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Archive for December 2015

Last Podcast of 2015

This year end podcast reviews some of the 2015 releases I've enjoyed. We've got some holiday songs in there as well. Peace to all during the holidays and Happy New Year.

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For One to Love - Cécile McLorin Salvant on iTunes

Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Tom Harrell ~ Passepied ~ First Impressions 
Christian McBride Trio ~ Down By the Riverside ~ Live at The Village Vanguard 
Dave Liebman and Expansions ~ Good Bait ~ The Puzzle 
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somethings Coming ~ For one to love 
Terrell Stafford ~ Mr. Kenyatta ~ Brotherlee Love 
Joey Alexander ~ My Favorite Things ~ My Favorite Things 
Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 
Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2 
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Trip Mode ~ Trip Mode 
Brad Mehldau ~ Blackbird ~ 10 Years Solo Live 
Sunna Gunnlaugs ~ Dry Cycle ~ Cielito Lindo 

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This holiday season brings a feeling of hope for a just and peaceful world. This is the inspiration for this week's podcast.  Featured is a set of Jimmy Greene's music in remembrance of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy and to pay tribute to the victims and their families. 

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Beautiful Life - Jimmy Greene on iTunes

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Greg Abate ~ Winter Wonderland ~ It's Christmastime
Jimmy Greene ~ Saludos/Come Thou Almighty King ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Last Summer ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ The Overcomer's Suite
Branford Marsalis Quartet ~ Hope ~ Braggtown
Joni Mitchell ~ River ~ Blue
Joe Magnarelli ~ Paris ~ Three on Two
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Kenya ~ Say When

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Give Thanks

This is a segment from my Thanksgiving show, but why should we give thanks only in late November? That set features songs inspired by my favorite holiday by Jimmy Greene, Miguel Zenon and Arthur Blythe. Lots more here including a couple of tracks by trombonist Michael Dease.

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Decisions - Michael Dease on iTunes

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio ~ I Thought About You ~ this happy madness
Michael Dease ~ Grove's Groove ~ Decisions
Michael Dease ~ Decisions ~ Decisions
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ Inaki's Decision (From Vitia Suite) ~ Live In Cuba
Walt Wieskopf ~ Gates of Madrid ~ Open Road
Luciana Souza ~ Free At Last ~ Speaking in Tongues
Romero Lubambo ~ Influencia Do Jazz ~ Setembro
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Miguel Zenon ~ Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving) ~ Looking Forward
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus

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The beautiful weather here in New England inspired this week's podcast. Of special note is the trio of Perez, Patitucci and Blade from their new album Children of the Light. The podcast ends with a spin on Return To Forever and rocks out with Lenny White's Shadow of Lo.

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Children of the Light - Perez Patitucci Blade on iTunes

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio ~ On A Clear Day ~ Live in Studio
Pat Martino ~ Sunny ~ Pat Martino Live
Jovan Alexander ~ Stars In The Sky ~ Collective Consciousness
Perez, Patitucci Blade ~ Lumen ~ Children of the Light
Perez, Patitucci Blade ~ Within Everything ~ Children of the Light
Brad Mehldau ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ 10 years solo live
Joe Farrell ~ Follow Your Heart ~ Joe Farrell Quartet
Stanley Clark ~ Bass Folk Song ~ Children of Forever
Stan Getz ~ Captain Marvel ~ Captain Marvel
Stanley Clarke Bireli Legren Jon Luc Pon ~ Stretch ~ D-Stringz
Return To Forever ~ The Shadow of Lo ~ The Anthology

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