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This podcast is all about Spring and music. That's all I'll say. Have a listen.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Santana ~ Spring Manifestations, Canto de los Flores ~ Borboletta
Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Karrin Allyson ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Round Midnight
Toots Thielemans ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ East Coast West Coast
Joshua Redman ~ It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Timeless Tales (for changing times)
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Spring Yaounde ~ Live in Cuba
Sun Ra - Supersonic Jazz - Springtime in Chicago
Clifford Brown & Max Roach ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown's Finest Hour
Chet Baker ~ Spring Is Here ~ Deep In A Dream
Josh Evans ~ Spring is Here ~ Portrait
Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Birds of Springtime Gone By ~ Village Rhythm
Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache Band ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Rumba Buhaina
Alex Claffy ~ You Must Believe in Spring ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

 

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Let's begin with Art Blakey featuring Wynton and Branford in the beginning of their illustrious careers. Next up Wynton's epic composition Magic Hour. Then, Charles Tolliver in music and his own words prior to the upcoming concert in Hartford. Finally new music from Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Charles Tolliver ~ Household of Saud ~ Paper Man
Charles Tolliver / Maurice Robertson ~ Interview ~ n/a
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Christian Sands ~ Frankenstein ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Samba De Vela ~ Facing Dragons

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This podcast is the second half from a broadcast of a few weeks ago. No theme, just a variety of great music, mostly new but a few old favorites mixed in.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Fuller of Love ~ Keystone 3
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
John Scofield ~ Dang Swing ~ Combo 66
Darren Barrett ~ Ugly Beauty ~ But Beautiful
Darren Barrett ~ Nica's Dream ~ But Beautiful
Bobby Broom ~ Come Together ~ Soul Fingers
Tom Pierson ~ Deceitful Eyes ~ Planet of Tears
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ The Window
Sarah Vauhan ~ Misty ~ Best of
Wes Montgomery ~ 4 on 6 ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar of
Renee Rosnes ~ Let the Wild Rumpus Start ~ Beloved of the Sky

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You all know Cannonball, Monk and Blakey. The last two had birthdays last week and we celebrate those. It's likely you haven't heard Sarah Hanahan, a senior at Hartford's Jackie McLean Instute. After listening to this podcast you now have.You will want to hear more. The podcast begins with a classic rendition of Autumn Leaves and other great Cannonball tracks. This leads to a Monk set with the master himself, and covers by Helen Sung and Branford. It is Art Blakey's 99th birth anniversary so we will hear from him. Then Sarah walks into our broadcast studio.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Cannonball Adderley ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Well You Needn't ~ Plus
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane ~ Nutty ~ thelonious monk and John Coltrane
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day
Branford Marsalis ~ Rhythm-A-Ning ~ Metamorphosen
Thelonious Monk ~ Round Midnight ~ Best Of
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ The Chess Players ~ The Big Beat
Sara Hanahan ~ Interview ~ Russian Train

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The first half of this podcast is filled with Horace Silver compositions. He wrote such wonderful tunes. That is followed by Hartford's favorite son, Dezron Douglas (bass), then new music by some jazz artists you may not know, but you should.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Louis Hayes ~ Song For My Father ~ Serenade for Horace
Art Blakey ~ Nica's Dream ~ The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey ~ Ecaroh ~ The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver Quartet ~ Nutville ~ The Cape Verdean Blues
Dezron Douglas ~ Minority ~ Live at Smalls
Theo Hill ~ For Those Who Do ~ Interstellar Adventures
Jonathan Barber ~ Doubt ~ Vision Ahead
Lauren Sevian ~ Triple Water ~ Bliss
Lauren Sevian ~ Bliss ~ Bliss

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Around Town

Most of this playlist features jazz artists that have been playing around the Hartford area, or will be in the coming weeks. Joey D hammers the Hammond while taking us to the ballgame. Dan Pugach's Nonet gives Brooklyn Blues a Nawlin's style, Casey takes us to worlds from Starwars. Curtis Bros and Ed Fast go latin style... and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Take Me Out the the Ballgame ~ Joey D!
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Dig ~ JoeyD!
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
George Colligan ~ Today, Again ~ More Powerful
Joe Lovano ~ Sounds of Joy ~ Quartets
Ed Fast & Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Sound of Surprise
Curtis Brothers ~ Bebop ~ Syzergy
Sameer Gupta ~ Innocence in Harlem ~ A Circle Has No Beginning
Weather Report ~ Mysterious Traveler ~ Mysterious Traveler
Renee Rosnes ~ Black Holes ~ Beloved of the Sky
Andrew Gould ~ Destination ~ First Things First

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A set of early Blakey and Miles. They are bookended by Lovano covering Trane and a Duet featuring Metheny and Mehldau. Finally a gorgeous rendition of Leonard Cohen's Halleluja as covered by the Manual Valera Trio.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Lovano Quartets ~ 26-2 ~ Live at the Village Vanguard
Art Blakey ~ Carol's Interlude ~ The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey ~ The End of a Love Affair ~ The Jazz Messengers
Miles Davis ~ Oleo ~ Bags' Groove
Miles Davis ~ Blue in Green ~ Kind of Blue
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Live in Europe 1967: Best of the Bootleg, Vol. 1
Miles Davis ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ Live in Europe 1967: Best of the Bootleg, Vol. 1
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Metheny Mehldau ~ A Night Away ~ Quartet
Manuel Valera Trio ~ Hallelujah ~ Seasons

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In these days of political chaos and division, truth does matter. We are reminded of that through music from Noah Baerman (Satyagrahi) and Kamasi Washington (Truth) at the center of this podcast. Those tunes are sandwiched between classic jazz from Miles and Blakey, and a jazz/fusion set featuring Haque, Mahavishnu and new from Chick/Gadd. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis Quintet ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Miles Smiles
Art Blakey ~ Nica's Dream ~ Jazz Messengers
Noah Baerman ~ Satyagrahi ~ Soul Force
Kamasi Washington ~ Truth ~ Harmony of Difference
Fareed Haque and the Flat Planet ~ The Chant ~ Flat Planet
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Hymn to Him ~ Apocalypse
The Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Band ~ A Spanish Song ~ Chinese Butterfly

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