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For Cedar and Marian

We begin this podcast with a tribute to the passing of Cedar Walton and Marian McPartland. Hear Cedar's great standard Bolivia. McPartland follows with an excerpt from one of her Piano Jazz series with a gorgeous solo rendition of Trane's Naima. The show then continues with new music from Gary Burton and Chick Corea.

Featured Album

Voices Deep Within - Cedar Walton on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Bolivia ~ Cedar Walton ~ Eastern Rebelion
Another Star ~ Cedar Walton ~ Voices Deep Within
Over the Rainbow ~ Cedar Walton ~ Voices Deep Within
Naima ~ Marian McPartland ~ Piano Jazz Excerpt
Caminos ~ Gary Burton ~ Guided Tour
Elanor Rigby ~ Chick Corea ~ Hot House
Planet Chia ~ Chick Corea ~ The Vigil

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Hartford Connection

This show explores more great music with a Hartford connection. Albert Rivera doubles up on tenor with Hartford's Jimmy Greene to open the show. Matt DeChamplain is next up showing his incredible chops on solo piano. Maxine Martin plays and sings for us on her heartfelt new CD Fragments and Colors of Me. We hear from her collaborators on their own efforts from Warren Byrd and Sinan Bakir. Finally Kris Allen (alto sax) and Fabio Gouvea (guitar) close out the set.

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Maxine Martin on CD Baby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album (w/link to purchase)
The New York-Hartford Connection ~ Albert Rivera ~ Re-Introduction
Minor League ~ Ralph Peterson ~ Alive at Firehouse 12
A Handful of Keys ~ Matt DeChamplain ~ Stride-Bop
Fragments and Colors of Me ~ Maxine Martin ~ Fragments and Colors of Me
Solar ~ Warren Byrd & Saskia Laroo ~ Two of a Kind
Rising Tower of Light ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales and Stories
Blood Count ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Desinfeliz ~ Fabilo Gouvea ~ So Close so Far

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Newport 2013 Recap

We begin with a tribute to George Duke who passed this week before begining our Newport Recap show. Featured are recordings that highlight some of the best performances we heard at this years Newport Jazz Festival. You will hear from Wayne Shorter, Terrence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, Chick Corea and Gregory Porter. Click here for my full review of the Newport Jazz Festival (and photos)

Claire and Ken at Newport

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Capricorn ~ George Duke ~ Faces in Reflection
Inca Roads ~ Frank Zappa ~ One Size Fits All
Zero Gravity ~ Wayne Shorter Quartet ~ Without a Net
Pet Sitters Theme Song ~ Terrence Blanchard ~ Magnetic
Cherish The Day ~ Robert Glasper ~ Black Radio
Legacy ~ Chick Corea ~ The Vigil
On My Way to Harlem ~ Gregory Porter ~ Be Good
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Brother Spirit

I am away at Newport Jazz Festival this week, but I've prepared this short podcast of unpublished material from recent radio show. We begin with a very interesting track from an early Mirislav Vitous album. Chick Corea, revives a couple of his classic compositions on a newish CD, Forever. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Joshua Kwassman concludes this podcast with an epic composition from his freshman album Songs of the Brother Spirit.

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Joshua Kwassman on CD Baby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
I Will Tell Him On You ~ Mirislav Vitous ~ Infinite Search
No Mystery ~ Corea, Clarke & White ~ Forever
Armando's Revenge ~ Corea, Clarke & White ~ Forever
Our Land ~ Joshua Kwassman ~ Songs of the Brother Spirit (CDbaby)

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