In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Monterey Road Show
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 03:00:00 -0800

The second half of this episode features artists seen in the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour show. We feature three of the musicians, Christian Sands, Kurt Elling and Lakecia Benjamin. The show begins with some high energy new music from Keyboardist James Francies and Miguel Zenón and Ed Cherry.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album James Francies ~ My Favorite Things ~ Purest Form Miguel Zenón ~ Tainos y Caribes ~ Música De Las Américas Ed Cherry ~ Are We There Yet ~ Are We There yet? Walt Weiskopf ~ King Midas ~ Anytown Christian Sands ~ Armando's Song ~ Reach Kurt Elling ~ Time To Say Goodbye ~ Man In The Air Kurt Elling ~ In The Winelight ~ Man In The Air Lakecia Benjamin ~ Trane ~ Phoenix

Episode Jan 23 2023
Sun, 22 Jan 2023 03:00:00 -0800

No real theme to this week's show, just some music I've been listening to this week. I commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Herbie Hancock's "I Have A Dream". I make mention of the jazz discussions on Mastodon. You can find me there at @digginjazz@mindly.social . Love to hear from other users of the microblog service that are listeners of the show.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane ~ Fire ~ The Elements Kris Allen ~ Morning ~ June Herbie Hancock ~ I Have a Dream ~ The Prisoner Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein & Bill Stewart ~ Django ~ Perpetual Pendulum Arthur Blythe ~ Down San Diego Way ~ Lenox Avenue Breakdown Joshua White ~ Scarlet Tanager ~ 13 Short Stories Gregory Porter ~ Take Me to the Alley ~ Take Me to the Alley

Episode Jan 15 2023
Sun, 15 Jan 2023 03:00:00 -0800

This week's episode begins with a couple of San Diego's finest jazz cats. Gilbert Castellanos (tr) has a new release, and Christopher Hollyday (as) soars on these two tracks. Wes, Jackie and more are featured on this podcast. We conclude with a tribute to rock guitarist Jeff Beck, who passed away unexpectedly this week.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Gilbert Castellanos ~ La Puerta ~ Espérame En El Cielo Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy Herbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ Empyrean Isles Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio ~ Four On Six ~ Smokin' At The Half Note Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein & Bill Stewart ~ FU Donald ~ Perpetual Pendulum Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein & Bill Stewart ~ Libra ~ Perpetual Pendulum Jackie McLean ~ Little Melonae ~ Hat Trick Jackie McLean ~ Oh Children Rise ~ Rhythm of the Earth Jeff Beck ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Wired

Post New Years Show
Sun, 08 Jan 2023 03:00:00 -0800

Let's bring in the New Year with cool, soulful 70's jazz. Here are some covers of pop tunes of that era by Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and Charles Earland. That is followed by new music from San Diego legend Gilbert Castellanos, and Miguel Zénon. We celebrate the 81st birthday of guitarist John McLaughlin before closing out the show with a trio album from Charles Lloyd.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Wes Montgomery ~ Tequila ~ Tequila George Benson ~ California Dreamin' ~ White Rabbit Charles Earland ~ More Today Than Yesterday ~ The Almighty Burner Gilbert Castellanos ~ Totem Pole ~ Espérame En El Cielo Miguel Zenón ~ Bámbula ~ Música De Las Américas John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time John McLaughlin and Shakti ~ La Danse Du Bonheur ~ A Handful of Beauty Charles Lloyd ~ Tales of Rumi (feat. Julian Lage & Zakir Hussain) ~ Trios: Sacred Thread

Notable 2022 releases and HNY
Sun, 01 Jan 2023 03:00:00 -0800

This episode, recorded the last day of the year features notable releases of 2022. There is an emphasis on the local jazz scenes from Hartford and San Diego, as these have been my primary residences. From Hartford; Dezron Douglas, Matt Dwonszyk and Steve Davis. From San Diego; Matt Hall, Gilbert Castellanos and Peter Sprague. Emmet Cohen and Charles Lloyd are represented as well.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Dezron Douglas ~ More Coffee Please ~ Atalaya Matt Dwonszyk ~ Passage ~ A Year and a Day Charles Lloyd ~ Kuan Yin ~ Trios: Ocean [feat. Anthony Wilson & Gerald Clayton] Emmet Cohen ~ Uptown in Orbit ~ Uptown in Orbit Matt Hall ~ I Hope To My Never ~ I Hope to My Never Peter Sprague ~ Questions ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 2 Gilbert Castellanos ~ Big P ~ Espérame En El Cielo Steve Davis ~ A Star for Chick ~ Bluesthetic

Christmas and more
Sun, 25 Dec 2022 03:01:00 -0800

I hope this podcast episode brings joy and peace this Christmas season. We begin with some holiday standards, followed by new music from Gilbert Castellanos and other San Diego jazz artists. The show concludes with the lush sounds of Ben Webster and a peaceful McCoy Tyner.

