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To the moon

This episode begins with a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I have chosen some unique tracks to commemorate this event including an acapella reading of Moon River. Also, a review of a Hartford Jazz Society concert from Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca and a preview of a concert tribute to Roy Hargrove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse Vol 1
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon
Giacomo Gates ~ How High the Moon/Ornithology ~ Centerpiece
Elio Villafranca ~ The Source In Between ~ The Source In Between
Elio Villafranca ~ Odda Suite ~ The Source In Between
Antonio Hart ~ for amadu ~ ama tu sonrisa
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Bring it on Home to Me ~ earfood

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Heat Wave

These tracks are meant to bring some "cool" to these hot days of summer ahead. There are some great Hammond Organ grooves in this episode from Dave Stryker and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Oscar Peterson is here with "How High the Moon" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. There is gorgeous music from Billy Childs and more to be enjoyed with a cold iced tea.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ Eight Track II
Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First Take
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot
Oscar Peterson ~ How High The Moon ~ Perfect Peterson
Tony Williams ~ Geo Rose ~ Civilization
Chick Corea ~ Duende (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ Antidote
Billy Cobham ~ Spanish Moss - A Sound Portrait ~ Crosswinds
Art Pepper ~ You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To ~ Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Billy Childs ~ Map to the Treasure ~ Map to the Treasure: reimagining Laura Nyro
Billy Childs ~ The Starry Night ~ Rebirth
E.J. Strickland ~ Transcendence ~ The Undying Spirit
Mario Pavone Sextet ~ Two thirds Radial ~ Vertical

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Let’s Get Funky

A very funky episode of In The Groove. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Tower of Power ~ I Like Your Style ~ Tower of Power Live
Tower of Power ~ What Is Hip ~ Tower of Power Live
Brecker Brothers ~ Some Skunk Funk ~ Brecker Brothers
Billy Cobham ~ Stratus ~ Spectrum
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Pat Metheny ~ James ~ Offramp
Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
Dezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion

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Here are selections of tunes about America for this 4th of July holiday weekend. Other than Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful, these songs may not be exactly the typical patriotic music one is used to listening to on this holiday. But what could be more patriotic than exercising one's free speech and freedom to protest. The highlight of this podcast comes at the end, with a jazzed-up version of West Side Story.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles Forever ~ America the Beautiful
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country ~ Map To The Treasure
Kurt Elling ~ American Tune ~ The Questions
Danilo Perez ~ Suite for The Americas Pt I and II ~ Motherland
Jason Palmer ~ American Deceptionalism Part 2 ~ Places
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Christian Sands ~ Fight for Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Max Roach ~ Freedom Day ~ We Insist!
Miles Davis ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Miles Smiles
Joe DeFrancesco ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing ~ Project Freedom
Dave Grusin ~ Prologue/America ~ West Side Story

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