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Archive for November 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

For this Thanksgiving special, we feature some beautiful jazz compositions inspired by Giving Thanks. Included in the podcast is the audio of a Thanksgiving tribute from Wynton Marsalis that was aired on CBS This Morning. The video is below. Besides the holiday tunes we also get to hear new music from Kris Allen, Sinan Bakir, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Donny McCaslin, Brad Mehldau and others. I hope you all have a great deal to be thankful for on this holiday.

On Being Thankful On Thanksgiving - Wynton on CBS This Morning from Wynton Marsalis on Vimeo.

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Give Thanks ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement Mission Statement - Jimmy Greene
Thanksgiving feature ~ Wynton Marsalis
Prayer #2 Thanksgiving ~ Miguel Zenon ~ Looking Forward Looking Forward - Miguel Zenón
Compassion ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House Circle House - Kris Allen
Thanks for Giving ~ Rez Abbasi ~ Suno Suno Suno Suno - Rez Abbasi
Gamma Band ~ Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Star of Jupiter Star of Jupiter - Kurt Rosenwinkel
Circles ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales & Stories Tales & Stories - Sinan Bakir
Temptation ~ Hiromi ~ Voice Voice (feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips) - Hiromi
Losing Track of Daytime ~ Donny McCaslin ~ Casting for Gravity Casting for Gravity (feat. Jason Lindner, Tim Lefebvre & Mark Guiliana) - Donny McCaslin
Airegin ~ Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Where Do You Start Where Do You Start? - Brad Mehldau & Brad Mehldau Trio

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The fine guitarist Sinan Bakir comes to the WHUS studio to promote his new CD Tales & Stories. We talk to Sinan about the new album, his early life in Turkey and how that influenced his music. Sinan gets the Blindfold Test as well. Also heard on today's podcast is Scolohofo, Tony Williams Lifetime and John McLaughlin.

Featured Album

Tales & Stories on CD Baby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
2 Parts Air ~ Oliver Lake Organ Quartet ~ Plan Plan - Oliver Lake Organ Quartet
The Messenger ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales & Stories Tales & Stories - Sinan Bakir
Off the Hook ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales & Stories Tales & Stories - Sinan Bakir
Shorter Form ~ Scolohofo ~ Oh!
Allah Be Praised ~ Tony Williams Lifetime ~ Ultimate Tony Williams Ultimate Tony Williams - Tony Williams
East West ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales & Stories Tales & Stories - Sinan Bakir
Peace One ~ John McLaughlin ~ My Goals Beyond My Goal's Beyond - John McLaughlin
55 Dive ~ Mike Stern ~ Is What it Is Is What It Is - Mike Stern

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Back to Rochester

I had to skip this weeks radio broadcast to visit family in Rochester. So, for this podcast, we will revisit one that was published about a year ago that features some Rochester musicians. We bring you drummer Mike Melito and guitarist Bob Sneider, a couple of the central figures in the Rochester jazz scene. The next track is from The Westview Project, a jazz trio with the addition of Doug Stone on tenor sax. This podast also has some of the masters of the genre. We featured Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Kenny Garrett on tonight's show. Hope you enjoy.

Featured Album

Mike Melito - In the Tradition on CDBaby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Cheese Cake ~ Dexter Gordon ~ Go! Go! (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered) - Dexter Gordon
Hankerin' ~ Mike Melito ~ In the Tradition
Skylark ~ Mike Melito ~ In the Tradition
Laura ~ Bob Sneider & Joe Locke ~ Nocturn for Ava Nocturne for Ava - Bob Sneider & Joe Locke
Forbidden Fruit ~ The Westview Project ~ Aspire
Theme from the Eulipions ~ Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Return of the 5000lb man The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Lonnies Lament ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The music of John Coltrane Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane - Kenny Garrett
Equinox ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The music of John Coltrane Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane - Kenny Garrett

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We pay tribute to the post hurricane victims from last week and look towards the upcoming elections in this podcast. First a moving rendition of Trane's After the Rain by clarinetist Anat Cohen. We follow that with a mashup I created using Sonny Rollin's Freedom Suite with excerpts from President Obama's inaugural speech from January 2009. While that election was one of historic proportions, this one is just as important for setting the future direction of our nation. Please vote on Tuesday, November 6. It is your civic duty to do so, and it sure feels good to participate in our democracy. The rest of the podcast features some fine playing and composing by Noah Baerman. We finish out this podcast with Mingus' classic Fables of Faubus.

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
After The Rain ~ Anat Cohen ~ Notes from the Village Notes from the Village - Anat Cohen
Obama-Freedom Suite ~ Sonny Rollins-Barack Obama ~ (the original Freedom Suite - Sonny Rollins)
Patch Kit ~ Noah Baerman ~ Bliss Bliss - Noah Baerman Trio
Soul Force ~ Noah Baerman ~ Soul Force Soul Force - Noah Baerman
Fables of Faubus ~ Charles Mingus ~ Mingus Ah Um Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus

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