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After a soulful tune from Gerald Clayton, we pay tribute to the passing of jazz great Curtis Fuller. A beautiful rendition of Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most from Ella follows. The rest of the show is classic guitar work from Pass, Django, Kessel (with Rollins). Enjoy!

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Gerald Clayton ~ Soul Stomp ~ Tributary Tales
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Á la Mode ~ Jazz Messengers
Curtis Fuller ~ Cashmere ~ Curtis Fuller With Red Garland
John Coltrane ~ Moment's Notice ~ Blue Train
Ella Fitzgerald ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most ~ Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
Joe Pass ~ Speak Low ~ Eximious
Django Reinhardt ~ Blues en Mineur ~ The Best Of Django Reinhardt
Sonny Rollins ~ How High the Moon (feat. Barney Kessel) ~ Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders

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Start with a Cannonball set, followed once again with San Diego cats. Then back to some musicians with Connecticut roots in Brian Torff (with Marian McPartland) and Noah Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley ~ Arriving Soon ~ Plus
Cannonball Adderley ~ Things Are Getting Better ~ Things Are Getting Better
Gilbert Castellanos ~ This Is for Horace ~ Underground
Danny Green Trio ~ Porcupine Dreams ~ Altered Narratives
Rob Thorsen ~ The Man I Love ~ Lasting Impression
Marian McPartland ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ From This Moment On
Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment

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This episode starts with a look back from the Fort Apache Band before getting into new music from Hollyday, then Hartford favs Casey, Allen, Cyr and Jenkins. A track from Ms. Salvant on the eve of her Hartford performance, back to the roaring 20's from Freddy Keppard and something brand new from Metheny make this one eclectic podcast episode.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ One to One ~ Rumba Buhaina
Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ Ask Me Now ~ Rumba Buhaina
Christopher Hollyday and Telepathy ~ Paid Time Off ~ Dialogue
Mike Casey ~ Venus ~ single
Jen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket Statement
Leala Cyr ~ First Instinct ~ First Instinct
Orice Jenkins ~ Centenial Cole ~ The Very Thought of You
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Freddy Keppard ~ So This Is Venice ~ The Complet Set 1923-1926
Pat Metheny ~ You Are ~ From this Place

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Smokin' set from your favorite hard-bop cats; Blakey, Cannonball, Henderson and more. We end with a taste of the San Diego jazz scene on Christopher Hollyday's latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Cannonball Adderley ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Tom Cat
The Cookers ~ Priestess ~ Warriors
Cedar Walton ~ Bolivia ~ Eastern Rebellion
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Duke Ellington ~ Black and Tan Fantasy / Rockin' in Rhythm ~ n/a
Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue .
Christopher Hollyday ~ Paid Time Off ~ Dialogue

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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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