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I'm not the superstitious type, but when your radio show falls on Friday The Thirteenth, you just have to play some of these tunes. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
SF Jazz Collective ~ Superstition ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
SF Jazz Collective ~ Creepin' ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Thelonious Monk ~ Friday the 13th ~ Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins
McCoy Tyner ~ 13 House ~ 13th House
Joe Magnarelli ~ NYC-J-Funk ~ Three on Two
Dream Shanti ~ Joy ~ Music in Our Dreams
Sameer Gupta ~ Innocence in Harlem ~ A Circle Has No Beginning

Summer with Miles

Let's begin with a send-off to Summer with music from Redman, Terry, Brubeck and Wonder. After classics from Cannonball and Byrd, a set of Preminger, we finish this broadcast with the ever changing Miles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales of Changing Times
Summer Relief ~ Yosvany Terry ~ Today's Opinion
Summer Song ~ Dave Brubeck ~ India Summer
Summer Soft ~ Stevie Wonder ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Donald Byrd ~ Down Tempo ~ Off To the Races
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger ~ Trouble in Mind ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground
Ted Nash ~ Jet Song ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Maria ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Miles Davis ~ Frelon brun ~ Files De Killimanjaro
Miles Davis All Stars ~ Solar ~ Walkin'
Miles Davis ~ So What ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Fest
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Labor Day 2019

We'll recognize Labor Day 2019 by opening this episode with a couple versions of Work Song. That is followed by a couple from pianist Keith Jarrett and Dexter Gordon. The podcast concludes with creative covers of West Side Story tunes as interpreted by saxophonist Ted Nash and his trio. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ In A New Mood
Cannonball Adderly ~ Work Song ~ Phenix
Keith Jarrett ~ My Funny Valentine ~ Up For It
Keith Jarrett ~ Country ~ My Song
Dexter Gordon ~ Laura ~ Sophisticated Giant
Dexter Gordon ~ Moontrane ~ Sophisticated Giant
Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Ronnie Burrage ~ You Can Call feat. Shenel Johns ~ Heal
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Ted Nash ~ One Hand One Heart ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story
Ted Nash ~ Tonight ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story

This episode is the first half of my radio show and ends with classic Miles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the recording of Bitches Brew.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dream Shanti ~ Live in 5 ~ Music in our Dreams
Todd Marcus ~ On the Corner ~ On These Streets
Chris Potter ~ Green Pastures ~ Circuits
Ted Nash ~ Something's Coming ~ Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs
Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~ Correlations
Curtis Brothers ~ Torus / The Professor ~ Algorithm
John Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue World
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew

An eclectic episode to say the least. Three birthdays to celebrate; Mulgrew Miller, Bill Evans and Woodstock. Wait for it... I totally rock out in the end.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mulgrew Miller ~ Comes Love ~ Live at Yoshi's Volume 2
Mulgrew Miller ~ Thinkin' Out Loud ~ hand in hand
Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Such Sweet Thunder ~ Sweet Thunder
The Cookers ~ Farewell Mulgrew ~ Time and Time Again
Bill Evans ~ Gloria's Step ~ Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans ~ Israel ~ Explorations
Miles Davis ~ Blue In Green ~ Kind of Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Woodstock ~ Hits
Santana ~ Soul Sacrifice ~ Santana
Santana ~ Flor de Canta/Promise of the Fisherman ~ Barboletta
Doors ~ Riders on the Storm ~ LA Woman

Festival

First, we play a relevant tune of immigration and cultural assimilation from West Side Story. Then celebrate jazz festivals in Hartford and Newport with Elio Vilafranca, Joel Ross, Herbie Hancock and more. We conclude this episode with random tracks from Weather Report, Lucky Peterson and Dream Shanti.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Grusin ~ America ~ West Side Story
Elio Vilafranca ~ Assumption ~ Incantation
Elio Vilafranca ~ In The Dark ~ the source in between
Joel Ross ~ Kingmaker ~ Kingmaker
Suite Haus ~ Universal Beings ~ Makaya McCraven
Diana Reeves ~ One for My Baby ~ Good Night and Good Luck
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ Dolphin Dance ~ Maiden Voyage
Weather Report ~ Paladium ~ Heavy Weather
Walt Weiskopf ~ Scarlett Woman ~ The Way You Say It
Lucky Peterson ~ Misty ~ Tribute to Jimmy Smith
Dream Shanti ~ Danhya Deep ~ Music In Our Dreams

We begin with classic Mingus and Brubeck before venturing into more modern music with a local Hartford connection. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Charlie Mingus ~ Dizzy Moods ~ Tijuana Moods
Charlie Mingus ~ Ysabel's Table Dance ~ Tijuana Moods
Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Kathy's Waltz ~ Time Out
Daryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Echoes of Ancient Sahara ~ Pictures at an African Exhibition
Anthony Wonsey ~ Overjoyed ~ The Thang
Rudy Royston ~ Bownz ~ 303
Rudy Royston ~ Prayer (for the Earth) ~ 303
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Nat Reeves ~ Big Birtha ~ Blue Ridge
Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement
John Coltrane ~ Impressions (take 3) ~ Both Directions at Once

To the moon

This episode begins with a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I have chosen some unique tracks to commemorate this event including an acapella reading of Moon River. Also, a review of a Hartford Jazz Society concert from Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca and a preview of a concert tribute to Roy Hargrove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse Vol 1
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon
Giacomo Gates ~ How High the Moon/Ornithology ~ Centerpiece
Elio Villafranca ~ The Source In Between ~ The Source In Between
Elio Villafranca ~ Odda Suite ~ The Source In Between
Antonio Hart ~ for amadu ~ ama tu sonrisa
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Bring it on Home to Me ~ earfood

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