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Monster Saxes

This podcast features some monster players, particularly on alto sax. We start with Greg Abate as we did last week, and expand to some other great alto players in Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley and Art Pepper. We move to the tenor next with a couple of tracks from John Coltrane. Trane teams up with Monk and Ellington on these two tracks. We keep to the masters with pianist Bud Powell. It doesn't end there as we continue with a duo from Frank Morgan and John Hicks. We end the podcast with a more modern sound from tenor sax player Donnie McCaslin from his latest CD.

Featured Album

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Frankenstein ~ Greg Abate ~ Monsters In The Night
Jackie's Ghost ~ Jackie McLean ~ Makin' the Changes
Star Eyes ~ Cannonball Adderley ~ Plus
How High The Moon ~ Art Pepper ~ The Hollywood All Stars
Monks Mood ~ Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane ~ At Carnegie Hall
Stevie ~ Duke Ellington and John Coltrane ~ Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Round Midnight ~ Bud Powell ~ Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961
Night In Tunesia ~ Bud Powell ~ Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961
Night In Tunesia ~ John Hicks & Frank Morgan ~ Twogether
Perpetual Motion ~ Donny McCaslin ~ Perpetual Motion

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Monsters

Our featured album, Monsters in the Night from Greg Abate, sets the pace for some monster playing throughout this podcast. We get primed for Abate's upcoming performance at a Halloween concert at Chan's in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on October 28. Next up is Rob Garcia 4 from a new CD that was featured at last night's show in New Haven. We play one from his album and then tracks from CD's from the rest of the band, Noah Preminger, Dan Tepfer and Joe Martin. We also feature new albums by Rudresh Mahanthappa and a compilation CD of Miles inspired music called Miles Español.

Featured Album

Monsters In the Night - Greg Abate Quintet

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Transylvania ~ Greg Abate ~ Monsters in the Night Monsters In the Night - Greg Abate Quintet
Monsters in the Night ~ Greg Abate ~ Monsters in the Night Monsters In the Night - Greg Abate Quintet
Crash ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Drop and the Ocean The Drop and the Ocean - Rob Garcia 4
Peal, Repeal ~ Dan Tepfer ~ Five Pedals Deep Five Pedals Deep - Dan Tepfer Trio
Abreaction ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
In the Meantime ~ Joe Martin ~ Not By Chance Not By Chance - Joe Martin
For All The Ladies ~ Rudresh Mahanthappa ~ Samdhi Samdhi - Rudresh Mahanthappa
El Swing ~ Various ~ Miles Español, New Sketches of Spain Miles Español - New Sketches of Spain - Various Artists

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Mid October Jam

Just some random tunes on a brisk autumn eve. Starting out with some new music, strings and all from Ben Williams, we transition to another new release from Brooklyn based Rob Garcia 4 and his album of original compostions. Rob and his quartet will be appearing next Friday Oct 21 at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT. Rudresh Mahanthappa is on fire on the next track from his new album Samdhi. We chill out after that with tracks from Ambrose Akinmusire, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Lloyd and the Hammond B3 based group Cinque.

Featured Album

The Drop and the Ocean - Rob Garcia 4

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Little Susie ~ Ben Williams ~ State of Art State of Art - Ben Williams
Will ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Drop and the Ocean The Drop and the Ocean - Rob Garcia 4
River ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Drop and the Ocean The Drop and the Ocean - Rob Garcia 4
Killer ~ Rudresh Mahanthappa ~ Samdhi Samdhi - Rudresh Mahanthappa
Regret (No More) ~ Ambrose Akinmuire ~ When the Heart Emerges Glistening When the Heart Emerges Glistening - Ambrose Akinmusire
Little Sunflower ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Backlash Backlash - Freddie Hubbard
Boston Baked Beans ~ Avery Sharpe Trio ~ Autumn Moonlight Autumn (With Avery Sharpe, Onaje Allan Gumbs and Winard Harper) - Avery Sharpe Trio & Winard Harper
Dancing on One Foot ~ Charles Lloyd ~ Sangam Sangam - Charles Lloyd
Bolivia ~ Cinque ~ Catch a Corner Catch a Corner (with Joey DeFrancesco, Steve Gadd, Peter Cardinali, Robi Botos, & John Johnson) - Cinque

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Northampton Fest

This podcast celebrates the great time had at the Northampton Jazz Festival in western Massachusetts. We feature a great CD by young tenor sax player Geoff Vidal who appeared at the fest with Linda Oh, also featured here. Also at the festival was Marcus Strickland's Quintet and Jonathan Kreisberg, a fine guitarist. We conclude the podcast with a couple of relatively new cats on the jazz scene that we have been taking notice of lately, Joel Holmes and Josh Evans.

Featured Album

Geoff Vidal-She Likes That from CDBaby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Darjeeling ~ Geoff Vidal ~ She Likes That
Lanusa ~ Geoff Vidal ~ She Likes That
Patterns ~ Linda Oh ~ Entry
Numero Uno ~ Linda Oh ~ Entry
Altered Ego ~ Jonathan Kreisberg ~ The South of Everywhere The South of Everywhere - Jonathan Kreisberg
The Notage Cottage ~ Marcus Strickland ~ Twi-Life
Impressions ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies
The Moment of Truth ~ Josh Evans ~ Portrait

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Autumnal Equinox Reprise

I have dug out this podcast from 2009 that celebrates the birthdate of John Coltrane (September 23) as well as the Autumnal Equinox. What better way to pay tribute to both than by playing Coltrane's classic Equinox. We'll follow this by Steve Kuhn's rendition of Autumn Leaves. Much more jazz music follows from Ahmad Jamal, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Art Blakey and others.

Featured Album

Love Walked In - Steve Kuhn

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Equinox ~ John Coltrane ~ Coltrane's Sound Coltrane's Sound - John Coltrane
Autumn Leaves ~ Steve Kuhn ~ Love Walked In Love Walked In - Steve Kuhn
I Love Music - Ahmad Jamal Trio - Awakening The Awakening - Ahmad Jamal Trio
IIT ~ Rudresh Mahanthappa ~ Apti Apti - Dan Weiss, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Rez Abassi
ESP ~ Al Foster Quartet ~ Love, Peace and Jazz Love, Peace and Jazz - Al Foster Quartet
Woody and You ~ Ignacio Berroa ~ Codes Codes - Ignacio Berroa
Black Belt Bebop ~ Sean Lyons ~ Roar of the Lyons Roar of Lyons - Sean Lyons
TIme Off ~ Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ Ugetsu Ugetsu - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Cantaloup Island ~ Herbie Hanckock ~ Empyrian Islands Empyrean Isles (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Herbie Hancock

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