. Summertime – Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band
  12. Intrigue – Yellowjackets
  13. Walk With Me – Alice Coltrane
  14. Les is Mo – The Yellowjackets
  15. The Peacocks – Bill Evans
  16. The Creator Has a Master Plan – Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger
  17. I Dare You – Terence Blanchard feat. Turtle Island Quartet
  18. The Believer – Marquis Hill
  19. Soul Power 74 – Maceo & The Macks
  20. Up the Ladder to the Roof – The Supremes
  21. Up On The Roof – The Drifters
  22. Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
  23. On Broadway – The Drifters
  24. You Can Do It feat. Al Hudson – One Way
  25. Best of My Love – The Emotions
  26. Soul Power – James Brown

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (July 5, 1852)


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Ossie Davis reads Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

His diagnosis of this nation’s ills remains on point. His fiery final words always resonate for me at this time. I wonder if they resonate with others this year?

#JazzChurch 113 – Sunday, June 26, 2022

#JazzChurch 113 – Sunday, June 26, 2022

Today we listened to Gerald Wilson, Darrell Grant, Robert Glasper, Lizz Wright, Mike Stern, Donald Harrison, Joe Henderson, Rebirth Brass Band, Marquis Hill, Herb Alpert, Johnny Nash, Dr. Buzzard’s, Mary J. Blige, and Chuck Brown.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 113 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
  1. Impromptu – The Rodriguez Brothers
  2. Sunshower – Ron Carter Quartet
  3. Sunflowers – Wynton Marsalis
  4. Summertime – Gerald Wilson
  5. Reconciliation – Darrell Grant
  6. Enoch’s Meditation – Robert Glasper
  7. Walk with Me, Lord – Lizz Wright
  8. These Times – Mike Stern
  9. Free To Be – Donald Harrison
  10. Joshua – Joe Henderson
  11. Star Eyes – David Kikoski, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard & Dave Carpenter
  12. You Know You Know – Rebirth Brass Band
  13. Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato
  14. The Believer – Marquis Hill
  15. Gentle Thoughts – Herbie Hancock
  16. Rise – Herb Alpert
  17. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
  18. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone
  19. Sunshower – Dr. Buzzard’s
  20. Rock Steady – The Whispers
  21. Fresh – Kool & The Gang
  22. Rhythm Of The Night – DeBarge
  23. Show Love – Mary J. Blige
  24. Da’ Butt – E.U.
  25. Moody’s Mood For Love – Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

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#JazzChurch 112 – Sunday, June 19, 2022

#JazzChurch 112 – Sunday, June 19, 2022

Today we listened to John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Clarke, Leon Thomas, Bebop & Beyond, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, McCoy Tyner, Lou Rawls, Freddie Hubbard, Orrin Evans, Soul II Soul, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Kool & The Gang.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 112 - Sunday, June 19, 2022
  1. Acknowledgement, Pt. 1 – John Coltrane
  2. Song for My Father – Horace Silver
  3. Sounds from the Ancestors – Kenny Garrett
  4. To Wisdom, The Prize – Willie Jones III
  5. Retrospect – Kendrick Scott Oracle
  6. School Days – Stanley Clarke
  7. Song for My Father – Leon Thomas
  8. Father Time – Bebop & Beyond
  9. Father Time – Wynton Marsalis
  10. Pere – Bobby Watson
  11. Lush Life – McCoy Tyner
  12. It Was a Very Good Year – Lou Rawls
  13. Bolivia – Freddie Hubbard
  14. Here Be Dragons – Oded Tzur
  15. New Song – Dmitry Chemirev Quintet
  16. Bounce – Michael Wolff
  17. Don’t Fall Off The L.e.j. – Orrin Evans
  18. Dorm Life – Orrin Evans
  19. Song For My Father – Orrin Evans
  20. Peresina – McCoy Tyner
  21. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler
  22. Beat It – Michael Jackson
  23. 1999 – Prince
  24. Celebration) – Kool & The Gang
  25. Keep On Movin’ – Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler

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#JazzChurch 111 - Sunday, June 12, 2022

#JazzChurch 111 – Sunday, June 12, 2022

Today we listened to Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Willie Jones III, Charles Lloyd, Hugh Masekela, Charlie Haden, Cannonball Adderley, Cheryl Lynn, A Taste of Honey, Michael Jackson, Vicki Sue Robinson, Kool & The Gang, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, and Chic.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 111 - Sunday, June 12, 2022
  1. One Of A Kind – Freddie Hubbard
  2. Flying High – McCoy Tyner Trio feat. Michael Brecker
  3. Moment’s Notice – McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter & Tony Williams
  4. Wave – McCoy Tyner
  5. Effendi – McCoy Tyner Trio
  6. One Of Another Kind – McCoy Tyner
  7. His Blessings – McCoy Tyner
  8. Trust – Willie Jones III
  9. Blood Count – Charles Lloyd feat. Bill Frisell
  10. Toys – Jukkis Uotila feat. Billy Hart
  11. Chasin’ the Bird – Christian McBride & Roy Hargrove
  12. Blues For Huey – Hugh Masekela
  13. Nocturnal – Charlie Haden
  14. Remnants of a Reverie – Barry Stephenson
  15. Jeannine – Cannonball Adderley
  16. Star Eyes – Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove & Stephen Scott
  17. West Orange – Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey & Gergö Borlai feat. Steve Tavaglione
  18. Got to Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
  19. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
  20. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) – Michael Jackson
  21. Turn the Beat Around – Vicki Sue Robinson
  22. Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
  23. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  24. Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll – Vaughan Mason and Crew
  25. Lost in Music – Sister Sledge
  26. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic
  27. Everybody Dance – Chic
  28. São Paulo – Chic

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#JazzChurch 109 – Sunday, May 29, 2022

#JazzChurch 109 – Sunday, May 29, 2022

Today we listened to Dave Holland & Prism, Hugh Masekela, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderley, Pharoah Sanders, Orrin Evans, Thelonious Monk, ARTEMIS, Luther Vandross, Gloria Gaynor, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 109 - Sunday, May 29, 2022
  1. So What – Miles Davis
  2. Deep River – Charles Lloyd
  3. Plight – Charles Tolliver
  4. Contemplation – McCoy Tyner
  5. A New Day – Dave Holland & Prism
  6. Masquenada – Hugh Masekela
  7. New Song – Omer Avital
  8. Kiss – Jeff “Tain” Watts
  9. Book’s Bossa – Roy Hargrove
  10. New Song – Dmitry Chemirev Quintet
  11. Deluge – Wayne Shorter
  12. Alabama – John Coltrane
  13. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes – McCoy Tyner
  14. You Only Live Twice – Frank Kimbrough
  15. Arriving Soon – Cannonball Adderley
  16. Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah – Pharoah Sanders
  17. The Answer – Orrin Evans
  18. On Green Dolphin Street – Barney Kessel, Ray Brown & Shelly Manne
  19. Bright Mississippi – Thelonious Monk
  20. The Fool On The Hill – ARTEMIS
  21. Maputo – Bob James
  22. Close Your Eyes – Keith Jarrett
  23. Anyone Who Had a Heart – Luther Vandross
  24. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  25. That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind & Fire

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G.O.P. = Guns Over People

<rant>
I see a lot of posts that reference “people in power” who do nothing to stop this madness. I see complaints about the “do-nothing Senate.” I see a lot of people trying to stay safely in the middle.

