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Archive for May 2009

We feature the Tom Harrell Quintet for the first set of tunes, with tracks from his new CD, Prana Dance. That is followed by a couple of tracks from fellow band members Wayne Escoffery and Danny Grissett CD's. I put out a call over the Facebook and Twitter for requests and got plenty of responses. Did my best to fulfill those. Check the sidebar of this website, and you'll find links to my social networking sites. Sign up and keep in touch. If you haven't already, subscribe to this podcast via iTunes and have the latest episode downloaded to your computer every week.

Playlist Track * Artist * Album Prana * Tom Harrell * Prana Dance Sequenza * Tom Harrell * Prana Dance The Sake of It * Wayne Escoffery * Hopes and Dreams Hopscotch * Danny Grissett * Encounters Oleo * Tete Montoliu * The Music I Like To Play - Vol.2 Well, You Needn't * The Tete Montoliu Trio * Tete Montoliu Trio Pass It On * Dave Holland * Pass It On Black Nile * Wayne Shorter * Night Dreamer SOS * Dapp Theory * Layers of Chance If You Count It * Dapp Theory * Layers of Chance Fables of Faubus * Charles Mingus * Mingus Ah Um

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Art Blakey Tribute

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was one of the most influential bands in the evolution of jazz. He is often credited with pioneering the hard-bop movement, taking the be-bop form and placing greater emphasis on the rhythm, giving the music a hard driving swing. We saw a Blakey tribute band in concert last night in Hartford that was the impetus for this playlist. We follow that set with a World-Jazz set in honor of International Jazz Day, May 23.

Track * Artist * Album
One By One * Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers * Ugetsu Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Ugetsu
Joshua * Mulgrew Miller * Live At Yoshi's Volume Two Mulgrew Miller - Live At Yoshi's, Vol. 2
A La Mode * Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers * Keystone 3 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Keystone 3 (Live)
Along Came Betty * Art Farmer And Benny Golson Jazztet * Real Time The Jazztet featuring Curtis Fuller - Real Time (Featuring Curtis Fuller) [Live]
Uptown Afterburn * Benny Golson * New Time, New'Tet Benny Golson - New Time, New 'Tet
Caravan * Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers * Caravan Art Blakey - Caravan
The Panamanian Murga * Insight * A Genesis Insight - A Genesis
Treme Terra * Acuri * Infancia
Kponnon Kpete * Lionel Loueke * Virgin Forest Lionel Loueke - Virgin Forest
Apti * Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition * Apti Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition - Apti

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Jackie McLean birthday tribute

This podcast pays tribute to the great alto sax player Jackie McLean on what would have been his 78th birthday on May 17. A protege of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, McLean had a wide ranging influence on the jazz idiom. To those of us in the Hartford Connecticut area, where Jackie made his home in his later years, his influence is even deeper. He is responsible for mentoring many young jazz artists in the area and has created this great jazz scene in our city. In addition to being the Jazz director at University of Hartford's Hartt school of music, he was the founder of the Artists Collective which fosters the Arts in many forms in the urban areas of Hartford.

Track * Artist * Album
Confirmation * Jackie McLean * New Wine In Old Bottles
Jackie's Ghost * Jackie McLean * Makin' The Changes
McLean's Scene * Jackie McLean * McLean's Scene
Cryptography * Jackie McLean * Fire & Love
Cousin Mary * Steve Davis * Crossfire
(Living In the-Dash) * Greg Abate * Evolution
Time's Lie * Joe Farrell * Moon Germs
Twi-Life * Marcus Strickland * Twi-Life
In Walked Bud * Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers * Keystone 3

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