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As I put this podcast together I am watching the Hurricane hit the Florida coast. Our thoughts and concerns are with those affected, and hope for the safety of all. We start with two versions of Work Song for this past labor day, then a couple of Steely Dan tracks in memory of Walter Becker, before a set of music inspired by hurricanes. Then some great guitar work by Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Dave Stryker. Finally, something new by Brian Charrette.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ In A New Mood
Cannonball Adderley ~ Work Song ~ Phenix
Steely Dan ~ Aja ~ Aja
Steely Dan ~ Home At Last ~ Aja
Joe Farrell ~ Hurricane Jane ~ Penny Arcade
Trombone Shorty ~ Hurricane Season ~ Backatown
Herbie Hancock ~ The Eye of the Hurricane ~ Maiden Voyage
Kenny Burell ~ Chitlens Con Carne ~ Midnight Blue
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Dave Stryker ~ Trouble Man ~ Eight Track II
Brian Charrette ~ Doll Fin ~ Kurrent

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We celebrate the music of Wayne Shorter for most of this podcast. It's Shorter's 84th birthday, and we pay homage to his creative saxophone work and intrigueing compositions. First we honor the guitarist John Ambercrombie upon his recent passing. Then a taste of a new release from fusion pioneer John McLaughlin.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gill Evans Orchestra ~ Up From the Skies ~ The Music Of Jimi Hendrix
Gata Barbieri ~ Parana ~ Under Fire
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension ~ Meeting of the Spirits ~ Ronnie Scotts Live
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adams Apple
Wayne Shorter ~ Deluge ~ Juju
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer
Wayne Shorter ~ Lost ~ The Soothsayer
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Starry Night ~ Without a Net
Weather Report ~ Elegant People ~ Black Market

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Continued from last week's show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Esperanza Spaulding ~ Unconditional Love ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Vijay Iyer Trio ~ Human Nature ~ Accelerando
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue ~ Live at Smalls
Herbie Hancock ~ Toys ~ Speak Like A Child
SF Jazz Collective ~ Joshua ~ The Musc of Miles Davis and Original Compositions
Sims, Bloom, Zinno, Langone ~ Wichita Lineman ~ The New Stablemates
Steve Langone Trio ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ Breath
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Easy Living ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Rhythm-a-Ning ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

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This episode is the second hour of my last broadcast show. There is no real theme to this one. These are just some great straight-up swinging jazz tunes. We hear from jazz greats Louis Hayes, Herbie Hancock, Tom Harrell, Steve Davis and Lee Morgan. Also on this podcast are up-and-coming jazz artists Theo Hill, David Gibson, Curtis Brothers and Yoko Miwa. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
0:25 Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
5:26 Herbie Hancock ~ First Trip ~ Speak Like a Child
12:20 Tom Harrell ~ Dream in June ~ Sail Away
23:15 Steve Davis ~ Atmosphere ~ Think Ahead
29:45 Theo Hill ~ Citadel ~ Promethean
35:28 David Gibson ~ Eyes of Argus ~ Boom!
44:30 Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ What's Going On ~ SYZYGY
50:57 Lee Morgan ~ Twice Around ~ Tom Cat
01:00:52 Yoko Miwa Trio ~ Court and Spark ~ Pathways

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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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This set is mostly great female vocalists. Some are celebrated jazz masters like Ella, Lady Day, Nancy Wilson. Others are current performers like Diana Reaves, Chaka Kahn, Tina Turner. We also introduce great newcomers like Dana Lauren, Atla DeChamplain and Cyril Aimee.

 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cyrille Aimee ~ When I Was a Child ~ Cyrill Aimee and Friends (Live at Smalls)
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It's You or No One
Ed Fast And Conga-Bop ~ Willow Weep For Me (feat. Linda Ransome) ~ Do or Die
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Stompin' At the Savoy ~ The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Lenny White ~ I Love You Porgy (feat. Chaka Khan) ~ Forever
Atla & Matt Dechamplain ~ I Can't Believe Youre In Love with Me ~ Pause
Billy Childs ~ To a Child (feat. Diana Reaves) ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Herbie Hancock ~ Edith and the Kingpin (feat. Tina Turner) ~ River: The Joni Letters
Billy Holiday ~ Travelin' Light ~ Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
Billy Holiday ~ All of Me ~ Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Top Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Top Cat

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After opening with a classic Freddie Hubbard track, we are joined by Noah Preminger to talk about the making of his latest release of protest songs, Meditations on Freedom. Also featured are new albums by Mark Whitfield, The Curtis Brothers and Theo Bleckman.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Red Clay ~ Red Clay
(Noah Preminger Interview)
Noah Preminger ~ Only A Pawn in Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom
Noah Preminger ~ Just The Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Mark Whitfield ~ The Socrates ~ Grace
Frank Varela ~ Giant Steps ~ Grandma's Revenge
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Yes or No ~ Syzygy
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Syzygy ~ Syzygy
Theo Bleckman ~ Fields ~ Elegy
Theo Bleckman ~ The Mission ~ Elegy

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