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Archive for April 2020

From my recent radio broadcast. No real theme, just music for you jazz fans to enjoy. Stay safe.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ The One Step ~ Friends
Return to Forever ~ No Mystery (feat. Chick Corea) ~ No Mystery
Brandee Younger ~ Soul Awakening ~ Soul Awakening
Onaje Allan Gumbs ~ What You Won't Do for Love ~ Just Like Yesterday
Avery Sharpe Trio ~ First Time We Met ~ Autumn Moonlight
McCoy Tyner ~ Talk Spirit, Walk Spirit ~ Quartet
Charles Mingus ~ Remembering Rockefeller At Attica ~ Changes One
Charles Mingus ~ Better git hit in your soul ~ Pithencanthropus Erectus
John McLaughlin ~ Extrapolation ~ Extrapolation
John McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation

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This podcast episode features the New England Jazz Ensemble performing a jazzed up arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev's, Peter and the Wolf. Arranged by Walt Gwardyak with a hip "jazzbretto" (narration) by Giacomo Gates. Following is new music from Zenon, Metheny and a beautiful duet of Metheny and Haden. 

Playlist
New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Peter & The Wolf ~ Peter & The Wolf
Miguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero (the Music of Ismael Rivera)
Pat Metheny ~ Pathmaker ~ From This Place
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny ~ The Moon is a Harsh Witness ~ Beyond the Missouri Sky

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Hope y'all are staying safe, sheltered at home and observing all of CDC guidance during these times. An eclectic set this week starting with a vocal set, then a set of rock covers and some jazz classics.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Atla DeChamplain ~ Pause ~ Pause
Jazzmeia Horn ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing / Moanin’ (Medley) ~ A Social Call
Snarky Puppy ~ Sing to the Moon (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) ~ Family Dinner, Vol. 2
Pat Metheny ~ Sixty-Six ~ From This Place
Gerald Cleaver ~ Detroit (Keep It In Mind) ~ Detroit
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants To Rule The World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ These Are The Vistas
The Bad Plus ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care (feat. Wendy Lewis)
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space
Return To Forever ~ Light As a Feather ~ Light As A Feather

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Tribute 2020

This In The Groove podcast episode pays tribute to those musicians that have passed due to the coronavirus this past week. It is also dedicated everyone who has been impacted by this pandemic. That has been all of us, in one way or other. Stay safe everyone. That means stay indoors, keep your distance, wash hands, wear face masks. Let the power of music and art help get us through this ordeal.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Lovely Day ~ Outlook
The Marsalis Family ~ Sultry Serenade ~ Jazz Celebration
Wallace Roney ~ Around and Through ~ A Place in Time
Bucky Pizzarelli ~ All of Me ~ 5 for Freddie
BIll Withers ~ Lean on Me ~ single
Jimmy Greene ~ No Words ~ While Looking Up
Michael Brecker ~ African Skies ~ Tales From the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio (featuring Michael Brecker)  ~ Impressions ~ Infinity 

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