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This podcast features mostly new music from great modern jazz artists. Of note are a couple of tracks each from Hartford based trombonist Steve Davis and pianist Luis Perdomo. The final track is a cool jazz standard from Miles' muted horn.

Featured Album

Say When - Steve Davis on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Calm, Cool & Collected ~ Behn Gillece ~ Mindset
Shortcake ~ Steve Davis ~ Say When
Mr. Johnson ~ Steve Davis ~ Say When
Blues Minus One ~ Pat Bianchi Trio ~ A Higher Standard
Looking Through You ~ Luis Perdomo ~ Twenty-Two
How Deep Is Your Love ~ Luis Perdomo ~ Twenty-Two
Try To Remember ~ Kenny Werner ~ The Melody
Dear Old Stockholm ~ Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight

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New radio home

My debut radio show on WWUH from University of Hartford. A station with a tradition of supporting jazz music over the air and live concerts. This excerpt of my show starts with Noah Preminger and Joshua Redman covering Ornette Coleman. John McLaughlin provides a meditative piece. Then some newcomers on the jazz scene, Miami's Troy Roberts on sax and 12 year old phenom Joey Alexander on piano.

Featured Album

My Favorite Things (Deluxe Edition) - Joey Alexander


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Toy Dance ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain
Lonely Woman ~ Joshua Redman ~ Momentum
Zakir ~ John McLaughlin ~ Remember Shakti
Up Jumped Spring ~ Troy Roberts ~ Secret Rhymes
Giant Steps ~ Joey Alexander ~ My Favorite Things
I Mean You ~ Joey Alexander ~ My Favorite Things

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All Ornette

This podcast is dedicated to late great Ornette Coleman who passed away this week. Ornette was a saxophonist, trumpeter, violinist, composer and an innovator of the Free Jazz and Avant Garde movement. The second half of this podcast is from Pat Metheny's Song X Podcast. Pat does a great job of explaining Ornette Coleman's music, and the experience of recording with him.

Featured Album

New York Is Now! - Ornette Coleman on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
When Will the Blues Leave ~ Ornette Coleman ~ Something Else!
Lonely Woman ~ Ornette Coleman ~ Shape of Jazz To Come
'Round Trip ~ Ornette Coleman ~ New York Is Now
Law Years ~ Ornette Coleman ~ Science Fiction
Song X Podcast ~ Pat Metheny

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New and Old pairings make up this weeks playlist. Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and keyboardist/arranger Jason Miles, bass and guitar from Harvie S and Sheryl Bailey bring in the new. Then Coltrane is paired, first with Duke Ellington and then guitarist Kenny Burrell for the classic old. Kenny Garrett covers John Coltrane to close out the podcast.

Featured Album

Plucky Strum - Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Ferrari ~ Ingrid Jensen & Jason Miles ~ Kind of New
Seeing Through The Rain ~ Ingrid Jensen & Jason Miles ~ Kind of New
Ghost Dancer ~ Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey ~ Plucky Strum
S & S ~ Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey ~ Plucky Strum
The Feeling of Jazz ~ Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Lyresto ~ John Coltrane & Kenny Burrell
Like Sonny ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane

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Brecker and McLean

Two late great sax masters are featured in this podcast. Michael Brecker and Jackie McLean bookend this podcast. In between we explore the music of Mary Lou Williams and a young strong tenor player from Hartford CT, Jovan Alexandre.

Featured Album

The Meeting - Dexter Gordon & Jackie McLean on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Song for Bilboa ~ Michael Brecker ~ Tales from the Hudson
Every Day (I Thank You) ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
Praise the Lord ~ Mary Lou Williams ~ Zoning
Impressions ~ McCoy Tyner Trio ~ Infinity
25.1 ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Consciousness
Dear Old Stockholm ~ Eddie Henderson Project ~ Precious Moment
Demon's Dance ~ Jackie McLean ~ Demon's Dance
All Clean ~ Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon ~ The Meeting
Stable Mates ~ Jackie McLean ~ Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Hip Strut ~ Jackie McLean ~ New Soil

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Africa

An African inspired podcast featuring some of the all-time great masters of jazz music. Harold Mabern kicks things off with his interpretation of Afro Blue with vocals from Gregory Porter. Than we get into the heavyweights with John Coltrane's Africa/Brass followed by McCoy Tyner and Jackie McLean.

