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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.

Featured album
Reminiscent by Stanley Cowell
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


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. 

Featured Album
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!

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.

Featured Album
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


Tao of Bartz

We feature a long set of Gary Bartz music, but first hear Greg Abate and Phil Woods and the intensity of McCoy Tyner. Following the Bartz set is something new from Cyrus Chestnut and a surprise Beatles medley.

Featured Album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Greg Abate & Phil Woods with the Tim Ray Trio ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan's
McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca
Gary Bartz ~ Nita ~ Coltrane Rules: The Tao of a Music Warrior
Gary Bartz Candid All Stars ~ Impressions ~ There goes the Neighborhood!
Gary Bartz Quintet ~ Speak Low ~ West 42nd Street
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Mamacita ~ Natural Essence
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Minority ~ Natural Essence
John Daversa ~ Kaleidoscope Eyes Medley ~ Kaleidoscope Eyes

Miles 90

Our Miles Davis 90th Birthday tribute show. You will hear Miles' first and second great quintets along with an early recording with Charlie Parker and a sideman date with Cannonball. Then his transition to electronics beginning with explorations with his quintet, to full throttle jazz/rock fusion. We finish with fusion masters John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Over 2 hours of great music covering the many sides of Miles.

Featured Album
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Miles Davis and John Coltrane ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Miles & Trane
Miles Davis ~ Walkin' ~ Friday Nights In Person At the Blackhawk, San Francisco
Charlie Parker ~ KC Blues ~ The Original Recording of Charlie Parker
Cannonball Adderley ~ One For Daddy-O ~ Somethin' Else
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
Miles Davis ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About That Time ~ In A Silent Way
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew
Miles Davis ~ Black Satin ~ On The Corner
Miles Davis ~ Ms. Morrisine ~ The Columbia Years 1955-1985
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter

To JMac

Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson and a special tribute to Jackie McLean make up this podcast. Can it get any better that? OK, we can throw in some Dexter Gordon and early Miles Davis too.

Featured Album
Jackie McLean Featuring Dexter Gordon, The Meeting.
Aritist ~ Album ~ Track
Kenny Dorham ~ Straight Ahead ~ Una Mas
Kenny Dorham ~ Trompeta Toccatta ~ Trompeta Toccatta
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Jackie McLean ~ Climax ~ Jacknife
Jackie McLean/Dexter Gordon ~ Rue De La Harpe ~ The Meeting
Miles Davis ~ Dig ~ Dig


Sachal and Jarrett

A diverse podcast of jazz styles beginning with a Gary Bartz tribute to Trane, followed by young hard bop artists David Gibson and Theo Hill and vocals by Atla Dechamplain. Then 2 extended sets. First is the Sachal Ensemble fusing Middle Eastern sounds with Jazz, R&B and popular western influences. Finally we hear Keith Jarrett in 3 different settings.

Featured Album
Song of Lahore the Sachal Ensemble
Artist ~ Album ~ Playlist
Gary Bartz ~ Villa/Ole ~ Coltrane Rules: The Tao of a Music Warrior
Gary Bartz ~ The Song of Loving/Kindness ~ Coltrane Rules: The Tao of a Music Warrior
David Gibson (with Josh Evans) ~ Persephone ~ Boom!
Theo Hill ~ Mantra ~ Live at Smalls
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
The Sachal Ensembe ~ Take 5 ~ n/a
The Sachal Ensemble (featuring Wynton Marsalis) ~ Blue Pepper ~ Song of Lahore
The Sachal Ensemble (featuring Bilal) ~ Yes We Can Can ~ Song of Lahore
Keith Jarrett ~ De Drums ~ Fort Yahwah
Keith Jarrett ~ Autumn Leaves/Up For It ~ Up For It
Keith Jarrett ~ Country ~ My Song

A Thousand Eyes

The gem of this show is a 20 minute version of The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Gary Bartz. Also featured is the release of Noah Preminger's new Delta Blues inspired album, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (available only at Noah Preminger's website). Other music in this podcast are new releases by Jack DeJohnette, Michael Dease, Walt Weiskopf and lost tapes from Bill Evans.

featured album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Michael Dease ~ The Pursuit of Inspiration ~ Father Figure
Michael Dease ~ Confirmation ~ Father Figure
Gary Bartz Quintet ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ West 42nd Street
Noah Preminger ~ I am The Heavenly Way ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Noah Preminger ~ Future Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison ~ Two Jimmys ~ In Movement
Bill Evans ~ Walkin' Up ~ Some Other Time: The Lost Sessions From the Black Forest
Bill Evans ~ What Kind of Fool Am I ~ Some Other Time: The Lost Sessions From the Black Forest
walt weiskopf ~ Coffee and Scones ~ the way you say it

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