In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
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.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Eric Reed ~ Cedar Waltzin'-Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ Everybody Gets the Blues
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt I: The Journey ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt II: The Traveler ~ Global
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' the Changes
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Irene ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Wes Montgomery ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Smokin' At The Half Note
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Wes Montgomery Live ~ Impressions ~ Round Midnight
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane ~ Freight Trane ~ Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane

More Spring
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.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Everybody Gets The Blues
Joni Mitchell ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Mingus
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ The Standard Joe
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations

Hometown 2019
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.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Milt Jackson ~ Sunflower ~ Sunflower
Kenny Garrett ~ Brother Hubbard ~ Songbook
Steve Davis ~ Think on Me ~ Correllations
Steve Davis ~ Song For My Love ~ Correllations
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky ~ Ocean Dreams ~ Love's Tango
Wayne Shorter ~ Lost and Orbits Medley ~ Emanon
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubamba) ~ Luminosa
Christian McBride ~ Pier One Import ~ New Jawn

Dedication
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.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Bobby McFerrin ~ Baby ~ VOCAbuLarieS
Stan Getz ~ I'll Remember April ~ Quintessence Vol 2
Matt Dwonszyk ~ The Academy ~ What A Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ What A Wonderful World
Dezron Douglas ~ Uhuru Vibration ~ Black Lion
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Greg Abate ~ Road to Forever ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever

Apr 5 2019 Broadcast p2
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:52:49 -0500

A mix of music, mostly new and much with Hartford roots. The second half features two from recently departed Roy Hargrove, and a trio of selections from K Jarrett's various ensembles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~ Correlations
Bennie Wallace ~ Mystic Bridge ~ Mystic Bridge
Jim Snidero ~ Visions (feat. Jeremy Pelt) ~ Waves of Calm
Dezron Douglas ~ Negroidius Maximus ~ Black Lion
Corcoran Holt ~ Smile ~ The Mecca
Roy Hargrove ~ when we were young ~ The Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of our Time
Kris Allen ~ Star Eyes ~ Circle House
Kieth Jarrett ~ The Journey Home ~ My Song
Kieth Jarrett Trio ~ The Way You Look Tonight ~ Standards Live
Keith Jarrett ~ De Drums ~ Fort Yahwuh

Apr 5 2019 Broadcast p1
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:14:09 -0500

A broad range of jazz music that I aired a couple of weeks ago. No particular theme here, just music that represents many facets of Jazz from hard-bop (Toots, Byrd, Burrell), early fusion (Miles, Herbie) to new music with its own fresh sounds (Godwin Louis, Joey Alexander).

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Joey Alexander ~ Fourteen ~ Eclipse
Herbie Hancock ~ Sly ~ Headhunters
Herbie Hancock ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ Fat Albert Rotunda
Toots Thielmans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Miles Davis ~ Miles Runs The Voodoo Down ~ Bitches Brew
Godwin Louis ~ Siwel ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Bondye Ede-N ~ Global
Hugh Masakela ~ Mandela (Bring Him Back Home) ~ Hope
Kenny Burrell ~ Midnight Blue ~ Midnight Blue
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races

Funk R&B Soul Straight Ahead
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 09:22:23 -0500

Following last weeks funky podcast, we will mix it up with funk, soul, R&B and we won't leave out straight ahead jazz. We'll even throw in hard rocker Jimi Hendrix playing a jazzy tune. This is the second half of last week's broadcast radio show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hendrix ~ Hubtones ~ Jersey Cat
Jim Snidero ~ Dad Song ~ Waves of Calm
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations
Ray Charles ~ Deed I Do ~ The Genius of Ray Charles
Cannonball Adderley ~ mercy, mercy, mercy ~ Live at the Club
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ All Matter ~ Double Booked
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up From the Skies ~ Axis: Bold As Love
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Dagger ~ Pariah Anthem
Nicole Zuraitis ~ The Inscription ~ Hive Mind
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
George Duke ~ Capricorn ~ Faces in Reflection
George Duke ~ Maria Tres Filhos ~ Faces in Reflection

Full of Funk
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:21:28 -0500

The title says it all. This episode is full of funky jazz tunes. Funk takes many forms and we will explore some examples. Beginning with Les McCann's timeless expression of outrage. Then from Jazz/Rock fusion of the 70"s to new music that continues the tradition of blending jazz artistry with electronics and funk beats. Finally Dave Liebman pays homage to the man that innovated fusion.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement
War ~ City Country City ~ The World Is A Ghetto
Return to Forever. ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Takuya Kuroda ~ R.S.B.D. ~ Zigzagger
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Fareed Haque ~ Big Bhangra ~ Flat Planet
Dave Liebman ~ Lieb Talks about Miles ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ In a Silent Way ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis

 

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


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