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Thanksgiving Leftovers

What's better than Thanksgiving feasts with family? Leftovers with jazz music! We begin today's show with music to eat by. We begin this episode with Stuffy Turkey, Soul Food and More Coffee Please, from our favorite jazz artists. Also of note is new music from Emmet Cohen, Geoffrey Keezer, and Charles Lloyd.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Thelonious Monk ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ It's Monk's Time
Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Dezron Douglas ~ More Coffee Please ~ Atalaya
Emmet Cohen ~ Mosaic ~ Uptown in Orbit
Charles McPherson ~ You've Changed ~ From This Moment On!
Geoffrey Keezer ~ M's Bedtime Blues ~ Playdate
Leonard Patton ~ Beautiful Day~ A Beautiful Day
Charles Lloyd ~ Kuan Yin ~ Trios: Ocean

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A lot of new music in this podcast including several jazz artists with roots in Hartford. Also we pay tribute to jazz guitarist Mick Goodrick who recently passed on.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Geoffrey Keezer ~ Refuge ~ Playdate
Justin Grinnell Quartet ~ Hit the Brakes ~ Without You
Gary Burton ~ Unfinished Sympathy ~ Ring (with Eberhard Weber)
Mick Goodrick ~ In Passing ~ In Pas(s)ing
Noah Baerman & Henry Lugo ~ Alter Ego ~ Alter Ego
Alex Tremblay ~ City of Angels ~ Thoughts and Images
Kris Allen ~ Trees ~ June
Emmet Cohen ~ Spillin' the Tea ~ Uptown in Orbit

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I've been playing a lot of Santana lately, and do it again to open this week's episode. Also of note is new music from M.O.M trio, Emmet Cohen, Noah Baerman and more. Also a nod to Stevie Wonder and the 50th anniversary of Talking Book.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Santana ~ Mother Africa ~ Welcome
Louis Moutin, Jowee Omicil & François Moutin ~ Fly with the Wind ~ M.O.M
McCoy Tyner ~ Salvadore De Samba ~ Fly With The Wind
David Borgo ~ Liberosis ~ Suite of Uncommon Sorrows
Emmet Cohen ~ Braggin' in Brass ~ Uptown in Orbit
Noah Baerman & Henry Lugo ~ Creepin' ~ Alter Ego
Stevie Wonder ~ You've Got It Bad Girl ~ Talking Book
Peter Sprague ~ Life Loves Lone Jack ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 1

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Episode Nov 6 2022

The guitarist Mike Stern kicks off this week's podcast episode, followed by some of today's finest jazz pianists, Rosnes, Chestnut, Cables and Cohen. The show ends with another dose of fusion jazz.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Mike Stern ~ Tumble Home ~ Who Let The Cats Out?
Mike Stern ~ Wing And A Prayer ~ Between The Lines
Renee Rosnes ~ Empress Afternoon ~ Life On Earth
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Gymnopédie No. 1 ~ Kaleidoscope
George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook
Emmet Cohen ~ Uptown in Orbit ~ Uptown in Orbit
Santana ~ Samba de Sausalito ~ Welcome
Billy Cobham ~ Heather ~ Crosswinds

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Latin Influence

Most of this episode has a latin flavor. I've included San Diego greats, Gilbert Castellanos and Irving Flores, Hartford greats, the Curtis Brothers as well as latin jazz artists you may know like Poncho Sanchez and Pedrito Martinez. The podcast concludes with jazz saxophone living legends McPherson and Lloyd.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Poncho Sanchez ~ Tin Tin Deo ~ Do It!
Irving Flores & Danzon Jazz Trio ~ Abigail ~ American Influence
Gilbert Castellanos ~ Chula Juana ~ Federal Jazz Project
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ El Calderon ~ Blood • Spirit • Land • Water • Freedom
Miguel Zenón ~ Antillano ~ Música De Las Américas
Pedrito Martinez ~ Yo Si Quiero - Single
Charles McPherson Quartet ~ Nature Boy ~ Live at San Sebastián Jazz Festival
Charles Lloyd ~ Hagar of the Inuits ~ Trios: Ocean (feat. Anthony Wilson & Gerald Clayton)

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Back to Bop

Switching gears from last week's fusion episode, we return to a more bop oriented show. Art Pepper, Kenny Burrell and Joe Gordon open the set. Next up some of the great jazz artists on the San Diego scene. We finish with new music from The Bad Plus and Miguel Zenon. The show concludes with Miles playing Feldman.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Art Pepper ~ Groovin' High ~ Art Pepper + Eleven: Modern Jazz Classics
Kenny Burrell ~ Delilah ~ Introducing Kenny Burrell - The First Blue Note Sessions
Joe Gordon ~ Terra Firma Irma ~ Lookin' Good!
Gilbert Castellanos ~ La Tinsa ~ Underground
Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy
James Moody ~ Moody's Mood ~ The World Is a Ghetto
The Bad Plus ~ Motivations II ~ The Bad Plus
Miguel Zenón ~ Navegando ~ Música De Las Américas
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps To Heaven

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We feature the early days of Jazz/Rock Fusion in this week's jazz podcast. Santana, Miles, Mahavishnu, RTF, Herbie and Weather Report. Even Zappa is represented here. Hope you dig.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Santana ~ Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation ~ Caravanserai
Santana ~ La Fuente del Ritmo ~ Caravanserai
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Dawn ~ The Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis ~ Paraphernalia ~ Miles In the Sky
Frank Zappa ~ Peaches en Regalia ~ Hot Rats
Return To Forever ~ Captain Marvel ~ Light As A Feather
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Weather Report ~ Waterfall ~ Weather Report

 

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Represented here are veterans like Horace Silver, Holly Hofmann, Kurt Rosenwinkel as well as rising stars like Andrew Renfroe, Matt Dwonszyk and Ed Kornhauser in this week's jazz podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Horace Silver ~ It's Time ~ You Gotta Take a Little Love
Holly Hofmann ~ CRS - Craft ~ Minor Miracle
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Heartcore ~ Heartcore
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Run in the Storm
The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio ~ Gnewt ~ Retrograde
Ed Kornhauser ~ Tumblehome ~ The Short Years
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Concord Drive ~ A Year and a Day
Jim Rotondi ~ Highline ~ Dark Blue

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