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This is our Newport Jazz Festival Preview show for 2012. The festival takes place at Newport RI, Fort Adam State Park next weekend, August 4-5. On this show I outline the lineup for both days, and play some music from the artists we are likely to hear. We are covering the Festival for WHUS FM. We will be taking photos, conducting interviews and live tweeting from the events. Follow Digginjazz on Twitter for more information. If you are at the festival, look for me in my WHUS t-shirt and come over to say hello! Hope to see you there.

Newport Jazz Festival


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Okra & Tomatoes ~ John Ellis & Double Wide ~ Puppet Mischief
Julia ~ Bill Frisell ~ All We Are Saying
Stick and Move ~ Christian McBride ~ Inside Straight
Salsa for Luisito ~ Jack Dejohnette ~ Sound Travels
The Sheik of Things to Come ~ Dave Douglas ~ Meaning and Mystery
My Friend Metatron ~ Bad Plus ~ Never Stop
Who's Minding the Store ~ Dianna Reeves ~ Good Night, and Good Luck
Roofdogs ~ Pat Metheny ~ Unity Band
Dancing On A Great Big Rainbow ~ Ryan Truesdell ~ Centennial Gill Evans
After the Love Has Gone ~ Kurt Elling ~ The Gate
Ahhh ~ Rudresh Mahanthappa ~ Samdhi
As Catch Can ~ Anat Cohen ~ Place and Time
Holding Back the Years ~ Gretchen Parlato ~ The Lost and Found
The Pretty Road ~ Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra ~ Sky Blue
Jaya ~ Ambrose Akinmusire ~ When the Heart Emerges Glistening
Footprints ~ Derek Trucks Band ~ The Derek Trucks Band

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… and Beyond

This show exemplifies the "Jazz and Beyond" moniker as many of the tracks have influences well beyond traditional jazz forms. From jazz-rock fusion of Metheny to the classical influences of Dana Leong, Eastern musical forms of Mozumder's mandolin and the merging of jazz to the bluegrass by Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts. Norway's Marius Neset has a modern jazz style with European influences as well as great jazz chops on tenor sax. This podcast covers a lot of musical and cultural ground.

Featured Album

Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Breakdealer ~ Pat Metheny ~ Unity Band Unity Band - Pat Metheny
Mother Nature Suite -Pt 2 Storm Warning ~ Dana Leong Quintet ~ Leaving New York
Angel of the North ~ Marius Neset ~ Golden Xplosion Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset
Epilogue ~ Marius Neset ~ Golden Xplosion Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset
Human Nature ~ Vijay Iyer Trio ~ Accelerando Accelerando (Bonus Track Version) - Vijay Iyer Trio
Indimenco Blues ~ Snehasish Mozumder & SOM ~ Jazz and North Indian Stlles
Across the Imaginary Divide ~ Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts ~ Across the Imaginary Divide Across the Imaginary Divide (feat. Rodney Jordan & Jason Marsalis) - Bela Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio
There's a Small Hotel ~ Dana Lauren ~ It's You or No One
In Nelba's Eyes ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement Mission Statement - Jimmy Greene

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North Sea Jazz Fest Recap

This podcast recaps our trip to the North Sea Jazz Festival, after returning from Rotterdam, The Netherlands to attend this event. Where possible, I play some of the artists whose performances we attended and some of the compositions that were performed. I recorded many of the artists on stage, and in this podcast I have featured two of those live recordings (Joshua Redman's Axis Sax Quartet, and the Wayne Shorter Quartet). Other notable tracks are from a Norwegian saxophonist named Marius Neset, Pat Metheny, Terri Lynn Carrington and Archie Shepp.

North Sea Jazz Festival 2012 - Wallace Roney

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Song For My Lady ~ McCoy Tyner ~ Song For My Lady Song for My Lady - McCoy Tyner
Everyman ~ Dave Douglas ~ Magic Triangle Magic Triangle / Leap of Faith (feat. Chris Potter, James Genus & Ben Perowsky) - Dave Douglas
Echo ~ Terri Lynn Carrington ~ The Mosaic Project The Mosaic Project - Terri Lyne Carrington
Wild is the Wind ~ Ahmad Jamal ~ It's Magic It's Magic - Ahmad Jamal
Signals (Orchestrion Sketch) ~ Pat Metheny ~ Unity Band Unity Band - Pat Metheny
Thanks for the Giving ~ Rez Abbasi's Invocation ~ Suno Suno Suno Suno - Rez Abbasi
Axis Sax Quartet Live Recording ~ Joshua Redman's Axis Sax Quartet
Golden Explosion (+Intro) ~ Marius Neset ~ Golden Xplosion Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset
Wayne Shorter live recording ~ Wayne Shorter
Capricorn II ~ Wayne Shorter ~ Alegria Alegría - Wayne Shorter
Syeeda's Song Flute ~ Archie Shepp ~ Four for Trane Four for Trane - Archie Shepp

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NSJF preview part 2

Although the North Sea Jazz Festival 2012 is now history, this podcast is Part 2 of the preview show (see last week's show). I'll have full details of our trip to the Netherlands and a run down of the Festival on next weeks show.

Featured Album

Blending Times - Ravi Coltrane on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Epistrophy ~ Ravi Coltrane ~ Ravi Coltrane Blending Times - Ravi Coltrane
Village Rythym ~ Joe Lovano ~ Villange Rythm Village Rhythm - Joe Lovano
Us Five ~ Joe Lovano ~ Folk Art Folk Art - Joe Lovano Us Five
Philosophers Stone ~ Van Morrison ~ Still on Top Still On Top - The Greatest Hits (Deluxe Version) - Van Morrison
Beatnik ~ Josh Evans ~ Portrait

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North Sea Jazz Fest Preview

The NSJ Festival takes place the July 6,7,8 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We will be attending this amazing event, and this show will preview some of the great artists appearing there. In this show, we feature Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny Unity Band, Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus, Christian Scott, Brian Blade and the Robert Glasper Experiment. This is just a small sampling of the artists that appear on 12 stages simultaneously over three days. For more information check out the website at northseajazz.com .

Featured Album

Unity Band - Pat Metheny on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Footprints ~ Adam's Apple ~ Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple - Wayne Shorter
Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil ~ Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Wayne Shorter
Come and See ~ Unity Band ~ Pat Metheny Unity Band - Pat Metheny
St Thomas ~ Joshua Redman Quartet ~ Spirit of the Moment Spirit Of The Moment: Live At The Village Vanguard - Joshua Redman
1981 ~ Joshua Redman ~ James Farm James Farm - James Farm
Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ The Bad Plus ~ These are the Vistas These Are the Vistas - The Bad Plus
Jenacide ~ Christian Scott ~ Yesterday You Said Tomorrow Yesterday You Said Tomorrow - Christian Scott
Crooked Creek ~ Brian Blade ~ Perceptual Perceptual - Brian Blade Fellowship
Afro Blue ~ Robert Glasper Experiment ~ Black Radio Black Radio - Robert Glasper

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