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This podcast features the music as well as an interview with drummer E.J. Strickland. Strickland, also a composer and bandleader is one of the more in-demand drummers in NYC. We speak about his family, composing music, and living in New York pursuing this art form. Other artists featured are Noah Preminger, Tom Harrell, Rez Abbasi and others.

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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ For My Homefolk ~ The Undying Spirit
E.J Strickland ~  Interview
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ Impromptivity ~ The Undying Spirit
Tom Harrell ~ Sunday ~ Trip
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Billies Bounce ~ Shoreline Blues
Kamasi Washingtin ~ Miss Understanding ~ Epic
Robert Glasper ~ Afro Blue ~ Black Radio
Rez Abbasi and Junction ~ Holy Butter ~ Behind the Vibration
Rez Abbasi & Junction ~ Groundswell ~ Behind The Vibration
The Ed Polermo Big Band ~ Fifty-Fifty ~ One Child Left Behind
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This year's Newport Jazz Festival promises to be a great one. We play many of the artists that will be appearing during the 3 day festival (July 29 - 31). You'll hear from some of the 50+ artists that will be performing in this historic jazz festival. I'll be there to report live via social networking (facebook, twitter, instagram), and a review on WWUH in coming weeks. But it is best to experience the festival live. You can get more information and purchase tickets at www.newportjazzfest.org .

 

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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Etienne Charles ~ Gold Rush 2.0 ~ San Jose Suite
Steve Coleman & Five Elements ~ 64 Paths Bindings ~ On The Rising of the 64 Paths
Donnie McCaslin ~ Alpha and Omega ~ Casting for Gravity
Edmar Casteneda World Ensemble ~ Cuarto De Colores ~ Live at the Jazz Standard
John Scofield ~ Enjoy the Future ~ Past Present
Joey Alexander ~ Tour De Force ~ My Favorite Things
Chick Corea ~ Windows ~ Now He Sings Now He Sobs
Gregory Porter ~ Don't Be a Fool ~ Take Me To The Alley
Ben Williams ~ Half Steppin' ~ Coming of Age
Jose James ~ Lover Man ~ Yesterday I Had the Blues
Chris Potter ~ Morning Bell ~ Underground
 
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PBMNJ

This podcast kicks off with music from Kris Allen, Earl MacDonald and Jimmy McGriff. We then highlight the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series in Hartford with the first 4 of 6 concerts presented by the Hartford Jazz Society. The podcast concludes with music from newcomers David Gibson, Victor Gould and Sheryl Bailey.

  
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Clockwork by Victor Gould
 
Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kris Allen ~ Bird Bailey ~ Beloved
Earl MacDonald ~ Blackbird ~ Mirror of the Mind
Earl MacDonald ~ Bottom Feeders ~ Mirror of the Mind
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet ~ All Blues ~ Blues Groove
Yosvany Terry ~ Son Contemporaneo ~ Today's Opinion
The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble ~ Summertime ~ Taquiera (Homeland)
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ Bomba for Leel and Max ~ The Undying Spirit
Tom Harrell ~ Coastline ~ Trip
David Gibson ~ Inner Agent ~ Gravy
Victor Gould ~ Nefertiti ~ Clockwork
Victor Gould ~ Three Souls ~ Clockwork
Sheryl Bailey ~ All Talk ~ A Meeting of Minds
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After a week dominated by racial injustice, protest and violence this broadcast takes on a contemplative tone. Tyner's Search for Peace seemed an appropriate way to lead off the show. A Jimmy Greene set is also featured here to review his recent performance at Wesleyan U this week. Other artists represented are Shirley Horn, Cecile Salvant, Buster Williams, Alan Ferber and Hiromi.

 

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Jimmy Greene - Beautiful Life
   
Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
McCoy Tyner ~ Search for Peace ~ 13th House
Shirley Horn ~ Summertime ~ I Remember Miles
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ I Didn't Know What Time it Was ~ WomanChild
Buster Williams ~ I Didn't Know What Time it Was ~ Something More
Jimmy Greene ~ Song for Isaiah ~ Overcommers Suite
Jimmy Greene ~ Last Summer ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement
Hank Mobley ~ Up Over and Out ~ Reach Out!
Alan Ferber ~ Wayfarer ~ Roots & Transitions
Hiromi ~ In A Trance ~ Spark
 
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Stanley C

A couple of new albums start this podcast. David Gibson; trombonist, composer, arranger and Ray McMorrin (sax) with roots in Hartford now residing in Japan. That is followed by a Stanley Clarke set for his 65th birthday. Metheny, DeJohnette and drummer E.J Strickland wind up this week's podcast.

