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Archive for July 2015

The Newport Jazz Festival is coming up next weekend. Our preview show brings you a sampling of the great jazz artists that will be performing at this historic music festival. 


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Deep Dry Ocean ~ Gerald Clayton ~ Life Forum 
Circle Dance ~ Johnathan Blake Quartet ~ Gone, But Not Forgotten 
Guarana ~ John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble ~ Eternal Interlude 
Cantaloupe Island ~ Conrad Herwig ~ Latin Side of Herbie Hancock 
Footprints ~ Joey Alexander ~ My Favorite Things 
Brother Thelonious ~ Helen Sung ~ Anthem For A New Day 
Delusion ~ Hiromi ~ Voice 
Green Chimneys ~ Aaron Diehl Trio ~ Live At the Players 
Out of the Blue ~ Mike Stern ~ All Over the Place 

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Somethin’ Funky

Some funky tracks kick off this weeks podcast. We start with Ingrid Jensen and Jason Miles channeling Miles Davis. Next up is a hip Stevie Wonder cover by Joe Farrell. That is followed by new music from saxophonists Troy Roberts, Albert Rivera and Joshua Redman with Bad Plus.Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth close out this modern jazz set.

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Street Vibe ~ Ingrid Jensen and Jason Miles ~ Kind of New 
Too High ~ Joe Farrell ~ Penny Arcade
Trick or Treat ~ Troy Roberts ~ Secret Rhymes
Misunderstood ~ Albert Rivera ~ Back At It
Friend or Foe ~ Joshua Redman with Bad Plus
Epicenter ~ Chris Lightcap's Big Mouth

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Mr. KG

The feature of this podcast is alto sax player Kenny Garrett, but first I review some of the great music heard at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. We hear from young pianist Joey Alexander and drummer Antonio Sanchez.

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Beyond the Wall - Kenny Garrett on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
I Mean You ~ Joey Alexander ~ My Favorite Things
Medusa ~ Antonio Sanchez ~ New Life
Lonnie's Lament ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Jackie & the Bean Stalk ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Black Hope
Qing Wen ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Beyond the Wall
Boogety Boogety ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Seeds from the Underground

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We've got some creative modern jazz in this week's podcast. Shirantha Beddage's low and slow baritone and Vittorio Mezza's creative piano and arrangements highlight this show. Those are followed by an extended big band arrangement from Jason Lindner and Lovano's Us Five quintet. The podcast concludes with a Metheny/Coleman collaboration, for a progressive free jazz show.

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Mezza Milzow Project (feat. Ettore Fioravanti) - Vittorio Mezza & David Milzow

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Bakers Dozen ~ Shirantha Beddage ~ Identity
Pushin ~ Shirantha Beddage ~ Identity
Linea di Fuga Blues ~ Vittorio Mezza & David Milow ~ Mezza Milow Project
Younique ~ Vittorio Mezza & David Milow ~ Mezza Milow Project
Caravan ~ Vittorio Mezza ~ Life Process
The 5 Elements and the Natural Trinity ~ Jason Lindner Big Band ~ Live at the Jazz Gallery
Cross Culture ~ Joe Lovano Us Five ~ Cross Culture
Trigonometry ~ Pat Metheny and Ornette Coleman ~ Song X

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