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Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon

Apr 21, 2023 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM


With Jerry Gordon

Serenade to a Cuckoo & Jerry's Room: a two hour jazz show featuring new, modern jazz releases or special jazz features, followed by one hour of non-jazz including pop, r&b, rock, and blues from the forties thru the seventies! You will love it!


first of two fundraising shows, this with Dan Buskirk. Classic jazz tracks that were an influence to me, plus Jerry's Dorm II

Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon
12:01 PM
Yusef Lateef - Brother John
Yusef Lateef Brother John
Live at Pep's: Vol. 2 Impulse! 1999
12:11 PM
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet - Serenade to a Cuckoo
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet Serenade to a Cuckoo
I Talk with the Spirits Verve 1998
12:19 PM
Chico Hamilton - Forest Flower
Chico Hamilton Forest Flower
Man From Two Worlds Verve Reissues 1964
12:46 PM
Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments
Oliver Nelson Stolen Moments
The Blues And The Abstract Truth Verve Reissues 1961
12:47 PM
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers A Night In Tunisia
A Night In Tunisia RCA 1957
1:06 PM
Orchestre National de Jazz - Franck Tortiller - No quarter
Orchestre National de Jazz - Franck Tortiller No quarter
Close to Heaven Le Chant Du Monde 2005
1:13 PM
The Reuben Brown Trio featuring Richie Cole - Lucy & Desi
The Reuben Brown Trio featuring Richie Cole Lucy & Desi
1:33 PM
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Poinciana
Ahmad Jamal Trio Poinciana
Ahmad Jamal At The Pershing: But Not for Me Verve Reissues 1958
1:47 PM
Ahmad Jamal Trio - Stolen Moments
Ahmad Jamal Trio Stolen Moments
The Awakening Impulse! 1997
1:48 PM
Ahmad Jamal - Theme from Mash
Ahmad Jamal Theme from Mash
Jamalca 20th Centruy
1:55 PM
Oneness of Juju - African Rhythms (45 Version Parts 1 And 2)
Oneness of Juju African Rhythms (45 Version Parts 1 And 2)
African Rhythms Strut 2018
2:13 PM
Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost
Chet Baker Let's Get Lost
The Pacific Jazz Years CM BLUE NOTE (A92) 1994
2:16 PM
Sly & The Family Stone - Sex Machine
Sly & The Family Stone Sex Machine
Stand! (Bonus Tracks Edition) [2007 Remaster] Epic/Legacy 1969
Chat is archived.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 11:50:53 AM
Welcome to Serenade to a Cuckoo, everyone!
Brian "D" for Donor 12:01:03 PM
Happy pledge weekend Jerry and all!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:01:49 PM
Hi Brian D! Have you been enjoying pledge week so far?
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:01:55 PM
It's that time again....! 🥳 🎉 🎶
Brian "D" for Donor 12:02:24 PM
Car horn!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:02:31 PM
Hi Christine, patriot and goldstar listener!
Brian "D" for Donor 12:02:57 PM
Been loving pledge week yeah! Great tunes and collaborations w djs
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:04:58 PM
I got my "I Was Rained On at the 2023 Princeton Jazz Fest" t-shirt ⛈️ 😄
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:05:09 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:06:44 PM
I heard from Rudresh. He was, of course, disappointed. He is bringing back two of the musicians soon.
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:07:40 PM
Hi Jerry and also hello to Dan Buskirk! It's been an entertaining pledge drive so far, with some hijinks.
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:09:12 PM
and its Friday afternoon
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:09:48 PM
Hi all
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:10:16 PM
Did anyone go to any of the Jazz fest?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:10:50 PM
F is for Funder, P is for Pledger, D is for Donor!
DonatingSupportingMember 🫡 12:11:06 PM
Hey Jerry, Dan, and everyone!
DonatingSupportingMember 🫡 12:11:54 PM
An early theme song today, you know important business is at hand!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:12:25 PM
There's that theme song again... 🐦 🎶
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:13:22 PM
You got it, DSM! DSM stands for Donating Supporting Member. You knew the code!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:13:37 PM
Hi all 👋 @Rob, I was at the Jazz Fest for part of the time. Mother Nature didn't smile upon it.
Ambrose Hughes 12:13:53 PM
Good afternoon Jerry and Dan and all in the chat!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:14:18 PM
Ambrose, how are you? Good to see you!
Brian "D" for Donor 12:15:21 PM
Looks like tomorrow will be OK weather for the Princeton Record Exchange wprb event & Record Store Day
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:15:33 PM
I got to see Artemis (inside) and the 8pm concert. Good stuff
