In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
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.

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. 

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

Holiday Show 2018 p2
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500

This podcast is part two from my holiday show originally broadcast prior to Christmas, so there are a few Christmas tunes sprinkled in. So, we extend the holiday spirit along with other tunes from Weather Report, Billy Cobham, Gil Scott-Heron and more.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress/Will/Non-Stop Home ~ Sweetnighter
Bruno Raberg Trio ~ Song For Dolphy ~ Tailwood
Mario Pavone Sextet ~ Start Oval ~ Verticle
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ Window
Billy Cobham ~ Heather ~ Crosswinds
Billy Cobham ~ Crosswinds ~ Crosswinds
Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America (Live) ~ Winter In America
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Santa Clause is Comin' To Town ~ A Jazzy Wonderland

Holiday show 2018 p1
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:38:21 -0500

My holiday broadcast has a few Winter classics by Wynton, Marian and Potter. We pay tribute to recently parted Nancy Wilson and her great collaboration with Cannonball. Also new music from local favs Erica Bryan and Scott Rosen. Two bassists have new albums here by Corcoran Holt and Alex Claffy.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Corcoran Holt ~ Another Groove ~ The Mecca
Corcoran Holt ~ Raven's Wing ~ The Mecca
Scott Rosen ~ I'll Remember April ~ New Friends
Alexander Claffy ~ Just One of Those Things ~ Standards: What are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Happy Talk ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson & Kimoko Itoh ~ Silent Night ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Erica T. Bryan ~ Young pt II ~ Young
Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
Chris Potter ~ Come All Ye Faithful ~ Concord Jazz Christmas

Important Anniversary
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:06:06 -0500

Dedicated to the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy December 14, 2012. Love Wins!

Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Jolene ~ Plus One
Jimmy Greene ~ Ana's Way (feat Kurt Elling) ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ Overcomers Suite
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Jimmy Greene ~ December ~ Flowers: Beautiful Life Vol 2
Mike Stern ~ Remember ~ These Times
McCoy Tyner ~ Impressions ~ Trident
McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca
McCoy Tyner ~ My Favorite Things ~ Echoes of a Friend



Cool Coleman
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:52:26 -0500

Jazz royalty came to The Side Door jazz club in Old Lyme Connecticut, and I celebrated his performance with a set of music by this great tenor saxophonist. Also in this episode is another tenor great Getz, McBride's New Jawn, poet Tom Waits and organist Pat Bianchi.

Album ~ Artist ~ Playlist
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
George Coleman ~ Good Morning Heartache ~ At Yoshi's
George Coleman ~ The Shadow of Your Smile ~ A Master Speaks
Cedar Walton ~ Mode for Joe ~ Eastern Rebellion
Stan Getz ~ beatrice ~ bossas and ballads: the lost sessions
Christian McBride ~ Seek the Source ~ The New Jawn
Tom Waits ~ Step Right Up ~ Small Change
Pat Bianchi ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ In The Moment
Pat Bianchi ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing ~ In The Moment

Hendrix birth anniversary
Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:12:16 -0500

We celebrate Jimi's birth anniversary with his music and a few jazz covers of his tunes. Next up new music from Preminger and McBride. Hartford area guitarist Scott Rosen joins the show to talk about his debut CD. Finally, we close out the show with a Jackie McLean classic.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up from the Skies ~ Axis Bold as Love
Geoffrey Keezer ~ May This Be Love ~ On My Way To You
Jimi Hendrix ~ All Along the Watchtower ~ Electric Ladyland
Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Castles Made of Sand/Foxy Lady ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Christian McBride ~ Sightseeing ~ Christian McBride's New Jawn
Scott Rosen ~ New Friends ~ New Friends
Scott Rosen ~ New Friends ~ Nature Boy
Jackie McLean ~ Jacknife ~ Jacknife


Thanksgiving Leftovers
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 10:15:59 -0500

This show, broadcast the day after Thanksgiving, features compositions written about food, friends and giving thanks. OK, mostly food. You are listening to this show several days after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the leftovers. 

Artists ~ Track ~ Album
Mongo Santamaria ~ Sweet Tater Pie ~ The Colors of Latin Jazz: Soul Cookin'
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Chick Corea ~ Just Friends ~ The Continents
Organissimo ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ This is the Place
Matt & Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Pumpkin's Delight ~ Gathering Call
Keny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
Keny Burrell ~ Chitlins Con Carne ~ Midnight Blue
Miles Davis ~ Sweet Pea ~ Water Babies
Sonny Stitt ~ Just Friends ~ Tune Up!
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food

Tolliver in Vinyl
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:25:57 -0500

The gem of this podcast is Side A of Charles Tolliver's Music Inc from my vinyl collection. It's great to hear this after seeing Mr. Tolliver in concert in Hartford 45 years after this release. There is lots of other great music in this podcast including tenor titan Chris Potter and newcomer Alexander Claffy (bass) with Kurt Rosenwinkel. 

Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Charles Tolliver Music Inc ~ Spanning ~ Live at Slugs Vol 2
Charles Tolliver Music Inc ~ Wilpans ~ Live at Slugs Vol 2
Christian McBride ~ Seek the Source ~ New Jawn
Stevie Wonder ~ Knocks Me Off My Feet ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Chris Potter ~ The Source (For John Coltrane) ~ Gratitude
Chris Potter ~ Sun King (For Sonny Rollins) ~ Gratitude
Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau ~ Milestones ~ On More Trip To Birdland
Alexander Claffy ~ Michelle ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Alexander Claffy ~ Devils Island ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

Joni Roy and more
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:41:56 -0500

After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

Paper Man
Sun, 04 Nov 2018 09:17:48 -0500

Let's begin with Art Blakey featuring Wynton and Branford in the beginning of their illustrious careers. Next up Wynton's epic composition Magic Hour. Then, Charles Tolliver in music and his own words prior to the upcoming concert in Hartford. Finally new music from Christian Sands.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Charles Tolliver ~ Household of Saud ~ Paper Man
Charles Tolliver / Maurice Robertson ~ Interview ~ n/a
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Christian Sands ~ Frankenstein ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Samba De Vela ~ Facing Dragons

Last Hour of Oct 12
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:43:25 -0500

This podcast is the second half from a broadcast of a few weeks ago. No theme, just a variety of great music, mostly new but a few old favorites mixed in.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Fuller of Love ~ Keystone 3
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
John Scofield ~ Dang Swing ~ Combo 66
Darren Barrett ~ Ugly Beauty ~ But Beautiful
Darren Barrett ~ Nica's Dream ~ But Beautiful
Bobby Broom ~ Come Together ~ Soul Fingers
Tom Pierson ~ Deceitful Eyes ~ Planet of Tears
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ The Window
Sarah Vauhan ~ Misty ~ Best of
Wes Montgomery ~ 4 on 6 ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar of
Renee Rosnes ~ Let the Wild Rumpus Start ~ Beloved of the Sky