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Archive for February 2016

We have the jazz Grammy award winners, but not before we hear some new releases from Greg Abate, Orice Jenkins and Brandee Younger. The Grammys set features Christian McBride, John Scofield and Maria Schneider. And shouldn't Kamasi Washington's Epic been considered for a Grammy?

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet ~ Splanky ~ Blues Groove
Greg Abate ~ Motif ~ Motif
Greg Abate and Phil Woods ~ Moonlight in Vermont ~ Kindrid Spirits
Orice Jenkins ~ Find Your Love ~ Soar
Orice Jenkins ~ East of the Sun ~ Soar
Brandee Younger ~ Afro Harping ~ Wax & Wane
Brandee Younger ~ Wax & Wane ~ Wax & Wane
Snarky Puppy ~ Singing to the Moon ~ Family Dinner Vol. 2
Thomas Chapin ~ Night Bird Song ~ Night Bird Song
Christian McBride Trio ~ cherokee ~ Live at The Village Vanguard
John Scofield ~ Enjoy the Future! ~ Past Present
Maria Schnieder Orchestra ~ Arbiters of Evolution ~ The Thompson Fields
Kamasi Washington ~ The Magnificent 7 ~ The Epic

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This week we talk jazz with up and coming saxophonist Mike Casey (begins @24:20). Also featured is a new album by Dr. Lonnie Smith and more. 

Featured Album
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jeff Coffin with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Superband ~ Tall and Lanky ~ Inside of the Outside
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Afrodesia ~ Evolution
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Staight No Chaser ~ Evolution
Mike Casey Trio ~ Mack The Knife ~ Live Recording
Mike Casey Trio ~ The House of Mirrors ~ Live Recording
Bill Stewart ~ Paris Lope ~ Space Squid
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Jeremy Pelt ~ The Haunting ~ #JiveCulture

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Snarky Jazz

Let's start with something brand new from Snarky Puppy. It gets funky before we transition to a more straight ahead jazz groove. Mags, Mac Ave Superband and Buster get us settled in. Then guitarist Mark Whitfield, Greg Abate with Phil Woods and a Dick Oats big band round out this show. 

Featured Album
Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Snarky Puppy ~ Don't You Know ~ Family Dinner Volume Two
Snarky Puppy ~ I Remember ~ Familiy Dinner Two
Joe Magnarellli ~ NYC-J-Funk ~ Three on Two
Joe Magnarellli ~ Central Park West ~ Three on Two
Mack Avenue Superband ~ Intro/Paint Brushes ~ Live! From the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015
Mack Avenue Superband ~ Intro/Up! ~ Live! From the Detroit Jazz Festival 2015
Buster Williams ~ Fortune Dance ~ Something More
Mark Whitfield ~ Blues for Davis Alexander ~ True Blue
Greg Abate + Phil Woods w/Tim Ray Trio ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Kindred Spirits live at Chans
Dick Oatts/Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra ~ Chameleon ~ A Tribute To Herbie + 1
Dick Oatts/Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra ~ Dolphin Dance ~ A Tribute To Herbie + 1

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Something More

The gem of this podcast is in the last two tracks from bassist Buster Williams and his Something More quintet. But first we here something straight ahead from Yosef Lateef, a slow jam from guitarist Grant Green. The blues from Albert Rivera. Also featured is Greg Abate in concert with the late great Phil Woods.

Featured Album
Buster Williams, Something More

Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Yusef Lateef ~ revelation ~ Blues for the Orient
Grant Green ~ Idle Moments ~ Idle Moments
Greg Abate and Phil Woods ~ Steeplechase ~ Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's
Albert Rivera ~ You Did What? ~ Back At It
Buster Williams ~ Deception ~ Something More
Buster Williams ~ Something More ~ Something More

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