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Inauguration Suite

This week's featured artist is guitarist Dan Arcamone. His latest CD shows off some fine guitar chops and an etherial sound. The podcast starts with Branford Marsalis channeling the spirit of John Coltrane with his version of A Love Supreme. At the end of the podcast, I pay tribute to Barack Obama's 2nd term as President of the United States with a mashup of excerpts of his inaugural address and Thelonious Monk's Straight No Chaser.Also heard here is Monk, Jimmy Greene and Craig Hartley

Featured Album

Dan Arcamone on CD Baby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
A Love Supreme I. Acknowledgement ~ Branford Marsalis Quartet ~ Footsteps of Our Fathers
Green Chimneys ~ Thelonious Monk ~ Straight No Chaser
Re-Affirmation ~ Jimmy Greene ~ True Life Stories
Like Bright Lights ~ Dan Arcamone ~ In Colors
Yellow and Grey ~ Dan Arcamone ~ In Colors
K2? ~ Craig Hartley ~ Books on Tape: Vol 1
Rooftops Speak Dreams ~ Jane Ira Bloom ~ Wingwalker
Obama-Monk Inauguration Suite ~ Thelonious Monk/Barack Obama Mix

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Good Afternoon

This afternoon broadcast features a new album by Joe Lovano and his Us Five Quintet. First we open up with a fusion guitar set with new music from John McLaughlin and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Also notable in this podcast is Jerry Bergonzi's new CD as well and others.

Featured Album

Cross Culture - Joe Lovano Us Five on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Not Here Not There ~ John McLaughlin ~ Now Here This
Mr. Hope ~ Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Star of Jupiter
Dragon Gate ~ Larry Coryell ~ Tricycles
Royal Roost ~ Joe Lovano ~ Cross Culture
Journey Within ~ Joe Lovano ~ Cross Culture
Check Out Time ~ Ravi Coltrane ~ Spirit Fiction
Blue Nile ~ Alice Coltrane ~ Translinear Light
Flying Red ~ Jerry Bergonzi ~ Shifting Gears
Zoning ~ Jerry Bergonzi ~ Shifting Gears
The Mighty Sword ~ Branford Marsalis Quartet ~ Four MF's Playin' Tunes

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2012 Retrospective pt 3

2012 was a prolific year for jazz releases, and it has taken me three shows to review some of my favorite albums from this year. This show shows off new releases by drummer Winard Harper, singer Kurt Elling, bassist Linda Oh and Esperanza Spaulding, pianists Vijay Iyer and Cyrus Chestnut, sax player Ravi Coltrane and more.

Featured Album

Spirit Fiction - Ravi Coltrane on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Helen's Song ~ Winard Harper ~ Coexist Coexist - Winard Harper
You Send Me ~ Kurt Elling ~ 1619 Broadway 1619 Broadway ‒ The Brill Building Project - Kurt Elling
Deeper Than Happy ~ Linda Oh ~ Initial Here Initial Here (feat. Dayna Stephens, Fabian Almazan, Rudy Royston & Jen Shyu) - Linda Oh
Marilyn & Tammy ~ Ravi Coltrane ~ Spirit Fiction Spirit Fiction - Ravi Coltrane
MmmHmm ~ Vijay Iyer ~ Accelerando Accelerando (Bonus Track Version) - Vijay Iyer Trio
Indigo Blue ~ Cyrus Chestnut ~ The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet - Cyrus Chestnut
Rio's Dream ~ Jonathan Blake ~ The Eleventh Hour The Eleventh Hour - Johnathan Blake
Future Child ~ Donald Vega ~ Spiritual Nature Spiritual Nature (feat. Lewis Nash, Christian McBride, Anthony Wilson & Christian Howes) - Donald Vega
Endagered Spiecies ~ Esperanza Spaulding ~ Radio Music Society Radio Music Society - Esperanza Spalding

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Part two of our 2012 retrospective has a local connection. All of the music featured on this podcast is from jazz cats with roots in the Hartford area. Don't be fooled by the "local" moniker, this is some of the hottest jazz being produced today. Many of these albums deserve to be on anyone's top 20 releases of 2012. If you haven't heard of these players, listen up. Most of these cats will be burning it up in jazz clubs around the globe for years to come. Some already are.

Featured Album

Nicole Zuraitis on CD Baby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Upstream ~ Frank Varela ~ Grandma's Revenge
Circles ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales and Stories
Pariah Anthem ~ Nicole Zuraitis ~ Pariah Anthem
Just For Me ~ Craig Hartley ~ Books on Tape, Vol 1 Craig Hartley - Books on Tape, Vol. 1 - Craig Hartley
Nightview ~ New Jazz Workshop ~ Underground
Let's Ride ~ Dezron Douglas ~ Live at Smalls Dezron Douglas (Live At Smalls) - Dezron Douglas, Stacy Dillard, Josh Evans, David Bryant & Wille Jones III
Laverne Walk ~ Nat Reeves ~ State of Emergency
Hopewell ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Fred Ferrarra ~ Simms, Bloom, Zinno, Langone ~ The New Stabelmates The New Stablemates - Jared Sims, Eric Bloom, Dave Zinno & Steve Langone

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