 
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David Gibson's Inner Agent on iTunes
 
Playlist
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
David Gibson ~ Axe Grinder ~ Inner Agent
David Gibson ~ The Scythe ~ Inner Agent
Raymond McMorrin ~ Bald Head ~ RayMac
Stanley Clarke ~ Sea Journey ~ Children of Forever
Stan Getz ~ Five Hundred Miles High ~ Captain Marvel
Chick Corea and Return To Forever ~ Vulcan Worlds ~ Wher Have I Known You Before
Pat Metheny ~ Medley ~ The Unity Sessions
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Mattew Garrison ~ Alabama ~ In Movement
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ Hindsight ~ The Undying Spirit
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New York Review

This playlist is mostly a review of NYC jazz artists that I heard live on a recent trip to the big apple. We saw six bands, and they are represented here. Monday nights have NYC regulars Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard, and Mike Stern at 55Bar. Stanley Cowell was at the venerable Village Vanguard. David Binney and Sheryl Bailey made it three stops at 55Bar which features up and coming jazz players. The last stop was uptown at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club where pianist Victor Gould was celebrating the release of his new CD with his sextet. This CD also features new albums by Kenny Garrett and Hiromi.

 
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Reminiscent by Stanley Cowell
 
Playlist
Artist ~ Album ~ Track 
Michael Dease ~ Confirmation ~ Father Figure
Mingus Big Band ~ Moanin' ~ Mingus Big Band
Mike Stern ~ Street Rhyme ~ These Times
Stanley Cowell ~ Intermezzo ~ Reminiscent
Stanley Cowell ~ Re-Confirmed ~ Reminiscent
David Binney ~ The Golden Zone ~ Anacapa
Sheryl Bailey ~ One for VJ ~ A Meeting of the Minds
Victor Gould ~ Clockwork ~ Clockwork
Victor Gould ~ Sir Carter ~ Clockwork
Kenny Garrett ~ Do Your Dance! ~ Do Your Dance!
Kenny Garrett ~ Chasing the Wind ~ Do Your Dance!
Hiromi ~ Spark ~ Spark

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Like last week, we start with a couple tracks from Pat Metheny's new album followed by Jaco's Word of Mouth. We feature new albums from saxophonist Kris Allen and Mike Melito. Then, close it out with a preview of Kenny Garrett's forthcoming release. Also in this podcast we hear from guitarist Monnette Sudler and Noah Baerman. 

  
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Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny ~ This Belongs To You ~ The Unity Sessions
Pat Metheny ~ Roofdogs ~ The Unity Sessions
Jaco Pastorious ~ Crisis ~ Word of Mouth
Jaco Pastorious ~ John and Mary ~ Word of Mouth
Monnette Sudler ~ Time for a Change ~ Time For a Change
Noah Baerman ~ Atam Bomb ~ Bliss
Mike Melito ~ Up Over and Out ~ New York Connections
Mike Melito ~ Bolivia ~ New York Connections
Kris Allen ~ Bird Bailey ~ Beloved
Kris Allen ~ Flores ~ Beloved
Kenny Garrett ~ Backyard Groove ~ Do Your Dance!
Kenny Garrett ~ Bossa ~ Do Your Dance!
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New Americana Jazz

Following something new from Pat Metheny, is a set inspired by early American music. Jane Ira Bloom, JD Allen and Noah Preminger have all released music with roots in Native American or Delta Blues. Also in this podcast is new music from Kris Allen, Steve Davis, Cuong Vu and a Beatles cover from John Daversa.

  
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Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny ~ On Day One ~ The Unity Sessions
Jane Ira Bloom ~ Gateway to Progress ~ Early Americans
JD Allen ~ Lightnin' ~ Americana
Noah Preminger ~ Love In Vain ~ Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground
Kris Allen ~ Mandy Have Mercy ~ Beloved
One for All ~ Daylight ~ The Third Decade
One for All ~ Hey Stevie-D ~ The Third Decade
Cuong Vu ~ Acid Kiss ~ Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
John Daversa ~ Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds ~ Kaleidoscope Eyes

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