Cosmic Saxophones: Charles Neville and Charles Lloyd


September 21st, 2016 ~ This week on American Routes, we give voice to the saxophone- an instrument revered by everyone from free jazzmen like Charles Lloyd to soul rocker Charles Neville, of the Neville Brothers. New Orleanian Charles Neville tells us how music carried him through his family, his neighborhood and a segregated South. Charles Lloyd, a real California dreamer, traces the roots of his modern, free style and musical collaborations back to the blues of Memphis. From the archives we hear words and music of saxophone honker Sam Butera (Louis Prima), bebopper Sonny Rollins and modernist Yusef Lateef; plus recordings from Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, Louis Jordan, John Coltrane and King Curtis.

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  • Open Bed: Charles and Andy Discuss the Science of Voodoo and the Voodoo of Science Deep Rumba, featuring Charles Neville
    Alto En La Fiebre De La Rumba (A Calm in the Fire of Dances), Justin Time Records
  • (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone Roy Montrell
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty Records
  • Hey Bartender Floyd Dixon and His Band
    Blues Masters Vol. 14: More Jump Blues, Rhino
  • Wynonie's Blues Wynonie Harris with Illinois Jaquet
    West Coast Jive, Delmark
  • Wild, Wild Young Men Ruth Brown
    Blues Masters Vol. 14:More Jump Blues, Rhino
  • I Hear You Knockin' Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Yakety Sax Boots Randolph
    Yakety Sax and Other Instrumental Classics, Power Pak
  • CLIP: Sam Butera
  • Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days Louis Prima
    The Capitol Recordings, Bear Family
  • Choo-Choo Ch Boogie Louis Jordan
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • Olde Wine AFO Executives
    Gumbo Stew: Original AFO New Orleans R&B , Ace
  • SEGMENT: Charles Neville Part 1
  • Instrumental: Saxawoogie Louis Jordan
    Louis Jordan: Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Charles Neville Part 2
  • Sea of Love Cookie and Cups
    Kings of Swamp Pop, ACE
  • Going Back to New Orleans Joe Liggins and the Honey Drippers
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty Records
  • It's All Over Now Dirty Dozen Brass Band, featuring Dr. John
    This is Jazz 30, Columbia/Legacy
  • Closing Bed: Kidd Jordan's Second Line Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    The New Orleans Album, Columbia
  • Open Bed: Count Every Star Lester Young
    The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve, Verve
  • Me, Myself and I (Are All In Love With You) Lester Young w Billie Holiday
    Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday, Columbia/Legacy
  • Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker Septet
    Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Charlie Parker Collection, Rhino
  • CLIP: Yusef Lateef
  • Belle Isle Yusef Lateef's Detroit
    Latitude 42'30, Longitude 83, Atlantic
  • CLIP: Sonny Rollins
  • The Blue Room Sonny Rollins
    Sonny Rollins on Impulse!, Impulse!
  • Instrumental: I'm an Old Cowhand Sonny Rollins
    Sonny Rollins -- Way Out West, Original Jazz Classics
  • Quincy Street Stomp (Blame It On the Blues) Sidney Bechet
    Dear Old Southland, Definitive
  • Big Beaver Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
    Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Anthology 1935-1973, Rhino
  • Texas Turkey Big Jay McNeely
    1953-1955, Classics
  • Raunchy King Curtis
    King Curtis: The Capitol Years, 1962-1965 , Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Charles Lloyd
  • Instrumental: Thoughts of Prez Chico Hamilton
    Thoughts of... , Koch
  • Blues to Bechet John Coltrane
    The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, Rhino
  • Hard Times David 'Fathead' Newman w/ Ray Charles
    Atlantic Jazz Classics, Atlantic
  • End Bed: Astral Travelling Pharoah Sanders
    Thembi, Impulse!