In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Let's Get Funky
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:14:31 -0500

A very funky episode of In The Groove. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Tower of Power ~ I Like Your Style ~ Tower of Power Live
Tower of Power ~ What Is Hip ~ Tower of Power Live
Brecker Brothers ~ Some Skunk Funk ~ Brecker Brothers
Billy Cobham ~ Stratus ~ Spectrum
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Pat Metheny ~ James ~ Offramp
Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
Dezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion

American Tunes
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 07:59:12 -0500

Here are selections of tunes about America for this 4th of July holiday weekend. Other than Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful, these songs may not be exactly the typical patriotic music one is used to listening to on this holiday. But what could be more patriotic than exercising one's free speech and freedom to protest. The highlight of this podcast comes at the end, with a jazzed-up version of West Side Story.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles Forever ~ America the Beautiful
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country ~ Map To The Treasure
Kurt Elling ~ American Tune ~ The Questions
Danilo Perez ~ Suite for The Americas Pt I and II ~ Motherland
Jason Palmer ~ American Deceptionalism Part 2 ~ Places
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Christian Sands ~ Fight for Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Max Roach ~ Freedom Day ~ We Insist!
Miles Davis ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Miles Smiles
Joe DeFrancesco ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing ~ Project Freedom
Dave Grusin ~ Prologue/America ~ West Side Story

Broadcast June 28 2019
Sun, 30 Jun 2019 10:06:45 -0500

This podcast features new music from harpist Brandee Younger, Chick's highly anticipated release and Shorter's symphonic creation. Along the way you will experience some classic and new tunes from a wide range of jazz styles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Brandee Younger ~ Games ~ Soul Awakening
Ravi Coltrane ~ For Turiya ~ Blending Times
Chick Corea -The Spanish Heart Band ~ The Yellow Nimbus - Part 1&2 ~ Antidote
Chick Corea -The Spanish Heart Band ~ Prelude/My Spanish Heart ~ Antidote
Trombeatz ~ Bomba Indiscreta (feat. Angel Papo Vazquez & Camilo Molina) ~ A Caribbean Thing
Goza - Dave Gardina ~ The Saki Samba ~ Goza
Leala Cyr ~ Summertime ~ First Instinct
Wayne Shorter ~ The Three Marias ~ Emanon
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil
Weather Report ~ Elegant People ~ Black Market

Supreme Sax 2019
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:25:02 -0500

This episode begins with a new track from harpist Brandee Younger. We follow with saxophonists, current and from the past. Current artists with new recordings are Chris Potter, Greg Abate and Godwin Louis. Then we delve into the past with Getz (new release), Desmond and Mulligan.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Brandee Younger ~ Respected Destroyer (feat. Sean Jones) ~ Soul Awakening
Chris Potter ~ Pressed for Time ~ Circuits
Greg Abate and Tim Ray Trio ~ Bop Lives ~ Grattitude
Greg Abate and Tim Ray Trio ~ Gemini ~ Grattitude
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt. I: The Journey ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt. I: The Traveler ~ Global
Stan Getz ~ Woody 'n You ~ Getz at The Gate - Recorded Live at the Village Gate Nov 26 1961
Stan Getz ~ Litha ~ Sweet Rain
Stan Getz, Astrid Gilberto ~ Corcovado ~ Getz/Gilberto
Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan ~ Blight of the Fumble Bee ~ Two of a Mind

Fathers Day 2019
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:51:29 -0500

We start with an unconventional take on classic Silver "Song For My Father", by bassist Victor Wooten. This podcast has saxophone greats, young and old. We hear from George Coleman, Chris Potter and Noah Preminger. Along the way we take a turn to hear some rock classics that feature drummer Bernard Purdie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley ~ Unit 7 ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
George Coleman ~ Time to Get Down ~ A Master Speaks
George Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb ~ Green Dolphin Street ~ 4 Generations of Miles
Steely Dan ~ Home At Last ~ Aja
BB King ~ The Thrill Is Gone ~ Completely Well
Aretha Franklin ~ Rock Steady ~ Soul Queen
Chris Potter ~ Koutome ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Exclamation ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Illusion ~ Afterlife

Modern Masters 2019
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 10:01:23 -0500

This podcast highlights several jazz artists that can, in my opinion, be considered modern jazz masters. Metheny has been named and NEA Jazz Master for his groundbreaking guitar work. Saxophonists Potter and Preminger each have distinctive voices and are always exploring new musical territories. Other guitar masters represented here are Rosenwinkel and Bernstein.  

