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Cole Centennial

This podcast episode introduces Orice Jenkins and the release of his CD Centennial Cole. We play three tracks from this great new CD and speak with Orice about Nat King Cole as well as James Rich about his original musical play about Cole's life and music. The podcast concludes with another Hartford based musician Matt Dwonszyk's latest release and finally something new from pianist Eric Reed.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Nat King Cole ~ That's What ~ n/a
Orice Jenkins ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Centennial Cole
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial Cole
Orice Jenkins ~ Birmingham ~ Centennial Cole
James Rich ~ Route 66 ~ n/a
Matt Dwonszck ~ Pecan Delight ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Martha's Prize ~ Everybody Gets The Blues

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Goodbye Mabes

This podcast episode is dedicated to Harold Mabern who passed away on September 19 at 83 years of age. Mabern's music bookends this podcast. In between Mabes we feature great new albums by Ben Wolfe inspired by fatherhood and Roxy Coss making with a strong political statement.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue ~ Live at Smalls
Harold Mabern ~ Portrait of Jennie ~ Afro Blue
Ben Wolfe ~ Blind Seven ~ Fatherhood
Ben Wolfe ~ First Things First ~ Fatherhood
Les Paul and Mary Ford ~ How High the Moon ~ n/a
Roxy Coss ~ Mr. President ~ Quintet
Sameer Gupta ~ Come Take Everything ~ A Circle Has No Beginning
Brandee Younger ~ Blue Nile ~ Soul Awakening
Pat Metheny ~ Eighteen ~ Off Ramp
Chris Potter ~ Green Pastures ~ Circuits
Harold Mabern ~ My Favorite Things ~ Right On Time

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I'm not the superstitious type, but when your radio show falls on Friday The Thirteenth, you just have to play some of these tunes. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
SF Jazz Collective ~ Superstition ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
SF Jazz Collective ~ Creepin' ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Thelonious Monk ~ Friday the 13th ~ Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins
McCoy Tyner ~ 13 House ~ 13th House
Joe Magnarelli ~ NYC-J-Funk ~ Three on Two
Dream Shanti ~ Joy ~ Music in Our Dreams
Sameer Gupta ~ Innocence in Harlem ~ A Circle Has No Beginning

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Let's begin with a send-off to Summer with music from Redman, Terry, Brubeck and Wonder. After classics from Cannonball and Byrd, a set of Preminger, we finish this broadcast with the ever changing Miles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales of Changing Times
Summer Relief ~ Yosvany Terry ~ Today's Opinion
Summer Song ~ Dave Brubeck ~ India Summer
Summer Soft ~ Stevie Wonder ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Donald Byrd ~ Down Tempo ~ Off To the Races
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger ~ Trouble in Mind ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground
Ted Nash ~ Jet Song ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Maria ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Miles Davis ~ Frelon brun ~ Files De Killimanjaro
Miles Davis All Stars ~ Solar ~ Walkin'
Miles Davis ~ So What ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Fest
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We'll recognize Labor Day 2019 by opening this episode with a couple versions of Work Song. That is followed by a couple from pianist Keith Jarrett and Dexter Gordon. The podcast concludes with creative covers of West Side Story tunes as interpreted by saxophonist Ted Nash and his trio. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ In A New Mood
Cannonball Adderly ~ Work Song ~ Phenix
Keith Jarrett ~ My Funny Valentine ~ Up For It
Keith Jarrett ~ Country ~ My Song
Dexter Gordon ~ Laura ~ Sophisticated Giant
Dexter Gordon ~ Moontrane ~ Sophisticated Giant
Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Ronnie Burrage ~ You Can Call feat. Shenel Johns ~ Heal
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Ted Nash ~ One Hand One Heart ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story
Ted Nash ~ Tonight ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story

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