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October Jazz

This podcast episode is inspired by the month of October and the fall season. For the next few weeks, Autumn Leaves will kick off the show. Greg Abate and Wayne Shorter play songs which evoke the feeling of Halloween. Then I get into one of my favorite Wynton Marsalis recordings. The podcast concludes with Toots harmonica. 

Featured album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Johnny Griffin ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Return of the Griffin
Greg Abate ~ Monsters In The Night ~ Monsters In The Night
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Witch Hunt
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ Big Fat Hen ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ Feeling of Jazz ~ Magic Hour
Toots Thielmans ~ Groovin' High ~ East Coast West Coast

Start with Autumn

This episode starts with Miles doing Autumn Leaves as we celebrate this beautiful Fall season. From there we have Chick and Metheny sets followed by new music from Tom Harrell and Joey Alexander. The podcast concludes with young harmonica player Yvonnick Prene.


Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival
Chick Corea Trio ~ This is New ~ Trilogy
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice in Wonderland ~ Trilogy
Pat Metheny ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Pat Metheny Group ~ When We Were Free ~ Quartet
Pat Metheny ~ Still Life (Talking) ~ Minuano
Tom Harrell ~ Trances ~ Something Gold, Something Blue
Joey Alexander ~ Maiden Voyage (feat. Chris Potter) ~ Countdown
Yvonnick Prene ~ Armorica ~ Breath

For Trane at 90

John Coltrane is certainly one of the most influential and revered Jazz Masters. Broadcast on 'Trane's 90th birth anniversary, this podcast contains music from both of his great quartets. Other than a couple of tracks that cover Coltrane tunes (Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Garrett) this podcast is all Trane. 

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Coltrane's Sound ~ Equinox
Pharoah Sanders ~ Moment's Notice ~ Rejoice
Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Pursuance: The Music Of John Coltrane
John Coltrane ~ Mr. P.C. ~ Giant Steps
John Coltrane ~ Naima ~ Giant Steps
John Coltrane ~ My Favorite Things ~ My Favorite Thing
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Impressions ~ Afro Blue Impressions (live 1963)
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa ~ The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
John Coltrane ~ Dear Lord ~ The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse Recordings
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane ~ Blue Monk ~ Live At Carnegie Hall
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane ~ The Feeling of Jazz ~ Duke Ellington & John Coltrane


This podcast begins with tracks from cover albums from Billy Childs (Laura Nyro), Dave Stryker (70's R&B), and The Ed Polermo Big Band (Zappa). Also of note are new releases from guitarist Rale Macic and the sophomore release from young pianist Joey Alexander.

Featured Album
Dave Stryker - Eight Track II
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Billy Childs ~ The Confession (feat. Becca Stevens) ~ Map to the Treasure
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country (feat. Shawn Colvin) ~ Map to the Treasure
Dave Stryker ~ Trouble Man ~ eight track II
Dave Stryker ~ I Can't Get Next to You ~ eight track II
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~   ~ One Child Left Behind
Rickie Lee Jones ~ Trouble Man ~ It's Like This
Behn Gillece ~ Dare to Be ~ Dare to Be
Black Art Jazz Collective ~ Salvador da Bahia ~ Presented by The Side Door Jazz Club
Rale Micic ~ Late Call ~ Night Music
Rale Micic ~ Blue ~ Night Music
Joey Alexander ~ City Lights ~ Countdown
Joey Alexander ~ Countdown ~ Countdown


Mr. Jones

A birthday tribute to Elvin Jones, the great drummer, best known for his years with the trailbrazing John Coltrane Quartet. The show covers Elvin's playing as a leader, a sideman and his work with Trane.

Elvin Jones
September 9, 1927 - May 18, 2004
© Brian Ritter

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Elvin Jones ~ Three Card Molly ~ Earth Jones
Elvin Jones ~ Lady Luck ~ Elvin!
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Art Pepper ~ Caravan ~ Friday Night at Village Vanguard
Larry Young ~ Beyond All Limits ~ Unity
John Coltrane ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ Coltrane's Sound
John Coltrane ~ Part 3: Pursuance ~ A Love Supreme
John Beasley ~ Monk estra ~ Ask Me Now
The Cookers ~ Blackfoot ~ The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart


For fans of the genre-bending Jazz Fusion, we have some interesting takes on this music. From young guitarists Rale Micic, Tom Guarna and Rez Abassi, to Fusion classic bands, Return To Forever, Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra. This show finishes with a new release from Dave Stryker with some tunes you might have listened to on your eight track.

Featured Album
Dave Stryker, Eight Track II
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Tom Guarna ~ Shambleau ~ Rush
Rez Abbasi & Junction ~ Self-Brewing ~ Behind the Vibration
Return To Forever ~ The Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Tony Williams ~ Allah Be Praised ~ Turn it over
Wayne Shorter ~ Dindi ~ Supernova
Weather Report ~ Medley ~ I Sing the Body Electric
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Inner Mounting Flame ~ The Noonward Race
Dave Stryker ~ When Doves Cry ~ eight track II
Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ eight track II


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


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