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Prince Tribute

This podcast begins with a tribute to the artist Prince. Though not jazz, it is evident that Prince's musical chops and creativity are worthy of respect from any music lover. We follow with a set of some of Hartford's best and brightest. The podcast concludes with a review of the movie Miles Ahead, and a cut from the soundtrack.

Featured album
Mile Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Thieves in the Temple ~ New Standard
Prince ~ Musicology ~ Single
Prince ~ A Case of You ~ A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Miles Davis ~ Someday My Prince Will Come ~ The Essential Miles
The Paul Brown Quartet ~ Monk's Dream ~ Speak Low
Ralph Peterson, Zacai Curtis, Luques Curtis ~ Manifest Destiny ~ Triangular III
Kris Allen ~ Two Celebrities ~ Beloved
Orice Jenkins ~ East of the Sun ~ Soar
Albert Rivera ~ He Said, She Said ~ Back At It
Steve Davis ~ Say When ~ Say When
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Mike DiRubbo ~ Sun Steps ~ Threshold
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ i can't give you anything but love ~ Pause
Various Artists ~ What's Wrong With That? ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

We sandwich some classics from Dexter and Cannonball with new music. Orice Jenkins and The Curtis Brothers are on top, and we finish with new music from Allison Miller, Hiromi and more. 

Feature album
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Orice Jenkins ~ Birds Soar ~ Soar
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Maria Cervantes ~ Blood Spirit Land Water Fire
Dexter Gordon ~ Tanya ~ One Flight Up
Cannonball Adderley ~ Planet Earth ~ In New York
Will Bernard ~ Habenera ~ Out & About
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom ~ Fuster ~ Otis Was a Polar Bear
Gregoire Maret ~ Footprints ~ Wanted
Hiromi ~ All's Well ~ Spark
Alan Ferber Nonet ~ Clocks ~ Roots Transitions

Herbie + Miles

After a special track for tax day, April 15 when this show was broadcast, we settle into a Herbie Hancock feature since it was his birthday last week. We cover many sides of this jazz icon's music. Naturally, we follow this with some Miles Davis in preparation for the upcoming movie, Miles Ahead including two from the original motion picture soundtrack.

feature album
Herbie Hancock - Man-Child
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble ~ Taxman ~ Greatest Hits
Herbie Hancock ~ One Finger Snap ~ Empyrean Isles
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Herbie Hancock ~ New York Minute ~ New Standard
Herbie Hancock ~ Summertime ~ Gershwin's World
Miles Davis ~ E.S.P. ~ E.S.P.
Miles Davis ~ Nefertiti (excerpt) ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Miles Davis ~ Frelon Brun (except) ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


El Gato

This podcast opens with a dedication to Gato Barbieri, who passed away this week. His depth of sound and emotion always came through in his playing. Also of note is a couple tracks from Russell Malone's new CD and The Danny Green trio from San Diego. We play something new from Steve Kuhn and Mellisa Aldana, and vocals from Cyrille Aimee and Dana Lauren.

Featured album
Gato Barbieri - Under Fire

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gato Barbieri ~ Europa ~ Calliente!
Gato Barbieri ~ El Parana ~ Under Fire
Gato Barbieri ~ E Sertao ~ Under Fire
Gato Barbieri ~ Nunca Mas ~ Chapter One: Latin America
Gato Barbieri ~ To Be Continued ~ Chapter One: Latin America
Steve Kuhn ~ This is New ~ At This Time ...
Melissa Aldana ~ Time ~ Back Home
Russell Malone ~ On The Real Side ~ All About Melody
Russell Malone ~ when a man loves a woman ~ All About Melody
Cyrille Aimee ~ Well You Needent ~ Let's Get Lost
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It's You or No One
Danny Green Trio ~ 6 A.M. ~ Altered Narratives
Danny Green Trio ~ Chatter from All Sides ~ Altered Narratives

There is no theme to this week's show. We just have some great jazz music for you. Smack dab in the middle is a nice vocal set featuring Luciana Souza, Cyrille Aimee, Esperanza Spaulding and Ray Charles. Other highlights are Mark Whitfield, Sonny Rollins, Mario Pavone and Cecile McLorin Slavant. 

