In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Newport Jazz Fest Wrap 2018
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:39:46 -0500

My podcast review of this year’s Newport Jazz Festival. I feature some of the performances I most enjoyed at this years fest. For a complete review please check out the Hartford Jazz Society blog post: 

http://hartfordjazzsociety.com/2018/08/09/newport-jazz-fest-2018-soaking-in-the-jazz/ 

Photo Gallery: http://bit.ly/njf2018 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Last Train Home ~ One Quiet Night
Renee Rosnes ~ Elephant Dust ~ Beloved the Sky
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood
Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit ~ Liquid Spirit
Jazzmeia Horn ~ The Peacocks (A Timeless Place) ~ A Social Call
Nate Smith ~ Bounce: pts I+ II ~ KINFOLK : Postcards from Everywhere
Helen Sun [...]

Back from vacation
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 08:35:08 -0500

Refreshed from a two week vacation, I have assembled a playlist to satisfy any jazz lover. Beginning with the new Trane release, then a couple from Donald Byrd’s Royal Flush. We follow with a more contemporary trumpeter, Jason Palmer with an extended piece. We pay homage to Henry Butler on his passing. Then new music from Geoffry Keezer, and a collaboration of young NYC musicians, New Faces. The podcast closes with vocalist Rene Marie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5) ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Donald Byrd ~ Shangi-La ~ Royal Flush
Donald Byrd ~ 6 M’s ~ Royal Flush
Jason Palmer ~ Sunny Rain ~ At Wally’s Vol 2
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein ~ I Left My Baby ~ Viper’s Drag
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein ~ Henry’s Boogie ~ Viper’s Drag
Geoffrey Keezer ~ All the Things You Are - Serpen [...]

Pre-MNJ
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:00:00 -0500

I’ve been busy working with the Hartford Jazz Society on producing 6 great summer concerts in the park. I reference this frequently during this podcast. More information can be seen at www.hartfordjazzsociety.com. Concurrerntly with our concert series is the Emerging Artist Showcase. Please look for the links to this competition and view these videos and cast a vote.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jason Palmer ~ Preservation of the Lower 9th Ward ~ At Wally’s Volume 1
3 Cohens ~ Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans ~ Family
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco ~ All Saints Day ~ Your Driving Me Crazy
West End Blend ~ Lift ~ Attitude
Rene Marie ~ Joy of Jazz ~ Sound of Red
Noah Preminger ~ Tea For Two ~ Frank Carlberg & Noah Preminger
Thomas Chapin ~ Night Bird Song ~ Sky Piece
Thomas Chapin ~ You Don’t Know M [...]

Jason Palmer and Monday Night Jazz
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 11:47:03 -0500

Trumpeter Jason Palmer speaks with us prior to his performance at the opening concert of Monday Night Jazz. Some hot music from Dr. Lonnie Smith is up next. He also will headline our concert series the following week. Also in this episode is Chick with strings, Miles and something “new” from Trane.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jason Palmer ~ Allow Me To Be ~ Beauty ‘n Numbers
Jason Palmer ~  Interview
Jason Palmer ~ Stop Drop and Roll ~ Live at Wally’s Vol. 1
Doctor Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot
Chick Corea ~ Antartica ~ The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra
4 Generations of Miles ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ 4 Generations of Miles
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

Both Directions
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:07:43 -0500

This podcast celebrates the release of John Coltrane’s lost album release. The show is bookended by tracks from his Both Directions At Once CD. In between we will hear from Wayne Shorter, young saxophonist Mike Casey and baritone Lauren Sevian. Somewhere in the middle are pianists, master Chick Cora and a talented Theo Hill. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Impressions take 4 ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album
Weather Report ~ Herandnu ~ Black Market
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam’s Apple
Mike Casey ~ Nature Boy ~ Surprising
Chick Corea ~ Live In Montreux ~ Folk Song
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice In Wonderland ~ Trilogy
Theo Hill ~ Gyre ~ Interstellar Adventures
Lauren Sevian ~ Miss Lady ~ Bliss
John Coltrane ~ Untitiled Original 11286 (take 5) ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album
John Coltrane ~ One Up, One Down (Take 6) ~ Both Directions at [...]

