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This special podcast features a conversation with some of Hartfords great artists, musicians and educators. In the WWUH studio I was joined by artist Andres Chaparro, musician and creative voice Mixashawn, and jazz musician and educators Nat Reeves and Eric McPherson. 

Learn more about these great artists here:

Andres Chaparro - http://chaparroart.com/

Nat Reeves - http://natreeves.com/

Eric McPherson - https://www.hartford.edu/hartt/about-us/faculty/music/jmi-jazz/eric-mcpherson.aspx

Mixashawn - http://www.mixashawn.com/

 

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We begin with a celebration of Art Blakey's birthday, then a Cyrus Chestnut cover of a Roberta Flack classic. That takes us to a sweet set of great women vocalists. We complete the show with Monk inspired tunes from Joey Alexander and Helen Sung.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ~ One By One ~ Ugetsu
Cyrus Chestnut ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ~ Genuine Chestnut
Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First Take
Sarah Vaughan ~ Dindi ~ The Best Of Sarah Vaughan
Chick Corea, Stanly Clark, Lenny White feat Chaka Khan ~ I Love You, Porgy ~ Forever
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ I Didn't Know What Time It Was ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cannonball Adderly and Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly
Nina Simone ~ Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood ~ The Best of Nina Simone
Joey Alexander ~ Ugly Beaurty ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Joey Alexander ~ Epistrophy ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Helen Sung ~ Brother Thelonious ~ Anthem for a New Day

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The heart of this podcast is from Lee Morgan and Thelonious Monk. Monk's set is a celebration of his centenial birthday. But first, this podcast begins with classic Chick Corea and Return to Forever. That is followed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, new music from Vijay Iyer. Wayne Shorter's takes us on a trip to the jungles of Brazil with wild version of Jobim's Dindi. We are brought down to earth with Hartford's own Ed Fast before we take off with the Monk, Morgan set.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ My Spanish Heart
Return to Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme For the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5000 Pound Man
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Down To the Wire ~ Far From Over
Wayne Shorter ~ Dindi ~ Supernova
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Tom Cat
Thelonious Monk ~ Green Chimneys ~ Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk ~ Pannonica ~ Bright Corners
Thelonious Monk ~ Blue Monk ~ Greatest Hits

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We begin with classic Metheny, young Mike Casey, jazz master Art Farmer and Benny Golson, something new from Weiskopf. Then comes the heart of this podcast with early electric Miles. We conclude with a set of music inspired by Bob Dylan's protest songs also featuring Hendrix, Hudson, Sachal Ensemble and Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ First Circle ~ First Circle
Mike Casey ~ Norwegian Wood ~ Single - Live from Sofar Sounds NYC
Art Farmer and Benny Golson ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Jazztet - Real Time
Walt Weiskopf ~ Heads in the Clouds ~ Fountain of Youth
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About Time ~ In A Silent Way
Bob Dylan ~ The Times They Are A Changin' ~ The Times They Are A Changin'
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ All Along the Watchtower ~ Electric Ladyland
Hudson ~ A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ~ Hudson
The Sachal Ensemble ~ Shelter from the storm ~ Song of Lahore
Noah Preminger ~ Only a Pawn in Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom

Broadcast on WWUH Sep 29 2017

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First day of Autumn, and John Coltrane; Two of my favorite things.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
The Bobby Timmons Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ In Person
John Coltrane ~ Acknowledgement/Resolution ~ A Love Supreme
John Coltrane ~ Africa ~ Africa/Brass
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane ~ The Feeling of Jazz ~ Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
John Coltrane ~ Equinox ~ Coltrane Sound
John Coltrane ~ Dear Lord ~ The Gentle Side of John Coltrane
John Coltrane ~ Mr. PC ~ Giant Steps
John Coltrane ~ Naima ~ Giant Steps
Miles Davis ~ Love For Sale (Bonus Track) ~ Kind Of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition

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We celebrate the birth date of Cannonball Adderly, but first new music from John McLaughlin and Joey DeFrancesco. Harrold Mabern plays the Wes classic Road Song. A vocal set with Melissa Morgan and something new from Cecile McLorrin Salvant. Then we kick off the Cannonball tribute with his collaboration with Nancy Wilson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension ~ New Blues Old Bruise ~ Live at Ronnie Scotts
Joey DeFrancesco + The People ~ So Near, So Far ~ Project Freedom
Harold Mabern ~ Road Song ~ Live at Smalls
Melissa Morgan ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Until I Met You
Melissa Morgan ~ Days Like This ~ Days Like This
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Cannonball Adderley ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Somthin' Else
Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannnine ~ Them Dirty Blues

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As I put this podcast together I am watching the Hurricane hit the Florida coast. Our thoughts and concerns are with those affected, and hope for the safety of all. We start with two versions of Work Song for this past labor day, then a couple of Steely Dan tracks in memory of Walter Becker, before a set of music inspired by hurricanes. Then some great guitar work by Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Dave Stryker. Finally, something new by Brian Charrette.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ In A New Mood
Cannonball Adderley ~ Work Song ~ Phenix
Steely Dan ~ Aja ~ Aja
Steely Dan ~ Home At Last ~ Aja
Joe Farrell ~ Hurricane Jane ~ Penny Arcade
Trombone Shorty ~ Hurricane Season ~ Backatown
Herbie Hancock ~ The Eye of the Hurricane ~ Maiden Voyage
Kenny Burell ~ Chitlens Con Carne ~ Midnight Blue
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Dave Stryker ~ Trouble Man ~ Eight Track II
Brian Charrette ~ Doll Fin ~ Kurrent

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Here is your jazzy soundtrack for this Labor Day festivities. We begin with some Miles' covers, then some funky fusion and finish with Hartford's own Stevie D.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
SF Jazz Collective ~ Tutu ~ The Music of Miles Davis & Originals
SF Jazz Collective ~ So What ~ The Music of Miles Davis & Originals
John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension ~ Live at Ronnie Scotts ~ Miles Beyond
Takuya Kuroda ~ Zigzagger ~ R.S.B.D.
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
George Benson ~ Take Five ~ Bad Benson
Dave Stryker ~ Shadowboxing ~ Strykin' Ahead
Steve Davis ~ A Little Understanding ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ Runway ~ Portrait In Sound
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Optimism ~ Bringin' It

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