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We start with honoring blues legend B.B. King who passed away this week. Next up are a couple of live tracks from Jimmy Greene and Jason Lindner. Our featured album is from Alexandre Silverio with the unique sound from the bassoon. We finish the podcast with a set of Fusion and rock classics performed by Jaco, Rez Abbasi and Rob Garcia.

Featured Album

Alexandre Silverio - Entre Mundos


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Stormy Monday ~ GRP Big Band with B.B. King ~ All Blues
Sense of Urgency ~ Jimmy Greene Quartet ~ Live at Smalls
Freak of Nature ~ Jason Lindner Big Band ~ Live at Jazz Gallery
Valse para Bill ~ Alexandre Silverio 5teto ~ Entre Mundos
Tarde em Berlim ~ Alexandre Silverio 5teto ~ Entre Mundos
Black Market ~ Jaco Pastorious ~ Live in Italy
Red Baron ~ Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet ~ Intents and Purposes
Little Wing ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Passion of Color

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Pat M and more

Some of my favorite Pat Metheny tracks to start this podcast. We feature two from 80/81. Then some straight ahead stuff from Hank Mobley and Johnny Griffin leading all-star ensembles. We finish with Greg Abate from his latest album Motif.

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80 / 81 - Pat Metheny on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
First Circle ~ Pat Metheny ~ The Road to You
To the End of the World ~ Pat Metheny ~ We Live Here
Last Train Home ~ Pat Metheny ~ One Quiet Night
80/81 ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
The Bat ~ Pat Metheny ~ 80/81
Barrel of Funk ~ Hank Mobley Sextet
The Way You Look Tonight ~ Johnny Griffin ~ A Blowin' Session
Swingin' at the Cookie ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif

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All New part 2

Part two of the New Releases podcast kicks off with Lovano and Douglas's Soundprints, followed by drummer extraordinaire EJ Strickland. We then move to a more fusion sound from Marc Cary and Donny McCaslin. Next is a guitar set from Eubanks, Jordan and Lage. We finish the podcast with The Cookers Quintet from Toronto.

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Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2 - Marc Cary on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
To Sail Beyond the Sunset ~ Sound Prints ~ Live at Monterey Jazz Festival
A Dance For Mojo's Return ~ E. J. Strickland Quintet ~ The Undying Spirit
Astral Flight 17 ~ Marc Cary ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
African Market ~ Marc Cary ~ Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2
Fast Future ~ Donny McCaslin ~ Fast Future
Summertime ~ Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan ~ Duet
Gardens ~ Julian Lage ~ World's Fair
Sheriff ~ The Cookers Quintet ~ Vol. Two

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All New part 1

There have been a slew of new jazz releases over the last few weeks. This podcast and next week's will explore some of these great new jazz albums. This week we feature two young bass players putting their stamp on the jazz scene. Ben Williams and Chris Lightcap bring us their unique sounding compositions. Also of note is Alexandre Silverio, a bassoon player from Brazil and singer Becca Stevens. It all starts off with a new release from veteran saxophonist and session man David Sanborn.

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Coming of Age - Ben Williams on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Spanish Joint ~ David Sanborn ~ Time and the River
Entre Mundos ~ Alexandre Silverio ~ Un Tango para El Chico 
Half Steppin' ~ Ben Williams ~ Coming of Age
The Color of My Dreams ~ Ben Williams ~ Coming of Age
Tilley ~ Becca Stevens Band ~ Perfect Animal
Epicenter ~ Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth ~ Epicenter
Stone by Stone ~ Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth ~ Epicenter

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Spanning the World

Jazz spans the world in this podcast. Beginning with a composition by Jackie McLean inspired by Ghana. Miguel Zenon speaks to the Puerto Rican culture and assimilating into the American jazz scene. Bassist Ehud Ettun brings an Israeli influence to his jazz trio. A Miles classic is covered with a heavy classical Indian influence. There is some great straight ahead jazz tunes here as well.

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Identities Are Changeable - Miguel Zenón on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Appointment in Ghana ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette ~ Wake Up!
Days Gone By ~ Steve Davis ~ For Real
To Wisdom the Prize ~ Eddie Henderson ~ Precious Moment
First Language ~ Miguel Zenon ~ Identities are Changeable
Erev Mul Gilad ~ Ehud Ettun Trio ~ Raw Gestures
Seascape ~ Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ The Art of Conversation
So What ~ Various ~ Miles from India

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Miles Davis and some fusion classics are featured in this eclectic podcast. Dig how the 1958 recording of Love for Sale fits seamlessly with these electric jazz/rock masterpieces.

