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Joni Roy and more

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.

Playlist
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

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Paper Man

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.

Playlist
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

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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.

Playlist
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

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Some great tenor sax players in the post millenium era kick off this episode. Then we go way back to celebrate the birthdays of Tatum, Gillespie, Harris. Wynton has a birthday too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Whittlin' ~ Wish
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Michael Brecker ~ Renaissance Man ~ Time is of the Essence
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Love in Action ~ Mission Statement
Art Tatum ~ Moonglow ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Dizzy Gillespie ~ Birk's Works ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
Wynton Marsalis ~ Skipping ~ Magic Hour

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CBM&S

You all know Cannonball, Monk and Blakey. The last two had birthdays last week and we celebrate those. It's likely you haven't heard Sarah Hanahan, a senior at Hartford's Jackie McLean Instute. After listening to this podcast you now have.You will want to hear more. The podcast begins with a classic rendition of Autumn Leaves and other great Cannonball tracks. This leads to a Monk set with the master himself, and covers by Helen Sung and Branford. It is Art Blakey's 99th birth anniversary so we will hear from him. Then Sarah walks into our broadcast studio.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Cannonball Adderley ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Well You Needn't ~ Plus
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane ~ Nutty ~ thelonious monk and John Coltrane
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day
Branford Marsalis ~ Rhythm-A-Ning ~ Metamorphosen
Thelonious Monk ~ Round Midnight ~ Best Of
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ The Chess Players ~ The Big Beat
Sara Hanahan ~ Interview ~ Russian Train

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Wonder-ful

It's all Wonder in this week's podcast. There is a depth to these compositions that goes beyond most rock and pop artists. It's no *wonder* that jazz artists love to cover these tunes.

Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Stevie Wonder ~ Summer Soft ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder ~ Love's In Need of Love Today ~ Songs In The Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Cedar Walton ~ Another Star ~ Voices Deep Within
Yaron Israel ~ Creepin' ~ Visions
Ben Williams ~ Part-Time Lover ~ State of Art
SF Jazz Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Visions ~ The Window
Stevie Wonder ~ Sir Duke ~ Songs in the Key of Life

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Autumn 2018

This week it's back to straight up jazz starting with a swingin' version of Autumn Leaves from Brother Jack McDuff on the B3. That's followed by new music from New Faces and Christian Sands. Great vocals up next from Jazzmeia Horn. Then back to classic jazz from Buster and Toots. Trumpeters Charles Toliver is coming to Hartford in November and Jason Palmer was here in the Summer. The podcast concludes with Noah Preminger's Women's March. We are due for another one.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jack McDuff ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Tough 'Duff
New Faces ~ King Cobra ~ Straight Forward
Christian Sands. ~ Samba De Vela. ~ Facing Dragons.
Jazzmeia Horn ~ I Remember You ~ Social Call
Jazzmeia Horn ~ I'm Going Down ~ Social Call
Buster Williams ~ I Didn't Know What Time It Was ~ Something More
Toots Thielemans ~ Airegin ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ Sarabande ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Jason Palmer ~ Cheas ~ At Wally's Volume 2
Noah Preminger ~ Meditations on Freedom ~ Women's March

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Much of this podcast features artists with jazz influences creating sounds that bend the genre lines. The music is unique and creative. This is particularly true with Jennifer Hartswick and Jacob Collier with Snarky Puppy. Also featured here is Gato Barbieri playing Santana and Marc Cary's Rhodes Ahead project. Also in the more traditional jazz format is new music from Cecile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album  
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Numb ~ Nexus
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Silent Waves ~ Nexus
Gato Barbieri ~ Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) ~ Caliente
Marc Cary ~ You Can't Stop Us Now ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Jacob Collier ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing ~ single
Snarky Puppy ~ Don't You Know (feat. Jacob Collier) ~ Family Dinner Vol. 2
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ The Sweetest Sounds ~ Window
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ The Peacocks ~ Window
Christian Sands ~ Rebel Music ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Sunday Morning ~ Facing Dragons

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