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Down in SoCal

First set has cats that frequent the San Diego scene. Then, switch coasts to find Earl MacDonald and a pre-release sampling of his latest effort Consecrated. New music is next from guitarists Metheny and Renfroe. Complete the show with Cannonball on his birthday.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Sam Hirsh ~ Lil' Mama Samba ~ Quite Frankly
Irving Flores & Danzon Jazz Trio ~ Bolero in San Diego ~ American Influence
Rob Thorsen ~ Dance of the Freaky Circles ~ Lasting Impression
Earl MacDonald ~ O God of Love, Grant Us Your Peace ~ Consecrated
Earl MacDonald ~ By Our Love ~ Consecrated
Pat Metheny ~ Lodger ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)
Andrew Renfroe ~ Ghosts (Borrowed Time) ~ Run in the Storm
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues

Newk‘s Day

Celebrating the 91st trip around the sun for Sonny Rollins to begin this show. New albums from Rene Rosnes and Kenny Garrett are featured. Also, San Diego pianist and composer Ed Kornhouser.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Without A Song ~ The Bridge
Sonny Rollins ~ Tune Up ~ Newk's Time
Pat Metheny ~ Watercolors ~ Watercolors
Ed Kornhauser ~ Praxis ~ The Short Years
Renee Rosnes ~ Passing Jupiter ~ Kinds of Love
Sean Jones ~ The Serpent ~ Eternal Journey
Kenny Garrett ~ It’s Time to Come Home ~ Sounds from the Ancestors

On this labor day show, we highlight the work of many jazz artists releasing new music. Garrett, Rosnes, Metheny, Renfroe, Younger among them. Also two fine west coast pianists Kornhauser and Clayton to finish out the show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ Tells It Like It Is & In A New Mood
Kenny Garrett ~ Hargrove ~ Sounds from the Ancestors
Andrew Renfroe ~ Borrowed Time ~ Run in the Storm
Renee Rosnes ~ Life Does Not Wait (A Vida Não Espera) ~ Kinds of Love
Brandee Younger ~ Beautiful Is Black ~ Somewhere Different
Pat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EP
Ed Kornhauser ~ Dayspring ~ The Short Years
Gerald Clayton ~ A Light ~ Tributary Tales

This episode celebrates the birth of our granddaughter and a couple birthdays of jazz icons Charlie Parker and Wayne Shorter. Also, a set of music for the end of summer, new music from Andrew Renfroe and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer
Charlie Parker ~ Yardbird Suite ~ The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
Charlie Parker ~ Ornithology ~ The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
Steve Davis Sextet ~ Dig Deep ~ Dig Deep
Herbie Hancock ~ Summertime ~ Gershwin's World
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot
Andrew Renfroe ~ Dula ~ Run in the Storm
Chick Corea & Gary Burton ~ La Fiesta ~ Duet

Another episode based on Jazz/Funk. Fusion pioneers from the 60's, Hancock and Weather Report are represented as well as new music from Andrew Renfroe and McLaughlin.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Head Hunters
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
John Scofield ~ Chank ~ A Go Go
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
Andrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ Single
John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time

Classic funk bookends this playlist with James Brown and TOP. In between we have funk and soul jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Morgan, Joshua Redman, Cannonball and more. Dig the funky side of jazz in this episode of In The Groove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
James Brown ~ I Got the Feelin' ~ Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Trouble Man ~ Jungle Soul
Lee Morgan ~ Cornbread ~ Cornbread
Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
Jimmy Smith & Kenny Burrell ~ Fever ~ Cool Talkin' Verve
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes ~ Expansions ~ Expansions
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Work Song ~ Them Dirty Blues
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Tower Of Power ~ What Is Hip? ~ Tower of Power

We begin with San Diego favorites, guitarist Jaime Valle and flautist Holly Hofmann. Then a unique arrangement of Pure Imagination from Walt Weiskopf. A couple tracks from an album by vocalist and alto sax player Vi Redd follow. SFJazz Collective has a cool version of Miles' Nardis.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jaime Valle ~ Serenade for a Cuckoo ~ Vital Signs
Holly Hofmann ~ Cedar Would ~ Low Life
Walt Weiskopf ~ Pure Imagination ~ Pure Imagination - Single
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Little B's Poem ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Vi Redd ~ Summertime ~ Bird Call
Vi Redd ~ Anthropology ~ Bird Call
SFJAZZ Collective ~ Nardis ~ Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions Live
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Single
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood
Alice Coltrane ~ Blue Nile ~ Translinear Light

A variety of music I've been listening to, including jazz standards performed by Herbie Hanckock, Vi Redd, Steve Davis and Miles Davis. Also new music from Pat Metheny and from right here in San Diego, Christopher Hollyday. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Vi Redd ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Call
Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round About Midnight
Steve Davis ~ Little B's Poem ~ Think Ahead
Herbie Hancock ~ Butterfly ~ Head Hunters/Thrust
Pat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EP
Herbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ Empyrean Isles

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