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Toots and Wayne

This podcast features two giants of jazz music. We begin with a tribute to Toots Thielmans, legendary harmonica player, who passed away this week. At the end of this show we feature the music of Wayne Shorter celebrating a birthday this week. Wayne, one of the great jazz saxophonist and composer of our time. In between, you will hear from Zappa, Marsalis and Metheny and more.

Featured Album
Toots Thielmans - Only Trust Your Heart

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Toots Thielemans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Giant Steps ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ The Dragon ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Take Five ~ East Coast, West Coast
Toots Thielemans ~ Ornithology ~ East Coast, West Coast
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ You Are Here ~ Real Enemies
Frank Zappa ~ Eat that Question ~ The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa ~ Cosmik Debris ~ Apostrophe
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Pygmy Twylyte (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) ~ One Child Left Behind
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Pat Metheny ~ First Circle ~ The Road To You (Live)
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam's Apple
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Plaza Real ~ Without A Net
Miles Davis ~ Capricorn ~ Water Babies

Great Vibes

This podcast features the artistry of Bobby Hutcherson, a jazz master who passed away this week. We feature his music as a leader and a sideman. This episode starts with new music from the Black Arts Collective and concludes with Miles Davis from his landmark album Kind of Blue.

Featured Album
Bobby Hutcherson Total Eclipse
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Black Art Jazz Collective ~ Salvadore de Bahia ~ Presented by The Side Door Jazz Club
Bobby Huthcherson ~ Herzog ~ Total Eclipse
Bobby Hutcherson ~ In Walked Bud ~ Landmarks
Bobby Hutcherson ~ Little Niles ~ Landmarks
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
SF Jazz Collective ~ Lingala ~ SF Jazz Collective
Eric Dolphy ~ Hat and Beard ~ Out to Lunch
Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco ~ Hey Harold ~ Enjoy the View
Miles Davis ~ Flamenco Sketches ~ Kind of Blue


Enemies Within

A jazz podcast with political undertones. I make a statement with the opening track from Charlie Haden's This is Not America (for DJT). Darcy James Argue's Real Enemies opening track being The Enemy Within sums up my sentiment about one actor in this election year. From their we lighten it up with Dexter, Wynton, Nat and Chick.

Featured Album
Darcy James Argue's Real Enemies
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra ~ This is Not America ~ Not In Our Name
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ The Enemy Within ~ Real Enemies
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ Dark Alliance ~ Real Enemies
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ Trust No One ~ Real Enemies
Dexter Gordon ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Our Man In Paris
Wynton Marsalis ~ L.C. On the Cut ~ Thick in the South
Nat ''King'' Cole ~ It's only a Paper Moon ~ After Midnight: The Complete Session
Nat ''King'' Cole ~ Sometimes I'm Happy ~ After Midnight: The Complete Session
Chick Corea ~ Steps-What Was ~ Now He Sings Now He Sobs
Chick Corea Trio ~ Fingerprints ~ Trilogy

This year's Newport Jazz Festival was a great success both musically and in terms of attendance. Saturday's event was sold out. This podcast features some of the artists and the tunes they performed. In addition, please check out my photo gallery from the festival.  



Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gregory Porter ~ Holding On ~ Take Me To The Alley
Gregory Porter ~ Take Me To The Alley ~ Take Me To The Alley
Chick Corea Trio ~ Recorda Me ~ Trilogy
Ben Williams ~ Strength and Beauty ~ Coming of Age
Kamasi Washington ~ Change of the Guard ~ Epic
Dave Liebman ~ Hat Trick ~ The Puzzle
Edmar Casteneda World Ensemble ~ Jesus De Nazareth ~ Live at the Jazz Standard
Anat Cohen ~ Putty Boy Strut ~ Luminosa
Kenny Barron ~ Nightfall ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron ~ Bud Like ~ Book of Intuition

EJ and more

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.

Featured Album
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

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 .


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


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.

Featured Album
Clockwork by Victor Gould
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

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.


Featured Album
Jimmy Greene - Beautiful Life
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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