Let’s just face the facts. 90 percent of Americans are in favor of some form of gun control, but 50 Republican Senators oppose even debating legislation. I’m so especially tired of “thoughts and prayers” when children, teachers, the elderly are massacred, gunned down with weapons Republicans refuse to control. Republicans want to comfort victims’ families after refusing to do anything to help keep their loved ones alive in the first place.

As with many things going in the wrong direction these days, this isn’t about both sides, or nameless context-free objects. We have one party that’s anti gun control, science, women’s rights, voting rights, democracy. One side. The GOP.

And it’s not just “powerful elected officials.” It’s the people who voted for them. We should all look in the mirror. You should look in the mirror.

Who’s responsible for this mess? We are. Who’s accoutable? Definitely not Republicans.
</rant>

#JazzChurch 108 – Sunday, May 22, 2022

Today we listened to Herbie Hancock, the Larry Coryell Quartet, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, Soweto Kinch, Barry Stephenson, Ranky Tanky, Herb Alpert, Cal Tjader, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Macy Gray, and Mandrill.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 108 - Sunday, May 22, 2022
  1. Travelin’ Blues – McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson
  2. You’ll Know When You Get There – Herbie Hancock
  3. Something’s Got a Hold On Me – John Scofield
  4. Sienna “Welcome, My Darling” – Larry Coryell Quartet
  5. Straight Life – Freddie Hubbard
  6. In Walked Horace – J.J. Johnson
  7. The Anatomy of Hate – Soweto Kinch
  8. Message from Abrasive Negro: It Is What It Is (Y’all Ain’t Ready) – Barry Stephenson
  9. Stand by Me – Ranky Tanky
  10. Lean on Me – Lynne Arriale Trio
  11. Hub-Tones – Kamasi Washington
  12. Communion – John Patitucci
  13. Toys – Herbie Hancock
  14. Rise – Herb Alpert
  15. Sun Goddess – Earth, Wind & Fire feat. Ramsey Lewis
  16. Solar Heat – Cal Tjader
  17. Sunny – Peter White
  18. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You? – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  19. Kiss Me In The Morning – The Eddy & Jorja Smith feat. Jorja Smith
  20. Moody’s Mood for Love (I’m In the Mood for Love) – Quincy Jones, James Moody, Brian McKnight, Take 6 & Rachelle Ferrell
  21. Do Something – Macy Gray
  22. As It Was – Harry Styles
  23. Echoes In My Mind – Mandrill
  24. Step Down – The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
  25. Hub Tones – Nomumbah

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#JazzChurch 107 - Sunday, May 15, 2022

#JazzChurch 107 – Sunday, May 15, 2022

Today we listened to Mahalia Jackson, Dave Holland, Eric Reed, John Patitucci, Yusef Lateef, Hugh Masekela, Terri Lyne Carrington, Paul Chambers, Warren Wolf, World Saxophone Quartet, The Temptations, Rose Royce, Buddy Miles, Chaka Khan, and Kurtis Blow & Frankie Beverly.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 107 - Sunday, May 15, 2022
  1. The Watcher – Dave Holland
  2. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  3. Garden Song – Keith Oxman
  4. A Chant for Bu – Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
  5. Come Sunday – Eric Reed
  6. Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
  7. Soul Eyes – John Patitucci
  8. Get Over, Get Off, and Get On – Yusef Lateef
  9. Unhlanhia – Hugh Masekela
  10. Cantelope Island – Hugh Masekela
  11. 49th Parallel – Neil Swainson Quintet
  12. Come Sunday – Terri Lyne Carrington feat. Natalie Cole
  13. I Want To Talk About You – John Coltrane
  14. Stretching – Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
  15. Visitation – Paul Chambers feat. John Coltrane
  16. Four Stars from Heaven – Warren Wolf
  17. Down By the Riverside – Mahalia Jackson
  18. The Sower – John Patitucci
  19. Come Sunday – World Saxophone Quartet
  20. Don’t Look Back – The Temptations
  21. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Rose Royce
  22. Down by the River – Buddy Miles
  23. We Got to Live Together – Buddy Miles
  24. What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me – Chaka Khan
  25. Joy and Pain – MAZE & Frankie Beverly with Kurtis Blow

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#JazzChurch 106 — Sunday, May 8, 2022

Today we listened to McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Clifford Lamb, Joe Lovano, Nelda Swiggett Quintet, Branford Marsalis Quartet, John Patitucci, Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell Quartet, John Coltrane, Yusef Lateef, Marquis Hill, Makaya McCraven, Grace Jones, Sam & Dave, Maze & Frankie Beverly, and Roy Ayers.

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bbebop · #JazzChurch 106 - Sunday, May 8, 2022
  1. Fly With The Wind – McCoy Tyner
  2. Jung Parade – Metropole Orchestra, John Scofield & Vince Mendoza
  3. Shadow of Lo – Chick Corea
  4. Martha’s Prize – Cedar Walton
  5. Peace Requiem – Clifford Lamb
  6. If You Could See Me Now – Joe Lovano
  7. Alaska – Nelda Swiggett Quintet
  8. Gloomy Sunday – Branford Marsalis Quartet
  9. Jesus Is On the Mainline – John Patitucci
  10. All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm – Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell Quartet
  11. Wise One – John Patitucci
  12. Desafinado – Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
  13. Black Orpheus – Brent Jensen
  14. Giant Steps – John Patitucci
  15. Theme For Ernie – John Coltrane
  16. Port Of Rico – Ray Brown Trio feat. Stanley Turrentine
  17. Lover Man – Yusef Lateef
  18. Blue Jean – Dave Holland Octet
  19. Fitz Figgity Phoom Phoom – Barry Stephenson
  20. I’m a Fool to Want You – Donald Byrd
  21. Stretching – Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
  22. The Watcher – Marquis Hill
  23. Finances – Makaya McCraven
  24. It’s a Shame – Paul Jackson Jr.
  25. Walking In The Rain – Grace Jones
  26. Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
  27. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby – Sam & Dave
  28. Happy Feelin’s – Maze & Frankie Beverly
  29. Joy and Pain – Maze & Frankie Beverly
  30. Running Away – Roy Ayers

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#JazzChurch 105 – Sunday, May 1, 2022

#JazzChurch 105 – Sunday, May 1, 2022 – The Special Happy New Year Edition!!!

A little over two years ago, I had an idea. I love music, especially jazz. It gives so much meaning to my life. Why not stream some of my favorites on Sunday afternoon. With a bit of encouragement from my friends, I began doing just that. It’s been a fantastic journey. We revisited the 25 songs I played on Episode #1 and then moved into an extended “After-Party.”

