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N’awlins review part 1

Back from N'awlins y'all. We had a great time diggin' the music scene down there. This podcast reflects the music we heard, and the musicians that were performing throughout the city and particularly in the clubs on Frenchman Street near the French Quarter. We start with the man that started it all, Louis Armstrong, and move into the big brass sound of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We caught trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis leading his own 15 piece band, so he is represented here though in a quintet setting. I picked up Pat Casey's and the New Sound's CD at his performance at the Spotted Cat Music Club. These young cats represent some of the fine musicians playing all kinds of jazz throughout the city, and keeping the jazz scene fresh in New Orleans.

Here is a video I took of a fine street band on Jackson Square.

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Buck Jump on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Honeysuckle Rose ~ Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars ~ Satch Plays Fats Satch Plays Fats - Louis Armstrong & The Louis Armstrong Orchestra
Unclean Waters ~ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band ~ Buck Jump Buck Jump - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Inner City Blues ~ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band ~ Buck Jump Buck Jump - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Brer Rabbit ~ Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Minions Dominion Minions Dominion - Delfeayo Marsalis
Lost In The Crescent ~ Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Minions Dominion Minions Dominion - Delfeayo Marsalis
New Orleans Stomp ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Illuminations
Canteloupe Island ~ Pat Casey & The New Sound
Israel ~ Pat Casey & The New Sound
Three Legged Tango in Jackson Square ~ John Ellis ~ Dance Like There is No Tomorrow Dance Like There's No Tomorrow - John Ellis
Summertime ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Gershwin's World Gershwin's World - Herbie Hancock
In Time of Need ~ Terence Blanchard ~ A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) - Terence Blanchard

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Before the final four

The show title has nothing to do with the music, but this broadcast preceded the UCONN Huskies basketball team drive to the NCAA championship. OK, now that we have that out of the way, we hear from jazz's greatest artists. Trane, Miles, Holland, Chick. Throw in a recent release from Miles' alter ego Wallace Roney, Hartford's own Steve Davis covering Trane, and this is one hour plus of high quality jazz music. If you are a jazz fan, you HAVE to dig this set.

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Pathways on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Equinox ~ John Coltrane ~ Coltrane's Sound Coltrane's Sound - John Coltrane
26-2 ~ Steve Davis ~ The Jaunt The Jaunt - Steve Davis Quintet, Eric Alexander, Mike DiRubbo, Bruce Barth & Ugonna Okegwo
So What ~ Miles Davis ~ Live At The 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival
I Love What We Make Together ~ Wallace Roney ~ If Only For One Night If Only for One Night - Wallace Roney
Shadow Dance ~ Dave Holland Octet ~ Pathways Pathways - Dave Holland Octet
Litha ~ Chick Corea ~ Inner Space Inner Space - Chick Corea

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Rahsaan

This is a listener inspired podcast. From a Facebook wall post, I was turned on to a Roy Haynes album, Out of the Afternoon, featuring an early Rahsaan Roland Kirk appearance. This led to a RRK set as well. All that is sandwiched in between an intense opener with Trombone Shorty, Matt Wilson and Noah Preminger, and ends with a gorgeous mellow set of Larry Willis and Vijay Iyer.

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The Return Of The 5,000 Lb Man on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Where Y' At ~ Trombone Shorty ~ Backatown Backatown (Bonus Track Version) - Trombone Shorty
Shooshabuster ~ Matt Wilson ~ That"s Gonna Leave A Mark That's Gonna Leave a Mark - Matt Wilson
Two Bass Hit ~ Matt Wilson ~ That"s Gonna Leave A Mark That's Gonna Leave a Mark - Matt Wilson
Abreaction ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
Snap Crackle ~ Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Out of the Afternoon Out of the Afternoon - Roy Haynes Quartet
If I Should Lose You ~ Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Out of the Afternoon Out of the Afternoon - Roy Haynes Quartet
Theme for the Eulipians ~ Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ The Return of the 5,000 lb Man The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Giant Steps ~ Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ The Return of the 5,000 lb Man The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
My One and Only Love ~ Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Compliments of the Mysterious Phantom Compliments Of The Mysterious Phantom - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Ethiopia ~ Larry Willis ~ The Offering The Offering - Larry  Willis
Entropy and Time ~ Vijay Iyer ~ Tirtha Tirtha - Vijay Iyer, Prasanna & Nitin Mitta

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Thanks!

A great big THANKS to all my podcast listeners who contributed to the WHUS Radiothon 2011. Once again, this radio show was among the top 5 fundraisers from the station. We had contributors from all over the country and all over the world. It was a tough year for fundraising and goals were not necessarily met, but nonetheless this show's podcast fans came through. Many of you have donated for several years in the past as well. I am truly grateful for your support of Jazz radio and this show.

Noah Preminger is appearing in New Haven, Saturday, April 9.

Thanks to (name-ST or Country): Susan-WI, Chris-United Kingdom, Aaron-HI, George-Austria, Bruno-Belgium, David-MA, Carson-NY, Ruth-NH, Robert-MD, Jason-MA, Robert-CT, Abraham-WA, Sharon-CT, Richard-CT, David-Austrailia, Simon-NY, Jeffrey-WI, Lauren-NY, Erik-NY, Martin-Germany, Greg-OH, William-WA, Steven-Netherlands, Remi-France, (name unknown)-Japan, Todd-OH, Bruce-GA, Dr. Robert-Austria, Ike-CA, Henry-NV, Norbert-Germany, Donald-CT.

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Village Rhythm on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Marco Polo ~ JD Allen ~ Shine! Shine! - JD Allen Trio
Us Them ~ Jeremy Pelt ~ Men of Honor
Beyond My Wildest Dreams ~ Ralph Peterson's Unity Project ~ Outer Reaches Men of Honor - Jeremy Pelt
More Physical ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos Chronos - Mike DiRubbo
Yuba Citrico ~ Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Live at Kuumbwa
Sleepy Giant ~ Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Village Rhythm Village Rhythm - Joe Lovano
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love ~ Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Village Rhythm Village Rhythm - Joe Lovano
Donna Lee ~ Joe Lovano Us Five ~ Bird Songs Bird Songs - Joe Lovano Us FiveBird Songs - Joe Lovano Us Five
Before the Rain ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
Alter Ego ~ Larry Willis ~ The Offering The Offering - Larry  Willis

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