|In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:02:44 -0500|
We pay our respect to a true legend of American music, Aretha Franklin. She is surrounded in this podcast by jazz greats Coltrane, Elvin Jones, Weather Report and Chris Potter. Also newcomers Lauren Sevian, Troy Roberts and Dan Pugach.
|Newport Jazz Fest Wrap 2018|
|Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:39:46 -0500|
My podcast review of this year's Newport Jazz Festival. I feature some of the performances I most enjoyed at this years fest. For a complete review please check out the Hartford Jazz Society blog post:
Photo Gallery: http://bit.ly/njf2018
|Back from vacation|
|Sun, 29 Jul 2018 08:35:08 -0500|
Refreshed from a two week vacation, I have assembled a playlist to satisfy any jazz lover. Beginning with the new Trane release, then a couple from Donald Byrd's Royal Flush. We follow with a more contemporary trumpeter, Jason Palmer with an extended piece. We pay homage to Henry Butler on his passing. Then new music from Geoffry Keezer, and a collaboration of young NYC musicians, New Faces. The podcast closes with vocalist Rene Marie.
|Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0500|
I've been busy working with the Hartford Jazz Society on producing 6 great summer concerts in the park. I reference this frequently during this podcast. More information can be seen at www.hartfordjazzsociety.com. Concurrerntly with our concert series is the Emerging Artist Showcase. Please look for the links to this competition and view these videos and cast a vote.
|Jason Palmer and Monday Night Jazz|
|Sun, 08 Jul 2018 11:47:03 -0500|
Trumpeter Jason Palmer speaks with us prior to his performance at the opening concert of Monday Night Jazz. Some hot music from Dr. Lonnie Smith is up next. He also will headline our concert series the following week. Also in this episode is Chick with strings, Miles and something "new" from Trane.
|Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:07:43 -0500|
This podcast celebrates the release of John Coltrane's lost album release. The show is bookended by tracks from his Both Directions At Once CD. In between we will hear from Wayne Shorter, young saxophonist Mike Casey and baritone Lauren Sevian. Somewhere in the middle are pianists, master Chick Cora and a talented Theo Hill.
|Jazz Rock Jazz Funk|
|Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:32:10 -0500|
The title says it all. Joe Henderson starts it off. Then a Jimmy Hendrix set. Back to jazz including some new music from Buster. Then finish it with a surprising funky tune from Marcus M.
|Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:02:36 -0500|
The first half of this podcast is filled with Horace Silver compositions. He wrote such wonderful tunes. That is followed by Hartford's favorite son, Dezron Douglas (bass), then new music by some jazz artists you may not know, but you should.