Thanks for being part of #JazzChurch! We made a #JoyfulNoise! 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 105 – Sunday, May 1, 2022
  1. Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord – The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  2. Photograph – Joe Henderson
  3. Dear Lord – Gary Bartz feat. Andy Bey
  4. Come Sunday – Charles Lloyd
  5. The People Could Fly – Camilla George
  6. He Knows How Much You Can Bear – Terell Stafford
  7. New Delhi – Cannonball Adderley
  8. Lord, Help Me to Be – Alice Coltrane
  9. Tulle – John Scofield
  10. Nothing Personal – Michael Brecker
  11. Turiya And Ramakrishna – Alice Coltrane
  12. 30 Years – Betty Carter
  13. A Turtle’s Dream – Abbey Lincoln
  14. Harriet Tubman – Wynton Marsalis Septet
  15. Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord – Pharoah Sanders
  16. Tha Go ‘Round – B Sharp Jazz Quartet
  17. No. 3 – Geri Allen
  18. Beautiful Love – Harvey Wainapel
  19. Eternal – Branford Marsalis Quartet
  20. Friend Forever – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
  21. Gaslight – Duke Pearson
  22. Sail Away – Kenny Barron
  23. I Waited For You – Bebop & Beyond
  24. Peresina – McCoy Tyner
  25. Time Remembered – Bill Evans
  26. Get Up – Amel Larrieux
  27. Golden Rough – The Bamboos
  28. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  29. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs
  30. Chic Cheer – Chic
  31. Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon – Dr. Buzzard’s
  32. Brazilian Rhyme (Ponta de Areia) – Earth, Wind & Fire
  33. Think Twice – Erykah Badu featuring Roy Hargrove
  34. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic
  35. Irreplaceable – The Funky Lowlives
  36. Believer (Funkhaus Sessions) – Jazzanova
  37. Bad Bad News – Leon Bridges
  38. You Should Do It – Peter Brown
  39. Once You Get Started – Rufus
  40. Keep On Movin’ – Soul II Soul
  41. Donaueschingen – Truby Trio
  42. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
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#JazzChurch 105 Show Notes

1. The Edwin Hawkins Singers: “Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord”

Album: “Oh Happy Day”

2. Joe Henderson: “Photograph”

Album: “Double Rainbow”

Bass – Christian McBride
Composed By – Carlos Jobim*
Drums – Jack DeJohnette
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Tenor Saxophone – Joe Henderson

3. Gary Bartz: “Dear Lord”

Album: “Coltrane Rules: Tao of a Music Warrior”

Vocals – Andy Bey
Alto Saxophone – Gary Bartz
Piano – Barney McCall
Bass – James King
Drums – Greg Bandy
Composer – John Coltrane

I love this song, beginning with the original instrumental version by John Coltrane. I’ve always loved Andy Bey’s voice, and the lyrics he wrote for “Dear Lord”. Oh Man!!!


4. Charles Lloyd: “Come Sunday”

Album: “Jumping the Creek”

Come Sunday
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, Please look down and see my people through.

Saxophone – Charles Lloyd
Piano – Geri Allen
Double Bass – Robert Hurst
Drums, Percussion – Eric Harland

5. Camilla George, Shirley Tetteh, Sarah Tandy, Daniel Casimir & Femi Koleoso: “The People Could Fly”

Album: “The People Could Fly”

Alto Saxophone, Written-By – Camilla George
Bass – Daniel Casimir
Drums – Femi Koleoso
Guitar – Shirley Tetteh
Piano, Electric Piano – Sarah Tandy

6. Terell Stafford: “He Knows How Much You Can Bear”

Album: “New Beginnings”

Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Derrick Hodge
Drums – Dana Hall
Piano – Mulgrew Miller
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Terell Stafford
Alto Saxophone – Dick Oatts


7. Cannonball Adderley: “New Delhi”

Album: “The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus”

Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley
Cornet – Nat Adderley
Piano – Wynton Kelly
Vibraphone – Victor Feldman
Bass – Sam Jones
Drums – Louis Hayes

8. Alice Coltrane: “Lord, Help Me to Be”

Album: “Monastic Trio”

Piano – Alice Coltrane
Bass – Jimmy Garrison
Percussion – Ben Riley
Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

9. John Scofield: “Tulle”

Album: “Quiet”

Alto Flute, English Horn, Tenor Saxophone – Charles Pillow
Bass Clarinet – Roger Rosenberg
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Bill Stewart, Duduka Da Fonseca
Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Randy Brecker
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Lawrence Feldman
French Horn – Fred Griffen*, John Clark
Guitar, Producer – John Scofield
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Tuba, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson


10. Michael Brecker: “Nothing Personal”

Album: “Michael Brecker”

Saxophone – Michael Brecker
Keyboards – Kenny Kirkland
Guitar – Pat Metheny
Bass – Charlie Haden
Drums – Jack DeJohnette

11. Alice Coltrane: “Turiya And Ramakrishna”

Album: “Ptah, The El Daoud”

Piano – Alice Coltrane
Bass – Ron Carter + Wow THAT SOLO!!! TRANSCRIBE!!
Drums – Ben Riley
Tenor Saxophone – Joe Henderson and Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah and Joe, together!!!


12. Betty Carter: “30 Years”

Album: “Droppin’ Things”

Vocals – Betty Carter
Bass – Tarus Mateen
Drums – Gregory Hutchinson
Piano – Marc Cary

13. Abbey Lincoln: “A Turtle’s Dream”

Album: “A Turtle’s Dream”

Vocals – Abbey Lincoln
Piano – Rodney Kendrick
Tenor Saxophone – Julien Lourau
Bass – Charlie Haden
Drums – Victor Lewis

I love this song so very much!!!

Lyrics:

Often I sing when I’m all alone
And no one can see me but me
think and wonder what I am
And how I came to be

I can swim the ocean
And it’s deep and wide
And in the house above me
Abide

Maybe one day I’ll fly like an eagle
Fly like a bird and go and go
Soar like an eagle
Walk like a lion
Although it won’t be I know

But I can swim the ocean
And it’s deep and wide
And in the house above me
Abide

I guess the time has come for me to go
And look around for something, oh
Just moving in my house you know
Moving slowly is not really bad
Moving slowly you see
The wonders of the deep
Just waiting there for me

And I can swim the ocean
And it’s deep and wide
And in the house above me
Abide
And in the house above me
Abide…

Written By: Abbey Lincoln, Laurent Cugny


14. Wynton Marsalis Septet: “Harriet Tubman”

Album: “Live at the Village Vanguard”

Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis
Alto Saxophone – Wessell Anderson
Tenor Saxophone – Todd Williams
Trombone – Wycliffe Gordon
Piano – Marcus Roberts
Bass – Reginald Veal
Drums – Herlin Riley


15. Pharoah Sanders: “Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord”

Album: “Summun, Bukmun, Umyun”

Pharoah Sanders – saxophone, cow horn, bells, tritone whistle, cowbells, wood flute, thumb piano, percussion
Woody Shaw – trumpet, maracas, yodeling, percussion
Gary Bartz – alto saxophone, bells, cowbell, shakers, percussion
Lonnie Liston Smith – piano, cowbell, thumb piano, percussion
Cecil McBee – bass WOW! That Solo!!
Clifford Jarvis – drums
Nathaniel Bettis – xylophone, yodeling, African percussion
Anthony Wiles – conga drum and African percussion

16. B Sharp Jazz Quartet: “Tha Go ‘Round”

Album: “Tha Go ‘Round”

Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Randall Willis
Piano – Rodney Lee
Bass – Osama Afifi <– my bass teacher!!
Drums – Herb Graham Jr.


