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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

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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

 

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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

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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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A mix of jazz music for a beautiful spring day. New music from Connecticut based artists featured within (Escoffery, Barber, Envisage). Please listen for a special message at the end of this episode.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie
Wayne Escoffery ~ Sanctus ~ The Humble Warrior
Jonathan Barber (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder ~  Single
Jonathan Barber ~ 29 (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Single
Envisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~ Reach Out
McCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ Guitars
Roxy Coss ~ Don’t Cross the Coss ~ Quintet
David Liebman ~ Jean Pierre ~ On the Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis

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From my recent radio broadcast. No real theme, just music for you jazz fans to enjoy. Stay safe.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ The One Step ~ Friends
Return to Forever ~ No Mystery (feat. Chick Corea) ~ No Mystery
Brandee Younger ~ Soul Awakening ~ Soul Awakening
Onaje Allan Gumbs ~ What You Won't Do for Love ~ Just Like Yesterday
Avery Sharpe Trio ~ First Time We Met ~ Autumn Moonlight
McCoy Tyner ~ Talk Spirit, Walk Spirit ~ Quartet
Charles Mingus ~ Remembering Rockefeller At Attica ~ Changes One
Charles Mingus ~ Better git hit in your soul ~ Pithencanthropus Erectus
John McLaughlin ~ Extrapolation ~ Extrapolation
John McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation

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This podcast episode features the New England Jazz Ensemble performing a jazzed up arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev's, Peter and the Wolf. Arranged by Walt Gwardyak with a hip "jazzbretto" (narration) by Giacomo Gates. Following is new music from Zenon, Metheny and a beautiful duet of Metheny and Haden. 

Playlist
New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Peter & The Wolf ~ Peter & The Wolf
Miguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero (the Music of Ismael Rivera)
Pat Metheny ~ Pathmaker ~ From This Place
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny ~ The Moon is a Harsh Witness ~ Beyond the Missouri Sky

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Hope y'all are staying safe, sheltered at home and observing all of CDC guidance during these times. An eclectic set this week starting with a vocal set, then a set of rock covers and some jazz classics.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Atla DeChamplain ~ Pause ~ Pause
Jazzmeia Horn ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing / Moanin’ (Medley) ~ A Social Call
Snarky Puppy ~ Sing to the Moon (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) ~ Family Dinner, Vol. 2
Pat Metheny ~ Sixty-Six ~ From This Place
Gerald Cleaver ~ Detroit (Keep It In Mind) ~ Detroit
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants To Rule The World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ These Are The Vistas
The Bad Plus ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care (feat. Wendy Lewis)
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space
Return To Forever ~ Light As a Feather ~ Light As A Feather

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