In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Spring is Here 2019
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:08:49 -0500

This podcast is all about Spring and music. That's all I'll say. Have a listen.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Santana ~ Spring Manifestations, Canto de los Flores ~ Borboletta
Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Karrin Allyson ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Round Midnight
Toots Thielemans ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ East Coast West Coast
Joshua Redman ~ It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Timeless Tales (for changing times)
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Spring Yaounde ~ Live in Cuba
Sun Ra - Supersonic Jazz - Springtime in Chicago
Clifford Brown & Max Roach ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown's Finest Hour
Chet Baker ~ Spring Is Here ~ Deep In A Dream
Josh Evans ~ Spring is Here ~ Portrait
Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Birds of Springtime Gone By ~ Village Rhythm
Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache Band ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Rumba Buhaina
Alex Claffy ~ You Must Believe in Spring ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

 

Roy and Charles birthdays
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:40:28 -0500

As we did last week, we begin with the birthdays of legendary jazz artists. Roy Haynes reached the golden age of 94, while Charles Lloyd is 81. Also of note are new albums by Steve Davis, Dezron Douglas, Jim Snidero and Jason Palmer. We finish this week's episode on a cool note with piano great Bill Evans.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band ~ James ~ Whereas
Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Birds of a Feather A tribute to Charlie Parker
Charles Lloyd Quartet ~ Go Down Moses ~ Mirror
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ earfood
Steve Davis ~ A Child is Born ~ Correlations
Dezron Douglas ~ Alexis ~ Black Lion
Jim Snidero ~ Truth ~ Waves of Calm
Jason Palmer ~ Sadhana ~ Rhyme and Reason
Bill Evans ~ My Foolish Heart ~ At the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans ~ Milestones ~ At the Village Vanguard

GC BD 84YRS
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 11:09:08 -0500

This episode kicks off with sax great George Coleman on his 84th birthday. That follows with a trio of piano trios; Bud, Duke, Fred. Then we venture into fusion world ending with Dave Liebman's tribute to Miles' On The Corner. 

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's
Miles Davis ~ So Near, So Far ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Bud Powell ~ Night In Tunesia ~ Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961
Duke Ellington ~ Wig Wise ~ Money Jungle
Fred Hersch Trio ~ Newklypso (for Sonny Rollins) ~ Live in Europe
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care
Rickie Lee Jones ~ Trouble Man ~ It's Like This
Dave Liebman ~ Ife ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Holographic Principals (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spirit

March 1 2019 Broadcast
Sun, 03 Mar 2019 10:32:24 -0500

A random selection of tunes this week, going from classic jazz to Brazilian compositions, Cuban big bands and new fusion. Hope you dig!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dexter Gordon ~ Cheese Cake ~ Go
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa
Noah Baerman ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ What it Is
Jason Palmer ~ Waltz for Diane ~ Rhyme and Reason
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico (feat. Steve Coleman) ~ Back to the Sunset
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous
Holographic Principle ~ Dance of the Great Spirit ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Kenny Garrett ~ I Say a Little Prayer ~ Pushing the World Away
Robert Glasper ~ Till Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience

Hartford Roots
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 11:09:26 -0500

This show pays tribute to the great jazz scene in Hartford and the jazz artists that have been brought through it's institutions like the Artist Collective, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, Hall High School and more. This is the first 2 hours of this show so many are not represented in this podcast. Perhaps I'll publish the balance of the show in a future podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live At Smalls
Dezron Douglas ~ Bottoms Out ~ Black Lion
Dezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion
Craig Hartley ~ Jitterbug Waltz ~ Books on Tape Vol 2
Craig Hartley ~ Sinclair Prelude No. 2 in C Major + Solar ~ Books on Tape Vol 2
Jonathan Barber ~ Mr. JB ~ Vision Ahead
Jovan Alexander ~ Collective Consciosness ~ Collective Consciosness
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuosity
Albert Rivera ~ New York Hartford Connectionc ~ Re-Introduction
Brad Mehldau ~ Beatrice ~ Seymour Reads the Constitution
Sinan Bakir, Ken Serio, Silvain Castellano ~ Pastels ~ Pink
Dan Arcamone ~ loop ~ X
Scott Rosen ~ Round Midnight ~ New Friends

Black History Month + Grammy Awards
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:22:28 -0500

The gem in this podcast is not music, but the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, surrounded by music from Hancock, Glasper and Joey D. Then we congratulate the winners of this years jazz Grammy Awards. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Herbie Hancock ~ I Have A Dream ~ The Prisoner
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ~ Excerpt ~ I Have a Dream Speech
Robert Glasper ~ Afro Blue ~ Black Radio
Joey DeFrancesco ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Project Freedom
Wayne Shorter ~ Lotus ~ Emanon
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Wild Is Love ~ Window
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Una Vez Mas (feat. Brian Lynch) ~ Back to the Sunset
John Daversa ~ Salvador ~ American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom
John Daversa ~ Living in America ~ American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom
John Daversa ~ Don't Fence Me In ~ American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom
Fred Hersch Trio ~ Black Nile ~ Live In Europe