17. Geri Allen: “No. 3”

Album: “The Nurturer”

Piano – Geri Allen
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Marcus Belgrave
Alto Saxophone – Kenny Garrett
Bass – Robert Hurst
Drums – Jeff Watts

18. Harvey Wainapel: “Beautiful Love”

Album: “The Hang”

Harvey Wainapel Tenor Saxophone
Phil Grenadier Trumpet
Kenny Barron Piano
Larry Grenadier Bass
Kenny Wollesen Drums

19. Branford Marsalis Quartet: “Eternal”

Album: “Eternal”

Saxophone, Composer – Branford Marsalis
Piano – Joey Calderazzo
Bass – Eric Revis
Drums – Jeff “Tain” Watts


20. Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: “Friend Forever”

Album: “Those Who Were”

Acoustic Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Ulf Wakenius
Drums – Victor Lewis

21. Duke Pearson: “Gaslight”

Album: “Sweet Honey Bee”

Piano – Duke Pearson
Tenor Saxophone – Joe Henderson
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding
Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Mickey Roker

22. Kenny Barron: “Sail Away”

Album: “Wanton Spirit”

Kenny Barron piano
Charlie Haden Bass
Roy Haynes drums

23. Bebop & Beyond: “I Waited For You”

Album: “Plays Dizzy Gillespie”

Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals – Dizzy Gillespie
Piano – George Cables
Guitar – Randy Vincent
Bass – Jeff Chambers
Drums – Donald Bailey


24. McCoy Tyner Big Band: “Peresina”

Album: “Journey”

Piano, Composer – McCoy Tyner
Alto Saxophone – Joe Ford
Bass – Avery Sharpe
Drums – Aaron Scott
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Doug Harris
French Horn – John Clark
Percussion, Trumpet – Jerry Gonzalez
Tenor Saxophone – Billy Harper (SOLO), John Stubblefield
Trombone – Frank Lucy, Steve Turré
Trumpet – Earl Gardner, Eddie Henderson (SOLO), Virgil Jones
Tuba – Tony Underwood

25. Bill Evans : “Time Remembered”

Album: “The Best of Bill Evans”

Piano, Written-By – Bill Evans Guitar – Jim Hall Tenor Saxophone – Zoot Sims Bass – Ron Carter Drums – “Philly” Joe Jones

26. Amel Larrieux: “Get Up”

Album: “Get Up - Single”

27. The Bamboos: “Golden Rough”

Album: “Step It Up”

Tenor Saxophone – Anton Delecca
Trumpet – Ross Irwin
Guitar – Lance Ferguson
Organ – Ben Grayson
Bass – Yuri Pavlinov
Drums – Daniel Farrugia

28. Bill Withers: “Lovely Day”

Album: “The Best Of Bill Withers: Lean On Me”

When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way

Then I look at you
And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day (lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day)

29. Boz Scaggs: “Lowdown (Live at Great American Music Hall / August 2003)”

Album: “Greatest Hits Live”

30. Chic: “Chic Cheer”

Album: “C’est Chic”

David Lasley – vocals
Luci Martin – vocals
Nile Rodgers – guitar, vocals
Raymond Jones – Fender Rhodes electric piano
Robert Sabino – clavinet, acoustic piano, electric piano
Bernard Edwards – bass guitar
Tony Thompson – drums

31. Dr. Buzzard’s: “Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon”

Album: “”Original” Savannah Band”

Bass, Vocals, Lyrics By – August Darnell
Drums – Mickey Sevilla
Engineer – Jim Bonnefond
Engineer – Jeffrey Kawalek
Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Arranged By, Music By – Stony Browder
Percussion – Don Armando Bonilla
Producer – Sandy Linzer
Vibraphone – Andy Hernandez
Vocals – Cory Daye

32. Earth, Wind & Fire: “Brazilian Rhyme (Ponta de Areia)”

Album: “All ‘N All”

Vocals, Bass – Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion – Philip Bailey
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba – Maurice White

Composer - Milton Nascimento

33. Erykah Badu featuring Roy Hargrove: “Think Twice”

Album: “Worldwide Underground”

Bass – Braylon “Brother B.” Lacy
Keyboards – James Poyser
Trumpet, Vocals – Roy Hargrove
Written-By – Donald Byrd

34. Funkadelic: “One Nation Under a Groove”

Album: “Young Soul Rebels (Original Soundtrack) [Remastered]”

Throbbasonic Funkgeetarists:
> Mike ‘Kidd Funkadelic’ Hampton, Gary Shider
Banjo’d Muthaplucker:
> Bobby Lewis
Avatarian:
> Mike Hampton
Keybo’ Dans & Synthezoidees:
> Bernie ‘DaVinci’ Worrell, Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison
Rotofunkie Drum & Percussionatin’ Thumpdans:
> Jerome Brailey, W. Bootsy Collins, Larry Fratangelo, Tyrone Lampkin
Bass Thumpasaurians:
> William ‘Bootsy’ Collins, Rodney “Skeet” Curtis, Cordell ‘Boogie’ Mosson
Funkadelic Blamgusta Vocaloids (Voices For Da Nation!):
> George Clinton, Raymond (Stingray) Davis, Ron Ford, Mallia Franklin, Lynn Mabry, W. ‘Junie’ Morrison, Cordell Mosson, Dawn Silva, Gary “Dowop” Shider, Greg Thomas, Jeanette Washington, Debbie Wright


35. The Funky Lowlives: “Irreplaceable”

Album: “Cartouche”

36. Jazzanova: “Believer (Funkhaus Sessions)”

Album: “Funkhaus Studio Sessions”

Saxophone, Flute – Sebastian Borkowski
Computer, Percussion – Axel Reinemer
Congas, Bongos, Percussion – Stefan Leisering
Drums – Carl-Michael Grabinger
Bass, Percussion – Paul Kleber
Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar – Arne Jansen
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Trumpet – Sebastian Studnitzky
Trombone – Stefan Ulrich
Vocals – Paul Randolph

I can see the red light on the machine It let’s me know when it’s rolling!

37. Leon Bridges: “Bad Bad News”

Album: “Good Thing”

Backing Vocals – Ricky Reed
Backing Vocals, Drums – Joshua Block
Backing Vocals – Austin Michael Jenkins
Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Percussion, Keyboards, French Horn, Trumpet – Nate Mercereau
Saxophone – Jeff Dazey

38. Peter Brown: “You Should Do It”

Album: “A Fantasy Love Affair”

Drums, Electric Piano, Percussion – Peter Brown
Backing Vocals – Betty Wright, Pat Hurley, Wildflower
Written-By – Robert Rans

39. Rufus: “Once You Get Started”

Album: “Rufusized”

Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Chaka Khan, Rufus
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Tony Maiden
Organ, Clavinet, Backing Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer – Kevin Murphy
Bass, Backing Vocals – Bobby Watson
Drums, Percussion – André Fischer

40. Soul II Soul: “Keep On Movin’”

Album: “Keep On Movin’”

Featuring – Caron Wheeler

Why do people choose to live their lives this way? Keep on movin’ Keep on movin’, don’t stop, no

41. Truby Trio: “Donaueschingen (Peter Kruder’s Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütenremix)”

Album: “Galicia / Donaueschingen”

42. McFadden & Whitehead: “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

Album: “McFadden & Whitehead”


Thanks for listening today! See you next Sunday!!!

