In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Joni Roy and more
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:41:56 -0500

After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

Paper Man
Sun, 04 Nov 2018 09:17:48 -0500

Let's begin with Art Blakey featuring Wynton and Branford in the beginning of their illustrious careers. Next up Wynton's epic composition Magic Hour. Then, Charles Tolliver in music and his own words prior to the upcoming concert in Hartford. Finally new music from Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Charles Tolliver ~ Household of Saud ~ Paper Man
Charles Tolliver / Maurice Robertson ~ Interview ~ n/a
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Christian Sands ~ Frankenstein ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Samba De Vela ~ Facing Dragons

Last Hour of Oct 12
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:43:25 -0500

This podcast is the second half from a broadcast of a few weeks ago. No theme, just a variety of great music, mostly new but a few old favorites mixed in.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Fuller of Love ~ Keystone 3
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
John Scofield ~ Dang Swing ~ Combo 66
Darren Barrett ~ Ugly Beauty ~ But Beautiful
Darren Barrett ~ Nica's Dream ~ But Beautiful
Bobby Broom ~ Come Together ~ Soul Fingers
Tom Pierson ~ Deceitful Eyes ~ Planet of Tears
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ The Window
Sarah Vauhan ~ Misty ~ Best of
Wes Montgomery ~ 4 on 6 ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar of
Renee Rosnes ~ Let the Wild Rumpus Start ~ Beloved of the Sky

Sax in the modern era
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:38:35 -0500

Some great tenor sax players in the post millenium era kick off this episode. Then we go way back to celebrate the birthdays of Tatum, Gillespie, Harris. Wynton has a birthday too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Whittlin' ~ Wish
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Michael Brecker ~ Renaissance Man ~ Time is of the Essence
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Love in Action ~ Mission Statement
Art Tatum ~ Moonglow ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Dizzy Gillespie ~ Birk's Works ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
Wynton Marsalis ~ Skipping ~ Magic Hour

CBM&S
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:10:27 -0500

You all know Cannonball, Monk and Blakey. The last two had birthdays last week and we celebrate those. It's likely you haven't heard Sarah Hanahan, a senior at Hartford's Jackie McLean Instute. After listening to this podcast you now have.You will want to hear more. The podcast begins with a classic rendition of Autumn Leaves and other great Cannonball tracks. This leads to a Monk set with the master himself, and covers by Helen Sung and Branford. It is Art Blakey's 99th birth anniversary so we will hear from him. Then Sarah walks into our broadcast studio.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Cannonball Adderley ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Well You Needn't ~ Plus
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane ~ Nutty ~ thelonious monk and John Coltrane
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day
Branford Marsalis ~ Rhythm-A-Ning ~ Metamorphosen
Thelonious Monk ~ Round Midnight ~ Best Of
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ The Chess Players ~ The Big Beat
Sara Hanahan ~ Interview ~ Russian Train

Wonder-ful
Sun, 07 Oct 2018 09:40:25 -0500

It's all Wonder in this week's podcast. There is a depth to these compositions that goes beyond most rock and pop artists. It's no *wonder* that jazz artists love to cover these tunes.

Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Stevie Wonder ~ Summer Soft ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder ~ Love's In Need of Love Today ~ Songs In The Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Cedar Walton ~ Another Star ~ Voices Deep Within
Yaron Israel ~ Creepin' ~ Visions
Ben Williams ~ Part-Time Lover ~ State of Art
SF Jazz Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Visions ~ The Window
Stevie Wonder ~ Sir Duke ~ Songs in the Key of Life

Autumn 2018
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 08:55:18 -0500

This week it's back to straight up jazz starting with a swingin' version of Autumn Leaves from Brother Jack McDuff on the B3. That's followed by new music from New Faces and Christian Sands. Great vocals up next from Jazzmeia Horn. Then back to classic jazz from Buster and Toots. Trumpeters Charles Toliver is coming to Hartford in November and Jason Palmer was here in the Summer. The podcast concludes with Noah Preminger's Women's March. We are due for another one.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jack McDuff ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Tough 'Duff
New Faces ~ King Cobra ~ Straight Forward
Christian Sands. ~ Samba De Vela. ~ Facing Dragons.
Jazzmeia Horn ~ I Remember You ~ Social Call
Jazzmeia Horn ~ I'm Going Down ~ Social Call
Buster Williams ~ I Didn't Know What Time It Was ~ Something More
Toots Thielemans ~ Airegin ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ Sarabande ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Jason Palmer ~ Cheas ~ At Wally's Volume 2
Noah Preminger ~ Meditations on Freedom ~ Women's March

