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My podcast review of this year's Newport Jazz Festival. I feature some of the performances I most enjoyed at this years fest. For a complete review please check out the Hartford Jazz Society blog post: 

http://hartfordjazzsociety.com/2018/08/09/newport-jazz-fest-2018-soaking-in-the-jazz/ 

Photo Gallery: http://bit.ly/njf2018 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Last Train Home ~ One Quiet Night
Renee Rosnes ~ Elephant Dust ~ Beloved the Sky
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood
Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit ~ Liquid Spirit
Jazzmeia Horn ~ The Peacocks (A Timeless Place) ~ A Social Call
Nate Smith ~ Bounce: pts I+ II ~ KINFOLK : Postcards from Everywhere
Helen Sung ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ Anthem for a New Day
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day
Ambrose Akinmusire ~ Taymoor's World ~ A Rift in Decorum: Live at Village Vanguard
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels & Lucinda williams ~ Angel ~ Vanished Gardens

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Back from vacation

Refreshed from a two week vacation, I have assembled a playlist to satisfy any jazz lover. Beginning with the new Trane release, then a couple from Donald Byrd's Royal Flush. We follow with a more contemporary trumpeter, Jason Palmer with an extended piece. We pay homage to Henry Butler on his passing. Then new music from Geoffry Keezer, and a collaboration of young NYC musicians, New Faces. The podcast closes with vocalist Rene Marie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5) ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Donald Byrd ~ Shangi-La ~ Royal Flush
Donald Byrd ~ 6 M's ~ Royal Flush
Jason Palmer ~ Sunny Rain ~ At Wally's Vol 2
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein ~ I Left My Baby ~ Viper's Drag
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein ~ Henry's Boogie ~ Viper's Drag
Geoffrey Keezer ~ All the Things You Are - Serpentine Fire ~ On My Way To You
New Faces ~ King Cobra ~ Straight Forward
New Faces ~ Down the Pike ~ Straight Forward
Rene Marie ~ Lost ~ Sound of Red

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Pre-MNJ

I've been busy working with the Hartford Jazz Society on producing 6 great summer concerts in the park. I reference this frequently during this podcast. More information can be seen at www.hartfordjazzsociety.com. Concurrerntly with our concert series is the Emerging Artist Showcase. Please look for the links to this competition and view these videos and cast a vote.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jason Palmer ~ Preservation of the Lower 9th Ward ~ At Wally's Volume 1
3 Cohens ~ Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans ~ Family
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco ~ All Saints Day ~ Your Driving Me Crazy
West End Blend ~ Lift ~ Attitude
Rene Marie ~ Joy of Jazz ~ Sound of Red
Noah Preminger ~ Tea For Two ~ Frank Carlberg & Noah Preminger
Thomas Chapin ~ Night Bird Song ~ Sky Piece
Thomas Chapin ~ You Don't Know Me ~ You Don't Know Me
Ray Charles ~ Let The good Times Roll ~ Genious + Soul = Jazz
John Coltrane ~ Nature Boy ~ Both Directions At Once The Lost Album
John Coltrane ~ Vilia ~ Both Directions At Once The Lost Album

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Trumpeter Jason Palmer speaks with us prior to his performance at the opening concert of Monday Night Jazz. Some hot music from Dr. Lonnie Smith is up next. He also will headline our concert series the following week. Also in this episode is Chick with strings, Miles and something "new" from Trane.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jason Palmer ~ Allow Me To Be ~ Beauty 'n Numbers
Jason Palmer ~  Interview
Jason Palmer ~ Stop Drop and Roll ~ Live at Wally's Vol. 1
Doctor Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot
Chick Corea ~ Antartica ~ The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra
4 Generations of Miles ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ 4 Generations of Miles
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album

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Both Directions

This podcast celebrates the release of John Coltrane's lost album release. The show is bookended by tracks from his Both Directions At Once CD. In between we will hear from Wayne Shorter, young saxophonist Mike Casey and baritone Lauren Sevian. Somewhere in the middle are pianists, master Chick Cora and a talented Theo Hill. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Impressions take 4 ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album
Weather Report ~ Herandnu ~ Black Market
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam's Apple
Mike Casey ~ Nature Boy ~ Surprising
Chick Corea ~ Live In Montreux ~ Folk Song
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice In Wonderland ~ Trilogy
Theo Hill ~ Gyre ~ Interstellar Adventures
Lauren Sevian ~ Miss Lady ~ Bliss
John Coltrane ~ Untitiled Original 11286 (take 5) ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album
John Coltrane ~ One Up, One Down (Take 6) ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album

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The title says it all. Joe Henderson starts it off. Then a Jimmy Hendrix set. Back to jazz including some new music from Buster. Then finish it with a surprising funky tune from Marcus M.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the Tenor
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Isotope ~ Inner Urge
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
The Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Up From The Skies (Alternate Take) ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
SFJazz Collective ~ Creepin ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Chick Corea ~ Folk Song ~ Three Quartets
Buster Williams ~ Where Giants Dwell ~ Audacity
Marcus Miller ~ Que Sera Sera ~ Laid Black

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Silver Theme

The first half of this podcast is filled with Horace Silver compositions. He wrote such wonderful tunes. That is followed by Hartford's favorite son, Dezron Douglas (bass), then new music by some jazz artists you may not know, but you should.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Louis Hayes ~ Song For My Father ~ Serenade for Horace
Art Blakey ~ Nica's Dream ~ The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey ~ Ecaroh ~ The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver Quartet ~ Nutville ~ The Cape Verdean Blues
Dezron Douglas ~ Minority ~ Live at Smalls
Theo Hill ~ For Those Who Do ~ Interstellar Adventures
Jonathan Barber ~ Doubt ~ Vision Ahead
Lauren Sevian ~ Triple Water ~ Bliss
Lauren Sevian ~ Bliss ~ Bliss

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A podcast that gets me psyched for summer. The highlights are in Duke Ellington's Far East Suite, and a summer set from Louis Hayes, Joshua Redman and Shirley Horn. The podast ends with a couple of tracks from Jason Palmer who will kick off Hartford's summer concert series beginning July 9.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Pepper & The Hollywood All-Stars ~ Art Pepper ~ Art Standards
Duke Ellington ~ Isfahan ~ Far East Suite
Duke Ellington ~ Mount Harissa ~ Far East Suite
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Youthful Bliss ~ Bringin' It
Joe Henderson ~ Black Narcissus ~ Power to the People
Joey Alexander ~ Peace ~ Eclipse
Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Beatrice ~ Seymore Reads the Constitution!
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales (for Changing Times)
Shirley Horn ~ Summertime ~ I Remember Miles
Jason Palmer ~ Beauty 'n Numbers ~ Beauty 'n Numbers: The Soduku Suite
Jason Palmer ~ Obsessive ~ Beauty 'n Numbers: The Soduku Suite

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