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Archive for January 2021

This episode begins with recent releases from late 2020 and early 2021. We finish with some vintage tracks from Chick and Wayne.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis ~ Out Amongst the People (for J Bat) ~ The Democracy! Suite
Emmet Cohen ~ Toast to Lo ~ Future Stride
Warren Byrd ~ Smilin' in the Dark ~ Truth Raised Twice
Noah Preminger ~ Hamburg ~ Contemptment
Joe Farnsworth ~ Monk's Dream ~ Time to Swing
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Tone's for Joan's Bones
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil

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Move Up Joe

This week's episode begins in celebration of Biden's ascension to POTUS, with a track he used during the campaign. We follow with a variety of tunes, new and old. Of note are a couple duets. One with DeJohnette and John Surman, another with McPartland and Corea. The episode concludes paying tribute to the late Lee Konitz.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Curtis Mayfield ~ Move On Up ~ Curtis
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ Wonderful World
Billy Childs ~ Leimert Park ~ Acceptance
Jack DeJohnette & John Surman ~ Nestor's Saga (The Tale of the Ancient) ~ The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon
Chick Corea & Marian McPartland ~ Spain ~ Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast (With Chick Corea)
Emmet Cohen ~ Dardanella ~ Future Stride
Lee Konitz ~ You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To ~ Motion

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This music in this podcast has nothing to do with our 45th president. It is just a celebration of his leaving of office, and a hope we can someday return to "normalcy".

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Lakecia Benjamin ~ Pursuance ~ Pursuance : The Coltranes
Corea, Clarke & White ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ Forever
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait Of Cannonball
Cannonball Adderley ~ Gemini ~ In New York
Dan Arcamone ~ witch hunt ~ Standards, Vol 1
Greg Abate and the Tim Ray Trio ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever
Toots Thielemans ~ Ornithology ~ East Coast West Coast
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing - EP

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It has been a surreal week in politics in the USA. When this happens, I usually have something to say about it. I've brought you some good jazz music too. 

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dan Arcamone ~ maiden voyage ~ Standards, Vol 1
Dan Liparini ~ Salamander ~ Tessellations
Tony Davis ~ Orange Feathers ~ Golden Year
Charlie Haden ~ This Is Not America ~ Not In Our Name
Weather Report ~ American Tango ~ Mysterious Traveller
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa [First Version] ~ The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
Joel Ross ~ After the Rain ~ Who Are You?
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White ~ After The Cosmic Rain ~ Forever

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As we begin a new year, let's look back at some great jazz music from 2020, and pay tribute to a pianist who passed on at the end of last year, in Frank Kimbrough.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Downtime ~ Warna
George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook
Frank Kimbrough ~ Blue Smoke ~ Quartet
Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before The Rain
Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ You Make Me Feel Brand New ~ Force Majeure
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Mike Casey ~ Best Part (Take 3) ~ Law of Attraction

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