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We continue our summer jazz festival review in this week's podcast. Featured are some interesting covers of Laura Nyro and Cindy Lauper tunes as interpreted by jazz arrangers Billy Childs and John Hollenbeck. Rock out with Mike Stern and Kenny Garrett and more. 

Featured Album
Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Been on a Train ~ Billy Childs ~ Map to the Treasure-Reimagining Laura Nyro
Cryin' Blues ~ Johnathan Blake Quartet ~ Gone But Not Forgotten
Some Always ~ Gerald Clayton ~ Life Forum
Flip Side ~ Mike Stern ~ All Over the Place
Wayne's Thang ~ kenny garrett ~ Sketches of MD: Live at the Iridium
Flight Endless ~ ronnie burrage ~ heal
Aaychdee ~ Luis Perdomo & Controlling Ear Unit ~ Twenty Two
Monday ~ Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ for one to love
True Colors ~ John Hollenbeck ~ We Like Alot
After the Greek Debt Vote ~ George Cables ~ In Good Company

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Summers are made for Jazz festivals. This podcast reviews some of the great performances from jazz artists making the festival tour.

Featured Album

Out Here - Christian McBride Trio

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Something's Comming ~ Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ For One to Love
Arbiters of Evolution ~ Maria Schneider Orchestra ~ The Thompson Fields 
Nouveau Swing ~ Donald Harrison ~ The Burners
Gimme Pigfoot ~ Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein ~ Viper Drag
Joey Alexander ~ It Might as Well be Spring ~ My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things ~ Christian McBride Trio ~ Out Here

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No, not the Sanders making a big impact in US politics! Pharoah Sanders, who has made an impact by channeling the spirit of John Coltrane with his tenor saxophone. You will hear many sides of this great tenor and soprano sax player. His powerful sound is represented in the tracks here.

featured album

Karma - Pharoah Sanders on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album

Astral Traveling ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Themba 
Hum-Alah-Hum-Alah-Hum-Alah ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Jewels of Thought
Moments Notice ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Rejoice
Lonnie's Lament ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Crescent with Love
The Creator Has a Master Plan ~ Pharoah Sanders ~ Karma

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This is our post Newport Jazz Festival review. I had the pleasure of attending this historic festival once again, and this podcast shares some of our favorite performances and experiences. In addition, please check out my NJF2015 photo gallery here.

Featured Album

Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Billy Childs on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Map to the Treasure ~ Billy Childs with Lisa Fischer ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Fine and Mellow ~ Jose James ~ Yesterday I had the Blues (The Music of Billie Holiday)
J. Mac ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Seeds from the Underground
Journey to the Stars ~ Tom Harrell ~ Number Five
Firm Roots ~ Johnathan Blake Quartet ~ Gone But Not Forgotten
Many Blessings ~ James Carter ~ Present Tense
Home ~ The Maria Schneider Orchestra ~ The Thompson Fields
Ham Hocks and Cabbage ~ Christian McBride Trio ~ Out Here

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