In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Wynton Miles Donald Joe Wayne
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:19:13 -0500

A podcast of heavy hitters in the jazz world. Wynton, Donald, Miles, Joe, Wayne are represented here. I also threw in some heavy hitters from the Hartford scene led by tenor saxophonist Jovan Alexandre. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Donald Byrd ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Mustang
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Miles Davis ~ Shhh/Peaceful ~ In A Silent Way
Jovan Alexander ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Conciousness
Joe Henderson ~ A Shade of Jade ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ Inner Urge
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer

Standards New and Old
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 11:33:48 -0500

We have a different take on jazz standards in this week’s podcast. Inspired by a Facebook post, I assembled this program of modern compositions that may or may not be considered new standards along with more traditional covers of older standards. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Earl MacDonald ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Open Borders
Stan Getz ~ Voyage (comp. Kenny Barron) ~ Soul Eyes
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize (comp. Larry Willis) ~ Earfood
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Harold Mabern ~ The Gigolo ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Benny Golson ~ Grove’s Groove ~ New Time, New’Tet
Benny Golson ~ Whisper Not (feat Al Jareau) ~ New Time, New’Tet
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ The Overcomers Suite

Day After Thanksgiving
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:43:59 -0500

This podcast was recorded the day after Thanksgiving. We begin with music inspired by this, my favorite holiday. Since Thanksgiving is centered around eating food, we will begin with Arthur Blythe’s Stuffy Turkey. Then we “Give Thanks” with saxophonist Jimmy Greene, and partake of some Soul Food with Cyrus Chestnut and Atla DeChamplain. Lots more music follows.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Hank Mobley ~ No Room for Squares ~ No Room For Squares
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room For Squares
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Two for the Blues (feat. Jon Hendricks) ~ Pause
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Sunny Side ~ Hive Mind
Marian McPartland ~ Naima ~ n/a - Internet Download w/Lee Konitz
Jane Ira Bloom ~ Emily & [...]

All Women Jazz
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:43:23 -0500

Last week I played a set of “Women in Jazz”. This week we go full out with an All Women jazz revue. We have some established artists such as Anat Cohen, Maria Schnieder and Helen Sung as well as lesser known players like Tineke Postma, Ingrid and Christine Jensen, Monica Herzig and Sunna Gunlags.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Anat Cohen ~ Sweet Georgia Brown ~ Clarinetwork Live at Village Vanguard
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Tineke Postma ~ The Observer ~ The Dawn of Light
Tineke Postma ~ Before the Snow ~ The Dawn of Light
Sunna Gunnlaugs ~ Songs from Iceland ~ Pao Bua Litlir Dvergar
Christine Jensen ~ Upper Fargo ~ Look Left
Ingrid Jensen / Project O ~ Gloria ~ Project O
Maria Schneider ~ Arbitoers of Evolution ~ The Thompson Fields
Monika Herzig ~ The Whole World In Her Hands ~ The Whole World in Her Hands
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day

Women in Jazz and more
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:30:46 -0500

This podcast begins with a set of women instrumentalists in jazz music. This features Rosnes, Brackeen, Carrington and Ingrid Jensen. The balance of the show has mostly new music with a definite groove. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Renee Rosnes ~ Galapogos ~ Written in the Rocks
Joanne Brackeen ~ Nature Boy ~ Popsicle Dreams
Joanne Brackeen ~ I Hear a Rhapsody ~ Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven
Terri Lyne Carrington ~ Grass Roots ~ Money Jungle
Ingrid Jensen / Project O ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ Now as Then
Cory Weeds ~ Shining Star ~ Let’s Groove: The Music of Earth Wind and Fire
Eric Alexander ~ T-Bone Steak ~ Second Impression
Vincent Herring ~ Use Me ~ Hard Times
Joey Alexander ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Tim Ray Trio ~ Star Eyes ~ Windows
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions

Broadcast 2017-11-3 part 1
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 09:40:28 -0500

This podcast is the first half of my November 3 radio broadcast. The featured set is in tribute to the late Muhal Richard Abrams who passed away last week. Other notable music is from Steve Davis, Noah Preminger, Chick Corea and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ Abena’s Gaze ~ Think Ahead
Walt Weiskopf ~ Laura ~ Fountain of Youth
Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before the Rain
Abraham Burton and Eric McPherson ~ Centrifugal Force ~ Future
Muhal Richard Abrams ~ Miss Richards ~ Colors in Thirty-third
Muhal Richard Abrams ~ Colors in Thirty-Third ~ Colors in Thirty-third
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Far From Over ~ Far From Over
Blue Note All-Stars ~ Message of Hope ~ Our Point of View
Tom Guarna ~ Native Tongue ~ The Wishing Stones
Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda ~ Libertango ~ Live in Montreal
Chick Corea ~ Overture (feat. Gary Burton) ~ The Musician
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Autumn in Connecticut
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:41:04 -0500