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Danse ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Chris Potter ~ Invocation ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Hold It ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Growth ~ Afterlife
Noah Preminger ~ Senseless World ~ Afterlife
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Minor Blues ~ The Next Step
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ kurt1 ~ Star of Jupiter
Peter Bernstein ~ Hidden Pockets ~ Signs LIVE

What A Beautiful Morning
Sun, 02 Jun 2019 09:03:29 -0500

It is a gorgeous morning in Hartford, CT, and no better song expresses that as one by Ray Charles to start off the show. A heavy emphasis on local jazz artists permeate this podcast with new releases from Trio 149, Trombeatz, Dezron Douglas and Matt Dwonszyk. We close out the show with a set spanning Miles great ensembles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings ~ Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
Trio 149 ~ A New Beginning ~ Raise Up
Kenny Garrett ~ She Waits For the New Sun ~ Song Book
Trombeatz ~ M3 ~ A Carribean Thing
Dezron Douglas ~ SoulIris ~ Black Lion
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Marc Cary ~ Free the Spirits (feat. Awah Sangho) ~ Cosmic Indiginous
Tony Williams ~ Soweto Nights ~ Civilization
Tony Williams ~ Allah Be Praised ~ Turn It Over
Miles Davis ~ Love For Sale ~ Kind Of Blue 50th Anniversary
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis ~ Shhh/Peaceful ~ In A Silent Way

JMac Birth Anniversary Pt 2
Sun, 26 May 2019 15:00:18 -0500

This is part two of a broadcast aired on the birth date of the great Jackie McLean. Part one was last week's podcast episode. Jackie is heard in the beginning and end, with music from Joe Farrell, Dave Holland and Andrew Hill in between.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jackie McLean ~ Right Now ~ Right Now
Jackie McLean ~ I'll Take Romance ~ Swing Swang Swingin'
Joe Farrell ~ Follow Your Heart ~ Joe Farrell Quartet
Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs
Dave Holland ~ Four Winds ~ Conference of the Birds
Dave Holland ~ Conference of the Birds ~ Conference of the Birds
Andrew Hill ~ Spectrum ~ Point of Departure
Jackie McLean/Dexter Gordon ~ Rue De La Harpe ~ The Meeting Vol 1

JMac Birth Anniversary Pt 1
Sun, 19 May 2019 13:29:20 -0500

A 2 part podcast broadcast on Jackie McLean's birth date. Lots of JMac interspersed with exceptional new music from Godwin Louis and Matt Dwonszyk. Great guitar work from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell represented here.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Eric Reed ~ Cedar Waltzin'-Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ Everybody Gets the Blues
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt I: The Journey ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt II: The Traveler ~ Global
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' the Changes
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Irene ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Wes Montgomery ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Smokin' At The Half Note
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Wes Montgomery Live ~ Impressions ~ Round Midnight
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane ~ Freight Trane ~ Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane

More Spring
Sun, 12 May 2019 08:31:55 -0500

This episode has a very Spring-like sound to it, punctuated by Eric Reed's unique slow take of Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring, and Spring by Holographic Principle. Also, more local (Hartford) new releases by Matt Dwonszyk, Trombeatz and Stevie D.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Everybody Gets The Blues
Joni Mitchell ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Mingus
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ The Standard Joe
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations

Hometown 2019
Sun, 05 May 2019 09:28:05 -0500

It the middle of this episode, a treasure trove of new releases by Hartford based musicians. Congrats to Steve Davis on achieving the top spot on the jazz charts with his new album. Bassist Matt Dwonszyk premiers his new album, and Bisantz & Nakhimovsky debut their album, Love's Tango. We have other tunes from the likes of Milt Jackson, Kenny Garrett, Wayne Shorter and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Milt Jackson ~ Sunflower ~ Sunflower
Kenny Garrett ~ Brother Hubbard ~ Songbook
Steve Davis ~ Think on Me ~ Correllations
Steve Davis ~ Song For My Love ~ Correllations
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky ~ Ocean Dreams ~ Love's Tango
Wayne Shorter ~ Lost and Orbits Medley ~ Emanon
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubamba) ~ Luminosa
Christian McBride ~ Pier One Import ~ New Jawn

Dedication
Sun, 28 Apr 2019 10:14:33 -0500

To my daughter Rachel and Maddie, her new baby girl. The opening set has special meaning, with Metheny, McFerrin and Getz. Following are two of the brightest young bassists to come out of the Hartford area; Matt Dwonszyk and Dezron Douglas, with new albums showing their stuff. We've also got music from veteran alto sax players Garrett and Abate.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Bobby McFerrin ~ Baby ~ VOCAbuLarieS
Stan Getz ~ I'll Remember April ~ Quintessence Vol 2
Matt Dwonszyk ~ The Academy ~ What A Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ What A Wonderful World
Dezron Douglas ~ Uhuru Vibration ~ Black Lion
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Greg Abate ~ Road to Forever ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever


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