|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.