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Archive for November 2013

Some Hartford cats

Much of this program features some very talented Hartford cats. We begin with Professor Nat Reeves (bass) and his premier album State of Emergency. Alto player Lummie Span and Bassist Dezron Douglas team up to lead the New Jazz Workshop. Great Hartford jazz cats Josh Evans (tr), Josh Bruneau (tr) and Jonathan Barber (dr) are featured on these tracks. Dezron Douglas also anchors the Cyrus Chestnut Quartet here. After new music from Eldar, Jose James and singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, we close out the show with another Hartford native, singer Dana Lauren.

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Dezron Douglas on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
I'll Close My Eyes ~ Nat Reeves ~ State of Emergency
Get on the Bus ~ New Jazz Workshop ~ Underground
Power of One ~ Dezron Douglas ~ Live at Smalls
Annibelle Cousins ~ Cyrus Chestnut ~ Cyrus Chestnut Quartet
Tokyo Plus ~ Eldar Djangarov Trio ~ Breakthrough
Trouble ~ Jose James ~ No Begining No End
I Didn't Know What Time it Was ~ Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ WomanChild
There's A Small Hotel ~ Dana Lauren ~ It's You or No One

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Autumn Jazz

A set inspired by this beautiful autumn season. The show begins with a new album by baritone sax player Gary Smuylyan featuring classic Italian songs. Next up is Jamie Baum with her alto flute and a wonderful composition and arrangement. That is followed by Ben Allison's interpretation of a John Lennon classic. Then we get into the autumn set with music from Ahmad Jamal, New York Voices, Cannonball, Avery Sharpe and Branford Marsalis.

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Autumn Moonlight on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Funiculi Funicula ~ Gary Smulyan ~ Bella Napoli
Wheeler of Fortune ~ Jamie Baum ~ Solace
Jealous Guy ~ Ben Allison ~ Little Things Run the World
Autumn in New York ~ Ahmad Jamal ~ Poinciana - One Night Only
Early Autumn ~ New York Voices ~ Sing! Sing! Sing!
Autumn Leaves ~ Cannonball Adderly ~ Somethin' Else
Autumn Moonlight ~ Avery Sharpe Trio ~ Autumn Moonlight
As Summer Into Autumn Slips ~ Branford Marsalis ~ Four MF's Plain' Tunes

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New from around the world

This show starts with a new release from the soulful jazz singer Gregory Porter. Next, we take you to eastern cultures with sitarist Anoushka Shanker and her new release which blends western and Indian influences. Then Kyrgyzstan born Eldar Djangerov has a new trio album showing off his piano skills. John Menegon and singer Teri Roiger bring us back home with some fine jazz. We finish out the show with Jimi Hendrix to celebrate his PBS American Classics feature that aired this week.

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Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Lonesome Lover ~ Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit
Hey Laura ~ Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit
When Love Was King ~ Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit
The Sun Won't Set ~ Anoushka Shankar ~ Traces Of You  
River Pulse ~ Anoushka Shankar ~ Traces Of You
Point Of View Redux ~ Eldar Djangirov Trio ~ Breakthrough
What'll I do ~ Eldar Djangirov Trio ~ Breakthrough
Ray's Awareness ~ John Menegon ~ I Remember You
First Song ~ Teri Roigers ~ Abby
Axis Bold as Love ~ Jimi Hendrix ~ Axis Bold as Love
Hey Joe ~ Jimi Hendrix ~ Are You Experienced

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Kenny Chick Pat and more

New music from Kenny Garrett starts this show. Then Chick Corea takes over with his most recent CD and one of his earliest efforts. Next up is a nice set from Pat Metheny including his latest band Unity. The show wraps up with Pharaoh Sanders, new music from Tineke Postma and last but not least an old classic from Herbie Hancock.

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Pushing the World Away - Kenny Garrett on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
J'overt (Homage to Sonny Rollings) ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pushing the World Away
Hey Chick ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pushing the World Away
Planet Chia ~ Chick Corea ~ Vigil
Windows ~ Chick Corea ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
My One and Only Love ~ Chick Corea ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
When We Were Free ~ Pat Metheny Group ~ Quartet
Say the Brothers Name ~ Methey Mehldau ~ Metheny Mehldau
Come and See ~ Pat Metheny ~ Unity Band
Astral Traveling ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Thembi
The Man Who Stared at Coats ~ Tineke Postma ~ The Dawn of Light
Watermelon Man ~ Herbie Hancock ~ The Complete Blue Note Sessions

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