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Earl’s Mirror

This show opens with a Trane tribute before we talk to Earl MacDonald, director of jazz studies at University of Connecticut. Earl's new CD, Mirror of the Mind creatively draws upon outside influences and incorporates cello into his ensemble. The CD is to be released October 15. Find out more at Earl's website, www.earlmacdonald.com. At the conclusion of the interview we hear from Kris Allen, a frequent collaborator with MacDonald and finally Gary Burton with his new quartet.


with Earl MacDonald at WHUS

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Cousin Mary ~ John Coltrane ~ Giant Steps
After The Rain ~ John Coltrane ~ The Gentle Side of John Coltrane
A Thousand Memories ~ Earl MacDonald ~ Mirror of the Mind 
Dissalusionment ~ Earl MacDonald ~ Mirror of the Mind 
Blackbird ~ Earl MacDonald ~ Mirror of the Mind 
echoes in the night ~ Earl MacDonald ~ echoes in the night 
Star Eyes ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House 
Jackalope ~ Gary Burton ~ Guided Tour

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New Fuse part 2

This podcast is a continuation of last week's New Fusion feature. Vocalist Nicole Zuraitis opens the podcast followed by new music from Antonio Sanchez. You may not have heard the LeBoef Brothers or Russ Kaplan before, but they are both talented artists exploring new directions in music. Rez Abbasi and Rudresh Mahanthappa fuse a Middle Eastern sound with jazz sensibilities. Finaly Chris Potter and Ben Allison are represented, stretching this music in their own unique voices.

Featured Album

AFFILIATE CODE SNIPPETS

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Dagger ~ Nicole Zuraitis ~ Pariah Anthem 
Medusa ~ Antonio Sanchez ~ New Life
D2D ~ LeBoeuf Brothers ~ In Praise of Shadows
Pigz in Space ~ Russ Kaplan +7 ~ The Ulysses Cycle
Divided Attention ~ Rez Abbasi Trio ~ Continuous Beat
Ballad for Troubled Times ~ Rudresh Mahanthappa ~ Gamak
Wayfinder ~ Chris Potter ~ The Sirens
Little Things Run the World ~ Ben Allison ~ Little Things Run the World

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New Fusion

Jazz Fusion is alive and well as heard on In The Groove. This show is not about Fusion from the '70s, but fresh new fusion from modern players like Kevin Eubanks and Derrick Hodge. Also, some of the great originators of this genre, Dave Holland, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, are still creating new sounds based as much on electric instrumentation and rock rhythms, as on their classical jazz roots.

Featured Album

Prism - Dave Holland on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
The Messenger ~ Kevin Eubanks ~ The Messenger
A New Day ~ Dave Holland and Prism ~ Prism
Evolution ~ Dave Holland and Prism ~ Prism
Not Here Not There ~ John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension ~ Now Here This
Message of Hope ~ Derrick Hodge ~ Live Today
Boro March ~ Derrick Hodge ~ Live Today
Portals to Forever ~ Chick Corea ~ Vigil

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Royalty

This week's podcast is the second half of last week's show due to problems recording this weeks broadcast. We start with Royalty, a track from Chick Corea's new album Vigil. Then we hear a couple tracks from new albums from Netherland's talented sax player Tineke Postma, and bass artist Steve Swallow.

Featured Album

The Dawn of Light - Tineke Postma on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Royalty ~ Chick Corea ~ The Vigil
The Observer ~ Tineke Postma ~ The Dawn of Light
Leave Me a Place Underground ~ Tineke Postma ~ The Dawn of Light
Sad Old Candle ~ The Swallow Quintet ~ Into the Woodwork
Into the Woodwork ~ The Swallow Quintet ~ Into the Woodwork

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It was Wayne Shorter's 80th birthday this week, and to celebrate, we feature his music. This selection celebrates the diverse sound of Shorter's compositions, from hard bop, Brazilian influences, electronic fusion, to free jazz. We round out the show with music from Trane, McLean, Preminger and Burton.

Featured Artist - Wayne Shorter

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Night Dreamer ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Night Dreamer
Footprints ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Adam's Apple
Miracle of the Fishes ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Native Dancer
Elegant People ~ Weather Report ~ Black Market
Plaza Real ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Without a Net
Afro Blue ~ John Coltrane ~ Riverside 60 Anniversary Sampler
Climax ~ Jackie McLean ~ Jacknife
Morgantown ~ Noah Preminger ~ Haymaker
Jackalope ~ Gary Burton ~ Guided Tour

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