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Archive for May 2016

Our Miles Davis 90th Birthday tribute show. You will hear Miles' first and second great quintets along with an early recording with Charlie Parker and a sideman date with Cannonball. Then his transition to electronics beginning with explorations with his quintet, to full throttle jazz/rock fusion. We finish with fusion masters John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Over 2 hours of great music covering the many sides of Miles.

Featured Album
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Miles Davis and John Coltrane ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Miles & Trane
Miles Davis ~ Walkin' ~ Friday Nights In Person At the Blackhawk, San Francisco
Charlie Parker ~ KC Blues ~ The Original Recording of Charlie Parker
Cannonball Adderley ~ One For Daddy-O ~ Somethin' Else
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
Miles Davis ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About That Time ~ In A Silent Way
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew
Miles Davis ~ Black Satin ~ On The Corner
Miles Davis ~ Ms. Morrisine ~ The Columbia Years 1955-1985
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter

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Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson and a special tribute to Jackie McLean make up this podcast. Can it get any better that? OK, we can throw in some Dexter Gordon and early Miles Davis too.

Featured Album
Jackie McLean Featuring Dexter Gordon, The Meeting.
Aritist ~ Album ~ Track
Kenny Dorham ~ Straight Ahead ~ Una Mas
Kenny Dorham ~ Trompeta Toccatta ~ Trompeta Toccatta
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Jackie McLean ~ Climax ~ Jacknife
Jackie McLean/Dexter Gordon ~ Rue De La Harpe ~ The Meeting
Miles Davis ~ Dig ~ Dig

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A diverse podcast of jazz styles beginning with a Gary Bartz tribute to Trane, followed by young hard bop artists David Gibson and Theo Hill and vocals by Atla Dechamplain. Then 2 extended sets. First is the Sachal Ensemble fusing Middle Eastern sounds with Jazz, R&B and popular western influences. Finally we hear Keith Jarrett in 3 different settings.

Featured Album
Song of Lahore the Sachal Ensemble
Artist ~ Album ~ Playlist
Gary Bartz ~ Villa/Ole ~ Coltrane Rules: The Tao of a Music Warrior
Gary Bartz ~ The Song of Loving/Kindness ~ Coltrane Rules: The Tao of a Music Warrior
David Gibson (with Josh Evans) ~ Persephone ~ Boom!
Theo Hill ~ Mantra ~ Live at Smalls
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
The Sachal Ensembe ~ Take 5 ~ n/a
The Sachal Ensemble (featuring Wynton Marsalis) ~ Blue Pepper ~ Song of Lahore
The Sachal Ensemble (featuring Bilal) ~ Yes We Can Can ~ Song of Lahore
Keith Jarrett ~ De Drums ~ Fort Yahwah
Keith Jarrett ~ Autumn Leaves/Up For It ~ Up For It
Keith Jarrett ~ Country ~ My Song

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A Thousand Eyes

The gem of this show is a 20 minute version of The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Gary Bartz. Also featured is the release of Noah Preminger's new Delta Blues inspired album, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (available only at Noah Preminger's website). Other music in this podcast are new releases by Jack DeJohnette, Michael Dease, Walt Weiskopf and lost tapes from Bill Evans.

featured album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Michael Dease ~ The Pursuit of Inspiration ~ Father Figure
Michael Dease ~ Confirmation ~ Father Figure
Gary Bartz Quintet ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ West 42nd Street
Noah Preminger ~ I am The Heavenly Way ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Noah Preminger ~ Future Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison ~ Two Jimmys ~ In Movement
Bill Evans ~ Walkin' Up ~ Some Other Time: The Lost Sessions From the Black Forest
Bill Evans ~ What Kind of Fool Am I ~ Some Other Time: The Lost Sessions From the Black Forest
walt weiskopf ~ Coffee and Scones ~ the way you say it

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This podcast begins with a tribute to the artist Prince. Though not jazz, it is evident that Prince's musical chops and creativity are worthy of respect from any music lover. We follow with a set of some of Hartford's best and brightest. The podcast concludes with a review of the movie Miles Ahead, and a cut from the soundtrack.

Featured album
Mile Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Thieves in the Temple ~ New Standard
Prince ~ Musicology ~ Single
Prince ~ A Case of You ~ A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Miles Davis ~ Someday My Prince Will Come ~ The Essential Miles
The Paul Brown Quartet ~ Monk's Dream ~ Speak Low
Ralph Peterson, Zacai Curtis, Luques Curtis ~ Manifest Destiny ~ Triangular III
Kris Allen ~ Two Celebrities ~ Beloved
Orice Jenkins ~ East of the Sun ~ Soar
Albert Rivera ~ He Said, She Said ~ Back At It
Steve Davis ~ Say When ~ Say When
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Mike DiRubbo ~ Sun Steps ~ Threshold
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ i can't give you anything but love ~ Pause
Various Artists ~ What's Wrong With That? ~ Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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