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Mobley Set

We begin this episode with a smokin' Hank Mobley set. Guitarist Grant Green follows, featuring another tenor great Joe Henderson. Tenors continue with a couple Brecker tunes and we end featuring the late Harold Mabern. Looking back at this playlist, all the featured artists have passed away, some recently, some before their time.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ Up Over and Out ~ Reach Out!
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Hank Mobley ~ Uh Huh ~ Workout
Grant Green ~ Jean De Fleur ~ Idle Moments
Michael Brecker ~ Sound Off ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Michael Brecker ~ Half Past Late ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved

Since this is Fathers Day, we have to begin with Song For My Father, this time a funky version from Victor Wooten. From there we pay tribute to the Black Live Matters movement and the struggle for racial justice and equality. Avery Sharpe interprets the history of the movement in his album 400. Blanchard, Louis and Croker do their tributes to the cry of "I Can't Breathe" with their original compositions. Glasper and Preminger provide more  tributes to the cause.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Avery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400
Avery Sharpe ~ Is There A Way Home ~ 400
Terence Blanchard ~ Breathless ~ Breathless
Godwin Louis ~ I Can't Breathe ~ Global
Theo Croker ~ We Can't Breathe ~ Escape Velocity
Robert Glasper ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions
Noah Preminger ~ Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Joshua Redman ~ Father ~ 'Round Again
Jazzmia Horn ~ East of the Sun ~ Social Call

Troubled Waters

The first set starts with a reflection of the troubled times we are in. That tune and the next three are all covers of the great songwriting of Paul Simon by various jazz artists. After that, another reflective piece by Hartford area trombonist Steve Davis. Then Chick, who I have been playing a lot frequently and finally a rousing performance from Emmet Cohen with Ron Carter.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Aretha Franklin ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ Soul Queen
Herbie Hancock ~ Scarborough Fair ~ The New Standard
Kurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway ‒ The Brill Building Project
Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover ~ Day Is Done
Steve Davis ~ Peace ~ Correlations
Chick Corea ~ Armando’s Rhumba (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ Antidote (feat. The Spanish Heart Band)
Chick Corea ~ Return To Forever ~ Return To Forever
Emmet Cohen ~ Joshua ~ Masters Legacy Series Volume 2: Ron Carter

Streamers

This podcast is dedicated to those jazz musicians who have struggled through this pandemic, but still managed to create and present their music through live streaming shows on a regular bases. The first half of this podcast features some of those cats. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ The Inscription (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ Single
Emmet Cohen ~ Teo (Live) ~ Dirty in Detroit
Brandee Younger ~ He Has a Name (Awareness) ~ Single
The New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ Out of Body
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Kurt Rosenwinkel & OJM ~ Zhivago ~ Our Secret World
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ 29 ~ Legacy Holder
McCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ Guitars
John Scofield ~ Do Like Eddie ~ Steady Groovin'

Chicky

Some music from one of Jazz's living legends, Chick Corea, and those who have been associated with his career. The highlight of this episode is a 23 minute piece from the original Return To Forever album.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Airto ~ Parana ~ Fingers
Chick Corea ~ Sometime Ago/La Fiesta ~ Return To Forever
Chick Corea ~ Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra: I. Africa ~ The Continents
Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow ~ Sea Journey ~ The Quartet Live!
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Good Hope ~ Good Hope

A set of music to help ease your mind and lift your spirit through these trying times. Listen for a special message to help support the jazz community.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Emmet Cohen Trio ~ Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit
Wayne Escoffery ~ Quarter Moon ~ The Humble Warrior
Jason Palmer ~ A French Imperial Eagle Finial ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella
Jimmy Greene ~ Always There ~ While Looking Up
Joshua Redman ~ Haze and Aspirations ~ Still Dreaming
John Coltrane ~ Wise One ~ The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2

 

We open with Hartford's own Matt DeChamplain and a Michael Brecker inspired set, before a tribute to Stevie Wonder in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Matt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ (find on YouTube)
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Dedicated To Michael Brecker (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Michael Brecker ~ Tumbleweed ~ Pilgrimage
SFJAZZ Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York
Stevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade

Cold Day in May

It's been cold in New England. Here are some fine jazz tunes to warm you. The latter part of this podcast has a tribute to the late Richie Cole who passed on last week.

Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Right Back Round Again ~ RoundAgain
Jonathan Barber ~ Legacy Holder (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Dagobah - Single
HGTS ~ Thornbush ~ ...And Then They Played...
Richie Cole ~ Something's Coming ~ West Side Story
Richie Cole ~ Jennine ~ The Man With the Horn
Richie Cole (with Art Pepper) ~ Art's Opus #2 ~ A Piece Of Jazz History
Greg Abate (with Richie Cole) ~ Bebop Baby ~ Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle ~ The Set-Up ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle

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