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Umoja 2013

We are pleased to have as our guest Raynel Frazier co-producer of the Umoja Jazz series currently underway in Hartford. We feature many of the artist that are part of the concert series on this show including Jimmy Greene, Nat Reeves, Josh Evans and New Jazz Workshop. The show begins with Doctor Lonnie Smith, Karrin Allyson and we conclude this podcast with new music from Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Featured Album

Portrait - Josh Evans on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Too Damn Hot ~ Doctor Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot!
Moanin ~ Karrin Allyson ~ In Blue
Mission Statement ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
I'll Close My Eyes ~ Nat Reeves ~ State of Emergency
Chronic Mistakes ~ Josh Evans ~ Portrait
Underground ~ New Jazz Workshop ~ Underground
Kurt1 ~ Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Star of Jupiter

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Summertime

Summer is here and we heat things up with a fine rendition of Summertime featuring Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell. Dig the sax and harmonica solo's from Wayne and Stevie. More vocals to follow with Gretchen Parlatto. We ratchet up the heat with tribute to the late Mulgrew Miller, then more fine piano with Michel Camillo. Then we cool it down with something new from Michael Dease. Dave Douglas and Chris Potter also have new albums represented here.


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Summertime ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Gershwin's World
Still ~ Gretchen Parlatto ~ The Lost and Found
Joshua ~ Mulgrew Miller ~ Live at Yoshi's Vol 2
In a Sentimental Mood ~ Michael Dease ~ Coming Home
Good & Terrible ~ Michael Dease ~ Coming Home
Take 5 ~ Michel Camilo ~ What's Up?
Bridge To Nowhere ~ Dave Douglas Quintet ~ Time Travel
Penelope ~ Chris Potter ~ The Sirens

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To Dad 2013

We'll start this Father's day celebration with a funky groove from Dr. Lonnie Smith's Hammond organ, before getting into an all Dad inspired jazz tunes. The funk continues with Victor Wooten doing his version of the Silver classic Song for My Father, and then we here from Jimmy Greene, George Coleman, Cannonball Adderly, Roy Haynes, Branford Marsalis and drum wizard Antonio Sanchez. Happy Father's Day!

Featured Album

Footsteps of Our Fathers - Branford Marsalis Quartet on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Freedom Jazz Dance
Songs for My Father ~ Victor Wooten ~ Palmystery
Father and Sons ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
Father ~ George Coleman ~ At Yoshi's
One for Daddy-O ~ Cannonball Adderly ~ Somethin' Else
My Heart Belongs to Daddy ~ Roy Haynes ~ Birds of a Feather
Resolution ~ Branford Marsalis ~ Footsteps of our Fathers
The Real McDaddy ~ Antonio Sanchez ~ New Life

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More new

After a rousing start from McCoy Tyner, we settle in to mostly new releases. Artists like Kris Allen, Noah Preminger, Petr Cancura are fresh from recent performances in the Hartford area (not new, but Ed Fast and Conga Bop represented here). JD Allen's new release stretches into new teritorry for this great tenor sax player. Terrance Blanchard, Joshua Redman and Dave Douglas also have great new albums featured here.

Featured Album

Grace - J.D. Allen on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Passion Dance ~ McCoy Tyner ~ The Rea McCoy
Star Eyes ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Morgantown ~ Noah Preminger ~ Haymaker
Straight Shot ~ Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Straight Shot
Papillon 1973 ~ JD Allen ~ Grace
Selah ~ JD Allen ~ Grace
Pet Step Sitter's Theme Song ~ Terence Blanchard ~ Magnetic
Lush Life ~ Joshua Redman ~ Walking Shadows
Those Were The Times ~ Petr Cancura ~ Down Home
Garden State ~ Dave Douglas Quintet ~ Time Travel

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Pre-Fathers day reprise

It's not yet Father's day, but I needed a show to post this week, and I like this one from June 2010. This show featured a release by fusion guitarist John McLaughlin titled "To the One" and is inspired by the work of John Coltrane. Although you can't really point to any of the compostions as having a feeling similar to Coltrane's classics, McLaughlins soloing always had that "Sheets of Sound" feeling that Trane was noted for. Other notable recordings in this podcast are a Fathers day set with Jimmy Greene and Victor Wooten (doing Horace Silvers "Song for My Father), and a Mingus set. Happy Fathers day to all you jazz lovin' Pops.

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To The One on Amazon.com or To

Track * Artist * Album
Recovery * John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension * To the One To
Get Down and Sruti * Shakti * Natural Elements Natural
To The One * John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension * To the One To
Now! * Noah Baerman * Bliss Bliss
Upp a himins blaum boga * Sunna Gunnlaugs * Songs from Iceland Songs
Fathers and Sons * Jimmy Greene * Mission Statement Mission
Song for my Father * Victor Wooten * Palmystery Palmystery
Pithencantropus Erectus * Charles Mingus * Pithencantropus Erectus Pithecanthropus
Bird Calls * Charles Mingus * Ah Um AH
Things Aint What They Used To Be * Mingus Dynasty * Ah Um Legacy Edition AH

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