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This is part 2 of the last WWUH radio show before temporarily shuttering for COVID-19. I thought it appropriate to feature musicians that have contributed so much to the Hartford jazz scene. I didn't have time to get to everyone, but I hope this sampling of local music plays to the HARTstrings of In The Groove Listeners here and all over the world.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Jen Allen ~ Climbing Ivy ~ Sifting Grace
Kris Allen ~ Lowborn ~ Beloved
The Curtis Brothers ~ Staircase of Mount Meru ~ Algorithm
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial Cole
New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Wolves ~ Peter & The Wolf
Jimmy Greene- ~ So In Love ~ While Looking Up
The New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ single
Jonathan Barber ~ Carry On ~ Vision Ahead
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway To Hartford ~ Genuinity
Andrew Wilcox ~ The Peacocks ~ n/a
Steve Davis ~ Spirit Waltz ~ Live at Smalls

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We may be stuck at home ALONE, but TOGETHER through our common love of jazz music, we can will get through this. For many of us music sustains our spirit and enhances our lives. My hope is that this podcast will help to keep you "In The Groove", hip you to new music, and give you comfort with our great jazz standards.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Alone Together ~ Illuminations
Jimmy Greene ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most ~ Introducing Jimmy Greene
Ahmad Jamal ~ Stolen Moments ~ The Awakening
Bill Evans Trio ~ Milestones ~ Waltz for Debby
Billy Childs feat. Lisa Fischer ~ Map to the Treasure ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro (2014)
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio (feat. Johnathan Blake) ~ I Remeber When ~ Without Deception
Hudson (feat. Dejohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, Scofield) ~ Tony Then Jack ~ Hudson

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Tribute to McCoy

Except for the opening track (Feel the Bern - Mike Casey), this podcast is all McCoy Tyner. We pay tribute to this iconic jazz pianist that passed away last week. Tyner's influence on modern jazz cannot be overstated. His contribution to this art form will be an indelible part of jazz history.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single
McCoy Tyner Trio ~ Flying High ~ Infinity
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity
McCoy Tyner ~ Song for My Lady ~ Song for My Lady
McCoy Tyner ~ T 'n A Blues ~ Today and Tomorrow
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Sahara ~ Sahara
McCoy Tyner ~ Alone Together ~ Illuminations
McCoy Tyner ~ My Favorite Things ~ Echoes from a Friend
McCoy Tyner ~ Fly With the Wind ~ Fly With the Wind
McCoy Tyner ~ Peresina ~ Expansions

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This episode begins with tunes that can be associated with a couple of political campaigns. Don't worry, I don't get too political on you. Everyone loves a Miles set, and that is what comes next. Then a set of "Moments"; Moments Notice, Stolen Moments, Idle Moments and Bright Moments. Finally something new from a group called Idle Hands, and an album Solid Moments.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Curtis Mayfield ~ Move On Up (extended version) ~ Curtis
Bill Frisell ~ Revolution ~ all we are saying...
Miles Davis ~ Tutu ~ Tutu
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Davis: Birth of the cool (soundtrack)
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round About Midnight
John Coltrane ~ Moments Notice ~ Blue Train
Oliver Nelson ~ Stolen Moments ~ Blues and the Abstract Truth
Blue Note 7 ~ Idle Moments ~ Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Bright Moments ~ Bright Moments
IdleHands ~ Barrelling Through ~ Solid Moments

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We begin this episode with new music; first from our Hartford cats and then from more nationally known jazz artists. Finally the set ends with classic jazz from Hancock and Miles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
The New Mosaic ~ Out Of Body ~ single
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Jen Allen ~ Prickly Pear ~ Sifting Grace
Mike Casey ~ Unforgettable ~ single
Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue
Pat Metheny ~ Everything Explained ~ From This Place
Kenny Barron, Dave Holland Trio ~ Porto Alegre ~ Without Deception
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ Fat Albert Rotunda
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mandishi
Miles Davis ~ Dear Old Stockholm ~ Round About Midnight

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