In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
JMac and more
Sun, 21 May 2017 08:36:17 -0500

The gem of this episode is the last 4 tracks celebrating the birth anniversary of Jackie McLean. We start off with two of Jackie’s students. Steve Davis, now professor at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at University of Hartford, and Ray McMorrin who now resides in Japan and has released a great album. Other notable sax players on this podcast are Greg Abate and Joe Farrell.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Warrior ~ Think Ahead
Ray MacMorrin ~ Procrastination ~ RayMac
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Farewell To Phil ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Joe Farrell ~ Circle in the Round ~ The Joe Farrell Quartet
Jackie McLean ~ Sentimental Journey ~ 4, 5 and 6
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie’s Bag
Jackie McLean ~ The Expolorers ~ Rhythm of [...]

Only a Pawn
Sun, 14 May 2017 06:30:14 -0500

No theme to this week’s podcast. It starts with Sonny Rollins on the Alfie movie soundtrack. We then hear from Noah Baerman and Linda Oh. Let’s get political with Noah Preminger’s treatment of Dylan’s Only a Pawn in Their Game, followed by the original from Bob Dylan. We mellow things down with Getz and Greene and finish the podcast with a haunting tune from Billy Childs Laura Nyro tribute and then from his latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie Original Soundtrack ~ Alfie’s Theme
Noah Baerman ~ Peeling the Onion ~ Ripples
Noah Baerman ~ Lester ~ Ripples
Linda Oh ~ Midnight ~ Walk Against the Wind
Noah Preminger ~ Only A Pawn In Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom
Bob Dylan ~ Only A Pawn in Their Game ~ Times they are a Changin’
Stan Getz ~ Spiral ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Stan Getz ~ Joanna and Julia ~ Bossas [...]

Running the gamut
Sun, 07 May 2017 08:15:14 -0500

This podcast runs the gamut of modern jazz music. Joe Farrell and Greg Abate bring a retro-fusion sound. We take you back to 70’s classic rock with War. Steve Davis, Art Pepper, Mitch Foreman put their spin on some great jazz Standards. The podcast concludes with new music from young pianist Christian Sands. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs
War ~ City, Country, City ~ The World is a Ghetto
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Road to Forever ~ Road To Forever
David Weiss & Point of Departure ~ Gazelle ~ Wake Up Call
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Art Pepper ~ The Shadow of Your Smile ~ The Complete Galaxy Recordings
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts ~ Water ~ Blue Vol 2
Mitch Foreman ~ What a Wonderful World ~ Perspectives
Mitch Foreman ~ Here There and Everywhere ~ Perspectives
Christian Sands ~ The Song of the Rainbow People ~ R [...]

Funk Samba Drums and Song
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0500

The gem of this podcast is at the end with a tribute to the 100 birth anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald. We start with a funky fusion groove, followed by the sultry sound of Stan Getz, and some killin’ drum work from Ralph Peterson

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
The Dave Weckl Band ~ Wake Up ~ Transition
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Stan Getz ~ Feijoada ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Stan Getz ~ Soul Eyes ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Jimmy Greene ~ Flowers ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Ralph Peterson ~ Minor League ~ Alive at Firehoue12 - Vol 1
Aggregate Prime w/Ralph Peterson ~ Emmanuel the Redeemer ~ Dream Deferred
Zaccai Curtis, Ralph Peterson, Luques Curtis ~ Backgammon ~ Triangular III
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie ~ Them There Eyes ~ Ella and Basie!
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie ~ Satin Doll ~ Ella and Basie!
Ella Fitzgerald [...]

Mostly New 2017
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0500

We explore lots of new music in this week’s podcast. First we pay tribute to fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth who passed away this week. This is followed by new releases by Kevin Eubanks, Billy Childs, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Linda Oh, and Christian Sands. The show concludes with Stan Getz.

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Tony Williams Lifetime Fred Believe It
Allan Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain The Sixteen Men of Tain
Kevin Eubanks Take the Coltrane East West Time Line
Kevin Eubanks Captain Senor Mouse East West Time Line
Billy Childs Rebirth Rebirth
Luciana Souza Balao a Tempo An Answer to Your Silence
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Chicken Ballet Blue Vol 2
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Son of Jitney Man Blue Vol 2
Linda May Han Oh Firedancer Walk Against the Wind
Linda May Han Oh Walk Against the Wind Walk Against the Wind
Christian Sands Bud’s Tune Reach
Christian [...]

Continue on
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:13:32 -0500

This episode is part 2 of last week’s broadcast and features some great guitarists, sometimes in a supporting role. Lionel Lueke, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Joshua Breakstone are heard here. Next up is something new from rising star pianist Christian Sands. The last half of the podcast has great players with roots in the Hartford area that have played here recently. Noah Preminger, Earl MacDonald, Noah Baerman and singer Giacomo Gates are included.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Hollland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland ~ Walkin’ the Walk ~ Aziza
Orin Evans ~ Chiara ~ #knowingishalfthebattle
Joshua Breakstone ~ News for Lulu ~ 88
Christian Sands ~ Gangstatude ~ Reach
Christian Sands ~ Somewhere Out There ~ Reach
Noah Preminger ~ Mother Earth ~ Meditations on Freedom
Earl MacDonald ~ Blackbird ~ Mirror of the Mind
Earl MacDonald 6 ~ echoes in the night ~ echoes in the night
Noah [...]

