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A podcast of heavy hitters in the jazz world. Wynton, Donald, Miles, Joe, Wayne are represented here. I also threw in some heavy hitters from the Hartford scene led by tenor saxophonist Jovan Alexandre. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Donald Byrd ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Mustang
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Miles Davis ~ Shhh/Peaceful ~ In A Silent Way
Jovan Alexander ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Conciousness
Joe Henderson ~ A Shade of Jade ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ Inner Urge
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer

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We have a different take on jazz standards in this week's podcast. Inspired by a Facebook post, I assembled this program of modern compositions that may or may not be considered new standards along with more traditional covers of older standards. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Earl MacDonald ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Open Borders
Stan Getz ~ Voyage (comp. Kenny Barron) ~ Soul Eyes
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize (comp. Larry Willis) ~ Earfood
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Harold Mabern ~ The Gigolo ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Benny Golson ~ Grove's Groove ~ New Time, New'Tet
Benny Golson ~ Whisper Not (feat Al Jareau) ~ New Time, New'Tet
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ The Overcomers Suite

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This podcast was recorded the day after Thanksgiving. We begin with music inspired by this, my favorite holiday. Since Thanksgiving is centered around eating food, we will begin with Arthur Blythe's Stuffy Turkey. Then we "Give Thanks" with saxophonist Jimmy Greene, and partake of some Soul Food with Cyrus Chestnut and Atla DeChamplain. Lots more music follows.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Hank Mobley ~ No Room for Squares ~ No Room For Squares
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room For Squares
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Two for the Blues (feat. Jon Hendricks) ~ Pause
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Sunny Side ~ Hive Mind
Marian McPartland ~ Naima ~ n/a - Internet Download w/Lee Konitz
Jane Ira Bloom ~ Emily & Her Atoms ~ Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Jane Ira Bloom ~ One Note from One Bird ~ Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Jen Allen ~ Pieces of Myself ~ The Repurcussions

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All Women Jazz

Last week I played a set of "Women in Jazz". This week we go full out with an All Women jazz revue. We have some established artists such as Anat Cohen, Maria Schnieder and Helen Sung as well as lesser known players like Tineke Postma, Ingrid and Christine Jensen, Monica Herzig and Sunna Gunlags.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Anat Cohen ~ Sweet Georgia Brown ~ Clarinetwork Live at Village Vanguard
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Tineke Postma ~ The Observer ~ The Dawn of Light
Tineke Postma ~ Before the Snow ~ The Dawn of Light
Sunna Gunnlaugs ~ Songs from Iceland ~ Pao Bua Litlir Dvergar
Christine Jensen ~ Upper Fargo ~ Look Left
Ingrid Jensen / Project O ~ Gloria ~ Project O
Maria Schneider ~ Arbitoers of Evolution ~ The Thompson Fields
Monika Herzig ~ The Whole World In Her Hands ~ The Whole World in Her Hands
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day

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This podcast begins with a set of women instrumentalists in jazz music. This features Rosnes, Brackeen, Carrington and Ingrid Jensen. The balance of the show has mostly new music with a definite groove. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Renee Rosnes ~ Galapogos ~ Written in the Rocks
Joanne Brackeen ~ Nature Boy ~ Popsicle Dreams
Joanne Brackeen ~ I Hear a Rhapsody ~ Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven
Terri Lyne Carrington ~ Grass Roots ~ Money Jungle
Ingrid Jensen / Project O ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ Now as Then
Cory Weeds ~ Shining Star ~ Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind and Fire
Eric Alexander ~ T-Bone Steak ~ Second Impression
Vincent Herring ~ Use Me ~ Hard Times
Joey Alexander ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Tim Ray Trio ~ Star Eyes ~ Windows
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions

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This podcast is the first half of my November 3 radio broadcast. The featured set is in tribute to the late Muhal Richard Abrams who passed away last week. Other notable music is from Steve Davis, Noah Preminger, Chick Corea and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ Abena's Gaze ~ Think Ahead
Walt Weiskopf ~ Laura ~ Fountain of Youth
Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before the Rain
Abraham Burton and Eric McPherson ~ Centrifugal Force ~ Future
Muhal Richard Abrams ~ Miss Richards ~ Colors in Thirty-third
Muhal Richard Abrams ~ Colors in Thirty-Third ~ Colors in Thirty-third
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Far From Over ~ Far From Over
Blue Note All-Stars ~ Message of Hope ~ Our Point of View
Tom Guarna ~ Native Tongue ~ The Wishing Stones
Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda ~ Libertango ~ Live in Montreal
Chick Corea ~ Overture (feat. Gary Burton) ~ The Musician
Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Autumn in New York ~ Best of

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Two autumn classics to start the show. Joe Lovano and Hank Jones play Autumn in NY. Next is one of the most beloved jazz standards, this time by Bill Evans, Autumn Leaves. Next up are Chico Freeman and Buster William who recently performed in Connecticut's premier jazz club, The Side Door. Then Eric Alexander who will be in Hartford next week. Finally, a saxophonist that often plays in Boston clubs, Jerry Bergonzi from his new album.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Lovano (w/Hank Jones) ~ Autumn In New York ~ Joyous Encounter
Bill Evans Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Portrait in Jazz
Chico Freeman 4-Tet ~ India Blue ~ Spoken Into Existence
Chico Freeman 4-Tet ~ Niskayuna ~ Spoken Into Existence
Buster Williams ~ Fortune Dance ~ Something More
Buster Williams ~ Deception ~ Something More
Eric Alexander ~ Nemisis ~ Nightlife in Tokyo
Eric Alexander ~ Big RC ~ Nightlife in Tokyo
One For All ~ Frenzy ~ The Third Decade
Jerry Bergonzi ~ Pleiades ~ Dog Star 

 

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This special podcast features a conversation with some of Hartfords great artists, musicians and educators. In the WWUH studio I was joined by artist Andres Chaparro, musician and creative voice Mixashawn, and jazz musician and educators Nat Reeves and Eric McPherson. 

Learn more about these great artists here:

Andres Chaparro - http://chaparroart.com/

Nat Reeves - http://natreeves.com/

Eric McPherson - https://www.hartford.edu/hartt/about-us/faculty/music/jmi-jazz/eric-mcpherson.aspx

Mixashawn - http://www.mixashawn.com/

 

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