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Xmas eve show

This podcast, broadcast on Christmas eve, features two of my favorite bands with a couple of nice holiday songs sprinkled in to add a little cheer to the season. After Chris Potter gives his interpretation of Oh Come All Ye Faithful, we get right into some smokin' Weather Report. That naturally transitions to some Jaco Pastorious. Wynton Marsalis lays us onto some Winter Wonderland, and then we get right into some early Santana. You know, Santana when he was really good before doin' all that pop stuff he does now. Hope that gets y'all into the holiday spirit of things. Season's greetings to all!

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Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Oh Come All Ye Faithful ~ Chris Potter ~ A Concord Christmas A Concord Jazz Christmas, Vol. 2 - Various Artists
Black Market ~ Weather Report ~ Black Market Black Market - Weather Report
Havona ~ Weather Report ~ Heavy Weather Heavy Weather - Weather Report
Portrait of Tracey ~ Jaco Pastorious ~ Jaco Pastorious Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
Opus Pocus ~ Jaco Pastorious ~ Jaco Pastorious Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
Teen Town ~ Jaco Pastorious Big Band ~ Word of Mouth Revisited Word of Mouth Revisited - Jaco Pastorius Big Band
Winter Wonderland ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ A Jazzy Wonderland A Jazzy Wonderland - Various Artists
Incident At Neshabur ~ Santana ~ Abraxas Abraxas - Santana
Flame (Sky) ~ Santana ~ Welcome Welcome - Santana
Maiden Voyage/Everything In Its Right Place ~ Robert Glasper ~ In My Element In My Element - Robert Glasper
Love,Life, & Death In San Francisco ~ Lupe Fiasco ~ Friend of the People: I Fight Evil

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Joe Farrell Tribute

Before we get into our Joe Farrell set, we play new music from jazz artists Sean Jones, the Curtis Brothers, JD Allen (who's album I feature), and Khris Royal. Joe Farrell was an amazing reed player who passed away in his prime at age 48. Known for his collaborations with Chick Corea and Elvin Jones as well as a leader in his own right. We feature some of his work with Chick's early recordings and Joe Farrell's own recordings on CTI records.

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Victory! - JD Allen Trio on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Look and See ~ Sean Jones ~ No Need for Words No Need for Words - Sean Jones
Manifest Destiny ~ Curtis Brothers ~ Completion of Proof Completion of Proof - The Curtis Brothers
Sura Hinda ~ JD Allen ~ Victory! Victory! - JD Allen Trio
Mr. Steepy ~ JD Allen ~ Victory! Victory! - JD Allen Trio
Recapitulation ~ JD Allen ~ Victory! Victory! - JD Allen Trio
Love Song #4 ~ Khris Royal & Dark Matter ~ Dark Matter Dark Matter - Khris Royal & Dark Matter
Litha ~ Chick Corea ~ Inner Space Inner Space - Chick Corea
Great Gorge ~ Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs Moon Germs - Joe Farrell
Follow Your Heart ~ Joe Farrell ~ Joe Farrell Quartet Follow Your Heart - The Essential John McLaughlin

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Super Nova

This show features two great albums, released over 40 years apart. The first is from the Curtis Brothers, a new driving force in Jazz. Their recently released album is Completion of Proof. It features some great playing by a new generation of jazz musicians. I also recently re-discovered Wayne Shorter's Super Nova. This provocative album represents to me the evolution of jazz in its most creative form as Shorter pushes the music into uncharted territory leading to the jazz-fusion era. Also in this podcast is music from Dexter Gordon, Chris Potter and a new release by a fine New Orleans musician, Khris Royal showing some great chops on tenor and some rockin' out compositions with his group Dark Matter.

Featured Album

Curtis Brothers from CDBaby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Love For Sale ~ Dexter Gordon ~ Go!
The Onge ~ The Curtis Brothers ~ Completion of Proof
The Wrath ~ The Curtis Brothers ~ Completion of Proof
Footprints ~ Miles Davis ~ Live in Euroope 1967 - Best of the Bootlegs
Dindi ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Super Nova
Water Babies ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Super Nova
That's What I Said ~ Chris Potter ~ Pure
Funkin' In Denial ~ Kris Royal & Dark Matter ~ Dark Matter
Knozz-Mo-King ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ Think of One

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Mosaic

This show features an all women band led by the great drummer Terri Lynn Carrington. She calls this group The Mosaic Project and you will hear tracks featuring Nona Hendrix, Gretchen Parlato, Hellen Sung, Patrice Rushen, Ingrid Jensen and many many more. After that set we get a little funky with Mike Stern, Paradigm Shift, Akashic Record and Herbie Hancock. Finally we close out the show with some great playing from Abraham Burton and James Farm featuring Joshua Redman and friends.

Featured Album

The Mosaic Project - Terri Lyne Carrington on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Transformation ~ Terri Lynn Carrington ~ The Mosaic Project The Mosaic Project - Terri Lyne Carrington
Michelle ~ Terri Lynn Carrington ~ The Mosaic Project The Mosaic Project - Terri Lyne Carrington
Insomniac ~ Terri Lynn Carrington ~ The Mosaic Project The Mosaic Project - Terri Lyne Carrington
Mike Stern ~ Check One ~ Big Neighborhood Big Neighborhood - Mike Stern
Street Expressionism ~ Paradigm Shift ~ Street Expressionism
Black Dawn ~ The Akashic Record ~ Theosophy Theosophy - Akashic Record
Hang Up Your Hang Ups ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Man-Child Man-Child - Herbie Hancock
Punta Lullaby ~ Abraham Burton - Eric McPherson Quartet ~ Cause and Effect Cause and Effect - Abraham Burton & Eric McPherson
I-10 ~ James Farm ~ James Farm James Farm - James Farm

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