Zapped
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:01:06 -0500

Let’s start this show with the Curtis Brothers and Ralph Peterson. Next up is Pianist Emmet Cohen with Jimmy Cobb. Then we will get into a Frank Zappa set. Jimmy Greene has a new album out. Then we wrap it up with guitarists Mark Whitfield and Dave Stryker.

Playlist
Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Zaccai Curtis, Ralph Peterson, Luques Curtis ~ Beatrice ~ Triangular III
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Afro Blue ~ Syzygy
Emmet Cohen, featuring Jimmy Cobb ~ Two Bass Hit ~ Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1
Emmet Cohen, featuring Jimmy Cobb ~ Tin Tin Deo ~ Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1
Frank Zappa ~ Peaches en Regalia ~ Hot Rats
Frank Zappa ~ Waka / Jawaka ~ Waka / Jawaka
Frank Zappa ~ Stolen Moments ~ Broadway the Hard Way
Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Cleetus Awreetus Awrightus ~ One Child Left Behind
Jimmy Greene ~ Big Guy ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Jimmy Greene ~ Someday ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Jimmy [...]

Welcome
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 10:46:22 -0500

This show begins with Metheny covers from Blades, Haynes and Elling. Next up is a ”Welcome” by Santana from his jazzy years. Other highlights include Giacomo Gates does Miles, Rene Rosnes and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ruben Blades ~ First Circle ~ Mundo
Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth ~ James ~ Whereas
Kurt Elling ~ Minuano ~ Man In The Air
Kurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building
Santana ~ Flame-Sky ~ Welcome
Santana ~ Welcome ~ Welcome
Larry Coryell ~ Well You Needn’t ~ Tricycles
Jimmy Greene ~ Revelation ~ Mission Statement
Giacomo Gates ~ Be-Bop lives/Boplicity ~ Bopliciy
Giacomo Gates ~ Four ~ Milestones
Gary Burton & Makoto Ono ~ Excursions I, Opus 20 ~ Virtuosi
Rene Rosness ~ Deep in the Blue (Tiktaaik) ~ Written in the Rocks
Rene Rosness ~ Goodbye Mumbai ~ Written in the Rocks

Outstanding Alto
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:51:27 -0500

Outstanding alto sax players, Cannonball, Abate, McLean and Garrett kick off this week’s podcast. Bassist Nat Reeves who has played with 3 of those 4 alto players is featured next. Jazz legends Miles and Rollins finish the show. 

Featured Album

Nat Reeves - State of Emergency

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderly ~ Blue Funk ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Greg Abate ~ Take the Crowell Train ~ Road to Forever
Jackie McLean ~ Demon’s Dance ~ Demon’s Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon’s Dance
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
Nat Reeves ~ Moon River ~ State of Emergency
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency
Jesse Collin Young ~ Ridgetop [...]

Tenor Extravaganza
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:02:20 -0500

Tenor saxophone players dominate this week’s podcast. Turrentine, Henderson and Getz are perhaps best known. However, the next generation players are placing there mark on the jazz scene, like Joshua Redman, Jimmy Greene and Jovan Alexandre. Also on this podcast is young Jacob Collier and Carlos Santana. We wrap up with another great tenor player, Gato Barbiera.


Stanley Turrentine - Sugar - CTI records

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
11:14 Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
18:05 Joshua Redman ~ Turnaround ~ Wish
24:29 Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
36:58 Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin’ at Camarillo ~ Relaxin’ at Camarillo

Ella Evans Ornette
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:21:12 -0500

After a classic from Benson and a couple from Ella, we settle into a piano trio set from Chick and Bill Evans. We then honor the birthdays of George Coleman, Ornette, and McFerrin. Some other cool stuff for you too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
George Benson ~ Take Five ~ Bad Benson
Ella Fitzgerald ~ Tea for Two ~ Ella and Basie
Ella Fitzgerald ~ I’m Beginning to See the Light ~ Ella and Basie
Jacob Collier ~ Fascinating Rhythms ~ YouTube - https://youtu.be/cIsI7PQoF5E
Chick Corea ~ Blue Monk ~ Trilogy
Bill Evans Trio ~ I Should Care ~ How My Heart Sings
Bill Evans Trio ~ Blue In Green ~ Portrait in Jazz
Bill Evans ~ Nardis ~ Explorations
Bill Evans Trio ~ Alice In Wonderland ~ Sunday At The Village Vanguard
Troy Roberts ~ T [...]

A Vocal Set
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 10:45:28 -0500

This set is mostly great female vocalists. Some are celebrated jazz masters like Ella, Lady Day, Nancy Wilson. Others are current performers like Diana Reaves, Chaka Kahn, Tina Turner. We also introduce great newcomers like Dana Lauren, Atla DeChamplain and Cyril Aimee.

 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cyrille Aimee ~ When I Was a Child ~ Cyrill Aimee and Friends (Live at Smalls)
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It’s You or No One
Ed Fast And Conga-Bop ~ Willow Weep For Me (feat. Linda Ransome) ~ Do or Die
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Stompin’ At the Savoy ~ The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Chick [...]


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