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A wide variety of modern jazz including Herbie Hancock, Joey Alexander, Rob Garcia, Noah Preminger and more precedes a Thanksgiving set to celebrate my favorite holiday. Miguel Zenon, Jimmy Greene, Cyrus Chestnut are some of the artists that help us give thanks again this year.


Featured Album

Miguel Zenon - Looking Forward

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Joey Alexander ~ Maiden Voyage (featuring Chris Potter) ~ Countdown
Joey Alexander ~ Countdown ~ Countdown
Eddie Henderson ~ Zoltan ~ Collective Portrait
Michael Musillami and Rich Syracuse ~ Juju ~ Of the Night
Donny McCaslin ~ Glory ~ Beyond Now
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
Noah Preminger ~ Future Blues ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Rob Garcia ~ Whatever Gets You By ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Rez Abbasi's Invocation ~ Thanks for Giving ~ Suno Suno
Miguel Zenon ~ Prayer #1 (Blessing) ~ Looking Forward
Miguel Zenon ~ Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving) ~ Looking Forward
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Atla Dechamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food


Not America

We start this show by continuing last week's Joe Farrell feature. Then, reflecting on last week's surprising and disturbing election results, we play some protest songs, both vocal and instrumental. Gil Scott Heron, Les McCann/Eddie Harris, Charlie Haden are among those represented in this set. The show ends on a more optimistic note with McCoy Tyner, Fly with the Wind. 

Featured Album

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra - Not In Our Name

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Farrell ~ Hurricane Jane ~ Penny Arcade
Joe Farrell ~ Cloud Cream ~ Penny Arcade
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement
Kurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro 
Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America ~ Midnight Band: The First Minute of a New Day
Curtis Brothers ~ Manifest Destiny ~ Compeltion of Proof
Christian Scott ~ American't ~ Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Salim Washington & RBA ~ Chaos In America ~ Love In Exile
Charlie Haden & Music Liberation Orchestra ~ This is Not America ~ Not In Our Name
Rob Garcia ~ Terror, Fear and Media ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
McCoy Tyner ~ Fly With The Wind ~ Fly With the Wind


Joe’s Arcade

I rediscovered this Joe Farrell album and shared it with my podcast listeners. That led to playing some of the great saxophone masters, Henderson, Dexter and Rollins. From there, we explore some great new releases from modern jazz artists.

Featured Album
Joe Farrell - Penny Arcade
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Joe Farrell ~ Penny Arcade ~ Penny Arcade
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Joe Farrell ~ Geo Blue ~ Penny Arcade
Joe Henderson ~ Black ~ Mode for Joe
Dexter Gordon ~ Our Man in Paris ~ Scrapple from the Apple
Sonny Rollins ~ Some Enchanted Evening ~ Road Shows, Vol. 1
Jason Hainsworth ~ Barak's Blues ~ Third Ward Stories
Donny McCaslin ~ Bright Abyss ~ Beyond Now
Rob Garcia (w/Noah Preminger) ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in and Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Ray McMorrin ~ For My Brother Andy ~ Raymac
The Dave Liebman Group ~ Footprints ~ Expansions Live

Last Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves have fallen, so this version from Steve Kuhn will be the last of the season to open the show. The cool sound of Chet Baker follows, before we explore new releases from the likes of Rob Garcia with Noah Preminger, newcomer Jason Hainsworth, Donnie McCaslin and Orrin Evans. An acoustic set from John McLaughlin, Gregory Porter and guitarist Joshua Breakstone complete the podcast.