Playlist  Artist ~ Track ~ Album Marian MacPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2 Greg Abate ~ Greensleeves ~ It'S Christmastime Gilbert Castellanos ~ Home Is Africa ~ Espérame En El Cielo Gilbert Castellanos ~ Big P ~ Espérame En El Cielo Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue David Borgo ~ Kenopsia ~ Suite of Uncommon Sorrows Emmet Cohen ~ Venus de Milo ~ Uptown in Orbit Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg / St. Denis ~ Earfood Ben Webster ~ Misty ~ Gone With the Wind McCoy Tyner ~ Search for Peace ~ Quartet

Tony, Wes & McCoy
Sun, 18 Dec 2022 03:00:00 -0800

This week's episode features three jazz innovators. Tony Williams, Wes Montgomery and McCoy Tyner. Hope you enjoy my selections from these great artists. As a bonus, we conclude the show with Duke Ellington.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Tony Williams ~ Warrior ~ Civilization Tony Williams ~ Sister Cheryl ~ Foreign Intrigue Tony Williams ~ Big Nick ~ Turn It Over Wes Montgomery ~ Jingles ~ Wes's Best: The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance Wes Montgomery ~ S.O.S (Live / Take 3) ~ Full House McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite

Get Up! Workout Mix
Sun, 11 Dec 2022 03:00:00 -0800

A jazzy playlist for your workout sessions. It's an uptempo mix of jazz-fusion and hard bop from the likes of Herbie, Kenny, Joey D, Blakey, Henderson and more. I hope it has the beats and the swing to pump you up for your gym or running workout. I kept the mic breaks to a minimum and the music flowing.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hang Ups ~ Man-Child Kenny Garrett ~ J. Mac ~ Seeds from the Underground Joey DeFrancesco ~ In the Key of the Universe ~ In the Key of the Universe Gregory Porter ~ On My Way To Harlem ~ Be Good Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Cranky Spanky ~ Hard Bop (Expanded Edition) Joe Henderson ~ Joshua ~ So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) Buddy Rich ~ Bouncin' With Bud ~ Class of '78 - EP Christian McBride Big Band ~ Night Train ~ For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver Kenny Garrett ~ Happy People ~ Happy People

Episode Dec 4 2022
Sun, 04 Dec 2022 03:00:00 -0800

Classic jazz and new music abound in this podcast episode. Hear from jazz masters Art Blakey, Dave Holland, Charles Lloyd and Miles. As well as a new generation, and a modern style from Immanuel Wilkens, Dezron Douglas and Emmet Cohen.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ The Core ~ Free for All Dave Holland Quartet ~ Four Winds ~ Conference of the Birds Dave Holland Quartet ~ Conference of the Birds ~ Conference of the Birds Immanuel Wilkins ~ Don't Break ~ The 7th Hand Dezron Douglas ~ Foligno ~ Atalaya Charles Lloyd ~ Tales of Rumi ~ Trio Of Trios Emmet Cohen ~ Distant Hallow ~ Uptown in Orbit Miles Davis ~ Bye Bye Blackbird ~ Round About Midnight

Thanksgiving Leftovers
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 03:00:00 -0800

What's better than Thanksgiving feasts with family? Leftovers with jazz music! We begin today's show with music to eat by. We begin this episode with Stuffy Turkey, Soul Food and More Coffee Please, from our favorite jazz artists. Also of note is new music from Emmet Cohen, Geoffrey Keezer, and Charles Lloyd.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album Thelonious Monk ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ It's Monk's Time Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause Dezron Douglas ~ More Coffee Please ~ Atalaya Emmet Cohen ~ Mosaic ~ Uptown in Orbit Charles McPherson ~ You've Changed ~ From This Moment On! Geoffrey Keezer ~ M's Bedtime Blues ~ Playdate Leonard Patton ~ Beautiful Day~ A Beautiful Day Charles Lloyd ~ Kuan Yin ~ Trios: Ocean

Episode Nov 20 2022
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 03:00:00 -0800

A lot of new music in this podcast including several jazz artists with roots in Hartford. Also we pay tribute to jazz guitarist Mick Goodrick who recently passed on.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Geoffrey Keezer ~ Refuge ~ Playdate Justin Grinnell Quartet ~ Hit the Brakes ~ Without You Gary Burton ~ Unfinished Sympathy ~ Ring (with Eberhard Weber) Mick Goodrick ~ In Passing ~ In Pas(s)ing Noah Baerman & Henry Lugo ~ Alter Ego ~ Alter Ego Alex Tremblay ~ City of Angels ~ Thoughts and Images Kris Allen ~ Trees ~ June Emmet Cohen ~ Spillin' the Tea ~ Uptown in Orbit

Episode Nov 13 2022
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 03:00:00 -0800

I've been playing a lot of Santana lately, and do it again to open this week's episode. Also of note is new music from M.O.M trio, Emmet Cohen, Noah Baerman and more. Also a nod to Stevie Wonder and the 50th anniversary of Talking Book.

Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Santana ~ Mother Africa ~ Welcome Louis Moutin, Jowee Omicil & François Moutin ~ Fly with the Wind ~ M.O.M McCoy Tyner ~ Salvadore De Samba ~ Fly With The Wind David Borgo ~ Liberosis ~ Suite of Uncommon Sorrows Emmet Cohen ~ Braggin' in Brass ~ Uptown in Orbit Noah Baerman & Henry Lugo ~ Creepin' ~ Alter Ego Stevie Wonder ~ You've Got It Bad Girl ~ Talking Book Peter Sprague ~ Life Loves Lone Jack ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 1


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