Featured Album

The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions (1995 Reissue) - John Coltrane Quartet on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Afro Blue ~ Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue
Africa ~ John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa/Brass
Sama Layuca ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca
Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Bag

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We start with honoring blues legend B.B. King who passed away this week. Next up are a couple of live tracks from Jimmy Greene and Jason Lindner. Our featured album is from Alexandre Silverio with the unique sound from the bassoon. We finish the podcast with a set of Fusion and rock classics performed by Jaco, Rez Abbasi and Rob Garcia.

Featured Album

Alexandre Silverio - Entre Mundos


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Stormy Monday ~ GRP Big Band with B.B. King ~ All Blues
Sense of Urgency ~ Jimmy Greene Quartet ~ Live at Smalls
Freak of Nature ~ Jason Lindner Big Band ~ Live at Jazz Gallery
Valse para Bill ~ Alexandre Silverio 5teto ~ Entre Mundos
Tarde em Berlim ~ Alexandre Silverio 5teto ~ Entre Mundos
Black Market ~ Jaco Pastorious ~ Live in Italy
Red Baron ~ Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet ~ Intents and Purposes
Little Wing ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color

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Pat M and more

Some of my favorite Pat Metheny tracks to start this podcast. We feature two from 80/81. Then some straight ahead stuff from Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin leading all-star ensembles. We finish with Greg Abate from his latest album Motif.

Featured Album

80 / 81 - Pat Metheny on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
First Circle ~ Pat Metheny ~ The Road to You
To the End of the World ~ Pat Metheny ~ We Live Here
Last Train Home ~ Pat Metheny ~ One Quiet Night
80/81 ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
The Bat ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
Barrel of Funk ~ Hank Mobley Sextet
The Way You Look Tonight ~ Johnny Griffin ~ A Blowin' Session
Swingin' at the Cookie ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif

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All New part 2

Part two of the New Releases podcast kicks off with Lovano and Douglas's Soundprints, followed by drummer extraordinaire EJ Strickland. We then move to a more fusion sound from Marc Cary and Donny McCaslin. Next is a guitar set from Eubanks, Jordan and Lage. We finish the podcast with The Cookers Quintet from Toronto.

Featured Album

Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2 - Marc Cary on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
To Sail Beyond the Sunset ~ Sound Prints ~ Live at Monterey Jazz Festival
A Dance For Mojo's Return ~ E. J. Strickland Quintet ~ The Undying Spirit
Astral Flight 17 ~ Marc Cary ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
African Market ~ Marc Cary ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Fast Future ~ Donny McCaslin ~ Fast Future
Summertime ~ Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan ~ Duet
Gardens ~ Julian Lage ~ World's Fair
Sheriff ~ The Cookers Quintet ~ Vol. Two

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All New part 1

There have been a slew of new jazz releases over the last few weeks. This podcast and next week's will explore some of these great new jazz albums. This week we feature two young bass players putting their stamp on the jazz scene. Ben Williams and Chris Lightcap bring us their unique sounding compositions. Also of note is Alexandre Silverio, a bassoon player from Brazil and singer Becca Stevens. It all starts off with a new release from veteran saxophonist and session man David Sanborn.

Featured Album

Coming of Age - Ben Williams on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Spanish Joint ~ David Sanborn ~ Time and the River
Entre Mundos ~ Alexandre Silverio ~ Un Tango para El Chico 
Half Steppin' ~ Ben Williams ~ Coming of Age
The Color of My Dreams ~ Ben Williams ~ Coming of Age
Tilley ~ Becca Stevens Band ~ Perfect Animal
Epicenter ~ Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth ~ Epicenter
Stone by Stone ~ Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth ~ Epicenter

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