#JazzChurch 104 – Sunday, April 24, 2022

#JazzChurch 104 – Sunday, April 24, 2022 – Today, we listened to Quincy Jones, Cedar Walton, Jessica Williams, Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt, Robert Hurst, Mahalia Jackson, The Doobie Brothers, Ohio Players, Talking Heads, Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Funkadelic. Plus lots of connections. Check out the show notes below for more info! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 104 - Sunday, April 24, 2022
  1. Killer Joe – Quincy Jones
  2. The Vision – Cedar Walton
  3. Blues Up and Down – Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt
  4. Lonnie’s Lament – Jessica Williams Trio
  5. 3 for Lawrence – Robert Hurst
  6. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Mahalia Jackson
  7. Re Run – Kamasi Washington
  8. Après Vous – Michael Weiss
  9. Segment – Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band
  10. Passarim – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  11. Dream Jobim – Virginie Daide
  12. United – Chad Lefkowitz-Brown
  13. Hold That Thought – John Scofield
  14. Underground Memoirs – Cedar Walton
  15. Just Words – Jessica Williams Trio
  16. Miss Jackie’s Delight – Cannonball Adderley
  17. You and the Night and the Music – Alan Broadbent
  18. Fleurette Africaine – Duke Ellington
  19. Smile – Dianne Reeves
  20. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
  21. Jedediah’s Gold! – Brian Bromberg
  22. What a Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
  23. I’m Still In Love With You – Sean Paul
  24. Fire – Ohio Players
  25. Smiling Faces Sometimes – The Undisputed Truth
  26. Once In a Lifetime – Talking Heads
  27. Be Thankful – OMAR feat. Erykah Badu
  28. Step Down – The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
  29. I Burn For You – Sting
  30. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – Stevie Wonder
  31. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic
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#JazzChurch 104 Show Notes

It’s too nice a day to stay indoors, but you know, #JazzChurch must go on! Here are some of my notes for today’s episode (#104!!!)

1. Quincy Jones: “Killer Joe”

Album: “Walking in Space”

Saxophone, Flute, Reeds – Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Joel Kaye, Roland Kirk
Trombone – Alan Raph, J.J. Johnson, Tony Studd
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Freddie Hubbard, Lloyd Michels, Marvin Stamm, Dick Williams
Piano – Paul Griffin
Guitar – Eric Gale
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Grady Tate
Vocals – Hilda Harris, Maretha Stewart, Marilyn Jackson, Valerie Simpson

2. Cedar Walton: “The Vision”

Album: “Composer”

Alto Saxophone – Vincent Herring
Bass – Christian McBride
Drums – Victor Lewis
Piano – Cedar Walton
Tenor Saxophone – Ralph Moore (2)
Trumpet – Roy Hargrove


3. Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: “Blues Up and Down”

Album: “Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961”

Tenor Saxophone – Gene Ammons
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Sonny Stitt
Piano – John Houston
Bass – Charles “Buster” Williams
Drums – George Brown

During the show, I mentioned this story about how Buster Williams came to join this band. They left for Chicago the very next day!

Part 1: Buster Williams with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt from Igor + Valentine on Vimeo.


4. Jessica Williams: “Lonnie’s Lament”

Album: “Freedom Trane”

Piano – Jessica Williams
Bass – Dave Captein
Drums – Mel Brown

Pianist Jessica Williams has died | KNKX Public Radio

“The brilliant pianist and composer Jessica Williams was known for her devotion to music and her complex personality. She died on March 10.”

#### 5. Robert Hurst feat. Bennie Maupin & Marcus Belgrave: “3 for Lawrence”

Album: “BoB: A Palindrome”

Flute – Bennie Maupin
Tenor Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Trumpet – Marcus Belgrave
Piano – Robert Glasper
Acoustic Bass – Robert Hurst
Drums – Jeff “Tain” Watts
Percussion – Adam Rudolph

Detroit drummer Lawrence Williams wrote a great song entitled, “Number 3.” I’d love to play it and was looking for a chart when I came across “3 for Lawrence” on Bob Hurst’s album. It’s built on Lawrence’s bass line, and, of course, I ❤️❤️❤️ it!!!

6. Mahalia Jackson: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Album: “The Essential Mahalia Jackson”

I used to sing this song as a kid. Still love it! Go Mahalia!!!

Lyrics

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone


7. Kamasi Washington: “Re Run”

Album: “The Epic”

Tenor Saxophone – Kamasi Washington
Trombone – Ryan Porter
Trumpet – Igmar Thomas
Piano, Organ, Choir – Cameron Graves
Keyboards, Organ, Piano – Brandon Coleman
Electric Bass – Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner
Acoustic Bass – Miles Mosley
Drums – Ronald Bruner, Tony Austin
Percussion – Leon Mobley
Plus a whole buncha strings

8. Michael Weiss: “Après Vous (After You)”

Album: “Persistence”

Tenor Saxophone – Eric Alexander
Piano & Composer – Michael Weiss
Bass – Paul Gill
Drums – Pete van Nostrand

9. Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band: “Segment”

Album: “Whereas”

Saxophone – Jaleel Shaw
Piano – Robert Rodriguez
Bass – John Sullivan
Drums – Roy Haynes Composer – Charlie Parker


10. Antônio Carlos Jobim: “Passarim”

Album: “Passarim”

Antônio Carlos Jobim – composer, piano, and lead vocals
Paulo Jobim – guitar and vocals, arrangements
Sebastião Neto – bass
Paulo Braga – drums
Ana Lontra Jobim – vocals
Elizabeth Jobim – vocals
Maúcha Adnet – vocals
Paula Morelenbaum – vocals
Simone Caymmi – vocals

11. Virginie Daïdé: “Dream Jobim”

Album: “Dream Jobim”

Tenor Saxophone – Virginie Daïdé
Trumpet – Tom Harrell
Guitar – Léonida Fava
Violoncello – Agnès Vesterman
Contrabass – Luca Fattorini
Drum – Donald Kontomanou

12. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: “United”

Album: “Open World”

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: tenor, solo
Makoto Ozone: piano, solo

Bryan Davis: trumpet
Sidmar Vieira: trumpet
Rachel Therrien: trumpet
Kali Rodriguez-Peña: trumpet
Makar Kashitsyn: saxophone
Lucia Sarmiento: saxophone
Shu Ishikawa: tenor
Mina Nashaat: tenor
Eden Bareket: baritone
Carla Kollner: trombone
Ray David Alejandre: trombone
Siya Charles: trombone
Lionel Fumeaux: trombone
Bryan Carter: drums
Charles Goold: drums
Holger Marjamaa: piano
Russell Hall: bass
Josh Meader: guitar
Keisel Jimenez: congas


13. John Scofield: “Hold That Thought”

Album: “Quiet”

English Horn, Tenor Saxophone – Charles Pillow
Bass Clarinet – Roger Rosenberg
Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Randy Brecker
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Lawrence Feldman
French Horn – Fred Griffen, John Clark
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Tuba, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson
Guitar, Composed by – John Scofield
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Bill Stewart, Duduka Da Fonseca

14. Cedar Walton: “Underground Memoirs”

Album: “Composer”

Alto Saxophone – Vincent Herring
Tenor Saxophone – Ralph Moore
Trumpet – Roy Hargrove
Piano – Cedar Walton
Bass – Christian McBride
Drums – Victor Lewis

15. Jessica Williams: “Just Words”

Album: “Freedom Trane”

Piano – Jessica Williams
Bass – Dave Captein
Drums – Mel Brown

The connection between “Hold That Thought,” “Underground Memoirs,” and “Just Words?” Here’s something I posted on Facebook this week:

”Underground Memoirs” seems like something to write that no one would want to read. Are you writing for a very small audience? Maybe for an audience of one?

Why do I write anyway? Why do I want to write? Why does anyone?

#thought4today
#questions4today
#song4today

Thank you, Cedar Walton!!! He answered these questions for himself!

Me, I’m just #workingonit!!!


