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Archive for February 2015

Jazz Grammy

This show features a set from Chick Corea's Grammy winning album Trilogy. But, first up is a soulful groove from The Jazz Crusaders. We finish up a with trio of new recordings from some great modern jazz guitarists, Rez Abbasi, Julian Lage and Bill Frisell.

Featured Album

Trilogy - Chick Corea Trio on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Freedom Sound ~ The Jazz Crusaders ~ Freedom Sound
Fingerprints ~ Chick Corea Trio ~ Trilogy
Spain ~ Chick Corea Trio ~ Trilogy
Black Market ~ Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet ~ Intents and Purposes
Missouri ~ Julian Lage ~ Worlds Fair
Reflections from the Moon ~ Bill Frisell ~ Guitar in the Space Age

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A duet from two of the greatest living jazz artists, Kenny Barron and Dave Holland, begin this weeks podcast. Preminger, Garcia, Kamaguchi cover a tune from Ornette's Science Fiction, then Coleman's own Street Women. We finish with a set from John McLaughlin from the past to the present.

Featured Album

The Complete Science Fiction Sessions - Ornette Coleman on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
In Walked Bud ~ Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ The Art of Conversation
Law Years ~ Masa Yamaguchi, Rob Garcia, Noah Preminger ~ Background Music
Street Women ~ Ornette Coleman ~ Science Fiction
Source Code ~ Tineke Postma ~ Sonic Halo
Peace One ~ John McLaughlin ~ My Goals Beyond
One Word ~ Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Birds of Fire
You Know You Know ~ John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension ~ The Boston Record

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The Pocket

The featured album this week is from Connecticut native Phil Bowler with his debut recording as a leader. His group Pocket Jungle definitely plays 'in the pocket'. We start out the podcast with a beautiful duet from Laurence Hobgood playing a piano/bass duet with the late great Charlie Haden. The "Made in CT" theme continues with new music from Jovan Alexandre and Joshua Bruneau. Great sax player Joshua Redman (James Farm) and Joe Henderson are also heard on this show.

Featured Album

Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle - Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
When The Heart Dances ~ Laurence Hobgood & Charlie Haden ~ When The Heart Dances
The Set-Up ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle
Time Released ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle
Mr. E ~ James Farm ~ City Folk
Red Blues ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Consciousness
The Owl Shop ~ Joshua Bruneau Septet ~ Bright Idea
Short Story ~ Joe Henderson ~ In 'N Out

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Jazz Times picks Part 2

This is Part II of the Jazz Times critic's poll continued from a podcast of 2 weeks ago. While these tracks are down the list of the Top 40 new albums of 2014, they show the creative directions of modern jazz music today. From the freedom of Trio 3, the latin influences of Miguel Zenon, and the energetic jazz fusion of Hiromi, jazz is continues to be a vibrant forward moving art form.

Featured Album

Wiring (feat. Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille) - Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Suite for Trayvon I. Slimm ~ Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer ~ Wiring
Suite for Trayvon II. Fallacies ~ Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer ~ Wiring
Through Culture and Tradition ~ Miguel Zenon ~ Identities are Changeable
Dear Joe ~ Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
Ode ~ Frank Kimbrough ~ Quartet
Spirit ~ Hiromi ~ Spirit

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