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NEA Jazz Masters 2022

This weeks edition of In The Groove features the latest class of NEA Jazz Masters for 2022. Congrats to Billy Hart, Donald Harrison, Stanley Clarke and Cassandra Wilson for being recognized for their contributions to the jazz legacy. It is also Charles McPherson's 82 birthday so we will start this legendary alto saxophonist.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Charles McPherson ~ Fire Dance ~ Manhattan Nocturne
Christopher Hollyday ~ I Got the World on a String ~ Telepathy
The Cookers ~ Sir Galahad ~ Time and Time Again
Stanley Clarke ~ Song to John, Pt. II ~ Journey to Love
Cassandra Wilson ~ Run the VooDoo Down ~ Traveling Miles
Vi Redd ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Bird Call
Joshua White ~ The Ignoble Parody of Modernity - West ~ 13 Short Stories
Lee Morgan ~ The Gigolo ~ The Gigolo

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Just a collection of music I've been listening to this week, including a couple Joni covers. A few vocal tracks within from Souza, Parlato, Karrin, and Billie. Other notable tunes from Brecker and Scofield and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Larry Goldings, Jay Bellerose & David Piltch ~ Blueberry Hill ~ Music from the Front Room
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Your Lucky Number ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Song for Bilbao ~ Tales from the Hudson
John Scofield ~ I'll Catch You ~ Works for Me
Hudson ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
Herbie Hancock Feat. Luciana Souza ~ Amelia ~ River: The Joni Letters
Gretchen Parlato ~ Roy Allan (feat. Airto Moreira) ~ Flor
Karrin Allyson ~ West Coast Blues ~ In Blue
Billie Holiday ~ Them There Eyes ~ Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
Gerald Clayton ~ Rejuvenation Agenda ~ Happening: Live at The Village Vanguard

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The classic from Hank Mobley, "This I Dig of You" starts out the show, and sets the tone for this week's episode. We hear from icons of jazz in Mobley, Tyner and Brecker as well as current artists moving jazz forward as with Abate, Castelli and Iyer.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Greg Abate ~ Cook's Bay ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Floatin' ~ Party at One World Plaza
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Party at One World Plaza ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Midnight Voyage ~ Tales from the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Flying High ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey ~ Touba ~ Uneasy

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Two of the most requested themes for this podcast are Jazz Fusion and Indian/Jazz Fusion. From new releases to classic fusion, we've got this covered. Enjoy and rock out!

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Snarky Puppy ~ Lingus ~ We Like It Here
Brandee Younger ~ Reclamation ~ Somewhere Different
Chris Potter ~ Southbound ~ Sunrise Reprise
Chick Corea ~ Vulcan Worlds ~ Return to the Seventh Galaxy
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Shakti ~ Happiness Is Being Together ~ Natural Elements
Mynta ~ First Summer ~ First Summer

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