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This week's show begins with an interview with vocalist and trumpeter Leala Cyr. The episode concludes with vibes by Burton, including collaborations with Chick and others. In between are some great tracks by Roberta Flack, Bessie Smith, Mehldau, Ponty and others.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Roberta Flack ~ Compared To What ~ First Take
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Cry Me a River ~ Happenstance
Jen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket Statement
Jean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the music of Frank Zappa
Brad Mehldau ~ St. Mark is Howling in the City of Light ~ Finding Gabriel
Bessie Smith ~ Backwater Blues ~ Best of Bessie Smith
Chick Corea and Gary Burton ~ Eleanor Rigby ~ Hot House
Gary Burton ~ Question and Answer ~ Like Minds
Gary Burton ~ Gorgeous ~ Generations

LOVE 2020

A Valentine's day playlist curated with LOVE. Later in the podcast is a tribute to the late Lyle Mays.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstraong ~ Love Is Here To Stay ~ Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ I Can't Believe You Are In Love With Me ~ Pause
Toots Theielmans ~ Hello Young Lovers ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Organissimo ~ All You Need Is Love ~ B3tles: A Soulful Tribute to the Fab Four
Robert Glasper ~ All Matter ~ Double Booked
Gregory Porter ~ L-O-V-E ~ Nat King Cole & Me
Lyle Mays ~ Highland Aire ~ Lyle Mays
Lyle Mays ~ Mirror of the Heart ~ Lyle Mays
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays ~ It's For You ~ As Falls Witchita, So Falls Witchita Falls
Louis Armstrong ~ West End Blues ~ This is Jazz

New From the Hart

This episode starts with a look back from the Fort Apache Band before getting into new music from Hollyday, then Hartford favs Casey, Allen, Cyr and Jenkins. A track from Ms. Salvant on the eve of her Hartford performance, back to the roaring 20's from Freddy Keppard and something brand new from Metheny make this one eclectic podcast episode.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ One to One ~ Rumba Buhaina
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ Ask Me Now ~ Rumba Buhaina
Christopher Hollyday and Telepathy ~ Paid Time Off ~ Dialogue
Mike Casey ~ Venus ~ single
Jen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket Statement
Leala Cyr ~ First Instinct ~ First Instinct
Orice Jenkins ~ Centenial Cole ~ The Very Thought of You
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Freddy Keppard ~ So This Is Venice ~ The Complet Set 1923-1926
Pat Metheny ~ You Are ~ From this Place

Grammy 2020

This episode begins with three winners of Grammy Awards for 2020. Starting with Jacob Collier's unique rendition of Moon River, followed by a new version of Chick Corea's Spanish Heart Band, and finally Brad Mehldau's explorations with a new modern sound. After the Grammy set, hear vintage Santana and brand new Metheny. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse
Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ Antidote
Brad Mehldau ~ The Garden ~ Finding Gabriel
Brad Mehldau ~ Born To Trouble ~ Finding Gabriel
Santana ~ Flor de Canela / Promise of the Fisherman ~ Barboletta
Pat Metheny ~ America Undefined ~ From this Place
Pat Metheny ~ Wide and Far ~ From This Place
David Bowie and Pat Metheny ~ This is Not America ~ Best of
Greg Abate ~ This I Dig of You ~ Bop Lives!

MLK Tribute 2020

A podcast episode paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. post his observed birthday. Glasper, Hancock, Baerman and McBride are represented honoring this inspirational leader. Towards the end of this episode we hear from Miles, Fats Waller and Wolff & Clark. The podcast ends with our goodbye to jazz icon Jimmy Heath.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Robert Glasper Trio ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions
Herbie Hancock ~ I Have A Dream ~ The Prisoner
Noah Baerman ~ Happy Birthday ~ Soul Force
Christian McBride ~ Soldiers ~ The Movement Revisited
Christian McBride ~ Ali Speaks / Rumble in theJungle ~ The Movement Revisited
Miles Davis ~ Gingerbread Man ~ Miles Smiles
Fats Waller ~ It's A Sin To Tell A Lie ~ Ain't Misbehavin
Wolff & Clark Expedition ~ Gingerbread Man ~ Expedition 2
The Heath Brothers ~ I'm Glad There is You ~ As We Were Saying...

Hard-bop set

Smokin' set from your favorite hard-bop cats; Blakey, Cannonball, Henderson and more. We end with a taste of the San Diego jazz scene on Christopher Hollyday's latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Cannonball Adderley ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Tom Cat
The Cookers ~ Priestess ~ Warriors
Cedar Walton ~ Bolivia ~ Eastern Rebellion
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Duke Ellington ~ Black and Tan Fantasy / Rockin' in Rhythm ~ n/a
Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue .
Christopher Hollyday ~ Paid Time Off ~ Dialogue

I welcome in 2020 with a couple of tunes written for New Years. Since we all have our New Year's resolutions, the following tracks are titled just that. There are also a couple of interesting covers by McCoy Tyner. Also of note is a tribute to recently passed Vic Juris, and new music by Ralph Peterson and the Envisage Collective.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Mike DeRubbo Quartet ~ New Year's Dream ~ New York Accent live at Kitano
Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece ~ Resolutions ~ Little Echo
John Coltrane ~ Resolution ~ A Love Supreme
McCoy Tyner ~ A Night in Tunisia ~ Today and Tomorrow
McCoy Tyner ~ When Sunny Gets Blue ~ Today and Tomorrow
Cannonball Adderley ~ Soon ~ Them Dirty Blues
Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band ~ Down Under ~ LIsten Up!
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2
Vic Juris ~ Ruby ~ Eye Contact
Envisage Collective ~ Malta House ~ Reach Out

2019 Finale

In this final podcast episode for 2019 we begin and end with jazz greats Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk. In between we feature several young musicians, including Hartford's Matt Dwonszyk, Orice Jenkins and Leala Cyr. We throw in some Frank Zappa to mix things up as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races
Jason Palmer ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Nothing to Hide
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centenial Cole
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Frank Zappa ~ Big Swifty ~ Waka / Jawaka
Thelonious Monk Orchestra ~ Monk's Mood ~ At Town Hall

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