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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

Prince Tribute

This podcast begins with a tribute to the artist Prince. Though not jazz, it is evident that Prince's musical chops and creativity are worthy of respect from any music lover. We follow with a set of some of Hartford's best and brightest. The podcast concludes with a review of the movie Miles Ahead, and a cut from the soundtrack.

Featured album
Mile Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Thieves in the Temple ~ New Standard
Prince ~ Musicology ~ Single
Prince ~ A Case of You ~ A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Miles Davis ~ Someday My Prince Will Come ~ The Essential Miles
The Paul Brown Quartet ~ Monk's Dream ~ Speak Low
Ralph Peterson, Zacai Curtis, Luques Curtis ~ Manifest Destiny ~ Triangular III
Kris Allen ~ Two Celebrities ~ Beloved
Orice Jenkins ~ East of the Sun ~ Soar
Albert Rivera ~ He Said, She Said ~ Back At It
Steve Davis ~ Say When ~ Say When
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Mike DiRubbo ~ Sun Steps ~ Threshold
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ i can't give you anything but love ~ Pause
Various Artists ~ What's Wrong With That? ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

We sandwich some classics from Dexter and Cannonball with new music. Orice Jenkins and The Curtis Brothers are on top, and we finish with new music from Allison Miller, Hiromi and more. 

Feature album
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Orice Jenkins ~ Birds Soar ~ Soar
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Maria Cervantes ~ Blood Spirit Land Water Fire
Dexter Gordon ~ Tanya ~ One Flight Up
Cannonball Adderley ~ Planet Earth ~ In New York
Will Bernard ~ Habenera ~ Out & About
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom ~ Fuster ~ Otis Was a Polar Bear
Gregoire Maret ~ Footprints ~ Wanted
Hiromi ~ All's Well ~ Spark
Alan Ferber Nonet ~ Clocks ~ Roots Transitions

Herbie + Miles

After a special track for tax day, April 15 when this show was broadcast, we settle into a Herbie Hancock feature since it was his birthday last week. We cover many sides of this jazz icon's music. Naturally, we follow this with some Miles Davis in preparation for the upcoming movie, Miles Ahead including two from the original motion picture soundtrack.

feature album
Herbie Hancock - Man-Child
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble ~ Taxman ~ Greatest Hits
Herbie Hancock ~ One Finger Snap ~ Empyrean Isles
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Herbie Hancock ~ New York Minute ~ New Standard
Herbie Hancock ~ Summertime ~ Gershwin's World
Miles Davis ~ E.S.P. ~ E.S.P.
Miles Davis ~ Nefertiti (excerpt) ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Miles Davis ~ Frelon Brun (except) ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


El Gato

This podcast opens with a dedication to Gato Barbieri, who passed away this week. His depth of sound and emotion always came through in his playing. Also of note is a couple tracks from Russell Malone's new CD and The Danny Green trio from San Diego. We play something new from Steve Kuhn and Mellisa Aldana, and vocals from Cyrille Aimee and Dana Lauren.

Featured album
Gato Barbieri - Under Fire

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gato Barbieri ~ Europa ~ Calliente!
Gato Barbieri ~ El Parana ~ Under Fire
Gato Barbieri ~ E Sertao ~ Under Fire
Gato Barbieri ~ Nunca Mas ~ Chapter One: Latin America
Gato Barbieri ~ To Be Continued ~ Chapter One: Latin America
Steve Kuhn ~ This is New ~ At This Time ...
Melissa Aldana ~ Time ~ Back Home
Russell Malone ~ On The Real Side ~ All About Melody
Russell Malone ~ when a man loves a woman ~ All About Melody
Cyrille Aimee ~ Well You Needent ~ Let's Get Lost
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It's You or No One
Danny Green Trio ~ 6 A.M. ~ Altered Narratives
Danny Green Trio ~ Chatter from All Sides ~ Altered Narratives

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

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