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Archive for January 2016

This podcast kicks off with some modern clarinet work by Oran Etkin and later in the show from Anat Cohen. In the middle is a new album by Greg Abate with the late Phil Woods in one of his last recordings. A vocal set follows with Luciana Souza, Cyrille Aimee, and Norah Jones (with new Charles Lloyd). Some fusion to finish the podcast with two Frank's - Varella and Zappa.

Featured album

What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman - Oran Etkin on iTunes

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Oran Etkin ~ Be Good Lady ~ What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman 
Greg Abate + Phil Woods ~ Strollin' ~ Kindred Spirits 
Greg Abate + Phil Woods ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Kindred Spirits
Luciana Souza ~ At The Fair ~ Speaking In Tongues 
Cyrille Aimee ~ Live Alone and Like It ~ Let's Get Lost 
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels ~ You Are So Beautiful ~ I Long to See You 
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa 
Anat Cohen ~ Bachio (feat. Rumero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa 
Josh Evans ~ Steps ~ Hope and Despair 
Frank Varella ~ Giant Steps ~ Grandma's Revenge 
Frank Zappa ~ Waka Jawaka ~ Waka Jawaka 

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Awesome Guitar

Some awesome modern jazz guitar is featured in this podcast. We hear from Kevin Eubanks (Dave Holland), Bill Frisell, Larry Coryell and John McLaughlin (Miroslav Vitous). At the end of the podcast is a new album from Charles Lloyd, featuring more great guitar from Frisell and the new fusion sound of Manuel Valera.

Featured Album
Bill Frisell, All We Are Saying

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Holland & Prism ~ The Watcher ~ Prism
Bill Frisell ~ Come Together ~ All We Are Saying
Bill Frisell ~ Give Peace a Chance ~ All We Are Saying 
Larry Coryell ~ Gypsy Queen ~ Barefoot Boy
Mirislav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him on You ~ Infinite Search
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels ~ Masters of War ~ I Long to See You
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels ~ All My Trials ~ I Long to See You
Manuel Valera & Groove Street ~ 121st Street ~ Urban Landscape

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MLK Tribute

This tribute podcast recorded on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. features music by Noah Baerman from his 2005 release dedicated to the life of the greatest American civil rights leader. That is followed by Nina Simone's tribute to Dr. King. David Bowie is also remembered with music from his final album Blackstar. We hear from Donny McCaslin who collaborated with Bowie on this recording, and some jazz covers of Bowie's work.
Featured Album
Soul Force, Noah Baerman

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Noah Baerman ~ Montgomery, 1956 ~ Soul Force 
Noah Baerman ~ Washington, 1963 ~ Soul Force 
Nina Simone ~ Why? (The King of Love Is Dead) ~ The Best of Nina Simone 
Nina Simone ~ I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free ~ The Best of Nina Simone 
David Bowie ~ Blackstar ~ Blackstar 
David Bowie ~ Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) ~ Blackstar 
Donny McCaslin ~ Alpha and Omega ~ Casting for Gravity 
This Is Not America ~ Not In Our Name ~ Charlie Haden 
The Bad Plus ~ Life on Mars ~ Prog 

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Funky New Year

Start with some heavy funk, mix in some straight ahead jazz and blues, throw in modern jazz and fusion, and you have this week's podcast.

Feature Album
The Epic, Kamasi Washington
Artist ~ Song ~ Album

Maceo Parker ~ Basic Funk 101 ~ School's In
Maceo Parker ~ Shake Everything You Got ~ Roots & Grooves
Guy King ~ Tear it Down ~ I Am Who I Am and It Is What It Is
Guy King ~ Sunny ~ I Am Who I Am and It Is What It Is
Lionel Loueke ~ Vueve Malienne ~ Gaia
John Scofield ~ Enjoy the Future! ~ Past, Present & Future
Kamasi Washington ~ Change of the Guard ~ The Epic
Kamasi Washington ~ Re Run ~ The Epic
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Hymn to Him ~ Apocalypse

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New Year 2016

This podcast previews some live music that will be happening live at the Baby Grand Jazz series from the Hartford Public Library. We go on a world tour with Edmar Casteneda (Columbia), Sinan Bakir (Turkey), and Alon Nechushtan (Israel). Sunna Gunnlags from Iceland, and Ingred Jensen continues the international vibe. Jazz is an American art form at its roots, so we have Branford Marsalis and Miles Davis represented. 
Featured Album
Miles In the Sky on iTunes 
Artist ~ Album ~ Song 

Branford Marsalis Quartet ~ The Ballad of Chet Kincaid ~ Crazy People Music
Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble ~ Jesus De Nazareth ~ Live At The Jazz Standard
Sinan Bakir ~ Protagonist ~ Tales & Stories
Alon Nechushtan ~ Pome (Grenades) ~ venture bound
Maria Schnieder Orchestra ~ The Thompson Fields ~ The Thompson Fields
Sunna Gunnlaugs ~ Icelandic Blues ~ Cielito Lindo
Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ collective consciousness
Miles Davis ~ Stuff ~ Miles in the Sky
Jason Miles & Ingrid Jensen ~ Ferrari ~ Kind of New

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