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Claire’s Picks

Claire, my lovely wife and co-producer of this radio show and podcast, put this playlist together after I had DJ block this week. We start with a brief set dedicated to Trane, with covers and tributes by Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Joel Holmes and the man himself, John Coltrane. We keep the vibe going with great sax players featuring Mike DiRubbo who appeared this week in Hartford, followed by Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd, Noah Preminger, and Jerry Bergonzi to finish out this week's podcast.

Featured Album

Chronos - Mike DiRubbo on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Afro Blue ~ Gary Burton ~ For Hamp, Red, Bags and Cal For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal - Gary Burton
Moments Notice ~ Joel Holmes ~ African Skies African Skies (feat. Gary Thomas) - Joel Holmes
Part 2 (Dedicated to John Coltrane) ~ Chick Corea ~ Three Quartets Three Quartets (Reissue) - Chick Corea
Mr. P.C. ~ John Coltrane ~ Giant Steps Giant Steps - John Coltrane
Chronos ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos Chronos - Mike DiRubbo
More Physical ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos Chronos - Mike DiRubbo
Chronos ~ Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Eric Harland ~ James Farm James Farm - James Farm
I Fall In Love Too Easily ~ Charles Lloyd ~ Mirror Mirror - Charles Lloyd Quartet
Until The Real Thing Comes Along ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
A Different Look ~ Jerry Bergonzi ~ Wiggy Wiggy - Jerry Bergonzi

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Rochester Jazz

This show will highlight some great jazz cats in the Rochester, NY area. A recent trip to my wife's home town gave us the opportunity to re-connect with the Rochester jazz scene on two successive evenings. In this podcast, we bring you drummer Mike Melito and guitarist Bob Sneider who captivated an audience at a local mexican restaurant. The next track is from The Westview Project, a jazz trio with the addition of Doug Stone on tenor sax. Westview covered some great jazz standards including Dexter Gordon's Cheese Cake which inspired me to open tonight's show with this track. We also featured Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Kenny Garrett on tonight's show. Hope you enjoy.

Featured Album

Mike Melito - In the Tradition on CDBaby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Cheese Cake ~ Dexter Gordon ~ Go! Go! (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Dexter Gordon
Hankerin' ~ Mike Melito ~ In the Tradition
Skylark ~ Mike Melito ~ In the Tradition
Laura ~ Bob Sneider & Joe Locke ~ Nocturn for Ava Nocturne for Ava - Bob Sneider & Joe Locke
Forbidden Fruit ~ The Westview Project ~ Aspire
Theme from the Eulipions ~ Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Return of the 5000lb man The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Lonnies Lament ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The music of John Coltrane Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane - Kenny Garrett
Equinox ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The music of John Coltrane Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane - Kenny Garrett

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All Electric Pt 2

This second part of the All Electric show is comprised of nearly all classic jazz-rock fusion from the 70's. Zawinul compositions start off the podcast. 125th is one of the funkiest and swinging Weather Report tunes, followed by a beautiful version of In A Silent Way featuring the WDR big band. You can't do a fusion tribute without including a track from Bitches Brew, and Miles Runs the Voodoo down is my favorite. Finally we play a modern day fusion track from Rudresh's latest album.

Featured Album

Sweetnighter - Weather Report

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
125th Congress ~ Weather Report ~ Sweetnighter Sweetnighter - Weather Report
In A Silent Way ~ Joe Zawinul ~ Brown Street with WDR Big Band Brown Street - JOE ZAWINUL
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down ~ Miles Davis ~ Bitches Brew Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
Ahhh ~ Rudresh Mahanthappa ~ Samdhi Samdhi - Rudresh Mahanthappa

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All Electric - part one

This all electric jazz-fusion show is in response to the lack of electricity here in Connecticut following a rare winter snow storm. Hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residence are still without power. Hopefully this show will provide some musical power to warm your inner being. Electric Rendezvous from Al Di Meola sets the pace for the frenetic musicality to come. Chick Corea's Return to Forever follows with more of Di Meola's scorching guitar and Chick's eclectic but swinging keyboard solos. My all-time favorite prog-rock composition, Close to the Edge from Yes shows the influence of rock music on Jazz in the early 70's. Mahavishnu Orchestra's epic composition with a full orchestral backing follows. Mwandishi Herbie Hancock ends part one of this podcast with some early fusion explorations that was heavily influenced by what Miles had been creating at that time.

Featured Album

Apocalypse - Mahavishnu Orchestra on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Electric Rendezvous ~ Al DiMeola ~ Electric Rendezvous Electric Rendezvous - Al di Meola
Song to the Pharoah Kings ~ Return to Forever ~ Where Have I Known You Before Where Have I Known You Before - Return to Forever Featuring Chick Corea
Close to the Edge ~ Yes ~ Close to the Edge Close to the Edge (Bonus Track Version) [Remastered] - Yes
Hymn to Him ~ Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Apocalypse Apocalypse - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Ostinato ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Mwandishi Mwandishi - Herbie Hancock

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