Different Directions
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:03:42 -0500

Much of this podcast features artists with jazz influences creating sounds that bend the genre lines. The music is unique and creative. This is particularly true with Jennifer Hartswick and Jacob Collier with Snarky Puppy. Also featured here is Gato Barbieri playing Santana and Marc Cary's Rhodes Ahead project. Also in the more traditional jazz format is new music from Cecile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album  
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Numb ~ Nexus
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Silent Waves ~ Nexus
Gato Barbieri ~ Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) ~ Caliente
Marc Cary ~ You Can't Stop Us Now ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Jacob Collier ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing ~ single
Snarky Puppy ~ Don't You Know (feat. Jacob Collier) ~ Family Dinner Vol. 2
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ The Sweetest Sounds ~ Window
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ The Peacocks ~ Window
Christian Sands ~ Rebel Music ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Sunday Morning ~ Facing Dragons

Hurricane 2018
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:42:22 -0500

This podcast is dedicated to those affected by Hurricane Florence. Other notable music on this week's podcast is the release of Nexus by singer, trumpeter, songwriter Jennifer Hartswick, and new music from pianist Christian Sands and trumpeter Jason Palmer.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Trombone Shorty ~ Hurricane Season ~ Backatown
Herbie Hanckock ~ The Eye of the Hurricane ~ Maiden Voyage
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Blue Rose ~ Nexus
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Drowning ~ Nexus
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai & Luques Curtis ~ Beatrice ~ Triangular
Bill Evans ~ Gloria's Step ~ At the Village Vanguard
Christian Sands ~ Yesterday ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Fight for Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Jason Palmer ~ Ethos ~ At Wally's Volume 2

B3 Organ Plus JMac
Sun, 09 Sep 2018 09:13:51 -0500

Lots of Hammond B3 music from masters Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Charles Earland. Also are some of Hartford's favorites Nat Reeves, Mike Casey, Al Rivera and Steve Davis. We finish the podcast with a 4 song set of Jackie McLean tunes. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jimmy Smith ~ Summertime ~ Fourmost
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot!
Nat Reeves ~ Big Bertha ~ Blue Ridge
Mike Casey ~ Song To Breath ~ Stay Surprising
Albert Rivera ~ Back At It ~ Back At It
Albert Rivera ~ Distance of Your Smile ~ Back At It
Charles Earland ~ Organyk Groove ~ The Mighty Burner
Charles Earland ~ Killer Joe ~ The Mighty Burner
Steve Davis ~ When the Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Jackie McLean ~ Toy Land ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ I Love You ~ Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Donald Byrd ~ Low Life ~ Fuego

Birthday Celebration
Sun, 02 Sep 2018 17:04:32 -0500

Amazing the number of jazz birthdays this past week. Bird, Prez, Alice, Wayne, Branford, Cecile... They are all represented in this week's podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ You've Got to Give Me Some ~ Dreams and Daggers
Alice Coltrane ~ Journey in Satchidanda ~ The Impulse Story
Alice Coltrane ~ Blue Nile ~ Translinear Light
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Winter In Europe
Branford Marsalis ~ The Ruby and the Pear ~ Eternal
Branford Marsalis ~ Whiplash ~ Four MF's Playin' Tunes
Lester Young ~ On the Sunny side of the Street ~ Tea For Two
Lester Young ~ Pres Returns ~ Pres and Ted
Lester Young ~ Tickle Toe ~ Sequences One
Charlie Parker ~ Groovin' High ~ Groovin' High
Charlie Parker ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Salt Peanuts

Talking with Nat
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 11:10:13 -0500

The highlight of this episode is my interview with bassist and educator Nat Reeves. First we hear a jazz fusion set with something new from Jonathan Barber and Noah Preminger-Rob Garcia, a trio of John Coltrane tunes, and one from Jackie McLean featuring Nat. To skip to the interview, go to 01:11 of this podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Gamma Band ~ Star of Jupiter
Return to Forever ~ Theme to the Mothership ~ Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Vision Ahead
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP28 No24 in D minor ~ Chopin Project
John Coltrane ~ You Don't Know What Love Is ~ The Classic Quartet
John Coltrane ~ Equinox ~ Coltrane Sound
John Coltrane ~ Moment's Notice ~ Blue Trane
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Nat Reeves ~ Interview ~ Blue Ridge (Album)


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