Bring Back Pat
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 13:19:43 -0500

A regular podcast listener from Italy emailed me to say how he enjoyed hearing episodes from a couple years ago featuring Pat Metheny. It's been a while since I had played these tunes, so I will feature them on this week's podcast. Also, more from Wynton, Duke, Wayne and Joe. Something new from Marc Carey as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Live in Cuba ~ Baa Baaa Black Sheep
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ In Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Loose Change ~ State of the Tenor
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous

Wynton Duke and Pepper
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 13:10:37 -0500

Celebrating Wynton Marsalis' appearance with Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at Hartford's Bushnell Auditorium this week. Of course JALC would not be, had it not been for the work of Duke Ellington. The Beatles had an impact on modern popular music with the Sgt Pepper album and that is the subject of an Impulse Jazz release that covers songs from this groundbreaking record.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Wynton Marsalis and JALC Orchestra ~ Symphony in Riffs ~ Live in Cuba
Duke Ellington ~ Five O'Clock Drag ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Years
Duke Ellington ~ Chocolate Shake ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Years
Duke Ellington ~ Caravan ~ Money Jungle
Wynton Marslis and JALC Orchestra ~ Intro/Ban Ban Quere ~ Una Noche Con Ruben Blades
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Four by Five (feat. Helen Sung) ~ Handful of Keys
Keyon Harold ~ She's Leaving Home ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Sullivan Fortner ~ When I'm Sixty Four ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Geoffrey Keeser ~ Across the Univers - Give Peace a Chance ~ On My Way To You

Duke Wayne Sonny and more
Sun, 27 Jan 2019 11:28:12 -0500

This podcast features some of the true jazz masters of all time, Ellington, Shorter and Rollins. Also Frank Morgan and George Cables can be considered masters of this craft as well. Kurt Elling singing Dylan starts out this podcast. Throw in Kevin Harris with his interpretations of Bird, and we have a swingin' podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Elling ~ A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ~ The Questions
Frank Morgan & George Cables ~ Helen's Song ~ Montreal Memories
Frank Morgan & George Cables ~ Nefertiti/Billies Bounce ~ Montreal Memories
Duke Ellington ~ Take The "A" Train ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Duke Ellington ~ Perdido ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Wayne Shorter ~ Ponta de Areia ~ Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter ~ Ana Maria ~ Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter ~ Lila ~ Native Dancer
Kevin Harris Project ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Impressions
Kevin Harris Project ~ Donna Lee ~ Bird Impressions
Sonny Rollins ~ Strode Rode ~ Saxophone Collossus
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie
Sonny Rollins ~ Without a Song ~ The Bridge

Pepper Improvisations
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:30:39 -0500

The gem of this podcast comes near the end with three tracks from an innovative take on the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper. Prior to that we have classic jazz from Oliver Nelson and Duke Ellington. Wayne Shorter stretches your imagination with artful noise. Chris Potter and Jonathan Barber bring a modern feel to this American artform, jazz.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Moments Notice ~ Eclipse
Oliver Nelson ~ Stolen Moment ~ Blues and the Abstract Truth
Chris Potter ~ Eurydice (for Wayne Shorter) ~ Gratitude
Chris Potter ~ High Noon (for Eddie Harris) ~ Gratitude
Duke Ellington ~ Morning Glory ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Duke Ellington ~ Cotton Tail ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Wayne Shorter ~ Moto Grosso Feio ~ Moto Grosso Feio
Brandee Younger ~ Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Makaya McCraven ~ Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Sullivan Fortner ~ When I'm Sixty-Four ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Jonathan Barber ~ Crown ~ Vision Ahead

Review 2018 releases - Part 2
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:12:38 -0500

This is part two of my 2018 review show. Here are some of my favorite jazz releases from last year.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Space ~ Eclipse
Nat Reeves ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Blue Ridge
Rene Rosnes ~ The Flame and the Lotus ~ Beloved of the Sky
Mark Gross ~ Cinema Paradiso ~ Mark Gross + Strings
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Numb ~ Nexus
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Vision Ahead
Trio 149 (Noah Baerman, Jen Allen, Johnathan Blake) ~ Fragile ~ Raise
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
Christian Sands ~ Sunday Morning ~ Facing Dragons
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
Alexander Claffy ~ Michelle ~ Standards: What are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

Review 2018 releases - Part 1
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 12:06:21 -0500

This is part one of my 2018 review show. Here are some of my favorite jazz releases from last year. More to come in my next podcast. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Corcoran Holt ~ 14th Street Bounce ~ The Mecca
Corcoran Holt ~ Smile ~ The Mecca
George Coleman ~ Darn That Dream ~ A Master Speaks
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions At Once/The Lost Album
Geoffrey Keyzer ~ Across The Universe - Give Peace a Chance ~ On My Way To You
Caroline Davis ~ Ocean Motion ~ Heart Tonic
Noah Preminger ~ The Genuine One ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP 28 No 24 in D minor ~ Chopin Project
Jason Palmer ~ At Ease ~ At Wally's Volume 1
Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Stories from the Village Elder ~ Pictures At an African Exhibition


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