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- 5 - Picks of the Year, Part 2: Host Dan Morgenstern offers personal best recordings of 2013.
- 12 - It’s Tucker Time: Joe Peterson surveys the career of bassist Ben Tucker. The prolific bassist, who died in 2013, played and recorded with Warne Marsh, art Pepper, Teddy Edwards, Kenny Burrell and others.
- 19 - Pee Wee Russell: The '60s impulse Recordings: Ask Me Now, College Concert (w/ Red Allen), and Spirit of '67 are showcased by Bill Kirchner.
- 26 - It’s a Blue World: Vincent Pelote plays selections from guitarist Joe Puma’s It’s a Blue World, and other recordings he made as leader and sideman.
- 2 - Walk, Don’t Run: Vincent Pelote plays selections from guitarist Johnny Smith’s considerable output for the Roost label. Smith, who died in 2013, was considered a guitarist’s guitarist.
- 9 - You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce: Joe PetersonWest Coast bassist Curtis Counce and the recoding he made with trumpeter Jack Sheldon, pianist Carl Perkins, and others.
- 16 - Booker Ervin's "The Freedom Book", issued 50 years ago, is as fresh and vital today as then, as Dan Morgenstern reminds us.
- 23 - The New York Voices (Peter Eldridge, Darmon Meader, Kim Nazarian, and Lauren Kinhan) is a Grammy Award winning jazz vocal ensemble and the subject of Bill Kirchner’s program.
- 2 - Tal Farlow: The Verve/Norgran Years. Host Vincent Pelote salutes guitarist Tal Farlow, playing some of the great recordings he made for producer Norman Granz’s Norgran and Verve labels in the 1950s.
- 9 -The Art of Addison Farmer. Host Joe Peterson salutes the artistry of bassist Addison Farmer, twin brother of trumpeter Art Farmer, who recorded with many of the great names in jazz.
- 16 - Great Recording Session: Cy Touff with great Sweets Edison (1955) and Barney Kessel with the great Ben Webster and Jimmy Rowles (1957) among others, hosted by Dan Morgenstern.
- 23 - Just Abercrombie…No Fitch: Bill Kirchner examines the music of guitarist John Abercrombie.
- 30 - The Argo Recordings of Ahmad Jamal. Host Tad Hershorn plays the recordings of legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal concentrating on his output for the Argo label that influenced Miles Davis, and countless others.
- 6 - Lotta Sax Appeal. Host Vincent Pelote spotlights the artistry of tenor saxophonist Dick Wilson, who recorded primarily with Andy Kirk and his orchestra, where he was one of the major solo voices in the band.
- 13 - Garrison’s Gigs. Host Joe Peterson will feature the bassist Jimmy Garrison by selecting recordings from his prolific career including his lengthy association with saxophonist John Coltrane.
- 20 - Great Jazz Collaborations featuring Cannonball Adderley. Host Bill Kirchner showcases the alto saxophonist in successful musical collaboration with arrangers Gil Evans (New Bottle, Old Wine) and Oliver Nelson (Domination).
- 27 - Leo Watson, King of Scat and verbal invention, heard with the Washboard Rhythm Kings, Spirits of Rhythm, Gene Krupa’s big band, Vic Dickenson and Slim Gaillard, his chief disciple. Hosted by Dan Morgenstern.
- 4 - Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder, Part 1: host Vincent Pelote with guest Edward Berger, author of a newly published book on trumpeter Joe Wilder, will play music and discuss Wilder’s accomplishments in jazz and other music.
- 11 - Softly, With Feeling: Joe Wilder, Part 2: host Vincent Pelote with guest Edward Berger, author of a newly published book on trumpeter Joe Wilder, continues to explore the life and music of this brilliant trumpet stylist.
- 18 - You Gotta Have Hart: The music of drummer Billy Hart’s Quartet (w/ Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, and Ben Street) is examined by host by Bill Kirchner.
- 25 - Remembering Jimmy, Part 1: It's been 20 years since the passing of the unique pianist (and singer) Jimmy Rowles. Hosted by Dan Morgenstern.
- 1 - Remembering Jimmy, Part 2: Dan Morgenstern continues with the music of Jimmy Rowles, this time focusing on his collaborations with Zoot Sims.
- 8 - Pops is Tops, Part 1: Host Joe Peterson surveys the career of New Orleans bassist Pops Foster, an early pioneer of the double bass in jazz at a time when most bands featured tuba players in the rhythm section.
- 15 - Gennett Records Jazz Firsts: Host Elizabeth Surles surveys highlights from Gennett Records' jazz catalog. The now-defunct record label was in operation primarily during the 1920s, producing early recordings by jazz greats ranging from Jelly Roll Morton to Duke Ellington to Louis Armstrong.
- 22 - Contextualizin’: Ian Carey: This San Francisco based trumpeter is the subject of host Bill Kirchner who will play selections from his CD Contextualizin’and other recordings featuring Carey in quintet and sextet settings.
- 29 - Louis Lives! It's close enough to July 4 to salute Louis Armstrong, who celebrated his birthday on that special day. Hosted by Dan Morgenstern.
- 6 - Forgotten Tenor Giant: Dick Wilson lived to be just 30, but left a fine legacy of solos with Andy Kirk and Mary Lou Williams. Hosted by Dan Morgenstern.
- 13 - 1964: Host Vincent Pelote plays jazz from 50 years ago.
- 20 - Just Abercrombie…No Fitch: Bill Kirchner examines the music of guitarist John Abercrombie.
- 27 - Doug Duke (not his real name) was an exceptional organist (did a stint with Hamp), who had distinguished guests during a long club run, among them Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry, Vic Dickenson, Bobby Hackett, Ray Nance--and Hamp. Dan Morgenstern hosts.
- 3 - Happy Birthday Louis!: Host Dan Morgenstern celebrates the great man’s actual birthday by playing some of his favorite Armstrong recordings.
- 10 - Happy Birthday Benny!: Host Ed Berger celebrates Benny Carter’s birthday by playing some of his favorite recordings from Carter’s long and distinguished career.
- 17 - Bill Kirchner Nonet, Part 1 – Hosted by Bill Kirchner.
- 24 -– Groovin’ With Garrison: Host Joe Peterson salutes the music of bassist Jimmy Garrison, long time John Coltrane bassist who also played with many of the great names in jazz such as Benny Carter, Philly Joe Jones, Jackie McLean, and many others.
- 31 - Clark After Dark: In his recent autobiography, the great trumpeter, Clark Terry, calls this album, from 1977, his favorite--never reissued. Listen with Dan Morgenstern.
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