Feed on
Posts

Archive for January 2015

This radio show was broadcast on Martin Luther King Day. The music on this playlist was inspired by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. We begin with Herbie Hanckock's "I Have a Dream" written for the King's great speech given during his march on Washington, 1963. Recent events remind us that 52 years later, the King's dream for justice and equality has yet to be realized.

Featured Album

Soul Force - Noah Baerman on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ I Have a Dream ~ The Prisoner
John Coltrane ~ Alabama ~ The Gentle Side of John Coltrane
Abby Lincoln and Max Roach ~ Freedom Day ~ We Insist: Freedom Suite
Charlie Haden ~ We Shall Overcome ~ Liberation Music Orchestra
Sonny Rollins ~ The Freedom Suite ~ Freedom Suite
Noah Baerman ~ Washington 1963 ~ Soulforce
Noah Baerman ~ Memphis 1969 ~ Soulforce
Charles Mingus ~ Fables of Faubus ~ Ah Um
Nina Simone ~ Four Women ~ Protest Anthology
Donny Hathaway ~ Someday We'll All Be Free
Wynton Marsalis ~ Black Codes ~ Black Codes from the Underground
McCoy Tyner ~ Search for Peace ~ 13th House
Marc Cary Focus Trio ~ Slow Blues for MLK ~ Live 2009
Craig Hartley ~ Imagine/Peace Piece ~ Craig Hartley Remixes the Beatles

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

These selections are from JazzTimes magazine's critic's choice of the top 50 albums. These tracks show the wide range of directions and influences that are shaping modern jazz music. This is part one of two shows I will podcast featuring this list.

Featured Album

Guitar in the Space Age - Bill Frisell in iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Biji ~ Sonny Rollins ~ Road Shows Vol 3
Our Basement (Ed) ~ Ambrose Akinmusire ~ The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
Ain't Misbehavin' ~ Jason Moran ~ ALL RISE: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller
The Oracle ~ Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ The Art of Conversation
Farewell Bluebird ~ Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band ~ Landmarks
Ojun Degara ~ Yosvany Terry ~ New Throned King
Baja ~ Bill Frisell ~ Guitar in the Space Age
Telstar ~ Bill Frisell ~ Guitar in the Space Age

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Modern Jazz

Some of the best modern jazz artists are represented on this week's podcast. Many are young emerging players (Josh Evans, Rob Garcia, Masa Kamaguchi, Noah Preminger, Rudy Royston), others are established movers and shakers in the jazz world (Matt Wilson, Bill Frisell, Greg Abate). All are worth listening to here.

Featured Album

the imagined savior is far easier to paint - Ambrose Akinmusire on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Chronic Mistakes ~ Josh Evans ~ Portrait
Motif ~ Greg Abate ~ Motif
The Still Standing Blues ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color
You Dirty Dog ~ Matt Wilson Quartet & John Medeski ~ Gathering Call
Mimi Sunrise ~ Rudy Royston ~ 303
Ceaseless Inexhaustible Child ~ Ambrose Akinmusire ~ The Imagined Savior is Far Easier To Paint
Marie Christie ~ Ambrose Akinmusire ~ The Imagined Savior is Far Easier To Paint
Turn, Turn, Turn ~ Bill Frisell ~ Guitar in the Space Age
Try a Little Tenderness ~ Masa Kamaguchi, Rob Garcia, Noah Preminger ~ Background Music
Afternoon in Paris ~ Frank Kimbrough ~ Quartet

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

First Show 2015

To kick off our first show of 2015, we start with Donald Vega and Jimmy Greene, who appeared last weekend at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT, one of my favorite jazz venues. The rest of the show features recent works by some great jazz artists that contributed new music this last year, including Helen Sung, The Cookers, Vin Scialla, Azar Lawrence and more.  Here's to a New Year of Peace, Love and Jazz. 

Featured Album

Wake Up! - Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
First Trip ~ Donald Vega ~ Spiritual Nature
love in action ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) ~ Helen Sung ~ Anthem For a New Day
Time and Time again ~ The Cookers ~ Time and Time Again
Lost Tribes of Lemuria ~ Azar Lawrence ~ The Seeker
TC Blues ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren, Brian Charette, Mike Dirubbo ~ WAKE UP!
New Beginnings ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren, Brian Charette, Mike Dirubbo ~ WAKE UP!
Mr. E ~ James Farm ~ City Folk
Stars In The Sky ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Conciousness
For Real ~ Steve Davis ~ For Real
l'Avventura ~ Alon Nechushtan ~ Venture Bound

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »