|In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Trane’s Birthday Special|
|Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:12:09 -0500|
First day of Autumn, and John Coltrane; Two of my favorite things.
|Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:16:10 -0500|
We celebrate the birth date of Cannonball Adderly, but first new music from John McLaughlin and Joey DeFrancesco. Harrold Mabern plays the Wes classic Road Song. A vocal set with Melissa Morgan and something new from Cecile McLorrin Salvant. Then we kick off the Cannonball tribute with his collaboration with Nancy Wilson.
|Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:30:51 -0500|
As I put this podcast together I am watching the Hurricane hit the Florida coast. Our thoughts and concerns are with those affected, and hope for the safety of all. We start with two versions of Work Song for this past labor day, then a couple of Steely Dan tracks in memory of Walter Becker, before a set of music inspired by hurricanes. Then some great guitar work by Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Dave Stryker. Finally, something new by Brian Charrette.
|Sep 2 Broadcast|
|Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:15:29 -0500|
Here is your jazzy soundtrack for this Labor Day festivities. We begin with some Miles’ covers, then some funky fusion and finish with Hartford’s own Stevie D.
|Shorter for Longer|
|Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:52:15 -0500|
We celebrate the music of Wayne Shorter for most of this podcast. It’s Shorter’s 84th birthday, and we pay homage to his creative saxophone work and intrigueing compositions. First we honor the guitarist John Ambercrombie upon his recent passing. Then a taste of a new release from fusion pioneer John McLaughlin.
|Continue from last week’s show|
|Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:00:00 -0500|
Continued from last week’s show.
|Newport 2017 Retrospective|
|Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:51:24 -0500|
My annual post Newport Jazz Festival review. This podcast highlights only a few of the many great performances we experienced at this year’s festival. You will hear jazz artists we have heard for decades lake One For All, Sean Jones, Joey D and new artists on the scene George Burton and Theo Croker.
|Newport Preview 2017 pt2|
|Thu, 03 Aug 2017 08:12:11 -0500|
This is part 2 of my Newport Jazz Festival preview. It starts with vocalists Cecile McLorin Salvant and Cyrille Aimee. We conclude the Newport preview with saxophonists Jimmy Greene and Branford Marsalis. The rest of the show features a variety of jazz styles from piano trios (Valera, Hartley) to fusion (Coryell) to free (Stanko) and more.
|Newport 2017 part 1|
|Sun, 30 Jul 2017 11:13:43 -0500|
This is my annual Newport Jazz Festival preview show (part 2 to be published mid-week). We begin with newly annointed NEA Jazz Master, Joanne Brackeen. Christian McBride is the new curator of music at Newport and will also lead his Big Band at the festival. Other artists featured here are One For All (with Hartford’s Steve Davis), Christian Sands, Antonio Sanchez and an all-star band Hudson.