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Archive for April 2010

Sing into spring

I start the show with some vocal tracks, although this is not your typical jazz vocal show. From their the show winds its way through some surprising changes from experimental to straight ahead hard bop. Some particularly interesting tracks here come from Bobby McFerrin's new CD Vocabularies, Noah Preminger, Ornette Coleman, and Vijay Iyer Trio. We have a preview of Dana Lauren's latest effort from her yet to be released CD. This coming Friday is her CD Release party at Black Eyed Sally's if you are in the Hartford area. As an added bonus, Noah Preminger will be on sax at the show.

Featured Album
Historicity at Amazon.com

Track * Album * Artist
First Circle * Pat Metheny * First Circle Pat Metheny - The First Circle
Say Ladeo * Bobby McFerrin * Vocabularies Bobby McFerrin - Vocabularies
Oyelo * Miguel Zenon * Esta Plena Miguel Zenón - Esta Plena
There's a Small Hotel * Dana Lauren * It's You or No One
Theme from Sparticus * Noah Preminger (unreleased track)
Law Years * Ornette Coleman * Science Fiction Ornette Coleman - The Complete Science Fiction Sessions
Stolen Moments * Oliver Nelson * Blues and the Abstract Truth Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Workout * Hank Mobley * Workout Hank Mobley - Workout (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered)
Galang * Vijay Iyer Trio * Historicity Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity (Bonus Track Edition)
Somewhere * Vijay Iyer Trio * Historicity Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity (Bonus Track Edition)

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Play Jazz Date

This show was inspired by a recent performance by Playdate in New Haven, CT. We will start off the program with a tune from their debut album, then hear from band members Noah Baerman and Wayne Escoffery leading their own groups. From there, we'll go off in some very different directions. We will rock out with Mike Stern, be serenaded on tenor by Jimmy Greene, transported to the far east by Rudresh and be sung to by vocalist Dana Lauren.
Featured album

Playdate on amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
Yes, yes, oh Yes! * Playdate * Playdate Playdate - Playdate
Atam Bomb * Noah Baerman * Bliss Noah Baerman Trio - Bliss
Gulf of Aqaba * Wayne Escoffery * Uptown Wayne Escoffery - Uptown
Moroccan Roll * Mike Stern * Big Neighborhood MIKE STERN - Big Neighborhood
Yeah, You Right! * Jimmy Greene * Mission Statement Jimmy Greene - Mission Statement
Apti * Rudresh Mahanthappa' Indo-pak Coalition * Apti Dan Weiss, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Rez Abassi - Apti
It's You or No One * Dana Lauren *It's You or No One
Homeward * Rene Rosnes * For the Moment on amazon.com

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Some jazz for you

This show doesn't have much of a theme. Its just some killin' great jazz tunes I think you'll dig. It's got some new releases by Anat Cohen and Playdate, and some unreleased tracks that you won't find anywhere else by tenor sax phenom Noah Preminger and rising star trumpeter Josh Evans.

Featured album
Clarinetwork from Amazon.com

Song * Artist * Album
Sweet Georgia Brown * Anat Cohen * Clarinetwork from Amazon.com
Giant Steps * Paquito D'Rivera * Who's Smoking? Paquito d'Rivera - Who's Smoking?
Forty-Four * One For All * Return of the Lineup One for All - Return of the Lineup
Afreecanos West * Omar Sosa * Promise Omar Sosa - Promise - EP
Shade of Jade * Roy Hargrove * Tenors of our Time Roy Hargrove Quintet - With the Tenors of Our Time
Aftro Blue * Ashley St. Piere * Star Spinning
Mulan Kudera * Playdate * Playdate Playdate - Playdate
Unreleased Track * Noah Preminger
For Foster * Josh Evans Quintet * Unreleased
The Sidewinder * Lee Morgan * The Sidewinder Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered)

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Big Band Jazz

Not your father's Big Band Music. The tracks we will listen to are modern arrangements for large ensembles. Dig the opening number from Gerald Wilson, with a swinging arrangement of Miles' So What. Also featured are arrangements from University of Connecticut's jazz program Earl MacDonald and a beautiful tune from Christine Jensen's Jazz Orchestra. We finish off the show with a different sound from none other than Frank Zappa.
Featured Album

Available at CD Baby or Earl MacDonald - re:Visions

Track * Artist * Album
So What * Gerald Wilson Orchestra * In My Time Gerald Wilson - In My Time
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy * Buddy Rich Tribute * Burning for Buddy
Joshua * Re:Visions * Earl MacDonald Earl MacDonald - re:Visions
Dancing Sunlight * Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra * Timelines Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra - Treelines (feat. Ingrid Jensen)
Black Holes * Renee Rosnes * Danish Radio Big Band
Montgomery, 1956 * Noah Baerman * Soul Force Noah Baerman - Soul Force
After The Rain * Joe Lovano Nonet * On this Day at the Vanguard
Waka/Jawaka * Frank Zappa * Waka/Jawaka

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