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:16:35 PM
@Brian, do you know who will be at the table for WPRB?
Ambrose Hughes 12:17:11 PM
Good to be able to tune in again!👂🎼🎵🎶
Brian "D" for Donor 12:17:50 PM
DJs spinning outside for the folks in line offering up sounds and swag. Esoterica & Dana K from 1-3 i think. Other DJs maybe earlier (later? )
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:18:57 PM
Jazz? Too many notes
Brian "D" for Donor 12:19:02 PM
Event starts at 11am
Brian "D" for Donor 12:20:47 PM
So glad you chose this Chico! Great lp, lineup and songs
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:21:47 PM
Thanks Brian
Brian "D" for Donor 12:22:12 PM
"Give The Damn DJ a Dollar!" Is the name of the event at PRX. Maybe the station's social media has better details than the website. I lost my directions to social media....
Ambrose Hughes 12:22:26 PM
Had to go from stereo to mono to hear the guitar solo on this great.
Rob F - Funder Monthly 12:22:35 PM
Kind of Blue is still my go to Miles Davis. I prob listen to it a couple times a month
Brian "D" for Donor 12:27:36 PM
Just put on Miles "In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk" yesterday. From mom n dad's collection. "Walkin' " at a speed that makes one check their turntable ha
Brian "D" for Donor 12:27:50 PM
Love this section where they get a bit Caribbean
Ambrose Hughes 12:27:53 PM
Brian "D" for Donor 12:29:36 PM
Chico was just swinging so well. Found out about his music and more from his various band members from WPRB
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:29:53 PM
Dana K will be one of the DJs tomorrow, I think.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:34:56 PM
Ambrose--Gabor Szabo, fled the Russians during their invasion (sound familiar) of Hungary.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:35:23 PM
Brian...hip parents! Now I get it!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:35:39 PM
Good taste, Ambrose!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:36:58 PM
Chico Hamilton, like Art Blakey, was the John Mayall of jazz, a finishing school for musicians. Everybody came thru his bands. A West Coast guy, interesting from the get-to
Ambrose Hughes 12:41:41 PM
@Jerry, yes! I do like Gabor Szabo, had a Live CD of his years ago that got lost, need to find another copy.
Lance Gardner 12:41:43 PM
Hey Jerry! This is totally "old school"
Brian "D" for Donor 12:42:03 PM
Ya mom n dad went to the 3rd annual New York Jazz Festival in 1958. Miles, Brubeck, Chico, Jazz Messengers, Monk, Anita O'Day.. you name it. They weren't huge Jazz buffs specifically but loved music, concerts, festivals. Folk, jazz, Irish, Bluegrass, Country n Western, Latin etc. Tons of good records in the house. Mom listened to the public radio folk etc shows every weekend.
Brian "D" for Donor 12:43:49 PM
Mom's all about wrti now ... her old school radio doesn't pick up wprb well. Tried to get her into radio audio streaming on her computer but... she likes the old dial tuner radio...
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:46:15 PM
Hey, Lance. Glad you are enjoying! After all, we ARE old school!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:47:03 PM
Good taste, AH
Lance Gardner 12:47:27 PM
So much so. This is the what hooked me on Jazz when i was 13.
Brian "D" for Donor 12:48:13 PM
Art and company just on fire
Brian "D" for Donor 12:54:11 PM
So this is from the lp with the colorful painting artwork right ? Not the one few years later w just colored letters in title on the cover?
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 12:57:14 PM
This percussion 😍
Brian "D" for Donor 1:02:11 PM
Ha just read about Jackie's pseudonym. The blurb i read said that lp was the only instance of Jackie McLean and Johnny Griffin playing together. Fiery playing by all!
Brian "D" for Donor 1:04:01 PM
No Quarter!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:06:28 PM
Thank you, Rob F! Thank you Lance & Max!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 1:06:56 PM
Rudresh M. was wearing the hippest jacket last Saturday, btw. Major style points. 💯
Rob F - Funder Monthly 1:09:23 PM
Hey Jerry, I am already a monthly donor. So Rob from Princeton might be someone else.
Brian "D" for Donor 1:09:46 PM
Rob F - Funder Monthly 1:09:50 PM
I'm going to make a one-time donation just because I love your show though
Lance Gardner 1:10:06 PM
Thank you Jerry. Such kind words.
Parrscream 1:10:35 PM
Hi everyone. Hi Jerry! Thanks for supplying great sounds on the back deck. I brought my work laptop out and I am enjoying the nice vibes on a relaxing Friday afternoon.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:11:44 PM
Lance, there aren't enough nice words for you and your family!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:12:09 PM
Rob F, you are a mensch. Thank you! My plan worked!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:12:24 PM
Just kidding!