Two autumn classics to start the show. Joe Lovano and Hank Jones play Autumn in NY. Next is one of the most beloved jazz standards, this time by Bill Evans, Autumn Leaves. Next up are Chico Freeman and Buster William who recently performed in Connecticut’s premier jazz club, The Side Door. Then Eric Alexander who will be in Hartford next week. Finally, a saxophonist that often plays in Boston clubs, Jerry Bergonzi from his new album.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Lovano (w/Hank Jones) ~ Autumn In New York ~ Joyous Encounter
Bill Evans Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Portrait in Jazz
Chico Freeman 4-Tet ~ India Blue ~ Spoken Into Existence
Chico Freeman 4-Tet ~ Niskayuna ~ Spoken Into Existence
Buster Williams ~ Fortune Dance ~ Something More
Buster Williams ~ Deception ~ Something More
Eric Alexander ~ Nemisis ~ Nightlife in Tokyo
Eric Alexander ~ Big RC ~ Nightlife in Tokyo
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Talking Jazz, Art, Hartford
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:23:32 -0500

This special podcast features a conversation with some of Hartfords great artists, musicians and educators. In the WWUH studio I was joined by artist Andres Chaparro, musician and creative voice Mixashawn, and jazz musician and educators Nat Reeves and Eric McPherson. 

Learn more about these great artists here:

Andres Chaparro - http://chaparroart.com/

Nat Reeves - http://natreeves.com/

Eric McPherson - https://www.hartford.edu/hartt/about-us/faculty/music/jmi-jazz/eric-mcpherson.aspx

Mixashawn - http://www.mixashawn.com/

 

A Nice Vocal Set
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:01:20 -0500

We begin with a celebration of Art Blakey’s birthday, then a Cyrus Chestnut cover of a Roberta Flack classic. That takes us to a sweet set of great women vocalists. We complete the show with Monk inspired tunes from Joey Alexander and Helen Sung.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ~ One By One ~ Ugetsu
Cyrus Chestnut ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ~ Genuine Chestnut
Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First Take
Sarah Vaughan ~ Dindi ~ The Best Of Sarah Vaughan
Chick Corea, Stanly Clark, Lenny White feat Chaka Khan ~ I Love You, Porgy ~ Forever
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ I Didn’t Know What Time It Was ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cannonball Adderly and Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly
Nina Simone ~ Don’t Let Me Be Missunderstood ~ [...]

Morgan Monk and More
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:53:00 -0500

 

The heart of this podcast is from Lee Morgan and Thelonious Monk. Monk’s set is a celebration of his centenial birthday. But first, this podcast begins with classic Chick Corea and Return to Forever. That is followed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, new music from Vijay Iyer. Wayne Shorter’s takes us on a trip to the jungles of Brazil with wild version of Jobim’s Dindi. We are brought down to earth with Hartford’s own Ed Fast before we take off with the Monk, Morgan set.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ Armando’s Rhumba ~ My Spanish Heart
Return to Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme For the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5000 Pound Man
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Down To the Wire ~ Far From Over
Wayne Shorter ~ Dindi ~ Supernova
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
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Miles, Dylan and Protest
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 10:23:01 -0500

We begin with classic Metheny, young Mike Casey, jazz master Art Farmer and Benny Golson, something new from Weiskopf. Then comes the heart of this podcast with early electric Miles. We conclude with a set of music inspired by Bob Dylan’s protest songs also featuring Hendrix, Hudson, Sachal Ensemble and Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ First Circle ~ First Circle
Mike Casey ~ Norwegian Wood ~ Single - Live from Sofar Sounds NYC
Art Farmer and Benny Golson ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Jazztet - Real Time
Walt Weiskopf ~ Heads in the Clouds ~ Fountain of Youth
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It’s About Time ~ In A Silent Way
Bob Dylan ~ The Times They Are A Changin’ ~ The Times They Are A Changin’
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ All Along the Watchtower ~ Electric Ladyland
Hudson ~ A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall ~ Hudson
The Sachal Ensembl [...]

Trane’s Birthday Special
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:12:09 -0500

First day of Autumn, and John Coltrane; Two of my favorite things.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
The Bobby Timmons Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ In Person
John Coltrane ~ Acknowledgement/Resolution ~ A Love Supreme
John Coltrane ~ Africa ~ Africa/Brass
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane ~ The Feeling of Jazz ~ Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
John Coltrane ~ Equinox ~ Coltrane Sound
John Coltrane ~ Dear Lord ~ The Gentle Side of John Coltrane
John Coltrane ~ Mr. PC ~ Giant Steps
John Coltrane ~ Naima ~ Giant Steps
Miles Davis ~ Love For Sale (Bonus Track) ~ Kind Of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition


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