Featured Album
Cyrille Aimee ~ Let's Get Lost
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mark Whitfield ~ Blues for Alice ~ True Blue
Melissa Aldana ~ Alegra ~ Back Home
Sonny Rollins ~ Don't Stop the Carnival ~ Milestone Jazz Stars in Concert
Luciana Souza ~ 3 to 2 in Overtime ~ An Answer to Your Silence
Cyrille Aimee ~ There's a Lull in My Life ~ Let's Get Lost
Esperanza Spalding ~ Rest in Pleasure ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Ray Charles & the Count Basie Orchestra ~ Oh What a Beautiful Morning ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings
mack avenue super band ~ Sudden Impact ~ live from detroit jazz
Mario Pavone ~ The Door ~ Song for Septet
No Chordet ~ Somethin' Special ~ Subconsious Love
Steve Davis ~ Kenya ~ Say When
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Something's Coming ~ For one to love

Miles and More

Before we get into the Miles set, we start with new fusion from Snarky, Brandee Younger and Orice Jenkins. Then a new piano trio album from Laurence Hobgood. Next, we remember Miles along with Shirley Horn. We wrap it up with Ravi Coltrane and some blues to end the show.

Featured Album


Shirley Horn, I Remember Miles
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Snarky Puppy ~ Singing to the Moon ~ Family Dinner Volume Two
Brandee Younger ~ Soul Vibrations ~ Wax & Wane
Orice Jenkins ~ Golden Lady ~ Soar
Laurence Hobgood Trio ~ The Road Home ~ Honor Thy Fathers
Laurence Hobgood Trio ~ If It's Magic ~ Honor Thy Fathers
Miles Davis ~ Milestones ~ Milestones
Miles Davis ~ Seven Steps to Heaven ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis ~ Miles in the Sky ~ Paraphernalia
Shirley Horn ~ Summertime ~ I Remember Miles
Shirley Horn ~ Basin St. Blues ~ I Remember Miles
Ravi Coltrane ~ For Turya ~ Blending Times
Rick Godfrey ~ When You're Cool (The Sun Shines All the Time) ~ Nasty Man

One in the can

No radio show last week, but I had this podcast in the can. Originally broadcast November 2015. Mix of different jazz styles. Not much more to say. Enjoy.

Featured Album
John Scofield, Past Present

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency!
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio ~ On a Clear Day ~ Live in Studio
John Scofield ~ Mr. Puffy ~ Past and Present
John Scofield ~ Past Present ~ Past and Present
Theo Hill ~ Teeth ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live at Smalls
Dominique Eade + Jed Wilson ~ the last bus home ~ Open
Ambrose Akinmusire ~ Asiam ~ The imagined Savior is easier to paint
Aaron Diehl Trio ~ Green Chimney ~ Live at the Players
Frank Lacey ~ Think on Me ~ The smalls legacy band
Manuel Valera & Groove Street ~ 121st Street ~ Urban Landscape


West Side Story

We begin with a couple of jazz covers from the great musical West Side Story. Also of interest is the new Esperanza Spalding album and a tribute to the late Thomas Chapin who was a local hero from Manchester CT.

Featured Album
West Side Story - Dave Grusin
Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Prologue ~ Dave Grusin ~ presents West Side Story
Maria ~ Eric Reed ~ Pure Imagination
Earth To Heaven ~ Esperanza Spaulding ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Unconditional Love ~ Esperanza Spalding ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Pantheon ~ Thomas Chapin Trio + Brass ~ Insomnia
You Don't Know Me ~ Thomas Chapin ~ You Don't Know Me
Star Eyes ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Body and Soul ~ Orice Jenkins ~ Soar
Conflict ~ Greg Abate ~ Motif


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