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Kris

Our in-studio guest is alto sax artist Kris Allen, a fixture in the Hartford jazz scene as well as a jazz educator. We feature music from his premier release Circle House on Truth Revolution Records. Besides talking about his close association with Jackie McLean, we also give him an apparently easy Blindfold Test ala Downbeat. Also on this podcast is music off of Jen Allen's CD (Kris' wife) and the violin playing of Andrei Matorin.

Featured Album

The Circle House on TRR

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Silver Blue ~ Andrei Matorin ~ Opus
Passing ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Portrait of Doll ~ Lee Morgan ~ Infinity
Star Eyes ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
the repercussions ~ Jen Allen ~ Pieces of Myself

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Coltrane Supreme

We celebrate the birth date of John Coltrane, one of the greatest and most influential jazz masters. Coltrane pioneered a freedom of expression in jazz music that has influenced nearly every jazz musician and those that appreciate this art form. To honor his life, we will listen to one of the greatest composition and performances in all of jazz, A Love Supreme. That is followed by a couple from his gifted son Ravi Coltrane, and finally a 'Trane composition performed by Rochester drummer Mike Melito.

Featured Album

A Love Supreme - John Coltrane in iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Acknowledgement ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Resolution ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Pursuance/Psalm ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Shine ~ Ravi Coltrane ~ Blending Times Blending Times - Ravi Coltrane
For Turiya ~ Ravi Coltrane ~ Blending Times Blending Times - Ravi Coltrane
Just For the Love ~ Mike Melito ~ The Right Time The Right Time - Mike Melito, John Marshall, Frank Basile, Neal Miner, Bob Sneider & Dino Losito

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Elvin!

Elvin Jones defined a style of drumming as he helped to drive the John Coltrane Quartet towards a new freedom of expression in jazz music. He would have been 85 years old this week, so we celebrate his birth date to start this podcast. Also in this show, you will get a taste of an upcoming tour by Chick Corea and Gary Burton with tracks from a re-release of the album Hot House. As I often do on my radio show, I showcase new emerging jazz artists as well as the masters of this genre. This week I feature tracks by Mike DiRubbo, Julian Shore, Shimrit Shoshan and an amazing drummer Dafnis Prieto.

Featured Album

Hot House - Chick Corea & Gary Burton on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Buzz-At ~ Elvin Jones ~ Elvin! Elvin! - Elvin Jones
26-2 ~ John Coltrane ~ Coltrane's Sound Coltrane's Sound - John Coltrane
Eight for Elvin ~ Mike DiRubbo ~ Chronos Chronos - Mike DiRubbo
Eleanor Rigby ~ Chick Corea & Gary Burton ~ Hot House Hot House - Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Time Remembered ~ Chick Corea & Gary Burton ~ Hot House Hot House - Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Give ~ Julian Shore ~ Filaments Filaments - Julian Shore
Venus ~ Julian Shore ~ Filaments Filaments - Julian Shore
Shimmy n' You ~ Shimrit Shohan ~ keep it movin' Keep It Movin' - shimrit shoshan
Just Say It ~ Dafnis Prieto ~ Taking the Soul for a Walk Taking the Soul for a Walk - Dafnis Prieto Sextet
The Sooner the Better ~ Dafnis Prieto ~ Taking the Soul for a Walk Taking the Soul for a Walk - Dafnis Prieto Sextet

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Sonny’s Birthday

This week marks the 82nd birthday of legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, and we pay tribute to him with one of his most celebrated albums "The Bridge". While we love to honor our Jazz masters, what is most notable on this podcast are the great young players that are creating such wonderful jazz music today. In this show, we feature young artists like Jared Sims and The New Stablemates, Linda Oh, Noah Preminger, Marcus Roberts (with Bela Fleck) and Craig Hartley. Jane Ira Bloom has been composing and playing jazz for a long time, yet you may not have heard her. Her new album Wingwalker is amazing. Wayne Shorter, another jazz legend keeps writing music as if he were a new modern artist. They are all represented here in this podcast.

Featured Album

The New Stablemates on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Dive ~ The New Stablemates ~ The New Stablemates The New Stablemates - Jared Sims, Eric Bloom, Dave Zinno & Steve Langone
Creatures of Habit ~ The New Stablemates ~ The New Stablemates The New Stablemates - Jared Sims, Eric Bloom, Dave Zinno & Steve Langone
The Bridge ~ Sonny Rollins ~ The Bridge The Bridge - Sonny Rollins
God Bless the Child ~ Sonny Rollins ~ The Bridge The Bridge - Sonny Rollins
Freud's Convertible ~ Jane Ira Bloom ~ Wingwalker Wingwalker - Jane Ira Bloom
Rooftops Speak Dreams ~ Jan ira Bllom ~ Wingwalker Wingwalker - Jane Ira Bloom
Until the Real Thing Comes Along ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain Before the Rain - Noah Preminger
12th Century Carol ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Alegria Alegría - Wayne Shorter
Somethings Coming/Les Cinq Dougts ~ Linda Oh ~ Initial Here Initial Here (feat. Dayna Stephens, Fabian Almazan, Rudy Royston & Jen Shyu) - Linda Oh
Dial 411 ~ Craig Hartley ~ Books on Tape Vol. 1 Craig Hartley - Books on Tape, Vol. 1 - Craig Hartley
The Sunshine and the Moonlight ~ Bela Fleck ~ Across the Imaginary Divide Across the Imaginary Divide (feat. Rodney Jordan & Jason Marsalis) - Bela Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio

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Metheny Covered

Pat Metheny, best know for his guitar prowess and as a band leader is also a great jazz composer. This podcast features compositions by Metheny that have been covered by other jazz artists. You will hear other artists performing their own interpretations of Pat Metheny compositions. Kurt Elling and Ruben Blades perform vocalizations of Pat's compositions. Some of these tracks have Metheny playing in bands led by others, like Gary Burton and the late Michael Brecker.

Featured Album

Time Is of the Essence - Michael Brecker on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Come and See ~ Pat Metheny ~ Unity Band Unity Band - Pat Metheny
First Circle ~ Rubin Blades ~ Mundo Mundo - Rubén Blades
Minuano ~ Kurt Elling ~ Man in the Air Man In the Air (feat. Laurence Hobgood & Stefon Harris) - Kurt Elling
Timeline ~ Michael Brecker ~ Time is of the Essence Time Is of the Essence - Michael Brecker
As I Am ~ Michael Brecker ~ Time is of the Essence Time Is of the Essence - Michael Brecker
Question and Answer ~ Gary Burton ~ Like Minds
Elucidation ~ Gary Burton ~ Like Minds
James ~ Roy Haynes & the Fountain of Youth ~ Whereas Whereas - Roy Haynes
Travels ~ Gregoire Maret ~ Gregoire Maret Grégoire Maret (Deluxe Edition) - Grégoire Maret
This is Not America ~ Charlie Haden ~ Not in Our Name Not In Our Name - Charlie Haden

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