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Give Thanks

This is a segment from my Thanksgiving show, but why should we give thanks only in late November? That set features songs inspired by my favorite holiday by Jimmy Greene, Miguel Zenon and Arthur Blythe. Lots more here including a couple of tracks by trombonist Michael Dease.

Featured Album
Decisions - Michael Dease on iTunes

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio ~ I Thought About You ~ this happy madness
Michael Dease ~ Grove's Groove ~ Decisions
Michael Dease ~ Decisions ~ Decisions
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ Inaki's Decision (From Vitia Suite) ~ Live In Cuba
Walt Wieskopf ~ Gates of Madrid ~ Open Road
Luciana Souza ~ Free At Last ~ Speaking in Tongues
Romero Lubambo ~ Influencia Do Jazz ~ Setembro
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Miguel Zenon ~ Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving) ~ Looking Forward
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus


On A Clear Day

The beautiful weather here in New England inspired this week's podcast. Of special note is the trio of Perez, Patitucci and Blade from their new album Children of the Light. The podcast ends with a spin on Return To Forever and rocks out with Lenny White's Shadow of Lo.

Featured Album

Children of the Light - Perez Patitucci Blade on iTunes

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio ~ On A Clear Day ~ Live in Studio
Pat Martino ~ Sunny ~ Pat Martino Live
Jovan Alexander ~ Stars In The Sky ~ Collective Consciousness
Perez, Patitucci Blade ~ Lumen ~ Children of the Light
Perez, Patitucci Blade ~ Within Everything ~ Children of the Light
Brad Mehldau ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ 10 years solo live
Joe Farrell ~ Follow Your Heart ~ Joe Farrell Quartet
Stanley Clark ~ Bass Folk Song ~ Children of Forever
Stan Getz ~ Captain Marvel ~ Captain Marvel
Stanley Clarke Bireli Legren Jon Luc Pon ~ Stretch ~ D-Stringz
Return To Forever ~ The Shadow of Lo ~ The Anthology


Stand out Trumpets

The trumpets stand out in this podcast with Joe "Mags", Terell Stafford, Sean Jones and Nat Adderley (with brother Cannonball). Lots of others as well, like some new grooves from Manuel Valera, Ed Fast's Conga Bop and a classic from McCoy Tyner.

Featured Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Joe Magnarelli ~ Outlet Pass ~ three on two
Manuel Valera & Groove Square ~ Coming Down ~ Urban Landscape
Manuel Valera & Groove Square ~ Never Absent ~ Urban Landscape
Terell Stafford ~ Speedball ~ Brotherlee Love
Ed Fast & Conga Bop ~ Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me ~ Do or Die
Sean Jones ~ Transitions ~ The Search Within
McCoy Tyner ~ Fly With The Wind ~ Fly With The Wind
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Say Yes ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley


More Jazz Radio

Once again we run the gamut of jazz styles in this podcast. Of note is Joshua Redman with the funky Elastic Band and collaborating with The Bad Plus. Some organ grooves are laid down in CD's led by Joe Magnarelli and Don Braden. Wayne Shorter's rhythm section of Perez, Pattucci and Blade is one of the great creative forces in jazz. That and much more on this week's In The Groove.

Featured Album
Joe Magnarelli Three on Two

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus ~ Dirty Blonde ~ Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Spain ~ Pause
The Cookers ~ Priestess ~ Warriors
Don Braden & Organix Quartet ~ Jive Turkey (West Side) ~ Luminosity
Joe Magnarelli ~ NYC-J-Funk ~ Three on Two
Joe Magnarelli ~ 26-2 ~ Three on Two
Chris Potter ~ Pop Tune #1 ~ Follow The Red Line-Live at Village Vanguard
David Liebman & Expansions ~ Sailing ~ The Puzzle
Perez Patitucci Blade ~ Lumen ~ Children of the Light
Perez Patitucci Blade ~ African Wave ~ Children of the Light


Morning Jazz radio

More from my Monday Morning radio jazz show. We begin with 70's fusion era jazz with Weather Report, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Clark. That is followed by new music from Anat Cohen and local favorite Craig Hartley. We finish this set with a "Blues Groove" from the great Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford.

Featured album
Anat Cohen - Luminosa

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Elegant People ~ Weather Report ~ Black Market
Mr. Clean ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Straight Life
Stanley Clarke ~ Sea Journey ~ Children of Forever
Lilia ~ Anat Cohen ~ Luminosa
In the Spirit of Baden ~ Anat Cohen ~ Luminosa
K2 ~ Craig Hartley ~ Dial 411
My Foolish Heart ~ Craig Hartley ~ Books on Tape Vol 1
Frame for the Blues ~ Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford ~ Blues Groove

Some More New

Jazz is alive and kicking with new music from Trumpeters Terrell Stafford, Tom Harrell and Saxophonist Anat Cohen and organist Joey Defrancesco. A new super trio album from Stanley Clark (b), Berreli Lagrene (g) and Jean-Luc Ponty (v) is also heard here.

Featured Album
Tom Harrell First Impressions

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Petty Larceny ~ Terrell Stafford ~ Brotherlee Love
Candy ~ Terrell Stafford ~ Brotherlee Love
Sainte ~ Tom Harrell ~ First Impressions
Voices ~ Tom Harrell ~ First Impressions
Happy Song ~ Anat Cohen ~ Luminosa
The Wein Machine ~ Anat Cohen ~ Luminosa
Blue Train ~ Clark, Lagrene, Ponty ~ D-Strings
Paradigm Shift ~ Clark, Lagrene, Ponny ~ D-Strings
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy ~ Clark, Lagrene, Ponty ~ D-Strings
What's the Organ Players Name ~ Joey Defrancesco ~ Trip Mode


Autumn Jazz 2015

It has been a beautiful fall season, and this podcast is meant to accompany the crisp cool air and colorful foliage of Autumn. Featured music is from Hartford natives Josh Evans and Jovan Alexander, and Atla DeChamplain. Two renditions of Autumn Leaves from jazz greats Bobby Timmons and Johnny Griffin. You will also hear new music from Lionel Loueke and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Featured Album

GAÏA - Lionel Loueke

Song ~ Artist ~ Album
Good Morning ~ Josh Evans ~ Hope and Dispair
Autumn Leaves ~ The Bobby Timmons Trio ~ In Person
Autumn Leaves ~ Johnny Griffin ~ The Return of Griffin
Red Blues ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collecdtive Consciousness
The Injustice of Justice ~ Albert Rivera ~ Back At It
Aziza Dance ~ Lionel Loueke ~ Gaia
Rain Wash ~ Lionel Loueke ~ Gaia
Soul Food ~ Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Pause
I Left My Baby ~ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra ~ Live in Cuba
Things to Come ~ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra ~ Live in Cuba


Mingus and Woods

This podcast features two jazz giants, Charles Mingus and Phil Woods. These greats are sandwiched between some new creative jazz artists, notably trombonist Peter McEachern's No Chordtet and the young amazing Josh Evans.

Featured Album
Track ~ Artist ~ Album
24 for Elvin ~ No Chordtet ~ Subconscious Love
Subconcious Love ~ No Chordtet ~ Subconscious Love
Sue's Changes ~ Charles Mingus ~ Changes One
Devil Blues ~ Charles Mingus ~ Changes One
Samba du Bois ~ Phil Woods ~ Musique du Bois
Airegin ~ Phil Woods ~ Musique duBois
Bad Dream ~ Josh Evans ~ Hope and Despair 


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