Brian "D" for Donor 1:12:37 PM
Cool Zep cover back there! Love this take on Lucy. Not recorded on the Isle of Lucy ... I don't think...
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:13:08 PM
Hi Parrscream, thanks again for the nice words!
Mike Tropiano 1:14:02 PM
I only kinda liked Lucy, but I never took a shine to Raymond.
Rob F - Funder Monthly 1:14:08 PM
Yes it did
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:14:41 PM
Hi Max, thank you!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:22:47 PM
Hi Mike Tropiano!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 1:29:15 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:32:52 PM
Thank you for the pledge Christine. Glad you like this, as always, using the perfect word out of the English language to express yourself.
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 1:40:48 PM
Aw shucks. Love the Third Street Jazz reference!
Brian "D" for Donor 1:43:09 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:26 PM
Get ready for the 4078th!
Rob F - Funder Monthly 1:44:27 PM
Enjoying these Ahmad Jamal songs
Brian "D" for Donor 1:44:45 PM
Painless.. Capt Walter "Painless" Waldowski the MASH unit dentist . Was a little down on himself
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:47 PM
Nice Rob F
Rob F - Funder Monthly 1:47:11 PM
I probably first heard Poinciana when I was a young teen
Brian "D" for Donor 1:49:56 PM
So glad to hear Oneness of JuJu with their classic! Love this!
Mike Constantine 1:56:19 PM
Ha! Louvin Brothers
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 1:56:43 PM
The one and only Dan Buskirk✨️
Mike Constantine 1:57:44 PM
If it's Friday, it must be Monday
Brian "D" for Donor 2:01:38 PM
Station is real... working in spirit...
Brian "D" for Donor 2:06:01 PM
You are most welcome! Enjoy!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:15:44 PM
Hey Mike C, I know you are the only person alive who knew that the Beatles had a version of "How Do You Do it". I know it wasn't news to you, it was to me
Brian "D" for Donor 2:16:40 PM
Groove a mile wide
Mike Constantine 2:18:19 PM
I did indeed know.....pretty weak song in my opinion
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:18:52 PM
Thanks, Brian!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 2:19:05 PM
This mood 🌊✨️🎹 🎺
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:19:11 PM
Not weak by Gerry & the Pacemakers!
Mike Constantine 2:21:15 PM
Ah....weak compared to 8 Days A my opinion of course
Brian "D" for Donor 2:21:48 PM
They had a ball jamming on that one
Brian "D" for Donor 2:23:49 PM
Sly and George go way back yep. Some crazy stories in George's auto bio book
Brian "D" for Donor 2:37:43 PM
Rick Wright give us the Turkish Delight!
Brian "D" for Donor 2:38:10 PM
Safety with tools lesson
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 2:40:19 PM
Safety third. 🪓
Brian "D" for Donor 2:44:55 PM
Amen Dan. Love the Floyd! The transitional period there w "Eugene"
Mike Constantine 2:45:58 PM
Ummagumma is where I came in with Pink Floyd
Mike Constantine 2:47:40 PM
As much as I love Blind Faith, better things were to come for Stevie Winwood
Rob F - Funder Monthly 2:48:16 PM
WYWH and Animals are my favs
Brian "D" for Donor 2:48:47 PM
Sounds so good in the ' phones
Mike Constantine 2:48:59 PM
WYHH the Quad mix for me
Mike Constantine 2:49:31 PM
Brian "D" for Donor 2:50:15 PM
Love Animals too! That recent remix is wild. Totally different sounds coming through. Especially Nick Mason
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:51:04 PM
Blind faith rules
Mike Constantine 2:51:12 PM
Pretty subtle surround mix but quite good
Brian "D" for Donor 2:52:17 PM
Great show Dan and Jerry!
Christine, pledger allegiance 💸 2:52:26 PM
Dan Buskirk & Jerry Gordon: dream team!
Brian "D" for Donor 2:53:37 PM
Love the Winwood n Traffic members guest work on Electric Ladyland
Mike Constantine 2:54:24 PM
Slight return
Ambrose Hughes 2:56:48 PM
Thanks for this brilliant show Jerry and Dan!
Brian "D" for Donor 2:57:01 PM
Another great headphone tune here
Brian "D" for Donor 2:57:30 PM
Never heard treasures!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:57:53 PM
Thank you, everybody! Appreciated!
Brian "D" for Donor 2:58:33 PM
Yeah that left channel really quiet... Bo mentioned that i think
Mike Constantine 2:58:33 PM
Good show....great to hear Ritchie Cole
Ambrose Hughes 2:58:38 PM
That Soup was pretty 🔥
David Shortell 2:58:48 PM
What Chuck Berry song did the Beatles steal these lyrics from? I forget.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:59:15 PM
Ambrose, glad you enjoyed. Great album!
Rob F - Funder Monthly 2:59:33 PM
Thanks Jerry!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:00:13 PM
Everybody, thanks for listening and everything else! Rob, Christine, Brian, Mike,Ambrose, DSM, everyone thank you!
Mike Constantine 3:00:19 PM
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