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Archive for July 2010

Miles Beyond

This is a Miles Davis influenced playlist. We dig Miles great 60's quintet and beyond, as well as those great jazz artists that carried on Miles' creative genius into their own work. That influence is illustrated here by the works of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland.

Featured Album

In A Silent Way on amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
Nutville * Horace Silver Quintet * The Cape Verdean Blues Cape
Freedom Jazz Dance * Miles Davis * Smiles Miles
Go * Wayne Shorter * Footprints live! Footprints
Footprints * Wayne Shorter * Footprints live! Footprints
Ostinato * Herbie Hancock * Mwandishi Mwandishi
Shhh/Peaceful * Miles Davis * In A Silent Way In
Four Winds * Dave Holland * Conference of the Birds Conference
Your No Different * Brian Earl Jenkins Band * The Monster Lab Session

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Really In The Groove

We are really gettin' our groove on with this podcast. Starting with the godfather of soul, James Brown. That is followed by two jazz greats that brought groove to jazz, Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine. Jimmy McGriff brings us some serious blues groove next. Then we get into some fusion groove with the likes of Al Kooper, Soulive and the great Weather Report.

Featured Album

Sugar on Amazon.com Sugar

Track * Artist * Album
Cold Sweat * James Brown * Star Time Vol2 Star
Summer Time * Jimmy Smith * Fourmost Fourmost
Impressions * Stanley Turrentine * Sugar Sugar
Frame For the Blues * Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet * Blues Groove
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know * Al Kooper * Soul of a Man Soul
Headphones * Soulive * Live in NYC Soul
125th Street Congress * Weather Report * Sweetnighter Sweetnighter

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Unity is the featured album on this weeks podcast. Larry Young took the Hammond B3 organ sound and brought it to another level from the conventional R&B style attributed to Jimmy Smith. Larry Young's sound is more of a reflection of the freedom that was emerging during the 60's with Coltrane's influence on jazz music. Also featured in this show is the tenor sax playing of Jimmy Greene.

Featured Album

Unity on amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
Beyond All Limits * Larry Young * Unity Unity
Monks Dream * Larry Young * Unity Unity
Keep it Simple * Ralph Peterson * Reclamation Project
Anthem of Hope * Jimmy Greene * The Overcomer's Suite The
Love In Action * Jimmy Greene * Mission Statement Mission
Justice * Noah Baerman * Soul Force Soul
A Whole New You * Joel Frahm * We Used to Dance We
Le Barron * Mike Melito * In the Tradition
Anagram * Michael Brecker * Pilgrimage Pilgrimage

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Week in Music part 2

This is the second hour of last weeks show. We continue to recap a week of live jazz in New York and Boston. This segment features Noah Preminger who we saw at Scullers jazz club in Boston. Lately Noah has been playing with some heavy hitters like Cecil McBee and Billy Hart. He has more gigs scheduled with these and other cats. If you are in the New York city area I strongly suggest that you check the Jazz calendars and hunt down and attend one of Noah Preminger's incredible performances. We then revisit from last weeks show more of McCoy Tyner and Ravi Coltrane, finally finishing up the show with a unique sounding vocal choir led by Bobby McFerrin.

Featured Album

Dry Bridge Road on amazon.com

Track * Artist * Album
Sudan and Darfur * Insight * A Genisis A
Was it a Rat I Saw * Noah Preminger * Dry Bridge Road Dry
Real Nice * Noah Preminger * Dry Bridge Road Dry
Song for My Lady * McCoy Tyner * Song for My Lady Song
For Turiya * Ravi Coltrane * Blending Times Blending
He Ran To The Train * Bobby McFerrin * Vocabularies Vocabularies

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