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Two late great sax masters are featured in this podcast. Michael Brecker and Jackie McLean bookend this podcast. In between we explore the music of Mary Lou Williams and a young strong tenor player from Hartford CT, Jovan Alexandre.

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The Meeting - Dexter Gordon & Jackie McLean on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Song for Bilboa ~ Michael Brecker ~ Tales from the Hudson
Every Day (I Thank You) ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
Praise the Lord ~ Mary Lou Williams ~ Zoning
Impressions ~ McCoy Tyner Trio ~ Infinity
25.1 ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Consciousness
Dear Old Stockholm ~ Eddie Henderson Project ~ Precious Moment
Demon's Dance ~ Jackie McLean ~ Demon's Dance
All Clean ~ Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon ~ The Meeting
Stable Mates ~ Jackie McLean ~ Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Hip Strut ~ Jackie McLean ~ New Soil

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An African inspired podcast featuring some of the all-time great masters of jazz music. Harold Mabern kicks things off with his interpretation of Afro Blue with vocals from Gregory Porter. Than we get into the heavyweights with John Coltrane's Africa/Brass followed by McCoy Tyner and Jackie McLean.

Featured Album

The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions (1995 Reissue) - John Coltrane Quartet on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Afro Blue ~ Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue
Africa ~ John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa/Brass
Sama Layuca ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca
Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Bag

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Blues, Bassoon, Fuse

We start with honoring blues legend B.B. King who passed away this week. Next up are a couple of live tracks from Jimmy Greene and Jason Lindner. Our featured album is from Alexandre Silverio with the unique sound from the bassoon. We finish the podcast with a set of Fusion and rock classics performed by Jaco, Rez Abbasi and Rob Garcia.

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Alexandre Silverio - Entre Mundos


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Stormy Monday ~ GRP Big Band with B.B. King ~ All Blues
Sense of Urgency ~ Jimmy Greene Quartet ~ Live at Smalls
Freak of Nature ~ Jason Lindner Big Band ~ Live at Jazz Gallery
Valse para Bill ~ Alexandre Silverio 5teto ~ Entre Mundos
Tarde em Berlim ~ Alexandre Silverio 5teto ~ Entre Mundos
Black Market ~ Jaco Pastorious ~ Live in Italy
Red Baron ~ Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet ~ Intents and Purposes
Little Wing ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color

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Pat M and more

Some of my favorite Pat Metheny tracks to start this podcast. We feature two from 80/81. Then some straight ahead stuff from Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin leading all-star ensembles. We finish with Greg Abate from his latest album Motif.

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80 / 81 - Pat Metheny on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
First Circle ~ Pat Metheny ~ The Road to You
To the End of the World ~ Pat Metheny ~ We Live Here
Last Train Home ~ Pat Metheny ~ One Quiet Night
80/81 ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
The Bat ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
Barrel of Funk ~ Hank Mobley Sextet
The Way You Look Tonight ~ Johnny Griffin ~ A Blowin' Session
Swingin' at the Cookie ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif

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All New part 2

Part two of the New Releases podcast kicks off with Lovano and Douglas's Soundprints, followed by drummer extraordinaire EJ Strickland. We then move to a more fusion sound from Marc Cary and Donny McCaslin. Next is a guitar set from Eubanks, Jordan and Lage. We finish the podcast with The Cookers Quintet from Toronto.

Featured Album

Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2 - Marc Cary on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
To Sail Beyond the Sunset ~ Sound Prints ~ Live at Monterey Jazz Festival
A Dance For Mojo's Return ~ E. J. Strickland Quintet ~ The Undying Spirit
Astral Flight 17 ~ Marc Cary ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
African Market ~ Marc Cary ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Fast Future ~ Donny McCaslin ~ Fast Future
Summertime ~ Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan ~ Duet
Gardens ~ Julian Lage ~ World's Fair
Sheriff ~ The Cookers Quintet ~ Vol. Two

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