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Jazz Holiday Show Pt2

This is the second half of last week's holiday show. While Christmas has come and gone, we all would like to extend the spirit of the holidays. So this show begins with three tracks from Truth Revolution Records holiday album "Together". That is followed by some memorable jazz releases of 2014 from Jimmy Greene, Tom Guarna and Kavita Shah.

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Together on Truth Revolution Reccords


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
O Come O Come Emmanuel ~ Kris Allen ~ Together
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ The Curtis Brothers ~ Together
My Favorite Things ~ Giovanni Almonte ~ Together
SnowFall ~ Greg Abate ~ Motif
Little Voices (feat. Anika Noni Rose) ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Beautiful Life
Forgiveness ~ Tom Guarna ~ Rush
Visions ~ Kavita Shah ~ Visions

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A Jazzy Holiday

Here is a podcast to make your holiday celebration a jazzy one. From Christmas classics, to modern jazz tunes, this show will put you in the holiday spirit. Wishing you all a peaceful, joyous holiday season.

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A Concord Jazz Christmas - on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ Marian McPartland ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
The Christmas Song ~ Dane Scazzari and the Human Race ~ It's Christmas Time Again
Heather ~ Billy Cobham ~ Crosswinds
'O Come All Ye Faithful ~ Chris Potter ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2
Blue Nile ~ The Brandee Younger Quartet ~ Live @ the Breeding Ground
A Child is Born ~ Joe Lovano ~ Joyous Encounter
Toy Dance ~ Noah Preminger ~ Before the Rain
This Is Christmas ~ Ellis Marsalis ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square ~ Sonny Rollins ~ Without A Song
Linus and Lucy ~ Vince Guaraldi ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas

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A Supreme Love

On this 50th Anniversary of the recording of John Coltrane's classic "A Love Supreme", we feature this landmark suite in its entirety. For this podcast each movement is performed by a different artist. We start with Trane, then Branford Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra and finally, the Turtle Island String Quartet. Before that tribute set we review some of the great recordings released this year from the Cookers, Fred Hirsch, Noah Baerman, and Jimmy Greene.

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A Love Supreme - John Coltrane in iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Sir Galahad ~ The Cookers ~ Time and Again
Arcata ~ The Fred Hersch Trio ~ Floating
Lester ~ Noah Baerman ~ Ripples
Ana's Way (feat. Kurt Elling) ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Beautiful Life
Part I Acknowledgement ~ John Coltrane ~ A Love Supreme
Part II Resolution ~ Branford Marsalis Quartet ~ Footsteps of Our Fathers
Part III Pursuance ~ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ A Love Supreme
Part IV Psalm ~ Turtle Island String Quartet ~ A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane

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Abate’s Motif

This podcast features multi reed player Greg Abate and his new album Motif. Greg phones into the show for a brief interview about his latest CD, traveling and upcoming gigs. Lot's of other great music here from Jonathan Blake, Monk, and others. We also feature a groovin' band with some Hartford roots in with Vin Scialla and Eric Schugren. We end this show with a Christmas teaser from Dane Scazzari.

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Motif - Greg Abate Quartet on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Clues ~ Johnathan Blake ~ The Eleventh Hour
Evidence ~ Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane ~ At Carnegie Hall
Motif ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Conflict ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Morning of the Leaves ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Cross Bronx ~ Wayne Escoffery ~ Uptown
BACKROAD ~ Jeremy Pelt ~ Men of Honor
Appointment in Ghana ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette ~ WAKE UP!
BIBIMBOP ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette ~ WAKE UP!
What Christmas Means to Me ~ Dane Scazzari and the Human Race ~ It's Christmas Time Again

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