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In a Silent Way - Miles Davis on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Love for Sale ~ Miles Davis ~ 1958 Miles
Shhh/Peaceful ~ Miles Davis ~ In a Silent Way
125th Street Congress ~ Weather Report ~ Sweetnighter
Watermelon Man ~ Herbie Hancock ~ Headhunters

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Jazz in the City

Art Blakey kicks things off before reviewing some great new music from musicians we saw this week in my travels to New York and Boston. Art Blakey surely was one of the great inspirations to today's modern jazz artists. Here are some of those creative musicians that you can catch live on the East Coast (US) and touring around the world.

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Pariah Anthem - Nicole Zuraitis on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
One By One ~ Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ~ Ugetsu
Give ~ Julian Shore ~ Filaments
Morgantown ~ Noah Preminger ~ Haymaker
Checkmate ~ Jason Palmer ~ Songbook
To the Hive ~ Nicole Zuraitis ~ Pariah Anthem
Shambleau ~ Tom Guarna ~ Rush
It Don't Mean a Thing ~ Helen Sung ~ Anthem for a New Day
Never Let Me Go ~ Helen Sung ~ Anthem for a New Day
Wake Up ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren, Brian Charette, Mike Dirubbo ~ Wake Up!
Sap ~ Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece ~ Little Echo

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McCoy T

Classic John Coltrane Quartet to begin this show. This inspires a pair of tunes from Trane's incomperable pianist McCoy Tyner. We cool things down with a slow burn from guitarist Grant Green. Then the intensity is kicked back up with sax wizard Walt Weiskopf and vibe player Behn Gillece.

Featured Album

Song for My Lady - McCoy Tyner in iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes ~ John Coltrane ~ Coltrane Sound
Song for My Lady ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Song for My Lady
Ruby My Dear ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Trident
Idle Moments ~ Grant Green ~ Idle Moments
Like Mike ~ Walt Weiskopf ~ Overdrive
Back To Back ~ Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece

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A podcast of new music influenced by rock and fusion of days past. Electric guitar trio from Janek Gwizdala kicks things off. Next a couple of Stevie Wonder compositions with a unique arrangement of Sir Duke by SF Jazz Collective. Joshua Kwassman has a prog rock feel. Bill Frisell reaches back to 60's rock. Rez Abassi brings back a Herbie classic and Hiromi rocks us out.

Featured Album

Motion Picture - Janek Gwizdala on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Beachwood Canyon ~ Janek Gwizdala ~ Motion Picture
Love's In Need of Love Today ~ Stevie Wonder ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Sir Duke ~ SF Jazz Collective ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
We Were Kids ~ Joshua Kwassman ~ Songs of the Brother Spirit
Turn, Turn, Turn ~ Bill Frisell ~ Guitar in the Space Age
Butterfly ~ Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet ~ Intents & Purposes
Seeker ~ Hiromi ~ Alive

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CT Tribute

A tribute to the late Clark Terry begins this podcast with a cookin' CT quartet featuring Theloneous Monk. That is followed by a lush sounding octet from Clark's Color Changes album. The rest of the podcast features great new music from lesser known but great talented artists like Walt Weiskopf Jovan Alexandre, Duane Eubanks Ehud Ettun and Adam Birnbaum.

Featured Album

Overdrive - Walt Weiskopf on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
In Orbit ~ Clark Terry ~ In Orbit
No Problem ~ Clark Terry ~ Color Changes
Nahstye Blues ~ Clark Terry ~ Color Changes
The Path is Narrow ~ Walt Weiskopf ~ Overdrive
Waltz for Dad ~ Walt Weiskopf ~ Overdrive
To Music ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Consciousness
Rosey ~ Duane Eubanks ~ Things of that Particular Nature
Beer and Water ~ Duane Eubanks ~ Things of that Particular Nature
Babylon ~ Ehud Ettun Trio ~ Raw Gestures
Binary ~ Adam Birnbaum ~ Three of a Mind

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