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Varied Sounds of Jazz

The varied sounds of modern jazz are represented in this playlist. From the hard driving Chris Potter, swinging rhythm of Matt Wilson, depth of Metheny's composition and the groove of Snarky Puppy. You will hear many facets of what is considered Jazz music.

Featured Album

Kin (<-->) - Pat Metheny on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Kalypso ~ Chris Potter ~ The Sirens
Get Over, Get Off and Get On ~ Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Gathering Call
Twice ~ NEXT Collective ~ Cover Art
Rise Up ~ Pat Metheny ~ Kin(<-->)
Bent Nails ~ Snarky Puppy ~ Ground Up
Dances With Ancestors ~ Derrick Hodge ~ Live Today
This I Dig Of You ~ Jason Anick ~ Tipping Point

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Herbie’s Rhodes

The Fender Rhodes is making a big comeback recently. We probably have Herbie Hancock to thank for fusing the Rhodes and electronics into jazz music. On this podcast we explore Herbie’s great Fender Rhodes playing from the early days with Miles to the glory days of Jazz-Rock Fusion.

Featured Album

Sextant - Herbie Hancock on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Watermelon Man ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Headhunters
Tell Me a Bedtime Story ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Fat Albert Rotunda
Actual Proof ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Thrust
Butterfly ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Thrust
Ostinato ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Mwandishi
Hidden Shadows ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Sextant
In A Silent Way ~ Miles Davis ~ Complete IASW Sessions
Times Lie ~ Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs
Red Clay ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Red Clay
Water on the Pond ~ Miles Davis ~ Complete Miles Davis Quintet 1965-68

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Ben Talks Drums

Drummer Ben Bilello joins me for a conversation about jazz and drums this week. We begin with a classic Jackie McLean composition before hearing from Ben with guitarist Rich Goldstein. Then we put Ben through the Blindfold Test and talk about Max, Philly Joe, Tony, Motian and more. Hear from Lawrence Hobgood, Harry Connick, Atla DeChamplain and Ahmad Jamal on this podcast episode.

Featured Album

Poinciana (Live) - Ahmad Jamal on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Bag
Just for Now ~ Rich Goldstein ~ Comin' from Wes
Revival ~ Lawrence Hobgood ~ Crazy World
Pent Up House ~ Sonny Rollins ~ Plus 4
Star Eyes ~ Art Pepper ~ Art Meets Rhythm Section
Big Nick ~ Tony Williams Lifetime ~ Turn it Over
Don't Ever Leave Me ~ Joe Lovano ~ Joyous Encounter
Downtime ~ Robert Glasper ~ Double Booked
Stompin' at the Savoy ~ Harry Connick Jr. ~ When Harry Met Sally
On Green Dolphin Street ~ Atla DeChamplain
This Can't be Love ~ Poinciana (Live) ~ Ahmad Jamal

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Five To Seven

This podcast marks the return of Jazz and Beyond to prime time on WHUS FM from 5-7PM. The show starts with a couple covers of John Coltrane classics by Hubert Laws, and Branford Marsalis. We continue with a vocal set featuring Kurt Elling, grammy winner Gregory Porter and Chet Baker. Matt Wilson has a new CD and you can hear a couple tracks here. Craig Hartley wraps up this podcast with Books on Tape.

Featured Album

Gathering Call - Matt Wilson Quartet & John Medeski on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Moments Notice ~ Hubert Laws ~ In the Beginning
A Love Supreme II Resolution ~ Branford Marsalis ~ Footsteps of out Fathers
Norwegian wood ~ Kurt Elling ~ The Gate
Free ~ Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit
My Funny Valentine ~ Chet Baker ~ Deep In A Dream
Some Assembly Required ~ Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski ~ Gathering Call
Hope (For the Cause) ~ Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski ~ Gathering Call
Books on Tape ~ Craig Hartley ~ Books on Tape

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