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June 27 part 1

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Songs for Fathers

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From the Hart

From the Hart, meaning - From Hartford. The music in this podcast is inspired by a couple of the live performances that took place this week in the Hartford area. Jean Caze (trumpet), and Albert Rivera (tenor sax) both from New York and previously performed in our area returned, backed by local favorites Zachai and Luques Curtis (Insight) put on a wonderful show. Joel Frahm was in West Hartford for a master class for the benefit of a middle school jazz band and followed that up with a performance with a quartet of local musicians. Besides the local representation, we don't forget to play the masters in this podcast, and have two of the greatest of all time, Rollins and Trane.

<b>Playlist</b> <i>Track * Artist * Album</i> The New York Hartford Connection (Alt Take) * Albert Rivera * Re-Introduction Aint Nuthin Wrong * Jean Caze * Miami Jazz Scene Haitian Peace Song * Jean Caze * Miami Jazz Scene Bolivia * Cedar Walton * Eastern Rebellion Story In Three * Insight * A Genesis The Dreamer * Joel Frahm * We Used To Dance The Night Has a Thousand Eyes * John Coltrane * Coltrane's Sound Strode Rode * Sonny Rollins * Saxophone Colossus Love In Action * Jimmy Greene * Mission Statement Outline * lauren Sevian * blueprint

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East Meets West

Indian-jazz Fusion is one of my favorite styles of this music. And while classical indian rhythms and scales have influenced jazz musicians for decades, this particular sound I credit to John McLaughlin's Shakti project. Here we have several examples of Indian Fusion as represented by artists like Mynta, Fareed Haque, Prassana and others.

Playlist
Track * Artist * Album
Mind Ecology * Shakti * Natural Elements Shakti - Natural Elements (With John McLaughlin)
Papa's New Groove * Mynta * First Summer Mynta - First Summer
The Chant * Fareed Haque + The Flat Earth Ensemble * Flat Planet Fareed Haque & The Flat Earth Ensemble - Flat Planet
Uncensored * Prasanna * Be the Change PRASANNA - Be the Change
Ife (fast) * Various Artists * Miles From India Gino Banks, Pete Cosey, Michael  Henderson, Adam Holzman, Dave Liebman, Kala Ramnath, A. Sivamani & Vikku Vinayakram - Miles from India
Sea Journey * Gary Burton * Quartet Live! Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio S, Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny & Steve Swallow - Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez: Quartet Live!
B and G (Midwestern Night's Dream) * Gary Burton * Quartet Live! Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio S, Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny & Steve Swallow - Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez: Quartet Live!
Higher Vibe * Kurt Elling * Man In The Air Kurt Elling - Man In the Air
In My Garage * e.s.t. Esbjorn Svensson Trio * Seven Days Of Falling Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Seven Days of Falling
Flight of Mind * Harry Whitaker * Thoughts (Past and Present) Harry Whitaker - Thoughts (Past and Present)

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