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Archive for November 2014

Thanksgiving Eve

This podcast celebrates my favorite holiday. Food, family and giving thanks. We give thanks, not for material possessions, but for the wonderful spiritual things in our life, jazz music among them.

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Beautiful Life - Jimmy Greene


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Snowfall ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving) ~ Miguel Zenón ~ Looking Forward
Give Thanks ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
Seventh Candle ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Beautiful Life
Stars In the Sky ~ Jovan Alexander ~ Collective Consciousness
The Formula (for Kahill Bell) ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Conciousness
My Favorite Things ~ Hiromi ~ Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Beyond Standard
Brother Thelonious ~ Helen Sung ~ Anthem For a New Day
Blue Monk ~ Thelonious Monk ~ Thelonious in Action
Jeeps Blues ~ Duke Ellington ~ At Newport

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This week I am re-posting a 2009 interview with the great bassist Dave Holland. Dave talks about his experiences with Miles, composition and arranging, the role of the bass and other projects. Interspersed with our discussion, I play some excerpts of his great music. Below is some edited video of our interview.


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Recorded a couple of months ago, this set featured large ensemble sounds of Alan Ferber, Gerald Wilson and Frank Zappa. These are followed by smaller group settings but still a big sound from Matt Wilson, newcomer Alon Nechushtan and Zach Brock.

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In My Time - Gerald Wilson on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Kopi Luwak ~ Alan Ferber ~ March Sublime
So It Seems ~ Alan Ferber ~ March Sublime
So What ~ Gerald Wilson Orchestra ~ In My Time
I CAN'T HELP MYSELF ~ Zach Brock ~ Chemistry
Waka / Jawaka ~ Frank Zappa ~ Waka / Jawaka
You Dirty Dog ~ Matt Wilson Quartet & John Medeski ~ Gathering Call
Pumpkin's Delight ~ Matt Wilson Quartet & John Medeski ~ Gathering Call
The Gratitude Suite ~ Alon Nechushtan ~ Venture Bound

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Jazz Street

A mix of jazz styles from around the world, highlighted by Mario Pavone's Street Songs. These are inspired by recollections of ethnic cultures and urban street music heard in his youth. We also hear African and Cuban influenced music from Tyner to Yosvany Terry. That and more on this week's podcast.

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Street Songs - Mario Pavone on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
November ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain
Sama Layuca ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca
Lonnie's Lament ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Crescent with Love
Vuelta Abajo ~ Tony Williams Lifetime ~ Turn It Over
Elkna ~ Mario Pavone ~ Street Songs
Deez ~ Mario Pavone ~ Street Songs
It Was Whispered ~ Earl MacDonald & The Creative Opportunity Workshop ~ Mirror of the Mind
PASSING ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Dance Transformation ~ Yosvany Terry ~ New Throned King
Chennai Express (For S.A.M.) ~ Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express ~ Expectativas
Snowfall ~ Greg Abate ~ Motif

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