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This podcast is the first half of my November 3 radio broadcast. The featured set is in tribute to the late Muhal Richard Abrams who passed away last week. Other notable music is from Steve Davis, Noah Preminger, Chick Corea and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ Abena's Gaze ~ Think Ahead
Walt Weiskopf ~ Laura ~ Fountain of Youth
Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before the Rain
Abraham Burton and Eric McPherson ~ Centrifugal Force ~ Future
Muhal Richard Abrams ~ Miss Richards ~ Colors in Thirty-third
Muhal Richard Abrams ~ Colors in Thirty-Third ~ Colors in Thirty-third
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Far From Over ~ Far From Over
Blue Note All-Stars ~ Message of Hope ~ Our Point of View
Tom Guarna ~ Native Tongue ~ The Wishing Stones
Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda ~ Libertango ~ Live in Montreal
Chick Corea ~ Overture (feat. Gary Burton) ~ The Musician
Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Autumn in New York ~ Best of

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We begin with a celebration of Art Blakey's birthday, then a Cyrus Chestnut cover of a Roberta Flack classic. That takes us to a sweet set of great women vocalists. We complete the show with Monk inspired tunes from Joey Alexander and Helen Sung.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ~ One By One ~ Ugetsu
Cyrus Chestnut ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ~ Genuine Chestnut
Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First Take
Sarah Vaughan ~ Dindi ~ The Best Of Sarah Vaughan
Chick Corea, Stanly Clark, Lenny White feat Chaka Khan ~ I Love You, Porgy ~ Forever
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ I Didn't Know What Time It Was ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cannonball Adderly and Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly
Nina Simone ~ Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood ~ The Best of Nina Simone
Joey Alexander ~ Ugly Beaurty ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Joey Alexander ~ Epistrophy ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Helen Sung ~ Brother Thelonious ~ Anthem for a New Day

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The heart of this podcast is from Lee Morgan and Thelonious Monk. Monk's set is a celebration of his centenial birthday. But first, this podcast begins with classic Chick Corea and Return to Forever. That is followed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, new music from Vijay Iyer. Wayne Shorter's takes us on a trip to the jungles of Brazil with wild version of Jobim's Dindi. We are brought down to earth with Hartford's own Ed Fast before we take off with the Monk, Morgan set.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ My Spanish Heart
Return to Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme For the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5000 Pound Man
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Down To the Wire ~ Far From Over
Wayne Shorter ~ Dindi ~ Supernova
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Tom Cat
Thelonious Monk ~ Green Chimneys ~ Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk ~ Pannonica ~ Bright Corners
Thelonious Monk ~ Blue Monk ~ Greatest Hits

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More Chick

Can't get enough Chick Corea. We have been playing a lot of Chick on recent podcast, and I just realized his 75th birthday had just passed. We start with three very different tunes from Corea followed by new music from a young Christian Sands and then a couple from Billy Childs. We cap things off this week with vocalist Gregory Porter.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Return to Forever with Chick Corea ~ Spain ~ Light as a Feather
Chick Corea Trio ~ Fingerprints ~ Trilogy
Return To Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Christian Sands ~ Armando's Song ~ Reach
Chistian Sands ~ Use Me ~ Reach
Billy Childs ~ The Starry Night ~ Rebirth
Billy Childs ~ And When I Die (feat. Allison Krauss) ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Gregory Porter ~ Lonesome Lover ~ Liquid Spirit

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This podcast begins with a funky cover of a Coltrane classic before settling in on some great piano jazz. We start with young pianists Theo Hill and Zaccai Curtis (Curtis Brothers Quartet). What follows are some great living masters of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea and Kenny Barron. It was Kenny's 74th birthday on the day this radio show was broadcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Marcus Miller ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ M2
Curtis Brothers ~ Afro Blue ~ Syzygy
Theo Hill ~ I Love Music ~ Promethean
Ahmad Jamal ~ Stolen Moment ~ The Awakening
Chick Corea ~ Windows ~ Now He Sings Now He Sobs
Chick Corea & Origin ~ Awakening ~ Change
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space
Kenny Barron Trio ~ Magic Dance ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron Trio ~ In The Slow Lane ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron ~ The Traveler ~ The Traveler
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ In Walked Bud ~ The Art of Conversation
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ Calypso ~ The Art of Conversation
Kenny Barron ~ Voyage ~ What If?

 

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I had the pleasure of speaking on-air with the great trombonist Steve Davis for an interview on WWUH. Enjoy our chat about music and jazz education. Also on this podcast is new music from Terrell Stafford, Ralph Peterson and Theo Hill. Herbie Hancock too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ Optimism (clip) ~ Fire and Love
(Steve Davis Interview)
Steve Davis ~ Abena's Gaze ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ Atmosphere ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ A Little Understanding (clip) ~ Think Ahead
(end interview)
Terrell Stafford ~ The Tint Train ~ Forgive and Forget
Aggregate Prime w/Ralph Peterson ~ Fearless ~ Dream Deferred
Christian Sands ~ Song of the Rainbow People ~ Reach
Herbie Hancock ~ The Sorcerer ~ Speak Like a Child
Theo Hill ~ Hey, It's Me Your Talking To ~ Promethean
Theo Hill ~ Litha ~ Promethean

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The gem of this episode is the last 4 tracks celebrating the birth anniversary of Jackie McLean. We start off with two of Jackie's students. Steve Davis, now professor at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at University of Hartford, and Ray McMorrin who now resides in Japan and has released a great album. Other notable sax players on this podcast are Greg Abate and Joe Farrell.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Warrior ~ Think Ahead
Ray MacMorrin ~ Procrastination ~ RayMac
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Farewell To Phil ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Joe Farrell ~ Circle in the Round ~ The Joe Farrell Quartet
Jackie McLean ~ Sentimental Journey ~ 4, 5 and 6
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean ~ The Expolorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Jackie McLean ~ Optimism ~ Fire & Love

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Tenor saxophone players dominate this week's podcast. Turrentine, Henderson and Getz are perhaps best known. However, the next generation players are placing there mark on the jazz scene, like Joshua Redman, Jimmy Greene and Jovan Alexandre. Also on this podcast is young Jacob Collier and Carlos Santana. We wrap up with another great tenor player, Gato Barbiera.


Stanley Turrentine - Sugar - CTI records

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
11:14 Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
18:05 Joshua Redman ~ Turnaround ~ Wish
24:29 Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
36:58 Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' at Camarillo ~ Relaxin' at Camarillo
46:18 Jimmy Greene ~ Fathers And Sons ~ Mission Statement
53:05 Stan Getz ~ La Fiesta ~ Captain Marvel
1:03:38 Snarky Puppy ~ Don't You Know (feat. Jacob Collier) ~ Family Dinner
1:14:22 Jacob Collier ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvKUttYs5ow
1:20:49 Santana ~ Song of the Wind ~ Caravansarai
1:26:58 Gato Barbieri ~ Europa (Carlos Santana) ~ Caliente!

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