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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 classic Metheny, young Mike Casey, jazz master Art Farmer and Benny Golson, something new from Weiskopf. Then comes the heart of this podcast with early electric Miles. We conclude with a set of music inspired by Bob Dylan's protest songs also featuring Hendrix, Hudson, Sachal Ensemble and Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ First Circle ~ First Circle
Mike Casey ~ Norwegian Wood ~ Single - Live from Sofar Sounds NYC
Art Farmer and Benny Golson ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Jazztet - Real Time
Walt Weiskopf ~ Heads in the Clouds ~ Fountain of Youth
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About Time ~ In A Silent Way
Bob Dylan ~ The Times They Are A Changin' ~ The Times They Are A Changin'
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ All Along the Watchtower ~ Electric Ladyland
Hudson ~ A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ~ Hudson
The Sachal Ensemble ~ Shelter from the storm ~ Song of Lahore
Noah Preminger ~ Only a Pawn in Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom

Broadcast on WWUH Sep 29 2017

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No theme to this week's podcast. It starts with Sonny Rollins on the Alfie movie soundtrack. We then hear from Noah Baerman and Linda Oh. Let's get political with Noah Preminger's treatment of Dylan's Only a Pawn in Their Game, followed by the original from Bob Dylan. We mellow things down with Getz and Greene and finish the podcast with a haunting tune from Billy Childs Laura Nyro tribute and then from his latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie Original Soundtrack ~ Alfie's Theme
Noah Baerman ~ Peeling the Onion ~ Ripples
Noah Baerman ~ Lester ~ Ripples
Linda Oh ~ Midnight ~ Walk Against the Wind
Noah Preminger ~ Only A Pawn In Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom
Bob Dylan ~ Only A Pawn in Their Game ~ Times they are a Changin'
Stan Getz ~ Spiral ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Stan Getz ~ Joanna and Julia ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Jimmy Greene ~ Second Breakfast ~ Flowers-Beautiful Life, Volume2
Billy Childs ~ Gibsom Street ~ Map to the Treasure: Re-imagining Laura Nyro
Billy Childs ~ Backwards Bop ~ Rebirth

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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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Starting with a Coltrane classic, we follow with new music from young players Noah Preminger and Emmet Cohen. Trumpeters Peyton, Henderson, Weiss are up next. Then we get into something different with a vocal ensemble from McFerrin, Indian Fusion from Shakti and R&B fusion from Glasper. 

Featured Album

David Weiss & Point of Departure - Wake Up Call

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ 26-2 ~ Coltrane's Sound
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditaions on Freedom
Emmet Cohen ~ If This Isn't Love ~ Masters Legacy Series Volume 1
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
Nicholas Payton ~ The Crimson Touch ~ Into the Blue
Eddie Henderson ~ Morning Song ~ Collective Portrait
Eddie Henderson ~ Beyond Forever ~ Collective Portrait
David Weiss & Point of Departure ~ Gazelle ~ Wake Up Call
David Weiss & Point of Departure ~ Sanctuary ~ Wake Up Call
Bobby McFerrin ~ Say Ladao ~ Vocabularies
Shakti with John McLaughlin ~ Get Down and Sruti ~ Natural Elements
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience

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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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This podcast episode features an interview with young saxophonist Mike Casey on his debut album. That is followed by veteran jazz ambassador Wynton Marsalis from his Majesty of the Blues recording. Also of note are new releases by Noah Preminger and the Curtis Brothers. 

featured album
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Mike Casey ~ The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door 

Playlist
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Mike Casey ~ Hydraulics ~ The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door
Mike Casey ~ Little Melonae ~ The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door
Wynton Marsalis ~ Hickory Dickory Dock ~ The Majesty of the Blues
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Majesty of the Blues ~ The Majesty of the Blues
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Noah Preminger ~ We Have A Dream ~ Meditations on Freedom
Jason Palmer ~ Capricorn ~ Here Today
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Afro Blue ~ Syzygy
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ What's Going On ~ Syzygy
Craig Hartley ~ Just Wait ~ Books on Tape Vol II

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Protest Day

This podcast focuses on the dreams and vision of Martin Luther King, the historic legacy of Barack Obama and the protests of today's Women's Day March. We as a people will not stand for the tearing down of the ideals and values represented by King, Obama and the Women's March protesters.  Bob Dylan, Noah Preminger, Gil Scott Herron, Noah Baerman, Gregory Porter, Norah Jones and Sonny Rollins whos work is represented here have used their words and music to express themes of equality, justice and freedom.

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Noah Preminger - Meditations on Freedom

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Bob Dylan ~ Only a Pawn In Their Game ~ The Times They Are A-Changin'
Noah Preminger ~ Only a Pawn In Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom
Noah Baerman ~ This Little Light of Mine ~ Soul Force
Noah Baerman ~ Washington 1963 ~ Soul Force
Robert Glasper ~ Enoch's (innaugural) Meditations ~ WBGO the Studio Session
E.J. Strickland ~ A Dance for Mojo's Return ~ The Undying Spirit
Gregory Porter ~ 1960 What? ~ Water
Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter in America ~ Midnight Band: The First Minute of a New Day
Gil Scott-Heron ~ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz and the Art of Protest
Oliver Nelson Orchestra ~ Martin Was a Man, a Real Man ~ Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz and the Art of Protest
Noah Preminger ~ Women's March ~ Meditations on Freedom
Jane Ira Bloom ~ Gateway to Progress ~ Early Americans
Norah Jones ~ My Dear Country ~ Not Too Late
Sonny Rollins/Barack Obama ~ Obama Freedom Suite ~ n/a

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