|In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond|
|MLK Day 2018|
|Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:38:09 -0500|
My annual podcast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, with jazz music. This year it takes on even more importance following the racism displayed by the man in the White House. Perhaps some good can come from this incident by awakening the good people of this country to stand up and resist racism and injustice in our society with non-violence as Dr. King would have wanted.
|JM 76 Birthday|
|Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:01:02 -0500|
This podcast celebrates the birthday of jazz fusion guitarist John McLaughlin. We play his music in several different settings to show the depth of his artistry and innovation. Most of this show has (Mahavishnu) John McLaughlin as a leader, but there are also tracks as a sideman. His work with Miles Davis is legendary. The podcast ends with an unrelated track from a CTI release of Milt Jackson playing Hubbard’s Sunflower.
|My 2017 Favorite Releases|
|Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:09:37 -0500|
2017 was a great year for new jazz releases. There were so many great new albums that this extended podcast is 2 3/4 hours in length. Happy New Years to all my podcast listeners. Looking forward to more great music (and a change in politics) in the coming year.
|Best of 17 and Nutcracker|
|Sat, 23 Dec 2017 18:41:38 -0500|
Let’s begin with a Christmas tune from Hartford alumni “The Human Race” led by Dane Scazzari. Then some of the great releases of 2017. Finally you will hear in its entirety Ellington/Strayhorn’s arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite, inspired by the Tchaikovsky classic.
|Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:20:49 -0500|
This podcast pays tribute to the victims and families of the Sandy Hook massacre on its 5 year anniversary. Jimmy Greene pays homage to his daughter, a victim of the attack. We also pay tribute to another tragedy; the murder of John Lennon with jazz covers of several of his tunes. Also in this episode is a set of McCoy Tyner music to celebrate his birthday.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.