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Archive for June 2010

My Week in NYC

This show chronicles a couple of days that we spent in New York City catching some great jazz shows. We saw the Bob Reynolds band and Vinson Valega group at 55Bar on Tuesday, and the next evening a free concert in Central Park featuring McCoy Tyner with Ravi Coltrane and Stanley Clarke Trio with special guest Hiromi. You'll hear all of them plus more on this weeks podcast.

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Can't Wait for Perfect at Amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
Belief * Bob Reynolds * Can't Wait for Perfect Can't
What She Didn't Say * Bob Reynolds * Untitled
Think of One * Vinson Valega Group * Biophilia Biophilia
East to Wes * Sheryl Baliey * A New Promise A
After Much Discussion Josie Moves East * Mike Lee and Ted Chubb * New Tricks New
Fly With the Wind * McCoy Tyner * Fly With the Wind Fly
One Wheeler Will * Ravi Coltrane * Blending Times Blending
3 Wrong Notes * Stanley Clarke Trio with Hiromi * Jazz in the Garden Jazz
My Favorite Things * Hiromi * Beyond Standard Beyond

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Pops Day 2010

On this Fathers day, we feature a new album by John McLaughlin. Its always a treat to get in a new release by one of the Founding Fathers of Fusion. This release is titled "To the One" and is inspired by the work of John Coltrane. Although you can't really point to any of the compostions as feeling similar to Coltrane's classics, McLaughlins soloing always had that "Sheets of Sound" feeling that Trane was noted for. Other notable recordings in this podcast are a Fathers day set with Jimmy Greene and Victor Wooten (doing Horace Silvers "Song for My Father), and a Mingus set. Happy Fathers day to all you jazz lovin' Pops.

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To The One on Amazon.com or To

Track * Artist * Album
Recovery * John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension * To the One To
Get Down and Sruti * Shakti * Natural Elements Natural
To The One * John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension * To the One To
Now! * Noah Baerman * Bliss Bliss
Upp a himins blaum boga * Sunna Gunnlaugs * Songs from Iceland Songs
Fathers and Sons * Jimmy Greene * Mission Statement Mission
Song for my Father * Victor Wooten * Palmystery Palmystery
Pithencantropus Erectus * Charles Mingus * Pithencantropus Erectus Pithecanthropus
Bird Calls * Charles Mingus * Ah Um AH
Things Aint What They Used To Be * Mingus Dynasty * Ah Um Legacy Edition AH

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Myron and more

After catching a great live performance from Myron Walden's Momentum quintet at Firehouse12 on Friday, I wanted to feature the band in this weeks radio show. We play one from his studio album and one from the live CD. Also featured are new CD's from Steve Davis, Seth Lewis, Greg Abate and Taeko. Throw in some great music from Jackie McLean, Herbie, Kurt Elling and phenomenal drummer Winard Harper, and we have one cookin' jazz radio show. We end it all with something completely different from Firesign Theater.

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Myron Walden Momentum from Amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
Of Three Worlds * Myron Walden * Momentum Myron Walden Momentum - Myron Walden Momentum
The Road Ahead * Myron Walden * Momentum Live Myron Walden Momentum - Myron Walden Momentum Live
Park Street * Steve Davis * Images Steve Davis - Images
Tune For Calhoun * Steve Davis * Images Steve Davis - Images
Jacknife * Seth Lewis * Time Signature
The Lady is a Tramp * Jackie McLean * Alto Madness
Forest Flower * Greg Abate * Wave Street Sessions
On a Clear Day * Taeko * Voice
Summertime * Herbie Hancock * Gershwin's World Herbie Hancock - Gershwin's World
Time To Say Goodbye * Kurt Elling * Man In the Air Kurt Elling - Man In the Air
Get It! Get It! * Winard Harper * Make It Happen
TV Or Not TV * Firesign Theater * How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You are No Where At All The Firesign Theatre - How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at all

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Local Favs

Local favorites in the Hartford area are the focus of this show. Noah Baerman starts the show with a couple of tracks including Playdate, his latest project. We follow with other artists that have mastered their skills in and around central Connecticut including Brian Earl Jenkins, the Curtis brothers, Seth Lewis, Mike DiRubbo and others.

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From The Inside Out from amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
This Little Light of Mine * Noah Baerman * Soul Force Noah Baerman - Soul Force
Yes, Yes, Oh Yes! * Playdate * Playdate Playdate - Playdate
You're No Different * Brian Earl Jenkins Band * The Monster Lab Sessions
Curtis Anew * Curtis Brothers Quartet * Blood-Spirit-Land-Freedom Curtis Brothers Quartet - Blood ? Spirit ? Land ? Water ? Freedom
Mission * Steve Davis * Outlook Steve Davis - Outlook
Clear Blue * Seth Lewis * Time Signature
From the Inside Out * Mike DeRubbo * From the Inside Out Mike DiRubbo Quintet - From the Inside Out
The Jupiter Line * Seamus Blake * Way Out Willy Seamus Blake, Lage Lund, David Kikoski, Orlande LeFlemming & Bill Stewart - Way Out Willy
Inner City Blues * Taeko * Voice
No Worries * Robert Glasper * Double Booked Robert Glasper Trio - Double Booked
Lonnie's Lament * Kenny Garrett * Pursuance: Music of John Coltane Kenny Garrett - Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane

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