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September 23 is the birth dates of two giants of American music. John Coltrane and Ray Charles were both born on this day. We celebrate their music and innovation on this podcast. Perhaps not as well known, but a great player from Boston, George Garzone shares this birth date as well. Garzone shared a stage with Joe Lovano in Boston this week, and I was honored to be present at that event. We hear from both of them to close out this podcast.

Featured Album

A Love Supreme - John Coltrane on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Part I: Acknowledgement ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme
Part II: Resolution ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme
Nature Boy ~ John Coltrane ~ The Classic Quartet
I Want to Talk About You ~ John Coltrane ~ Live In Stockholm 1963
I've Got News For You ~ Ray Charles ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
Moanin' ~ Ray Charles ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
I Got A Woman ~ Ray Charles
Georgia ~ Ray Charles ~ Ray Sings Basie Swings
Tribute to Trane ~ George Garzone ~ The Fringe in New York
Central Park West ~ George Garzone ~ The Fringe in New York
After the Rain ~ Joe Lovano Nonet ~ On This Day At the Vanguard

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End of Summer Mix

A varied mix of creative jazz artists and mostly new releases. This is the sound of modern jazz happening today. Many are young artists breaking in, others have been around making their mark on jazz over the years. Get hip to this music!

Featured Album

Witchcraft - Harvie S & Kenny Barron on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Pome (Grenades) ~ Alon Nechushtan ~ Venture Bound
Carmel By The Sea ~ Greg Abate ~ Featurning Phil Woods
RIO ~ Harvie S & Kenny Barron ~ Witchcraft
Creepin' ~ Harvie S & Kenny Barron ~ Witchcraft
Bald Yet Hip ~ Michael Musillami Trio ~ PRIDE
Gold Prisms Incorporated ~ The Bad Plus ~ Inevitable Western
Morgantown ~ Noah Preminger ~ Haymaker
Little Wing ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color

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Sample and NoHa Jazz Fest

This podcast begins with a tribute to Joe Sample who passed away last week. You will hear the wide range of music he played during his long career with the Crusaders and as a solo artist. We also review some of the music heard at this years Northampton Jazz fest with Miro Sprague, Steve Davis and Seamus Blake.

Featured Album

For Real - Steve Davis on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
X MARKS the SPOT ~ Joe Sample ~ The Pecan Tree
STREET LIFE ~ The Crusaders ~ Street Life
Young Rabbits ~ The Jazz Crusaders ~ The Festival Album
Blue Dreaming ~ Miro Sprague ~ Blue Dreaming
Big East ~ Steve Davis ~ For Real
Blues on Blues ~ Steve Davis ~ For Real
Way Out Willy ~ Seamus Blake ~ Way Out Willie
Lost Tribes of Lemuria ~ Azar Lawrence ~ The Seeker

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A Little Out There

The playlist for this week's podcast goes a little out there. From new music by innovators Dave Douglas and Rob Garcia, to groundbreakers like Mario Pavone, Thomas Chapin and Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk. These artists have been moving the music forward bringing new directions to jazz.

Featured Album

The Passion of Color - Rob Garcia on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Thrush ~ Dave Douglas ~ Riverside
The Door ~ Mario Pavone ~ Mario Pavone: Song For Septet
Sky Piece ~ Thomas Chapin ~ Sky Piece
The Translator ~ Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar ~ Multiplicity: Leave the Door Open
The Caterpillar vs. The Butterfly ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color
Lines in Impressions ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color
Reflections ~ Sonny Rollins ~ Volume Two

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