16. Cannonball Adderley: “Miss Jackie’s Delight”

Album: “Sophisticated Swing: The Emarcy Small-Group Sessions”

Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley
Cornet – Nat Adderley
Piano – Junior Mance
Bass – Sam Jones
Drums – Jimmy Cobb

That swings so hard! Love it!!

17. Alan Broadbent Trio: “You and the Night and the Music”

Album: “You and the Night and the Music”

Piano – Alan Broadbent
Acoustic Bass – Brian Bromberg
Drums – Joe LaBarbera

Brian Bromberg gets such a good, woody sound on bass, and now I know how. He produced this album for Alan Broadbent!

18. Duke Ellington: “Fleurette Africaine”

Album: “Money Jungle”

Piano – Duke Ellington
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums – Max Roach

Duke, Charlie, and Max!!! I didn’t know this existed until this week! #stilllearning! #workingonit!!! I got to see Charles Mingus perform only once, in the spring of 1973 at Williams College. Alas, I didn’t know enough to realize how important that was. I know now!!

Terri Lyne Carrington recorded a great album with songs from Duke’s “Money Jungle” album. I love that one too!

19. Dianne Reeves: “Smile”

Album: “Quiet After the Storm”

Piano – George Duke
Acoustic Guitar – Kevin Eubanks
Bass – Chris Severin
Drums – Terri Lyne Carrington
Backing Vocals – Cherub Femmes & Two Cherub Mens
Lyrics By – Dianne Reeves
Music By – George Duke

“Smile is just a frown turned upside down!” Nice song recommended by Mrs. Rev. Bill E. Bob!!! Some of the following songs too!


20. Lloyd Price: “Stagger Lee”

Album: “Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings”

Yeah, you could dance to this! From Mrs. Rev. Bill E. Bob: “Why, as an 8 or so year old did I like this song⁉️🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️” Great question!

21. Brian Bromberg: “Jedediah’s Gold!”

Album: “A Little Driving Music”

Bass – Brian Bromberg
Piano – Tom Zink
Trombone – Nick Lane
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet – Michael Stever
Violin, Soloist – Charlie Bisharat
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Neu
Drums – Joel Taylor
String Orchestra – National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic
Percussion – Lenny Castro

Released in 2021 and including a song titled, “Quarantine,” this album has pandemic written all over it!

22. The Doobie Brothers: “What a Fool Believes”

Album: “Minute By Minute”

Banjo – Herb Pedersen
Bass – Tiran Porter
Congas – Bobby LaKind
Drums – John Hartman, Keith Knudsen
Fiddle – Byron Berline
Guitar – Jeffrey Baxter, Patrick Simmons
Harmonica – Norton Buffalo
Keyboards – Michael McDonald
Lead Vocals – Michael McDonald
Saxophone – Andrew Love
Synthesizer – Bill Payne, Michael McDonald
Trumpet – Ben Cauley
Vocals – Bobby LaKind, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter

23. Sean Paul feat. Sasha: “I’m Still In Love With You”

Album: “Dutty Rock”

Featuring – Sasha

24. Ohio Players: “Fire”

Album: “Gold”


25. The Undisputed Truth: “Smiling Faces Sometimes”

Album: “The Best of Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces”

Recommended by my friend Carol as counterpoint to Dianne Reeves’ “Smile” (#19 above)

26. Talking Heads: “Once In a Lifetime”

Album: “Remain In Light”

Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion – Jerry Harrison
Bass, Keyboards, Percussion – Tina Weymouth
Drums, Keyboards, Percussion – Chris Frantz
Guitar – Adrian Belew
Percussion – Jose Rossy, Robert Palmer

I haven’t watched the “We Crashed” series, but saw a little of the last episode. They played this song by the Talking Heads, and it seemed as if it was composed for show. Perfect fit!

27. OMAR feat. Erykah Badu: “Be Thankful”

Album: “Pass It On - Single”

Diamonds in the back Sunroof top Digging the scene With a gangster lean #woohoo

28. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: “Step Down”

Album: “Step Down”

29. Sting: “I Burn For You”

Album: “Bring On The Night”

Lead Vocals and Guitar – Sting
Backing Vocals – Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis
Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Keyboards – Kenny Kirkland
Bass – Darryl Jones
Drums – Omar Hakim


30. Stevie Wonder: “You Haven’t Done Nothin’”

Album: “Original Musiquarium”


31. Funkadelic: “One Nation Under a Groove”

Album: “Young Soul Rebels”

This is chance to dance our way out of our constrictions

one nation under a groove
gettin’ down just for the funk of it
one nation and we’re on the move
nothing can stop us now!! — My most fervent wish!!


Thanks for listening today! Two full years of #JazzChurch is a wrap! See you next Sunday as we start year 3 by revisiting the very first episode from May 3, 2020.

#JazzChurch 103 – Sunday, April 17, 2022

#JazzChurch 103 – Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Today, we remembered the great bassist Charnett Moffett who died this week at the age of 54. We also honored bassists Richard Davis who turned 92 years young on Friday, and Buster Williams, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

We listened to Miles Davis, Charnett Moffett, Richard Davis, Cedar Walton, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Kenny Garrett, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Gregory Porter, Sly & The Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 103 - Sunday, April 17, 2022
  1. Unit 7 – Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio
  2. I Want to Be Happy – Art Farmer Quartet
  3. Mascalero – Miles Davis
  4. I Fall In Love Too Easily – Miles Davis
  5. Impressions – Stanley Jordan
  6. For Wee Folks – Wynton Marsalis
  7. Trane Like – McCoy Tyner, Charnett Moffett & Al Foster
  8. Many Mansions – Sonny Sharrock
  9. For Tomorrow – McCoy Tyner
  10. Simone – Richard Davis
  11. Dual Force – Freddie Hubbard
  12. If You Could See Me Now – Brian Melvin
  13. Afternoon In Paris – Cedar Walton
  14. Theme for Lester Young (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat) – Charles Mingus
  15. Song For DiFang – Kenny Garrett
  16. (Used to Be A) Cha Cha – Jaco Pastorius Big Band/Victor Bailey
  17. Flash Mob – Anton Schwartz
  18. Backyard Groove – Kenny Garrett
  19. Inside Out – Alternative Guitar Summit feat. Adam Rogers & Peter Bernstein
  20. Everything Will Come In Time – The Clayton Brothers
  21. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  22. Don’t Be a Fool – Gregory Porter
  23. Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
  24. Sing a Song – Earth, Wind & Fire
  25. That Girl – Stevie Wonder
  26. On the Level – Philippe Saisse Trio
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Show Notes

1. Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio: “Unit 7”

Album: “Smokin’ At The Half Note”

Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Jimmy Cobb
Guitar – Wes Montgomery
Piano – Wynton Kelly

2. Art Farmer Quartet: “I Want to Be Happy”

Album: “‘Live’ At the Half-Note”

Bass – Steve Swallow
Design – Marvin Israel
Drums – Walter Perkins
Flugelhorn – Art Farmer
Guitar – Jim Hall

3. Miles Davis: “Mascalero”

Album: “No Blues” (1967)

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Tony Williams
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Tenor & Composer – Wayne Shorter
Trumpet – Miles Davis

4. Miles Davis: “I Fall In Love Too Easily” (1963)

Album: “Seven Steps To Heaven”

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Frank Butler
Piano – Victor Feldman
Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
Trumpet – Miles Davis

5. Stanley Jordan: “Impressions”

Album: “Stolen Moments”

Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Kenwood Dennard
Electric Guitar – Stanley Jordan

6. Wynton Marsalis: “For Wee Folks”

Album: “Black Codes (From The Underground)”

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Jeff (Tain) Watts
Piano – Kenny Kirkland
Soprano Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis

Black Codes (From the Underground) is an album by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis that won two Grammy Awards in 1985: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group and Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist.

