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Archive for April 2016

We sandwich some classics from Dexter and Cannonball with new music. Orice Jenkins and The Curtis Brothers are on top, and we finish with new music from Allison Miller, Hiromi and more. 

Feature album
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Orice Jenkins ~ Birds Soar ~ Soar
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Maria Cervantes ~ Blood Spirit Land Water Fire
Dexter Gordon ~ Tanya ~ One Flight Up
Cannonball Adderley ~ Planet Earth ~ In New York
Will Bernard ~ Habenera ~ Out & About
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom ~ Fuster ~ Otis Was a Polar Bear
Gregoire Maret ~ Footprints ~ Wanted
Hiromi ~ All's Well ~ Spark
Alan Ferber Nonet ~ Clocks ~ Roots Transitions

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Herbie + Miles

After a special track for tax day, April 15 when this show was broadcast, we settle into a Herbie Hancock feature since it was his birthday last week. We cover many sides of this jazz icon's music. Naturally, we follow this with some Miles Davis in preparation for the upcoming movie, Miles Ahead including two from the original motion picture soundtrack.

feature album
Herbie Hancock - Man-Child
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble ~ Taxman ~ Greatest Hits
Herbie Hancock ~ One Finger Snap ~ Empyrean Isles
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Herbie Hancock ~ New York Minute ~ New Standard
Herbie Hancock ~ Summertime ~ Gershwin's World
Miles Davis ~ E.S.P. ~ E.S.P.
Miles Davis ~ Nefertiti (excerpt) ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Miles Davis ~ Frelon Brun (except) ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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El Gato

This podcast opens with a dedication to Gato Barbieri, who passed away this week. His depth of sound and emotion always came through in his playing. Also of note is a couple tracks from Russell Malone's new CD and The Danny Green trio from San Diego. We play something new from Steve Kuhn and Mellisa Aldana, and vocals from Cyrille Aimee and Dana Lauren.

Featured album
Gato Barbieri - Under Fire

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gato Barbieri ~ Europa ~ Calliente!
Gato Barbieri ~ El Parana ~ Under Fire
Gato Barbieri ~ E Sertao ~ Under Fire
Gato Barbieri ~ Nunca Mas ~ Chapter One: Latin America
Gato Barbieri ~ To Be Continued ~ Chapter One: Latin America
Steve Kuhn ~ This is New ~ At This Time ...
Melissa Aldana ~ Time ~ Back Home
Russell Malone ~ On The Real Side ~ All About Melody
Russell Malone ~ when a man loves a woman ~ All About Melody
Cyrille Aimee ~ Well You Needent ~ Let's Get Lost
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It's You or No One
Danny Green Trio ~ 6 A.M. ~ Altered Narratives
Danny Green Trio ~ Chatter from All Sides ~ Altered Narratives

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There is no theme to this week's show. We just have some great jazz music for you. Smack dab in the middle is a nice vocal set featuring Luciana Souza, Cyrille Aimee, Esperanza Spaulding and Ray Charles. Other highlights are Mark Whitfield, Sonny Rollins, Mario Pavone and Cecile McLorin Slavant. 

Featured Album
Cyrille Aimee ~ Let's Get Lost
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mark Whitfield ~ Blues for Alice ~ True Blue
Melissa Aldana ~ Alegra ~ Back Home
Sonny Rollins ~ Don't Stop the Carnival ~ Milestone Jazz Stars in Concert
Luciana Souza ~ 3 to 2 in Overtime ~ An Answer to Your Silence
Cyrille Aimee ~ There's a Lull in My Life ~ Let's Get Lost
Esperanza Spalding ~ Rest in Pleasure ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Ray Charles & the Count Basie Orchestra ~ Oh What a Beautiful Morning ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings
mack avenue super band ~ Sudden Impact ~ live from detroit jazz
Mario Pavone ~ The Door ~ Song for Septet
No Chordet ~ Somethin' Special ~ Subconsious Love
Steve Davis ~ Kenya ~ Say When
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Something's Coming ~ For one to love

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