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Gil Scott-Heron tribute

This week's show begins with a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron, who sadly passed away yesterday. Gil was an innovator. His contribution to jazz came with the fusion of his music, spoken word and poetry. He is credited as having a major influence on the Hip-Hop genre. Perhaps the most famous of his writings The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is included in this podcast. Following that set we feature Steve Davis, Greg Abate and others.

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Winter In America on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
The Bottle ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America
A Talk: Bluseology/Black History/The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Midnight Band: The First Minute of a New Day
Your Daddy Loves You ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America
Peace Be With You Brother ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America
Echo Park ~ Skye Steele ~ Late Bloomer late bloomer. - Skye Steele Quintet
L.Z.C.M ~ Donny McCaslin ~ Perpetual Motion Perpetual Motion - Donny McCaslin
Bird Lives ~ Steve Davis ~ Update Update - Steve Davis, Roy Hargrove, Peter Bernstein, Anthony Wonsey, Nat Reeves & Joe Farnsworth
Grove's Groove ~ Steve Davis ~ Update Update - Steve Davis, Roy Hargrove, Peter Bernstein, Anthony Wonsey, Nat Reeves & Joe Farnsworth
The Little Men ~ Greg Abate ~ Evoloution Evolution - Greg Abate
Silveresque ~ Greg Abate ~ Wave Street Sessons
Messaien's Gumbo ~ John Pattitucci ~ Rememberance Remembrance - John Patitucci
Quickening ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger

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The Groove

This show is dedicated to The Groove. Does anyone signify The Groove better than Tower of Power and James Brown? I don't think so. That is followed by a classic (but dated) sound of Jimmy McGriff. The rendition of All Blues here is one of the more soulful versions of the Miles Davis composition you'll hear. Next up is a set featuring Victor Wooten, a bassist that can can display pyrotechnic chops yet never losing that groove. From their we go to a Far Eastern influenced groove of Mynta, Fareed Haque, and Connecticut's own Noah Baerman. We keep it local with a Hartford area guitarist Frank Varela and Mystery Feet.

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Palmystery on amazon.com        Book - The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten.

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
So I Got the Groove ~ Tower of Power ~ Soul Vaccination
Licking Stick ~ James Brown ~ Star Time
Canadian Sunset ~ Jimmy McGriff ~ Groove Grease
All Blues ~ Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff ~ Blues Groove
The Lesson ~ Victor Wooten ~ Palmystery
Left, Right and Center ~ Victor Wooten ~ Palmystery
The Grapevine ~ Prasanna ~ Be the Change
First Summer ~ Mynta ~ First Summer
The Chant ~ Fareed Haque + The Flat Planet Ensemble ~ Flat Planet
Satyagrahi ~ Noah Baerman ~ Soul Force
Ganja Groove ~ Mystery Feet ~ Upstream

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Jazz Roots and more

I wouldn't say that this is a show about the roots of jazz, but I did play many selections from the Jazz Roots CD featured here. We start with a guitar set with Benson, Coryell, Scofield and Cory Christenson. Then we groove to Turrentine and Dirubbo. We follow that with some of the greatest female vocalists. Ella, Sarah, Aretha and Diana Reeves. The podcast ends with Ben Webster and Stan Getz. That is quite a collection of great jazz artists.

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Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Take 5 ~ George Benson ~ Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas Jazz Roots - The Music of the Americas - Various Artists & Various Artists
Alone Together ~ Corey Christiansen Quartet ~ Awakening Awakening - The Corey Christiansen Quartet
Trinkle Trinkle ~ Larry Coryell ~ Monk, Trane, Miles and Me Monk, Trane, Miles and Me - Larry Coryell
Piggies ~ Beatle Jazz ~ With A Little Help From Our Friends
Sugar ~ Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar Sugar (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered] - Stanley Turrentine
Minor Progress ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos Chronos - Mike DiRubbo
He's A Tramp ~ Dianne Reeves ~ Disney Jazz - Everybody Wants to be a Cat Disney Jazz: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
Taking A Chance on Love ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~ Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas Jazz Roots - The Music of the Americas - Various Artists & Various Artists
Black Coffee ~ Sarah Vaughan ~ Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas Jazz Roots - The Music of the Americas - Various Artists & Various Artists
Muddy Water ~ Aretha Franklin ~ Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas Jazz Roots - The Music of the Americas - Various Artists & Various Artists
Trav'lin Light ~ Ben Webster ~ Soulmates Soulmates - Ben Webster & JOE ZAWINUL
Day Waves ~ Stan Getz ~ Captain Marvel

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N’alwins Part 2

This podcast comes from the second half of a show recorded two weeks ago. It's another New Orleans based theme featuring Wynton Marsalis, Galactica, John Ellis, Skerik and more. We really cover a wide range of sounds and styles. Open your minds and ears and enjoy.

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Ya-Ka-May on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
New Orleans (Tribute to Marsalis Family) ~ Chucho Valdez ~ Cucho's Steps Chucho's Steps - Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers
School Boy ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ He and She He and She - Wynton Marsalis
Poem ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ He and She He and She - Wynton Marsalis
The Rasor Rim ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ He and She He and She - Wynton Marsalis
Fry His Ass ~ Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet ~ Husky Husky - Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet
Sprung Monkey ~ Garage A Trois ~ Emphasizer
Okra & Tomatoes ~ John Ellis & Double Wide ~ Puppet Mischief Puppet Mischief - John Ellis & Double-Wide
Cineramascope ~ Galactic ~ Ya-Ka-May Ya-Ka-May - Galactic
Bacchus ~ Galactic ~ Ya-Ka-May Ya-Ka-May - Galactic
You Don't Know ~ Galactic ~ Ya-Ka-May Ya-Ka-May - Galactic
Breakdown ~ Walt Weiskopf Quartet ~ Live Live from Koger Hall at University of South Carolina, April 8th 2008 - Walt Weiskopf Quartet

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Funkify the Groove

In the Groove gets down and funky in this set. I've been in this state of mind for a few weeks now, and we continue with a funky set featuring some low horns and a big brass sound. We start with Joshua Redman's Elastic band and then move into some heavy horns with Nomo, Bonerama and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We then lay you on to some Akashic Record. A great New England based band that you will often hear in the Boston area featuring the Hammond B3, trombone and baritone sax. Then we will take you back to the 70's with a couple of tunes from War and Return To Forever.

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Theosophy on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Jazz Crimes ~ Joshua Redman ~ Elastic
Put It In Your Pocket ~ Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Momentum Momentum - Joshua Redman Elastic Band
We Do We Go ~ Nomo ~ New Tones - Nomo
Bayou Betty ~ Bonerama ~ Bringing It Home Bringing It Home - Bonerama
Epistrophy ~ Bonerama ~ Bringing It Home Bringing It Home - Bonerama
Dead Dog In the Street ~ The Dirty Dozen Brass Band ~ Buck Jump Buck Jump - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Jammer Time ~ Akashic Record ~ New Dayz Ahead New Days Ahead - Akashic Record
3 A.M. Run ~ Akashic Record ~ theosophy Theosophy - Akashic Record
City, Country, City ~ War ~ The World is a Ghetto The World Is a Ghetto - War
The Shadow of Lo ~ Return to Forever ~ The Anthology The Anthology - Return to Forever

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