7. McCoy Tyner, Charnett Moffett & Al Foster: “Trane Like”

Album: “Trio Live in Gdynia” (2000 released in 2021)

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Al Foster
Piano – McCoy Tyner

8. Sonny Sharrock: “Many Mansions”

Album: “Ask the Ages”

Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Elvin Jones
Electric Guitar, Written-By – Sonny Sharrock
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

9. McCoy Tyner: “For Tomorrow”

Album: “Love & Peace”

Bass – Richard Davis
Drums, Producer – Elvin Jones
Electric Guitar – Jean-Paul Bourelly
Piano – McCoy Tyner
Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

10. Richard Davis: “Simone”

Album: “The Bassist ~ Homage To Diversity”

Acoustic Bass, Vocals – Richard Davis
Piano, Other – John Hicks

11. Freddie Hubbard: “Dual Force”

Album: “Outpost”

Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Piano – Kenny Barron
Bass and Composer – Buster Williams
Drums – Al Foster

Happy Birthday, Buster!!

12. Brian Melvin: “If You Could See Me Now”

Album: “Standards Zone”

Bass – Jaco Pastorius
Drums, Producer – Brian Melvin
Piano – Jon Davis

I love Jaco’s playing and compositions, and love it when he played the melody!

13. Cedar Walton: “Afternoon In Paris”

Album: “Manhattan Afternoon”

Bass – David Williams
Drums – Billy Higgins
Piano – Cedar Walton

14. Charles Mingus: “Theme for Lester Young (aka Goodbye Porkpie Hat)”

Album: “Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus”

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dolphy
Bass, Piano – Charles Mingus
Drums – Walter Perkins
Piano – Jaki Byard
Saxophone & Flute – Jerome Richardson
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin
Tenor Saxophone – Dick Hafer
Trombone – Britt Woodman
Trumpet – Eddie Preston, Richard Williams
Tuba – Don Butterfield

15. Kenny Garrett: “Song For DiFang”

Album: “Happy People”

Bass Guitar – Marcus Miller
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Michael “Patches” Stewart
Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Kenny Garrett
Drums – Chris Dave
Piano – Vernell Brown

16. Jaco Pastorius Big Band: “(Used To Be A) Cha Cha”

Album: “Word Of Mouth Revisited”

Bass – Victor Bailey
Soloist [Piano] – Mike Levine
Soloist [Piccolo] – Billy Ross
Written-By – Jaco Pastorius

17. Anton Schwartz: “Flash Mob”

Album: “Flash Mob” (2015)

Bass – John Shifflett
Drums – Lorca Hart
Piano – Taylor Eigsti
Tenor Saxophone – Anton Schwartz
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Dominick Farinacci

18. Kenny Garrett: “Backyard Groove”

Album: “Do Your Dance!”

Kenny Garrett, alto sax
Vernell Brown Jr - piano
Corcoran Holt - bass
Ronald Bruner Jr. - drums

19. Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein: “Inside Out”

Album: “Alternative Guitar Summit Honoring Pat Martino, Vol. 1”

Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein - guitars
Dezron Douglas - bass
Allan Mednard - drums

20. The Clayton Brothers: “Everything Will Come In Time”

Album: “The Music”

Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Jeff Clayton,
Bass – John Clayton
Drums – Jeff Hamilton
Piano – Bill Cunliffe

21. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”

Album: “Gold”

“Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” was the B-side to the more popular “You’ve Been In Love Too Long”

22. Gregory Porter: “Don’t Be a Fool”

Album: “Take Me to the Alley”

Alto Saxophone – Yosuke Sato,
Bass – Aaron James,
Drums – Emanuel Harrold
Organ – Ondrej Pivec
Piano – Chip Crawford
Tenor Saxophone – Tivon Pennicott
Trumpet – Keyon Harrold
Voice – Alicia Olatuja, Gregory Porter

23. Sly & The Family Stone: “Sing A Simple Song”

Album: “Stand!”

Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Gregg Errico, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham, Rose Stone, and Sly Stone

24. Earth, Wind & Fire: “Sing a Song”

Album: “Greatest Hits”

25. Stevie Wonder: “That Girl”

Album: “Original Musiquarium”

Piano, Vocals – Stevie Wonder
Bass – Nathan LaMat Watts
Drums – Dennis Davis
Electric Piano – Isaiah Sanders
Guitar – Ben Bridges, Rick Zunigar
Percussion – Earl DeRouen

26. Philippe Saisse Trio: “On the Level”

Album: “On the Level”

Chat:

1stbassman2020: 😎

1stbassman2020: Awesome

1stbassman2020: Cat has chops!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: YES!!! Muscular bass playing!!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: I love his playing on upright, and he was also way out there on electric bass, too!

1stbassman2020: So true. Do you remember Pieces of a Dream? They were a cool funky Jazz group.

1stbassman2020: So true. Do you remember Pieces of a Dream? They were a cool funky Jazz group.

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: I don’t think I ever listened to them but they’re on my list now!

1stbassman2020: Cat has chops!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: Solo on “Trane Like” is sick! I don’t know how he could imagine playing all that and then play it!!!

Here’s a scene from yesterday morning. Spring is underway. You can see the leaves coming in, but that’s just beginning. Something I hadn’t noticed before. At this moment, you can see the leaves and the underlying skeletal structure of the trees. The skeleton will soon disappear, but it’ll still be there, deeply rooted and holding things together.

#BeABetterNoticer #WorkingOnIt!!!

#OnThisDay: April 16, 2019

Early in my career, a colleague suggested I send a “brilliant yet difficult” employee to an American Management Association training program formally called Executive Effectiveness and euphemistically referred to as “charm school.” I reached out to the AMA instructor, who assured me that the class was appropriate. However, he also suggested I first take the workshop myself to be better able to support my direct report. He told me, “no one ever takes this advice.” Challenge accepted!

Not only did I learn a lot, but his advice also set a pattern for me. I go first. It helps me help you. If I’m open, it also just helps me. I wouldn’t be where and who I am without following this idea of taking the training first!

P.S. Charm school taught me that I should be less charming, that I should speak what’s on my mind because the team needs to hear it. Still #workingonit!!!

Tanganyika Dance - The Sound of Jazz!

I love Kurt Elling’s version of this great McCoy Tyner composition, and especially these lyrics:

One thousand saxophones infiltrate the city,
each with a man inside
hidden in ordinary cases
labeled fragile.

A fleet of trumpets drop their hooks
inside of the outside.

Ten waves of trombones approach the city
under blue cover of late autumn’s neoclassical clouds.

Five hundred bass men, all string-feet tall,
feeding it back to the bass.

One hundred drummers each a stick in each hand.

The delicate rumble of pianos moving in.

The secret agent, an innocent bystander,
drops a note in the wail-box.

Five generals gathered in the gallery,
blowing plans.

At last, the secret code is flashed:

Now is the time!

Now is the time!

Attack!!

The Sound of Jazz!

The City falls!

