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New York Review

This playlist is mostly a review of NYC jazz artists that I heard live on a recent trip to the big apple. We saw six bands, and they are represented here. Monday nights have NYC regulars Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard, and Mike Stern at 55Bar. Stanley Cowell was at the venerable Village Vanguard. David Binney and Sheryl Bailey made it three stops at 55Bar which features up and coming jazz players. The last stop was uptown at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club where pianist Victor Gould was celebrating the release of his new CD with his sextet. This CD also features new albums by Kenny Garrett and Hiromi.

Featured album
Reminiscent by Stanley Cowell
Artist ~ Album ~ Track 
Michael Dease ~ Confirmation ~ Father Figure
Mingus Big Band ~ Moanin' ~ Mingus Big Band
Mike Stern ~ Street Rhyme ~ These Times
Stanley Cowell ~ Intermezzo ~ Reminiscent
Stanley Cowell ~ Re-Confirmed ~ Reminiscent
David Binney ~ The Golden Zone ~ Anacapa
Sheryl Bailey ~ One for VJ ~ A Meeting of the Minds
Victor Gould ~ Clockwork ~ Clockwork
Victor Gould ~ Sir Carter ~ Clockwork
Kenny Garrett ~ Do Your Dance! ~ Do Your Dance!
Kenny Garrett ~ Chasing the Wind ~ Do Your Dance!
Hiromi ~ Spark ~ Spark

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Like last week, we start with a couple tracks from Pat Metheny's new album followed by Jaco's Word of Mouth. We feature new albums from saxophonist Kris Allen and Mike Melito. Then, close it out with a preview of Kenny Garrett's forthcoming release. Also in this podcast we hear from guitarist Monnette Sudler and Noah Baerman. 

Featured Album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny ~ This Belongs To You ~ The Unity Sessions
Pat Metheny ~ Roofdogs ~ The Unity Sessions
Jaco Pastorious ~ Crisis ~ Word of Mouth
Jaco Pastorious ~ John and Mary ~ Word of Mouth
Monnette Sudler ~ Time for a Change ~ Time For a Change
Noah Baerman ~ Atam Bomb ~ Bliss
Mike Melito ~ Up Over and Out ~ New York Connections
Mike Melito ~ Bolivia ~ New York Connections
Kris Allen ~ Bird Bailey ~ Beloved
Kris Allen ~ Flores ~ Beloved
Kenny Garrett ~ Backyard Groove ~ Do Your Dance!
Kenny Garrett ~ Bossa ~ Do Your Dance!

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Following something new from Pat Metheny, is a set inspired by early American music. Jane Ira Bloom, JD Allen and Noah Preminger have all released music with roots in Native American or Delta Blues. Also in this podcast is new music from Kris Allen, Steve Davis, Cuong Vu and a Beatles cover from John Daversa.

Featured Album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny ~ On Day One ~ The Unity Sessions
Jane Ira Bloom ~ Gateway to Progress ~ Early Americans
JD Allen ~ Lightnin' ~ Americana
Noah Preminger ~ Love In Vain ~ Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground
Kris Allen ~ Mandy Have Mercy ~ Beloved
One for All ~ Daylight ~ The Third Decade
One for All ~ Hey Stevie-D ~ The Third Decade
Cuong Vu ~ Acid Kiss ~ Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
John Daversa ~ Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds ~ Kaleidoscope Eyes

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Tao of Bartz

We feature a long set of Gary Bartz music, but first hear Greg Abate and Phil Woods and the intensity of McCoy Tyner. Following the Bartz set is something new from Cyrus Chestnut and a surprise Beatles medley.

Featured Album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Greg Abate & Phil Woods with the Tim Ray Trio ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan's
McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca
Gary Bartz ~ Nita ~ Coltrane Rules: The Tao of a Music Warrior
Gary Bartz Candid All Stars ~ Impressions ~ There goes the Neighborhood!
Gary Bartz Quintet ~ Speak Low ~ West 42nd Street
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Mamacita ~ Natural Essence
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Minority ~ Natural Essence
John Daversa ~ Kaleidoscope Eyes Medley ~ Kaleidoscope Eyes

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