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The Dirty Dog brings together the musicians and guests in a way that creates a lasting impression and desire to come back.
October 27, 2017



Jazz Notes Goes Halloween for 2017


Jazz-up your Halloween with our “Jazz Notes” Halloween-themed playlist full of rare “other-worldly” sounds from some of the top names in Jazz from Miles Davis to Albert Ayler!


Here’s Ella Fitzgerald’s rare gem on You Tube of  “Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer” from the 1951 Decca release “The Hot Canary”.




“Old Devil Moon”: Sonny Rollins, Night at the Village Vanguard, 1957


“Frankenstein”, Jackie McLean, One Step Beyond, 1964


“Skeleton in the Closet”, Louis Armstrong, from the film Pennies from Heaven, 1936




“Thriller”, Lester Bowie, Twilight Dreams, 1987


“Stalking Monster”, Duke Ellington, Night Creature 1963


“Ghost of a Chance”, Lennie Tristano, Original Jazz Sound, 1947


“Ghost of Smokey Joe”, Cab Calloway, 1939


“It Sounds Like It’s Coming from Somewhere Else”, Albert Ayler, Spirits, 1964


“‘Round Midnight”, Miles Davis, Round About Midnight (album) 1957




Miles Davis Quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams. Recorded at Berlin, West Germany, on November 4, 1967. Listen for the unbelievable improvisation on this version of the Thelonious Monk classic…performed by a group of masters, no less.



“There are Other Worlds They Have Not Told You Of”,  Sun Ra, Languidity, 1978




Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a trained pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM.

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