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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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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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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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This episode is part 2 of last week's broadcast and features some great guitarists, sometimes in a supporting role. Lionel Lueke, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Joshua Breakstone are heard here. Next up is something new from rising star pianist Christian Sands. The last half of the podcast has great players with roots in the Hartford area that have played here recently. Noah Preminger, Earl MacDonald, Noah Baerman and singer Giacomo Gates are included.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Hollland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland ~ Walkin' the Walk ~ Aziza
Orin Evans ~ Chiara ~ #knowingishalfthebattle
Joshua Breakstone ~ News for Lulu ~ 88
Christian Sands ~ Gangstatude ~ Reach
Christian Sands ~ Somewhere Out There ~ Reach
Noah Preminger ~ Mother Earth ~ Meditations on Freedom
Earl MacDonald ~ Blackbird ~ Mirror of the Mind
Earl MacDonald 6 ~ echoes in the night ~ echoes in the night
Noah Baerman ~ Now! ~ Bliss
Giacomo Gates ~ Four ~ Miles Tones

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Taken from the last radio broadcast in 2016, we hear some more of my favorite recent album releases. Most of these have a jazz rock fusion sound, beginning with bassist Dave Holland, guitarist Rez Abbasi, Ed Palermo big band and more.

Featured Album

Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Aziza ~ Walkin' the Walk ~ Aziza
Aziza ~ Finding the Light ~ Aziza
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Fifty-Fifty ~ One Child Left Behind
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Village of the Sun ~ One Child Left Behind
Rez Abbasi & Junction ~ New Rituals ~ Behind the Vibration
jack dejohnett/ravi coltrane/matthew garrison ~ Two Jimmys ~ In Movement
Ray McMorrin ~ Bald Head ~ Raymac
David Gibson ~ Axe Grinder ~ Inner Agent
Mike Melito ~ Up Over and Out ~ New York Connections
Steve Gadd Band ~ Oh Yeah! ~ Way Back Home: Live from Rochester, NY

 

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After kicking it off with Autumn Leaves from Bobby Timmons, and Misty by Pharoah Sanders, we settle into sets from Chick Corea, Dave Holland and then a set of creative arrangements of Beatle tunes from various artists.

Feature Album
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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Bobby Timmons Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ In Person
Pharoah Sanders ~ Misty ~ Crescent with Love
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space
Return to Forever ~ Captain Senor Mouse ~ The Anthology
Return to Forever ~ Romantic Warrior ~ Return to Forever
Dave Holland Quartet ~ Conference of the Birds ~ Conference of the Birds
Dave Holland Quartet ~ Four Winds ~ Conference of the Birds
Dave Holland and Papa Habichuela ~ Joyride ~ Hands
BeatleJazz ~ Yes It Is ~ With a Little Help from my Friends
BeatleJazz ~ Strawberry Fields ~ With a Little Help from my Friends
Hot Club of San Francisco ~ Things We Said Today ~ John Paul George & Django
Terri Lynn Carrington ~ Michelle ~ Mosaic
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Our Miles Davis 90th Birthday tribute show. You will hear Miles' first and second great quintets along with an early recording with Charlie Parker and a sideman date with Cannonball. Then his transition to electronics beginning with explorations with his quintet, to full throttle jazz/rock fusion. We finish with fusion masters John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Over 2 hours of great music covering the many sides of Miles.


Featured Album
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

Tracklist
Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Miles Davis and John Coltrane ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Miles & Trane
Miles Davis ~ Walkin' ~ Friday Nights In Person At the Blackhawk, San Francisco
Charlie Parker ~ KC Blues ~ The Original Recording of Charlie Parker
Cannonball Adderley ~ One For Daddy-O ~ Somethin' Else
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
Miles Davis ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About That Time ~ In A Silent Way
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew
Miles Davis ~ Black Satin ~ On The Corner
Miles Davis ~ Ms. Morrisine ~ The Columbia Years 1955-1985
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
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We run the gamut from progressive rock, pop, and straight ahead jazz in today's podcast. From Santana to McBride, Laura Nyro, Bela Fleck, Jarrett, McLean and more. Enjoy.

Featured Album
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Caravanserai - Santana on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Song of the Wind ~ Santana ~ Caravanserai
La Fuente Ritmo ~ Santana ~ Caravanserai
Cherokee ~ Christian McBride Trio ~ Out Here
Car Wash ~ Christian McBride Trio ~ Live at Village Vanguard
Armando's Rhumba ~ Chick Corea and Bela Fleck ~ Two
Stone Soul Picnic ~ Billy Childs ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagnining Laura Nyro
To a Child ~ Billy Childs ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagnining Laura Nyro
Oju Oba ~ Kavita Shah ~ Visions
Questar ~ Keith Jarrett ~ My Song
Dr. Do Right ~ Kenny Barrett and Dave Holland ~ The Art of Conversation
Hip Strut ~ Jackie McLean ~ New Soil
Desert Cry ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca

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