Jazz Rock Jazz Funk
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:32:10 -0500

The title says it all. Joe Henderson starts it off. Then a Jimmy Hendrix set. Back to jazz including some new music from Buster. Then finish it with a surprising funky tune from Marcus M.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the Tenor
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Isotope ~ Inner Urge
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
The Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Up From The Skies (Alternate Take) ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
SFJazz Collective ~ Creepin ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Chick Corea ~ Folk Song ~ Three Quartets
Buster Williams ~ Where Giants Dwell ~ Audacity
Marcus Miller ~ Que Sera Sera ~ Laid Black

Silver Theme
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:02:36 -0500

The first half of this podcast is filled with Horace Silver compositions. He wrote such wonderful tunes. That is followed by Hartford’s favorite son, Dezron Douglas (bass), then new music by some jazz artists you may not know, but you should.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Louis Hayes ~ Song For My Father ~ Serenade for Horace
Art Blakey ~ Nica’s Dream ~ The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey ~ Ecaroh ~ The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver Quartet ~ Nutville ~ The Cape Verdean Blues
Dezron Douglas ~ Minority ~ Live at Smalls
Theo Hill ~ For Those Who Do ~ Interstellar Adventures
Jonathan Barber ~ Doubt ~ Vision Ahead
Lauren Sevian ~ Triple Water ~ Bliss
Lauren Sevian ~ Bliss ~ Bliss

Ellington and Summer
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:12:30 -0500

A podcast that gets me psyched for summer. The highlights are in Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite, and a summer set from Louis Hayes, Joshua Redman and Shirley Horn. The podast ends with a couple of tracks from Jason Palmer who will kick off Hartford’s summer concert series beginning July 9.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Pepper & The Hollywood All-Stars ~ Art Pepper ~ Art Standards
Duke Ellington ~ Isfahan ~ Far East Suite
Duke Ellington ~ Mount Harissa ~ Far East Suite
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Youthful Bliss ~ Bringin’ It
Joe Henderson ~ Black Narcissus ~ Power to the People
Joey Alexander ~ Peace ~ Eclipse
Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Beatrice ~ Seymore Reads the Constitution!
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales (for Changing T [...]

Miles and more 2018
Sun, 03 Jun 2018 09:07:34 -0500

The podcast begins with a couple of Miles’ tunes to celebrate his birth date. Sets from Preminger, Rosnes and Joey Alexander are featured in this show as well. Also tracks from Cannonball and Lovano round out the podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis ~ Paraphanalia ~ Miles in the Sky
Cannonball Adderley ~ Gemini ~ In New York
Noah Preminger ~ The Genuine One ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia ~ Etude Op25 No7 in C# minor ~ Dead Composers Society - Chopin Project
Joe Lovano ~ Sounds of Joy ~ Quartets Live at the Village Vanguard
Renee Rosnes ~ Galopgaos ~ Written in the Rocks
Renee Rosnes ~ Lucy from Afar ~ Written in the Rocks
Joey Alexander ~ Bali ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Eclipse

Uplifting
Sun, 27 May 2018 13:52:37 -0500

A podcast of tunes that are, in my opinion uplifting. Clifford Brown’s Joy Spring and Metheny’s First Circle are my picks to uplift. Also, music from Noah Baerman and Jen Allen helped inspire this playlist. New music from Noah Preminger, Kurt Elling and Renee Rosnes are featured here as well. Dylan covers from Elling and Ballantine are here too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown’s Finest hour
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Noah Baerman ~ Tastes Like Chedda ~ Bliss
Jen Allen ~ the very thought of you ~ Pieces of Myself
Kenny Kirkland ~ Steepian Faith ~ Kenny Kirkland
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuosity
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP28 No 8 in F# minor ~ Dead Composer Society - The Chopin Project
Kurt Elling ~ A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall ~ The Questions< [...]

Vocal Sax Piano
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:33:44 -0500

This show features sets of vocals, saxophone and piano. Rene Marie and Van Morrison start things off. Next up, tenor sax players Henderson, Rollins, Potter and Getz. The show concludes with pianists Theo Hill, Benito Gonzalez and Kenny Barron. That makes for a pretty nice jazz podcast. Enjoy.

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Rene Marie ~ If You Were Mine ~ Sound of Red
Van Morrison & Joey Defrancesco ~ Magic Time ~ You’re Driving Me Crazy
Joe Henderson ~ Power To The People ~ Power To The People
Sonny Rollins ~ I’m an Old Cowhand ~ Way Out West
Sonny Rollins ~ Solitude ~ Way Out West
Chris Potter ~ Sonic Anomaly ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream
Stan Getz ~ Con Alma ~ Sweet Rain
Stan Getz ~ Windows ~ Sweet Rain
Theo Hill ~ Interstellar Adventures ~ Interstellar Adventures
Benito Gonzalez ~ Naima ~ Passion Reverence Transcendence
Benito Gonzalez ~ Tyner Trane Expres [...]

Broadcast 11 May 2018
Sun, 13 May 2018 08:48:37 -0500

Classic tracks from Cannonball, Morgan and Ellington before diving into some new music. You will hear new releases from young Joey Alexander, Chris Potter, Eddie Henderson, Van Morrison and Jonathan Barber. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley ~ Arriving Soon ~ Plus
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joey Alexander ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ Space ~ Eclipse
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Eddie Henderson ~ Fran Dance ~ Be Cool
Eddie Henderson ~ Naima ~ Be Cool
Van Morrison and Joey Defrancesco ~ Close Enough for Jazz ~ You’re Driving Me Crazy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Mr. JB


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