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

#JazzChurch 102 — Sunday, April 10, 2022

#JazzChurch 102 – Sunday, April 10, 2022 – We listened to Keith Jarrett, Cannonball Adderley, George Cables, Freddie Hubbard, Kurt Elling, Ramòn Valle Trio, Toots & The Maytals, Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Junior Walker & The All-Stars, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Polyrhythmics, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and Stevie Wonder :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 102 - Sunday, April 10, 2022
  1. Early Afternoon Blues – Chick Corea
  2. Kaa – Maisha
  3. It Might As Well Be Spring – Keith Jarrett
  4. Star Eyes – Cannonball Adderley
  5. Helen’s Song – George Cables
  6. Sky Dive – Freddie Hubbard
  7. Early Morning Blues – Peter Weniger & Martin Wind feat. Bill Mays & Matt Wilson
  8. Tanganyika Dance (The Man from Tanganyika) – Kurt Elling
  9. Sintra – Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest
  10. Feel the Groove – SFJAZZ Collective
  11. Nights at Catalonia – Tom Harrell
  12. Come Sunday – Terri Lyne Carrington feat. Natalie Cole
  13. Viva Coltrane – Ramòn Valle Trio
  14. Plane Over Kansas – Eric Harland
  15. Solar – John Abercrombie & John Scofield feat. George Mraz & Peter Donald
  16. You Know I Care – Kendrick Scott, Walter Smith, Mike Moreno, Gerald Clayton & Derrick Hodge
  17. It’s a Shame – Paul Jackson Jr.
  18. Invitation – Joe Sample
  19. Higher Ground – Toots & The Maytals
  20. Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
  21. (What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
  22. I Don’t Need No Doctor – John Scofield
  23. Shotgun – Junior Walker & The All-Stars
  24. It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
  25. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  26. Pink Wasabi – Polyrhythmics
  27. Come and Be a Winner – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  28. Beto Kele (Nosotros Somos) – Novalima
  29. Chronic Fatigue – Beat Fatigue
  30. Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
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#JazzChurch 101 – Sunday, April 3, 2022

#JazzChurch 101 – Sunday, April 3, 2022 – We listened to Trio Beyond, Mahalia Jackson, Darrell Grant, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Barron, Nina Simone, The Baylor Project, Joe Williams, Andy Bey, Kenny Garrett, Tierney Sutton, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Kye Alfred Hillig, Jen Chapin, and the prophetic words of Martin Luther King, Jr. from this day in 1968 :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 101 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
  1. Reconciliation – Darrell Grant
  2. April – Dick Oatts, Don Braden & Vincent Herring
  3. Passion Dance – Mike Boone Quintet
  4. If – Trio Beyond
  5. I’ve Been Buked – Javon Jackson feat. Nikki Giovanni
  6. I’ve Been to the Mountaintop – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Mahalia Jackson
  8. I Shall Believe – Darrell Grant
  9. Requiem For Martin Luther King – Carsten Meinert Kvartet
  10. Precious Lord – Cyrus Chestnut
  11. Walk Tall – Cannonball Adderley
  12. Memories Of You – Kenny Barron
  13. Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
  14. Do You Remember This? – The Baylor Project feat. Sullivan Fortner
  15. Two Blocks From The Edge – Michael Brecker Quartet
  16. April Joy – Pat Metheny Group
  17. Let the Good Times Roll – Henry Franklin, Robert Turner & Carl Burnett
  18. April in Paris – Joe Williams
  19. The April Fools – Dionne Warwick
  20. I’ll Remember April – Andy Bey
  21. Sing A Song Of Song – Kenny Garrett
  22. Consider Me Gone – The Tierney Sutton Band
  23. Pastime Paradise – Stevie Wonder
  24. Humpty Dumpty – Chick Corea Akoustic Band
  25. Driven to Tears – The Tierney Sutton Band
  26. Lost and Lookin’ – Sam Cooke
  27. What the Hell Is Wrong With Me? – Kye Alfred Hillig
  28. Ode To Billie Joe – Halie Loren
  29. Love Tastes Like Strawberries – Somi feat. Gregory Porter
  30. Jesus Children of America – Jen Chapin
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A Very Excellent Good Day

Here's a “back-in-the-day” selfie with some of my Tacoma Power RPA colleagues. We did great things together!

“Good morning!!! Today’s going to be a good day!!” That’s a message an esteemed colleague sent me this morning, and I’m happy to say it’s true!

Today is my last working for Tacoma Power and the City of Tacoma. Finishing up some odds and ends this morning, then lunch with my team members. We haven’t been in the same room in over two years, although we see each other every day. We’ve grown closer through the pandemic even though we were further apart.

Later today, we’ll have an event I’ve been calling “Bill Berry’s Very Excellent Virtual Retirement Soirée and Jamboree.” I started this resignation/retirement process thinking I didn’t need a retirement party. My team convinced me that they and others in our organization wanted the opportunity to send me off in the right way, and they weren’t alone.

Now I’ve turned 180º and need this more than anyone else. I’ve been hearing and will hear very nice things said about me. There’ll be some stories, maybe even a tall tale or two. Hopefully, we won’t spill too many tears.

However, this will be an opportunity for me to say, “Thank You!” We accomplish almost nothing by ourselves. I’ve generated a boatload of ideas (once upon a time, I was known unofficially as a “Random Thought Generator”). But even the most valuable ideas fall flat without help and support from those around me. I want to thank and offer my best wishes to everyone who helped, offered support, provided feedback along the way!

Yes, today’s going to be a perfect day!

#JazzChurch 100 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

#JazzChurch 100 – Sunday, March 27, 2022 – We listened to Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens, Gerald Clayton & Charles Lloyd, Roberta Flack, Javon Jackson & Nikki Giovanni, Kathleen Battle, Curtis Mayfield, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, A Taste of Honey, Marvin Gaye, and McFadden & Whitehead + commentary from Rev. Bill E. Bob! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 100 - Sunday, March 27, 2022
  1. The Rainmakers – Bänz Oester & The Rainmakers
  2. Loping – Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens
  3. Peace Invocation – Gerald Clayton feat. Charles Lloyd
  4. Tryin’ Times – Roberta Flack
  5. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Javon Jackson feat. Nikki Giovanni
  6. Hush (Somebody’s Calling My Name) – Kathleen Battle
  7. Wade in the Water – Javon Jackson feat. Nikki Giovanni
  8. We People Who Are Darker Than Blue – Curtis Mayfield
  9. PRAYER – Joel Ross
  10. March On – Lynne Arriale Trio
  11. Steal Away – Kathleen Battle, Cyrus Chestnut, Ira Coleman, & Grover Washington, Jr.
  12. Hush-A-Bye – Alvin Queen, Kenny Drew & NHØP
  13. Picks And Pans – John Scofield
  14. Be Still – Bänz Oester & The Rainmakers
  15. Falling Grace – Romain Pilon feat. Yoni Zelnik & Jeff Ballard
  16. Darkness in the Light – Jas Kayser feat. Ava Joseph & Giacomo Smith
  17. Our Folklore – Louis Matute
  18. Moment’s Notice (Live at Bluewhale) – Daniel Rotem
  19. Desafinado – Stan Getz feat. Stanley Cowell, Miroslav Vitous, & Jack Dejohnette
  20. Carlos – Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra
  21. Loud Jazz – John Scofield
  22. Down D – John Scofield
  23. Mr. JJ – Jeff “Tain” Watts
  24. Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
  25. Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 – Marvin Gaye
  26. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
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