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Jazz night NYC

This show recaps our Friday night hitting the NYC jazz clubs. We saw Donald Harrison's Treme show, Joel Holmes Trio and The John Fedchock NY Sextet (featuring Walt Weiskopf). It was a great night and doing this show lets me share some of that music with you. Please note that apparently I was looking at the wrong liner notes when I gave the personnel for the Donald Harrison tracks. See below for the impressive lineup on those tracks.

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The Burners (Extended) - Donald Harrison, Eric Reed, Christian Scott, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham & Mulgrew Miller

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Mr. PC ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies African Skies (feat. Gary Thomas) - Joel Holmes
African Skies ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies African Skies (feat. Gary Thomas) - Joel Holmes
Line of Flight ~ Steve Davis ~ Outlook Outlook - Steve Davis
Dizzy Spells/Jay Walking ~ Walt Weiskopf Quartet ~ Live Live from Koger Hall at University of South Carolina, April 8th 2008 - Walt Weiskopf Quartet
Well You Needn't ~ Donald Harrison ~ The Burners The Burners (Extended) - Donald Harrison, Eric Reed, Christian Scott, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham & Mulgrew Miller
Drum Line ~ Donald Harrison ~ The Burners The Burners (Extended) - Donald Harrison, Eric Reed, Christian Scott, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham & Mulgrew Miller
I'm the Big Chief of Congo Square ~ Donald Harrison ~ The Burners The Burners (Extended) - Donald Harrison, Eric Reed, Christian Scott, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham & Mulgrew Miller

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Father’s Day 2011

Its sort of a tradition on Father's Day to begin the show with Horace Silver's classic Song For My Father. Cannonball's cool One For Daddy-O continues on that theme. Next up is a Curtis Brothers set to get us ready for their live gig that evening. Later in the show we have a set as requested by my lovely wife Claire featuring Ornette Coleman's unique take on the blues, Dave Douglas and Stan Getz with Chick Corea. The show concludes with a rousing performance of Sweet Georgia Brown by clarinetist Anat Cohen.

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Featured album Blood-Spirit-Land-Water-Freedom Blood • Spirit • Land • Water • Freedom - Curtis Brothers Quartet

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Song for My Father ~ Horace Silver ~ Song For My Father Song for My Father (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Horace Silver
One For Daddy-O ~ Cannonball Adderley ~ Somethin' Else Somethin' Else (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Cannonball Adderley
Op 25 No 2 ~ Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Blood-Spirit-Land-Water-Freedom Blood • Spirit • Land • Water • Freedom - Curtis Brothers Quartet
Sudan and Darfur ~ Insight ~ A Genesis A Genesis - Insight
Mizu (Aqua) ~ Steven Kroon ~ Without a Doubt
Herbs and Roots ~ Joshua Redman Quartet ~ Spirit of the Moment Spirit Of The Moment: Live At The Village Vanguard - Joshua Redman
Turnaround ~ Ornette Coleman ~ Sound Grammer Sound Grammar - Ornette Coleman
Porto Alegre ~ Dave Douglas ~ Freak In Freak In - Dave Douglas
Five Hundred Miles High ~ Stan Getz ~ Captain Marvel
Sweet Georgia Brown ~ Anat Cohen ~ Clarinetwork Clarinetwork Live At The Village Vanguard - Anat Cohen

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Reprise - Tenor Sax

This podcast is a reprise of a podcast from May 16 2010, due to a preemption of my radio show this week.

Tenor saxophone is front and center on this show. We'll hear some jazz artists from today's generation of tenor players along with some grand masters of the past. Representing players on the scene today are Marcus Strickland, Jimmy Greene and Abraham Burton. Of course there are so many great players out there, that it would be impossible to hear them all on one broadcast. From the past, two of the greatest are represented here with Ben Webster and Lester Young.

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Idiosyncrasies on amazon.com Soulmates on Amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
The Child * Marcus Strickland * Idiosycracies Marcus Strickland - Idiosyncrasies
Middleman * Marcus Strickland * Idiosycracies Marcus Strickland - Idiosyncrasies
Love In Action * Jimmy Greene * Mission Statement Jimmy Greene - Mission Statement
Forbidden Fruit * Abraham Burton Eric McPherson Quartet * Cause and Effect Abraham Burton & Eric McPherson - Cause and Effect
How High the Moon * Ben Webster * At Ronnie Scott 1964 Ben Webster - Ben Webster Live At Ronnie Scott 1964
Trav'lin' Light * Ben Webster * Soulmates Ben Webster & JOE ZAWINUL - Soulmates
Soulmates * Ben Webster * Soulmates Ben Webster & JOE ZAWINUL - Soulmates
Ad Lib Blues * Lester Young * Tea for Two Lester Young & The Oscar Peterson Trio - Tea for Two
Jean De Fleur * Grant Green * Idle Moments Grant Green - Idle Moments (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered)

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Out To Lunch

Quite an eclectic show. It all starts off with some swinging Joshua Redman, early in his career (1995). It continues with some New Orleans sounds from Skerik and John Ellis. Then we begin our ascent into the avant garde with Greg Osby and then full out (out to lunch) with Eric Dolphy. We then come back down to earth with some gorgeous piano work from Yoko Miwa to conclude this show.

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Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Jig-A-Jug ~ Joshua Redman Quartet ~ Spirit of the Moment: Live at Village Vangard Spirit Of The Moment: Live At The Village Vanguard - Joshua Redman
Just In Time ~ Joshua Redman Quartet ~ Spirit of the Moment: Live at Village Vangard Spirit Of The Moment: Live At The Village Vanguard - Joshua Redman
Summer Pudding ~ Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet ~ Husky Husky - Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet
Fauxfessor ~ John Ellis and Double Wide ~ Puppet Mischief Puppet Mischief - John Ellis & Double-Wide
Optimism ~ Greg Osby ~ Nine Levels Nine Levels - Greg Osby
Hat and Beard ~ Eric Dolphy ~ Out To Lunch Out to Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Eric Dolphy
La Estacion ~ Yoko Miwa ~ Canopy of Stars Canopy of Stars - Yoko Miwa
Golden Slumber ~ Yoko Miwa ~ The Day We Said Goodbye

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