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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


Just another jazz podcast featuring new music by drummers Willie Jones, Peter Erskine, singer Champian Fulton, and more. It wraps up with some hip early fusion from Miles.

featured album
Miles Davis - Water Babies
Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Willie Jones III ~ Toku Do ~ Groundwork
Willie Jones III ~ Groundwork ~ Groundwork
Champian Fulton ~ All Of Me ~ After Dark
Peter Erskine ~ Bourges Buenos Aires ~ Peter Erskine Is Dr. Um
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Gamma Band ~ Star of Jupiter
Azar Lawrence ~ Lost Tribes of Lemuria ~ The Seeker
Miles Davis ~ Water Babies ~ Water Babies
Miles Davis ~ Dual Mr. Anthony Tillman Williams Process ~ Water Babies

Grammys and More

We have the jazz Grammy award winners, but not before we hear some new releases from Greg Abate, Orice Jenkins and Brandee Younger. The Grammys set features Christian McBride, John Scofield and Maria Schneider. And shouldn't Kamasi Washington's Epic been considered for a Grammy?

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet ~ Splanky ~ Blues Groove
Greg Abate ~ Motif ~ Motif
Greg Abate and Phil Woods ~ Moonlight in Vermont ~ Kindrid Spirits
Orice Jenkins ~ Find Your Love ~ Soar
Orice Jenkins ~ East of the Sun ~ Soar
Brandee Younger ~ Afro Harping ~ Wax & Wane
Brandee Younger ~ Wax & Wane ~ Wax & Wane
Snarky Puppy ~ Singing to the Moon ~ Family Dinner Vol. 2
Thomas Chapin ~ Night Bird Song ~ Night Bird Song
Christian McBride Trio ~ cherokee ~ Live at The Village Vanguard
John Scofield ~ Enjoy the Future! ~ Past Present
Maria Schnieder Orchestra ~ Arbiters of Evolution ~ The Thompson Fields
Kamasi Washington ~ The Magnificent 7 ~ The Epic

This week we talk jazz with up and coming saxophonist Mike Casey (begins @24:20). Also featured is a new album by Dr. Lonnie Smith and more. 

Featured Album
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jeff Coffin with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Superband ~ Tall and Lanky ~ Inside of the Outside
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Afrodesia ~ Evolution
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Staight No Chaser ~ Evolution
Mike Casey Trio ~ Mack The Knife ~ Live Recording
Mike Casey Trio ~ The House of Mirrors ~ Live Recording
Bill Stewart ~ Paris Lope ~ Space Squid
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Jeremy Pelt ~ The Haunting ~ #JiveCulture


Snarky Jazz

Let's start with something brand new from Snarky Puppy. It gets funky before we transition to a more straight ahead jazz groove. Mags, Mac Ave Superband and Buster get us settled in. Then guitarist Mark Whitfield, Greg Abate with Phil Woods and a Dick Oats big band round out this show. 

Featured Album
Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Snarky Puppy ~ Don't You Know ~ Family Dinner Volume Two
Snarky Puppy ~ I Remember ~ Familiy Dinner Two
Joe Magnarellli ~ NYC-J-Funk ~ Three on Two
Joe Magnarellli ~ Central Park West ~ Three on Two
Mack Avenue Superband ~ Intro/Paint Brushes ~ Live! From the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015
Mack Avenue Superband ~ Intro/Up! ~ Live! From the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015
Buster Williams ~ Fortune Dance ~ Something More
Mark Whitfield ~ Blues for Davis Alexander ~ True Blue
Greg Abate + Phil Woods w/Tim Ray Trio ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Kindred Spirits live at Chans
Dick Oatts/Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra ~ Chameleon ~ A Tribute To Herbie + 1
Dick Oatts/Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra ~ Dolphin Dance ~ A Tribute To Herbie + 1


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