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Best New Project of 2020! This is Jazz on Radio Morcote International

This is Jazz is my new (since Summer 2020) one-hour weekly show of jazz music, on Radio Morcote International, Sundays at 8pm in Western Europe, which in the US is Sundays at 11 am Pacific time and 2pm Eastern time. This show simply answers the question, “What is Jazz?” with music. Radio Morcote International is based in Morcote, Switzerland and has a worldwide online audience. To listen, visit the RMI site and click the orange “Listen” button, or download their app, or find RMI on TuneIn or lots of other similar channels including Swiss cable.

Here is a “telescoped” version of each of the first two shows, from July 26 and Aug. 2, 2020. Telescoped shows have only the start and end of each song, so you hear the content of a 55 minute show in 15 min. or less. For more, visit this page.

Show 2, Aug. 2

Here is the playlist for show n. 02, Aug. 2, 2020:

1. Roland Kirk, Three for the Festival
2. Roland Kirk, Hip Chops
3. Kenny Dorham, Minor’s Holiday; Kenny Dorham
4. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Yesterdays;
5. Joe Henderson, Night and Day
6. Art Tatum, Night and Day
7. Art Tatum, Ain’t Misbehavin’
8. Billy Eckstine, A Felicidade
9. Charlie Byrd, Samba do Aviao
10. Hank Jones & Thad Jones, Groovin’ High
11. John Coltrane (with Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones), Dahomey Dance
12. Roland Kirk, Serenade to a Cuckoo
Closing: Count Basie Orchestra, One O’Clock Jump.

Show 1, July 26

Here is the playlist for show n. 01, July 26, 2020:

1. Yusuf Lateef; Eboness
2. Oscar Peterson Quartet; It’s Only a Paper Moon
3. Oscar Peterson Quartet; Blues in the Night
4. Duke Ellington, Max Roach & Charles Mingus; A Little Max
5. Charles Mingus; Better Git It In Your Soul
6. Dizzy Gillespie Orch.; Manteca
7. Charles Mingus; An Open Letter to Duke
8. Freddie Hubbard; Sky Dive
9. Charlie Byrd; So Danço Samba
10. Charlie Byrd; Coisa Mais Linda
11. Roland Kirk; Black Diamond
Closing music: Count Basie Orchestra; One O’Clock Jump