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I welcome in 2020 with a couple of tunes written for New Years. Since we all have our New Year's resolutions, the following tracks are titled just that. There are also a couple of interesting covers by McCoy Tyner. Also of note is a tribute to recently passed Vic Juris, and new music by Ralph Peterson and the Envisage Collective.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Mike DeRubbo Quartet ~ New Year's Dream ~ New York Accent live at Kitano
Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece ~ Resolutions ~ Little Echo
John Coltrane ~ Resolution ~ A Love Supreme
McCoy Tyner ~ A Night in Tunisia ~ Today and Tomorrow
McCoy Tyner ~ When Sunny Gets Blue ~ Today and Tomorrow
Cannonball Adderley ~ Soon ~ Them Dirty Blues
Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band ~ Down Under ~ LIsten Up!
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2
Vic Juris ~ Ruby ~ Eye Contact
Envisage Collective ~ Malta House ~ Reach Out

2019 Finale

In this final podcast episode for 2019 we begin and end with jazz greats Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk. In between we feature several young musicians, including Hartford's Matt Dwonszyk, Orice Jenkins and Leala Cyr. We throw in some Frank Zappa to mix things up as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races
Jason Palmer ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Nothing to Hide
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centenial Cole
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Frank Zappa ~ Big Swifty ~ Waka / Jawaka
Thelonious Monk Orchestra ~ Monk's Mood ~ At Town Hall

Continuing from last week's podcast, this one features piano, guitar, and alto saxophone. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Playlist
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer with Prasanna & Nitin Mitta ~ Duality ~ Tirtha
Jonathan Kreisberg ~ The South of Everywhere ~ The South of Everywhere
Shakti with John McLaughlin ~ Mind Ecology ~ Natural Elements
Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannine ~ Them Dirty Blues
Miguel Zenon ~ Triago Salsa ~ `Sonero
Kenny Garrett ~ November 15 ~ Songbook

Jazz Supreme

This week's episode celebrates Trane's iconic A Love Supreme, recorded 55 years ago this past week. The suites first movement Acknowledgement is followed by the 2019 release of Blue World. We hear other fine saxophonists George Garzone, Roland Kirk and Hank Mobley. The podcast concludes with Envisage Collective, an ensemble that includes CT based artists Noah Baerman, Kris Allen, Chris Dingman among others.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
John Coltrane ~ Acknowledgement - Part I ~ A Love Supreme
John Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue World
George Garzone ~ Plus One ~ The Fringe In New York
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme for the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5,000lb Man
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Envisage Collective ~ Envisage ~ Reach Out
Envisage Collective ~ The Omnivore's Dilemma ~ Reach Out

This week's episode is from an unpublished segment of a broadcast in September. It features newly released music from Miles. Also featured is new and old music from Chick and other releases by some fine modern jazz artists.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Maze ~ Rubberband
Miles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ Rubberband
New Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New Chordtet
Ben Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ Fatherhood
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space
Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band ~ Admiration ~ Antidote
Steve Davis ~ Think On Me ~ Correlations
Benny Golson ~ Groves Groove ~ New Time New 'Tet
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque ~ Reunited ~ On Firm Ground

Nov 15 2019 p2

We begin with new music from saxophonist Ted Nash as he interprets the music of West Side Story. Then original new music from vibraphonist Joel Ross. Next we dip back into the 70's with Maynard Ferguson and Stanley Turrentine. Finally music featuring an early John McLaughlin with bassist Miroslav Vittous.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ted Nash ~ Something' Coming ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story Songs
Joel Ross ~ With Whom Do You Learn Trust? ~ Kingmaker
Joel Ross ~ Grey ~ Kingmaker
Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour ~ Detroit ~ Live At Firehouse12
Maynard Ferguson ~ Primal Scream ~ Primal Scream
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
Miroslav Vittous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
John McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation
John McLaughlin ~ Peace One ~ My Goals Beyond

Nov 22 broadcast

We begin this week's podcast with recent projects from Noah Baerman (Trio 149, Envisage Collective) followed by classic jazz from Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. That is followed up by new releases from Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Trio 149 ~ A New Beginning ~ Raise Up
Envisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~ Reach Out
Wes Montgomery ~ Impressions ~ Round Midnight
Stan Getz ~ Litha ~ Sweet Rain
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ Eiderdown ~ Trilogy 2
Keith Jarrett ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow ~ munich 2016

Late Autumn 2019

We begin this episode with these jazz standards that celebrate my favorite season. That is followed by Azerbaijan pianist Amina Figarova with her vision of Fall. Following is new music from Chick, Curtis brothers, and Zenon. Finally a couple tracks from Avery Sharpe and his 400 project. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Johnny Griffin ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Return of the Griffin
New York Voices ~ Early Autumn ~ Sing Sing Sing
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Autumn In New York ~ Best of...
Amina Figarova ~ Fall Eclipse ~ Road to the Sun
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs ~ Trilogy 2
The Curtis Brothers ~ Three Points and A Sphere ~ Algorithm
Miguel Zenon ~ El Nazareno ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera
Avery Sharpe ~ Colonial Life / Fiddler ~ 400: An African American Musical Portrait

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