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This is Part 1 of this year's Newport Jazz Festival preview (part 2 will be published mid-week). Claire and I will be covering NJF for WHUS next weekend. We will be Tweeting, blogging, Facebooking from the event live. It is a great lineup including Regina Carter, Hiromi, Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, James Farm (featuring Joshua Redman) and much much more. The complete schedule and all the information can be found at the Newport Jazz Festival website.

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Artistiya ~ Regina Carter ~ Reverse Thread Reverse Thread - Regina Carter
I've Got Rhythm ~ Hiromi ~ Beyond Standard Beyond Standard - Hiromi's Sonicbloom
Speak Low ~ Joey DeFrancesco ~ Organic Vibes Organic Vibes - Joey DeFrancesco
Free to Be ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour The Magic Hour - Wynton Marsalis Quartet
Nefertiti ~ Michel Camilo ~ Spirit of the Moment Spirit of the Moment - Michel Camilo
Giant Steps ~ Michel Camilo ~ Spirit of the Moment Spirit of the Moment - Michel Camilo
Chim Chim Cher-Ee ~ Esperanza Spalding ~ Disney Jazz - Everybody Wants to be a Cat Disney Jazz: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
1981 ~ James Farm ~ James Farm James Farm - James Farm

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Too Hot

It's been way TOO DAMN HOT here in Connecticut as well as other parts of the country. This podcast, and a tall iced lemonade will help you to chill out in this heat. Dr. Lonnie Smith brings it on with a slow groove aptly named for tonight's show. Joshua Redman picks it up with his version of the Summertime classic. We also feature some great young pianists making the jazz scene in Joel Holmes, Hartford's own Jen Allen, and Taylor Eigsti (also accompanying Gretchen Parlato on a couple tracks). Another fine pianist, Warren Byrd is represented here doing some Monk, with some cool trumpet work from Saskia Laroo from their brand new CD.

Featured Album

African Skies - Joel Holmes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Too Damn Hot ~ Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot! Too Damn Hot - Dr. Lonnie Smith
Summertime ~ Joshua Redman ~ Timeless Tales (for changing times) Timeless Tales (for Changing Times) - Joshua Redman
Summersong ~ Teneke Postma ~ For the Rhythm
Summer Night ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies African Skies (feat. Gary Thomas) - Joel Holmes
Impressions ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies African Skies (feat. Gary Thomas) - Joel Holmes
Reprecussions ~ Jen Allen ~ Pieces of Myself on CD Baby
Daylight ~ Taylor Eigsti ~ Daylight at Midnight Daylight at Midnight - Taylor Eigsti
Blue in Green ~ Gretchen Parlato ~ The Lost and Found The Lost and Found - Gretchen Parlato
The Lost and Found ~ Gretchen Parlato ~ The Lost and Found The Lost and Found - Gretchen Parlato
As The Sun Peaks ~ Myron Walden ~ Hypnosis Hypnosis - Myron Walden
Well You Needn't ~ Saskia Laroo and Warren Byrd ~ Two of a Kind Two of a Kind - Saskia Laroo & Warren Byrd

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Some new stuff

The jazz shelves at WHUS just got restocked with some new stuff. I wanted to feature these CD's on the show so we will hear new releases from artists like Gretchen Parlato, Karrin Allyson, Ben Williams, Noah Preminger, Sean Jones, and more. These are some great CD's and I will feature more from these albums in the coming weeks. Noah Preminger will be appearing here in Hartford, CT at Black Eyed Sally's Monday July 18. It's a show you don't want to miss.

Featured Album

The Lost and Found - Gretchen Parlato on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Tombo in 7/4 ~ Steven Kroon ~ Without a Doubt
Better Than ~ Gretchen Parlato ~ The Lost and Found The Lost and Found - Gretchen Parlato
All I Can Say ~ Gretchen Parlato ~ The Lost and Found The Lost and Found - Gretchen Parlato
April Come She Will ~ Karrin Allyson ~ 'Round Midnight 'Round Midnight - Karrin Allyson
The Shadow of Your Smile ~ Karrin Allyson ~ 'Round Midnight 'Round Midnight - Karrin Allyson
Midnight in Harlem ~ Tedeschi Trucks Band ~ Revelator Revelator - Tedeschi Trucks Band
Spirit of the Air ~ Pat Metheny ~ Orchestrion Orchestrion - Pat Metheny
Part Time Lover ~ Ben Williams ~ State of the Art State of Art - Ben Williams
Toy Dance ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
Where or When ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
Something Beautiful ~ Trombone Shorty ~ Backatown Backatown (Bonus Track Version) - Trombone Shorty
What Goes Around ~ Rebirth Brass Band ~ Rebirth of New Orleans Rebirth of New Orleans - Rebirth Brass Band
Momma ~ Sean Jones ~ No Need for Words No Need for Words - Sean Jones

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Unknown Cats

There are so many great talented jazz artists that don't get the notoriety of Joshua Redman, Marsalis Family, Chick, and others. We try to feature these musicians on In The Groove as much as possible. This show is comprised entirely of these artists. We start out with some Rochester cats, Mike Melito and Paradigm Shift. Then head to Boston's Akashic Record and Jared Sims and back to New York City with where Assf Kehati and Michael Feinberg are making some waves in the Jazz Scene.

Featured Album

Flowers and Other Stories - Assaf Kehati Quartet

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Tailwind ~ Mike Melito ~ The Right Time
Just This ~ Paradigm Shift ~ Street Expressionism Street Expressionism - Paradigm Shift
Mr. Han's Island ~ Akashic Record ~ Theosophy Theosophy - Akashic Record
You're Not One ~ Jared Sims Trio ~ Convergence Convergence - Jared Sims
Blank Slate ~ larry gray trio ~ three equals one Three Equals One - Larry Gray Trio
The Most Beautiful Flower ~ Assaf Kehati Quartet ~ Flowers and Other Stories Flowers and Other Stories - Assaf Kehati Quartet
Fighting Monsters ~ Michael Feinberg ~ With Many Hands With Many Hands - Michael Feinberg

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Part 2 from last week

Traveling in upstate New York for the holiday weekend, so I am publishing the second hour of last weeks show. We feature a new album and new quartet from Joshua Redman and some other tunes I've been listening to lately.

Featured Album

James Farm on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Polliwog ~ James Farm ~ James Farm James Farm - James Farm
Chronos ~ James Farm ~ James Farm James Farm - James Farm
St Thomas ~ Joshua Redman ~ Spirit of the Moment Spirit Of The Moment: Live At The Village Vanguard - Joshua Redman
Polaris ~ Eldar Djangirov ~ Re-Imagination Re-imagination - Eldar
Highter Vibe ~ Kurt Elling ~ Man In The Air Man In the Air - Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood & Stefon Harris
Katrina's Eyes ~ Christian Scott ~ Anthem Anthem - Christian Scott
Mr. Mario ~ Assaf Kehati Quartet ~ Flowers and Other Stories Flowers and Other Stories - Assaf Kehati Quartet

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