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Archive for May 2013

The Allens

It's a family affair on In The Groove featuring the Allen's, Jen and Kris. We talk about their latest recordings, and Kris's upcoming concert in Hartford CT. Then I put them through the Blindfold Test, for which they score a grade A.

Featured Albums

Kris Allen on Truth Revolution Records and Jen Allen on CDBaby

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Riders of the Storm ~ Doors ~ LA Woman
Circle House ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
Foti and Limintz ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House
O Come O Come Emanuel ~ Kris Allen ~ Together
in between the lines ~ Jen Allen ~ pieces of myself
marble hill ~ Jen Allen ~ pieces of myself
Followed by the Blindfold Test

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NYC Progressive

This podcast features progressive jazz coming from some great New York City based artists. We kick things off with an explosive hit from Orrin Evan's Captain Black Big Band. From there, we settle into the adventurous sounds of Noah Preminger complete with an interview about his new Palmetto release, Haymaker. Noah is also a contributor to the Rob Garcia 4 and Rob Duguay's Songevity bands featured here. JD Allen and Gerald Clayton are represented with their latest releases furthering the progressive NYC jazz scene.

Featured Album

Haymaker - Noah Preminger on iTunes™

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Art of War ~ Orrin Evans ~ Captain Black Big Band
Haymaker ~ Noah Preminger ~ Haymaker
Tomorrow ~ Noah Preminger ~ Haymaker
Blues for Steve Lacy ~ Noah Preminger ~ Dry Bridge Road
Will ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Drop and the Ocean
Humility ~ Rob Garcia 4 ~ The Drop and the Ocean
Catch You Cats ~ Rob Duguay - Songevity ~ See Dream Blues
Luke Sky Walker ~ JD Allen ~ Grace
Detroit ~ JD Allen ~ Grace
Future Reflection ~ Gerald Clayton ~ Life Forum
Some Always ~ Gerald Clayton ~ Life Forum

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For Mom

This podcast concludes with a tribute to Mother's Day with a moving composition by Sean Jones for Momma. Before we hear that one, Mirislav Vitous plays a meditative piece from a great album of the '70s. Speaking of that great decade in jazz, Chick Corea, Lenny White and Stanley Clark reunite for the album Forever. Joshua Kwassman's premier album takes me back to that era with his progressive sound. This podcast is in honor of all the Moms, those with us on this Mother's Day, and in memory of those that have passed.

Featured Album

Songs of the Brother Spirit - Joshua Kwassman on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
I Will Tell Him On You ~ Mirislav Vitous ~ Infinite Search
No Mystery ~ Corea, Clarke & White ~ Forever
Armando's Revenge ~ Corea, Clarke & White ~ Forever
Our Land ~ Joshua Kwassman ~ Songs of the Brother Spirit
Momma ~ Sean Jones ~ No Need for Words

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This podcast celebrates Spring. Spring represents renewal and re-emergence, and so it is with Jimmy Greene's return to the jazz scene leading his quartet at Smalls jazz club this week. The Spring set also brings to you Freddie Hubbard and Joshua Redman with tunes inspired by this change of season. Also featured on this show is Greg Abate's new album featuring altoist Phil Woods. All that is sandwiched in between John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders beginning and ending this podcast.

Featured Album

Mission Statement - Jimmy Greene on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Mr. P.C. ~ John Coltrane ~ Giant Steps
Nature Boy ~ John Coltrane ~ John Coltrane Quartet Plays
Rocco's Place ~ Greg Abate ~ Greg Abate Quintet featuring Phil Woods
Special K ~ Greg Abate ~ Greg Abate Quintet featuring Phil Woods
YeahYouRight! ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
Love In Action ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Introducing Jimmy Greene
It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Joshua Redman ~ Timeless Tales (for Changing Times)
Up Jumped Spring ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Backlash
Little Sunflower ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Backlash
In A Sentimental Mood ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Crescent With Love

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