The Gold Standard

Andrew Dowd

Sunday 8PM-10PM

The Gold Standard has always been devoted to jazz from the middle to later part of the 20th century - with a focus on rare and vintage vinyl. I exclusively use recordings from my personal collection of nearly 3000 jazz LPs, 300 jazz CDs, and extensive digital music library. An essential part of The Gold Standard is that I include historical information on each recording, as well as anecdotes and stories. I also sometimes include actualities intermixed with the jazz - for example classic stand-up comedy, Ken Nordine, and other oddities.

  • July 16, 2023

    Substitute DJ: Noah Fence

    • Tom Verlaine "Eighty Eights" [Around]
    • Stan Getz "S-h-i-n-e" [West Coast Jazz (Expanded Edition)]
    • Howard Roberts Quartet "Make Me Rainbows" [Out Of Sight (But "In" Sound)]
    • Jack Kerouac "Charlie Parker (with Steve Allen)" [Poetry for the Beat Generation (with Steve Allen)]
    • Archie Shepp "Blues For Brother George Jackson" [Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment]
    • Wes Montgomery "Born To Be Blue" [Movin' Wes]
    • George Benson "Thunder Walk" [Giblet Gravy (Expanded Edition)]
    • Kenny Burrell "Wavy Gravy - Remastered" [Midnight Blue (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)]
    • Roland Kirk Quartet "From Bechet, Byas, And Fats" [Rip Rig And Panic / Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith]
    • Hank Jacobs "East Side" [Introducing Call Me Records]
    • Cal Tjader "Afro-Blue" [Soul Sauce]
    • Lionel Hampton "Hamp's Mambo" [Hamp's Big Band]
    • Dave Pike "Blind Man Blind Man" [Jazz For The Jet Set]
    • Johnny Lytle "The Village Caller" [The Riverside Records Story]
    • Big John Patton "Soul Woman" [Got A Good Thing Goin' On]
    • Grant Green "It Ain't Necessarily So" [The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark]
    • Jeff Parker "Mannerisms" [The Relatives]
    • Jeremy Steig "Howling For Judy" [Look Into The Flower: Trip on Psychedelic Grooves With Blue Note]
    • Jackie McLean "Demon's Dance - Remastered 2006/Rudy Van Gelder Edition" [Demon's Dance (Remastered 2006/Rudy Van Gelder Edition)]
    • John Coltrane "India - Live At The Village Vanguard, New York/1961" [Impressions]