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For My Dad

We kick off this show with Horace Silver's Song to My Father, as this show is dedicated to the memory of my Dad. He loved Sarah Vaughan so we play a set of some of her live recordings. We then move into a great contemporary vocalist Dana Lauren. Chucho Valdes is in town playing at UCONN, so we play a tune from his repertoire. Robert Glasper is represented with a unique arrangement. Finally, we close the show with Hammond organist Pat Bianchi and 3osity.

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It's You Or No One - Dana Lauren on iTunes

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
All of You ~ Sarah Vaughan ~ Sarah Vaughan Live!
Lover Man ~ Sarah Vaughan ~ Sarah Vaughan Live!
What Is This Thing Called Love ~ Sarah Vaughan ~ Sarah Vaughan Live!
It's You or No One ~ Dana Lauren ~ It's You or No One It's You Or No One - Dana Lauren
Give Me the Simple Life ~ Dana Lauren ~ It's You or No One It's You Or No One - Dana Lauren
Homenaje A Ellington ~ Chucho Valdes ~ New Conceptions New Conceptions - Chucho Valdés
Maiden Voyage/Everything in its right place ~ Robert Glasper ~ in my element In My Element - Robert Glasper
Inception ~ 3osity 3ósity - 3ósity & Pat Bianchi

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Sound Travels

We will get funky with some Joshua Redman, then soulful with Joey DeFrancesco and Cinque, before exploring the new release by jazz master Jack DeJohnette. Jack is featured on acoustic piano as well as drums here. Next up is Christian McBride's Inside Straight with vibe work by Warren Wolfe. We keep with the sound of vibes going with Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece from their fine CD Duotones with I placed on my Best Of 2011 list.

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Sound Travels - Jack DeJohnette on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Jazz Crimes ~ Joshua Redman ~ Elastic Elastic - Joshua Redman
Bolivia ~ Cinque ~ Catch a Corner Catch a Corner (with Joey DeFrancesco, Steve Gadd, Peter Cardinali, Robi Botos, & John Johnson) - Cinque
Still Crazy After All These Years ~ Cinque ~ Catch a Corner Catch a Corner (with Joey DeFrancesco, Steve Gadd, Peter Cardinali, Robi Botos, & John Johnson) - Cinque
Sonny Light ~ Jack DeJohnette ~ Sound Travels Sound Travels - Jack DeJohnette
Oneness ~ Jack DeJohnette ~ Sound Travels Sound Travels - Jack DeJohnette
Indigo Dreamscapes ~ Jack DeJohnette ~ Sound Travels Sound Travels - Jack DeJohnette
Theme For Kareem ~ Christian McBride and Inside Straight ~ Kind of Brown Kind of Brown - Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Back to Back ~ Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece ~ Duotone DuoTone - Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece

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Chucho!

First we pay homage to a couple of great jazz artists who passed away five years ago this week. Alice Coltrane and Michael Brecker certainly left their mark on jazz music with some passionate playing and composing as you can hear, here. This is followed by a new release from Miguel Zenon which perhaps should have made my top album picks for 2011. Chucho Valdez is coming to the University of Connecticut's Jorgensen Auditorium, and I would like to play some tunes from his great CD Chucho's Steps. The show will be January 27 and 28 and you can get tickets here.

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Chucho's Steps - Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Offset ~ Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece ~ Duotone DuoTone - Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece
Renaissance Man ~ Time is of the Essence ~ Michael Brecker Time Is of the Essence - Michael Brecker
Translinear Light ~ Alice Coltrane ~ Translinear Light Translinear Light - Alice Coltrane
Jugette ~ Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook ~ Miguel Zenon Alma Adentro - The Puerto Rican Songbook - Miguel Zenón
Temes ~ Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook ~ Miguel Zenon Alma Adentro - The Puerto Rican Songbook - Miguel Zenón
Chucho's Steps ~ Chucho Valdez & the Afro Cuban Messengers ~ Chucho's Steps Chucho's Steps - Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers
New Orleans ~ Chucho Valdez & the Afro Cuban Messengers ~ Chucho's Steps Chucho's Steps - Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers
Rooms of Light ~ Ben Monder ~ Oceana Oceana - Ben Monder

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More Best of 2011

This week we continue to review my pics for the top album releases for 2011. Also featured is a segment of an interview I did with Noah Preminger. This weeks on-air broadcast was hampered by technical difficulties, and sports pre-emptions, but I pieced together what I could to put together this podcast. Check out my list of top 15 releases from the WHUS Website for more information on these great albums.

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Before the Rain - Noah Preminger on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Manifest Destiny ~ The Curtis Brothers ~ Completion Of Proof Completion of Proof - The Curtis Brothers
K ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before The Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
Quickening ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before The Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
River ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Drop and the Ocean The Drop and the Ocean - Rob Garcia 4
Regret (No More) ~ Ambrose Akinmusire ~ When the Heart Emerges Glistening When the Heart Emerges Glistening - Ambrose Akinmusire
Mr. Steepy ~ JD Allen ~ Victory! Victory! - JD Allen Trio
I-10 ~ James Farm ~ Joshua Redman James Farm - James Farm
Duality ~ Vijay Iyer with Prasanna & Nitin Mitta ~ Tirtha Tirtha - Vijay Iyer, Prasanna & Nitin Mitta
Beatnik ~ Josh Evans ~ Portrait Portrait - Josh Evans

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Sam Rivers tribute

We begin this show with a tribute to the great Sam Rivers who passed away this week at the age of 88. Sam Rivers was one of the finest free jazz players and composers. First we hear his work on Dave Holland's great Conference of the Birds CD, and then we continue with some of River's work as a band leader. After the Sam Rives tribute, I begin the first part of our Best Of 2011 Jazz CD releases. This week we hear from Jen Allen, Ralph Peterson, Mike DiRubbo and Geoff Vidal. Stay tuned for next weeks show when we play more best of 2011.

You can check out In The Groove's best jazz releases from 2011 from this link.

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Dimensions & Extensions - Sam Rivers on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Four Winds ~ Dave Holland ~ Conference of the Birds Conference of the Birds - Dave Holland Quartet
Precis ~ Sam Rivers ~ Dimensions & Extensions Dimensions & Extensions (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [Remastered] - Sam Rivers
The Year in Review ~ Sam Rivers & Nojo ~ City of Neighborhoods City Of Neighbourhoods - NOJO
Olive Juice ~ Sean Jones ~ No Need for Words No Need for Words - Sean Jones
the repercussions ~ Jen Allen ~ Pieces of Myself Pieces of Myself - Jen Allen
marble hill ~ Jen Allen ~ Pieces of Myself Pieces of Myself - Jen Allen
I Got Lost In His Arms ~ The Mosaic Project ~ Terri Lyne Carrington The Mosaic Project - Terri Lyne Carrington
O-Zoning ~ Geoff Vidal ~ She Likes That She Likes That - Geoff Vidal
The Moontrane ~ Ralph Peterson's Unity Project ~ Outer Reaches Outer Reaches - Ralph Peterson's Unity Project
Spectrum ~ Ralph Peterson's Unity Project ~ Outer Reaches Outer Reaches - Ralph Peterson's Unity Project
Eight for Elvin ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos Chronos - Mike DiRubbo

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