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Dedicated to the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy December 14, 2012. Love Wins!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Jolene ~ Plus One
Jimmy Greene ~ Ana's Way (feat Kurt Elling) ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ Overcomers Suite
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Jimmy Greene ~ December ~ Flowers: Beautiful Life Vol 2
Mike Stern ~ Remember ~ These Times
McCoy Tyner ~ Impressions ~ Trident
McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca
McCoy Tyner ~ My Favorite Things ~ Echoes of a Friend

 

 

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Cool Coleman

Jazz royalty came to The Side Door jazz club in Old Lyme Connecticut, and I celebrated his performance with a set of music by this great tenor saxophonist. Also in this episode is another tenor great Getz, McBride's New Jawn, poet Tom Waits and organist Pat Bianchi.

Playlist
Album ~ Artist ~ Playlist
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
George Coleman ~ Good Morning Heartache ~ At Yoshi's
George Coleman ~ The Shadow of Your Smile ~ A Master Speaks
Cedar Walton ~ Mode for Joe ~ Eastern Rebellion
Stan Getz ~ beatrice ~ bossas and ballads: the lost sessions
Christian McBride ~ Seek the Source ~ The New Jawn
Tom Waits ~ Step Right Up ~ Small Change
Pat Bianchi ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ In The Moment
Pat Bianchi ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing ~ In The Moment

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We celebrate Jimi's birth anniversary with his music and a few jazz covers of his tunes. Next up new music from Preminger and McBride. Hartford area guitarist Scott Rosen joins the show to talk about his debut CD. Finally, we close out the show with a Jackie McLean classic.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up from the Skies ~ Axis Bold as Love
Geoffrey Keezer ~ May This Be Love ~ On My Way To You
Jimi Hendrix ~ All Along the Watchtower ~ Electric Ladyland
Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Castles Made of Sand/Foxy Lady ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Christian McBride ~ Sightseeing ~ Christian McBride's New Jawn
Scott Rosen ~ New Friends ~ New Friends
Scott Rosen ~ New Friends ~ Nature Boy
Jackie McLean ~ Jacknife ~ Jacknife

 

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This show, broadcast the day after Thanksgiving, features compositions written about food, friends and giving thanks. OK, mostly food. You are listening to this show several days after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the leftovers. 

Playlist
Artists ~ Track ~ Album
Mongo Santamaria ~ Sweet Tater Pie ~ The Colors of Latin Jazz: Soul Cookin'
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Chick Corea ~ Just Friends ~ The Continents
Organissimo ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ This is the Place
Matt & Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Pumpkin's Delight ~ Gathering Call
Keny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
Keny Burrell ~ Chitlins Con Carne ~ Midnight Blue
Miles Davis ~ Sweet Pea ~ Water Babies
Sonny Stitt ~ Just Friends ~ Tune Up!
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food

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Tolliver in Vinyl

The gem of this podcast is Side A of Charles Tolliver's Music Inc from my vinyl collection. It's great to hear this after seeing Mr. Tolliver in concert in Hartford 45 years after this release. There is lots of other great music in this podcast including tenor titan Chris Potter and newcomer Alexander Claffy (bass) with Kurt Rosenwinkel. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Charles Tolliver Music Inc ~ Spanning ~ Live at Slugs Vol 2
Charles Tolliver Music Inc ~ Wilpans ~ Live at Slugs Vol 2
Christian McBride ~ Seek the Source ~ New Jawn
Stevie Wonder ~ Knocks Me Off My Feet ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Chris Potter ~ The Source (For John Coltrane) ~ Gratitude
Chris Potter ~ Sun King (For Sonny Rollins) ~ Gratitude
Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau ~ Milestones ~ On More Trip To Birdland
Alexander Claffy ~ Michelle ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Alexander Claffy ~ Devils Island ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

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Joni Roy and more

After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

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Paper Man

Let's begin with Art Blakey featuring Wynton and Branford in the beginning of their illustrious careers. Next up Wynton's epic composition Magic Hour. Then, Charles Tolliver in music and his own words prior to the upcoming concert in Hartford. Finally new music from Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Charles Tolliver ~ Household of Saud ~ Paper Man
Charles Tolliver / Maurice Robertson ~ Interview ~ n/a
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Christian Sands ~ Frankenstein ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Samba De Vela ~ Facing Dragons

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This podcast is the second half from a broadcast of a few weeks ago. No theme, just a variety of great music, mostly new but a few old favorites mixed in.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Fuller of Love ~ Keystone 3
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
John Scofield ~ Dang Swing ~ Combo 66
Darren Barrett ~ Ugly Beauty ~ But Beautiful
Darren Barrett ~ Nica's Dream ~ But Beautiful
Bobby Broom ~ Come Together ~ Soul Fingers
Tom Pierson ~ Deceitful Eyes ~ Planet of Tears
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ The Window
Sarah Vauhan ~ Misty ~ Best of
Wes Montgomery ~ 4 on 6 ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar of
Renee Rosnes ~ Let the Wild Rumpus Start ~ Beloved of the Sky

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