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A broad range of jazz music that I aired a couple of weeks ago. No particular theme here, just music that represents many facets of Jazz from hard-bop (Toots, Byrd, Burrell), early fusion (Miles, Herbie) to new music with its own fresh sounds (Godwin Louis, Joey Alexander).

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Joey Alexander ~ Fourteen ~ Eclipse
Herbie Hancock ~ Sly ~ Headhunters
Herbie Hancock ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ Fat Albert Rotunda
Toots Thielmans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Miles Davis ~ Miles Runs The Voodoo Down ~ Bitches Brew
Godwin Louis ~ Siwel ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Bondye Ede-N ~ Global
Hugh Masakela ~ Mandela (Bring Him Back Home) ~ Hope
Kenny Burrell ~ Midnight Blue ~ Midnight Blue
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races

Following last weeks funky podcast, we will mix it up with funk, soul, R&B and we won't leave out straight ahead jazz. We'll even throw in hard rocker Jimi Hendrix playing a jazzy tune. This is the second half of last week's broadcast radio show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hendrix ~ Hubtones ~ Jersey Cat
Jim Snidero ~ Dad Song ~ Waves of Calm
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations
Ray Charles ~ Deed I Do ~ The Genius of Ray Charles
Cannonball Adderley ~ mercy, mercy, mercy ~ Live at the Club
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ All Matter ~ Double Booked
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up From the Skies ~ Axis: Bold As Love
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Dagger ~ Pariah Anthem
Nicole Zuraitis ~ The Inscription ~ Hive Mind
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
George Duke ~ Capricorn ~ Faces in Reflection
George Duke ~ Maria Tres Filhos ~ Faces in Reflection

Full of Funk

The title says it all. This episode is full of funky jazz tunes. Funk takes many forms and we will explore some examples. Beginning with Les McCann's timeless expression of outrage. Then from Jazz/Rock fusion of the 70"s to new music that continues the tradition of blending jazz artistry with electronics and funk beats. Finally Dave Liebman pays homage to the man that innovated fusion.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement
War ~ City Country City ~ The World Is A Ghetto
Return to Forever. ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Takuya Kuroda ~ R.S.B.D. ~ Zigzagger
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Fareed Haque ~ Big Bhangra ~ Flat Planet
Dave Liebman ~ Lieb Talks about Miles ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ In a Silent Way ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis

 

This podcast is all about Spring and music. That's all I'll say. Have a listen.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Santana ~ Spring Manifestations, Canto de los Flores ~ Borboletta
Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Karrin Allyson ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Round Midnight
Toots Thielemans ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ East Coast West Coast
Joshua Redman ~ It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Timeless Tales (for changing times)
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Spring Yaounde ~ Live in Cuba
Sun Ra - Supersonic Jazz - Springtime in Chicago
Clifford Brown & Max Roach ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown's Finest Hour
Chet Baker ~ Spring Is Here ~ Deep In A Dream
Josh Evans ~ Spring is Here ~ Portrait
Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Birds of Springtime Gone By ~ Village Rhythm
Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache Band ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Rumba Buhaina
Alex Claffy ~ You Must Believe in Spring ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

 

As we did last week, we begin with the birthdays of legendary jazz artists. Roy Haynes reached the golden age of 94, while Charles Lloyd is 81. Also of note are new albums by Steve Davis, Dezron Douglas, Jim Snidero and Jason Palmer. We finish this week's episode on a cool note with piano great Bill Evans.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band ~ James ~ Whereas
Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon
Roy Haynes ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Birds of a Feather A tribute to Charlie Parker
Charles Lloyd Quartet ~ Go Down Moses ~ Mirror
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ earfood
Steve Davis ~ A Child is Born ~ Correlations
Dezron Douglas ~ Alexis ~ Black Lion
Jim Snidero ~ Truth ~ Waves of Calm
Jason Palmer ~ Sadhana ~ Rhyme and Reason
Bill Evans ~ My Foolish Heart ~ At the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans ~ Milestones ~ At the Village Vanguard

GC BD 84YRS

This episode kicks off with sax great George Coleman on his 84th birthday. That follows with a trio of piano trios; Bud, Duke, Fred. Then we venture into fusion world ending with Dave Liebman's tribute to Miles' On The Corner. 

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's
Miles Davis ~ So Near, So Far ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Bud Powell ~ Night In Tunesia ~ Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961
Duke Ellington ~ Wig Wise ~ Money Jungle
Fred Hersch Trio ~ Newklypso (for Sonny Rollins) ~ Live in Europe
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care
Rickie Lee Jones ~ Trouble Man ~ It's Like This
Dave Liebman ~ Ife ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Holographic Principals (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spirit

A random selection of tunes this week, going from classic jazz to Brazilian compositions, Cuban big bands and new fusion. Hope you dig!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dexter Gordon ~ Cheese Cake ~ Go
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa
Noah Baerman ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ What it Is
Jason Palmer ~ Waltz for Diane ~ Rhyme and Reason
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico (feat. Steve Coleman) ~ Back to the Sunset
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous
Holographic Principle ~ Dance of the Great Spirit ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Kenny Garrett ~ I Say a Little Prayer ~ Pushing the World Away
Robert Glasper ~ Till Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience

Hartford Roots

This show pays tribute to the great jazz scene in Hartford and the jazz artists that have been brought through it's institutions like the Artist Collective, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, Hall High School and more. This is the first 2 hours of this show so many are not represented in this podcast. Perhaps I'll publish the balance of the show in a future podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live At Smalls
Dezron Douglas ~ Bottoms Out ~ Black Lion
Dezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion
Craig Hartley ~ Jitterbug Waltz ~ Books on Tape Vol 2
Craig Hartley ~ Sinclair Prelude No. 2 in C Major + Solar ~ Books on Tape Vol 2
Jonathan Barber ~ Mr. JB ~ Vision Ahead
Jovan Alexander ~ Collective Consciosness ~ Collective Consciosness
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuosity
Albert Rivera ~ New York Hartford Connectionc ~ Re-Introduction
Brad Mehldau ~ Beatrice ~ Seymour Reads the Constitution
Sinan Bakir, Ken Serio, Silvain Castellano ~ Pastels ~ Pink
Dan Arcamone ~ loop ~ X
Scott Rosen ~ Round Midnight ~ New Friends

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