|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.