Featured Album
Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Kuhn ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Love Walked In
Chet Baker ~ Lets Get Lost ~ Deep In A Dream
Rob Garcia ~ Whatever Gets You By ~ Finding Love in and Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground
Jason Hainsworth ~ Groiditude ~ Third Ward Stories
Jason Hainsworth ~ Prince of Darkness ~ Third Ward Stories
Donnie McCaslin ~ A Small Plot of Land ~ Beyond Now
Donnie McCaslin ~ Warszawa ~ Beyond Now
Orrin Evans ~ When Jen Came In ~ #knowingishalfthebattle
John McLaughlin ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ My Goals Beyond
John McLaughlin ~ Peace One ~ My Goals Beyond
Shakti featuring John McLaughlin ~ La Danse Du Bonheur ~ A Handful of Beauty
Gregory Porter ~ When Love Was King ~ Liquid Spirit
Gregory Porter ~ Hey Laura ~ Liquid Spirit
Joshua Breakstone ~ Black ~ The Cello Quarted

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Another week of Autumn leaves on guitar with Stanley Jordan. Than we do Halloween with Greg Abate.Follow that up with Sonny Rawlins, new music from Tim Ray and Joey Alexander. Then we close it out with classic Herbie Hancock.

Featured Album
Tim Ray Trio, Windows
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Stanley Jordan ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Stolen Moments
Greg Abate ~ Transylvania ~ Monsters in the Night
Greg Abate ~ Bride of Frankenstien ~ Monsters in the Night
Sonny Rollins ~ Road Shows Vol. 1 ~ Blossom
Sonny Rollins ~ You Stepped Out of a Dream ~ Sonny Rollins: Volume Two
Tim Ray Trio ~ Star Eyes ~ Windows
Tim Ray Trio ~ I've Been To Memphis ~ Windows
Joey Alexander ~ Soul Dreamer ~ Countdown
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage


Beatle Jazz

After kicking it off with Autumn Leaves from Bobby Timmons, and Misty by Pharoah Sanders, we settle into sets from Chick Corea, Dave Holland and then a set of creative arrangements of Beatle tunes from various artists.

Feature Album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Bobby Timmons Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ In Person
Pharoah Sanders ~ Misty ~ Crescent with Love
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space
Return to Forever ~ Captain Senor Mouse ~ The Anthology
Return to Forever ~ Romantic Warrior ~ Return to Forever
Dave Holland Quartet ~ Conference of the Birds ~ Conference of the Birds
Dave Holland Quartet ~ Four Winds ~ Conference of the Birds
Dave Holland and Papa Habichuela ~ Joyride ~ Hands
BeatleJazz ~ Yes It Is ~ With a Little Help from my Friends
BeatleJazz ~ Strawberry Fields ~ With a Little Help from my Friends
Hot Club of San Francisco ~ Things We Said Today ~ John Paul George & Django
Terri Lynn Carrington ~ Michelle ~ Mosaic

October Jazz

This podcast episode is inspired by the month of October and the fall season. For the next few weeks, Autumn Leaves will kick off the show. Greg Abate and Wayne Shorter play songs which evoke the feeling of Halloween. Then I get into one of my favorite Wynton Marsalis recordings. The podcast concludes with Toots harmonica. 

Featured album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Johnny Griffin ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Return of the Griffin
Greg Abate ~ Monsters In The Night ~ Monsters In The Night
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Witch Hunt
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ Big Fat Hen ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ Feeling of Jazz ~ Magic Hour
Toots Thielmans ~ Groovin' High ~ East Coast West Coast

Start with Autumn

This episode starts with Miles doing Autumn Leaves as we celebrate this beautiful Fall season. From there we have Chick and Metheny sets followed by new music from Tom Harrell and Joey Alexander. The podcast concludes with young harmonica player Yvonnick Prene.


Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival
Chick Corea Trio ~ This is New ~ Trilogy
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice in Wonderland ~ Trilogy
Pat Metheny ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Pat Metheny Group ~ When We Were Free ~ Quartet
Pat Metheny ~ Still Life (Talking) ~ Minuano
Tom Harrell ~ Trances ~ Something Gold, Something Blue
Joey Alexander ~ Maiden Voyage (feat. Chris Potter) ~ Countdown
Yvonnick Prene ~ Armorica ~ Breath

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