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This abbreviated podcast was recorded during the WWUH fundraiser. A lot of editing was done to cut out the pledge drive pitches, so this episode may sound a bit choppy. An eclectic set of music, beginning with an excellent band led by bassist Miroslav Vitous from circa 1970, and ending with new music from Miguel Zenon. A variety of tunes in between.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
Ron Jackson ~ Moon Dance ~ Standards and Other Songs
Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band ~ Switchback ~ Always Forward
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Niki Parrot ~ There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for NY ~ New York to Paris
John Coltrane ~ Village Blues Take 3 ~ Blue World
Migel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera

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Here are selections of tunes about America for this 4th of July holiday weekend. Other than Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful, these songs may not be exactly the typical patriotic music one is used to listening to on this holiday. But what could be more patriotic than exercising one's free speech and freedom to protest. The highlight of this podcast comes at the end, with a jazzed-up version of West Side Story.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles Forever ~ America the Beautiful
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country ~ Map To The Treasure
Kurt Elling ~ American Tune ~ The Questions
Danilo Perez ~ Suite for The Americas Pt I and II ~ Motherland
Jason Palmer ~ American Deceptionalism Part 2 ~ Places
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Christian Sands ~ Fight for Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Max Roach ~ Freedom Day ~ We Insist!
Miles Davis ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Miles Smiles
Joe DeFrancesco ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing ~ Project Freedom
Dave Grusin ~ Prologue/America ~ West Side Story

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It is a gorgeous morning in Hartford, CT, and no better song expresses that as one by Ray Charles to start off the show. A heavy emphasis on local jazz artists permeate this podcast with new releases from Trio 149, Trombeatz, Dezron Douglas and Matt Dwonszyk. We close out the show with a set spanning Miles great ensembles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings ~ Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
Trio 149 ~ A New Beginning ~ Raise Up
Kenny Garrett ~ She Waits For the New Sun ~ Song Book
Trombeatz ~ M3 ~ A Carribean Thing
Dezron Douglas ~ SoulIris ~ Black Lion
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Marc Cary ~ Free the Spirits (feat. Awah Sangho) ~ Cosmic Indiginous
Tony Williams ~ Soweto Nights ~ Civilization
Tony Williams ~ Allah Be Praised ~ Turn It Over
Miles Davis ~ Love For Sale ~ Kind Of Blue 50th Anniversary
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis ~ Shhh/Peaceful ~ In A Silent Way

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This episode has a very Spring-like sound to it, punctuated by Eric Reed's unique slow take of Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring, and Spring by Holographic Principle. Also, more local (Hartford) new releases by Matt Dwonszyk, Trombeatz and Stevie D.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Everybody Gets The Blues
Joni Mitchell ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Mingus
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ The Standard Joe
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations

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Following last weeks funky podcast, we will mix it up with funk, soul, R&B and we won't leave out straight ahead jazz. We'll even throw in hard rocker Jimi Hendrix playing a jazzy tune. This is the second half of last week's broadcast radio show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hendrix ~ Hubtones ~ Jersey Cat
Jim Snidero ~ Dad Song ~ Waves of Calm
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations
Ray Charles ~ Deed I Do ~ The Genius of Ray Charles
Cannonball Adderley ~ mercy, mercy, mercy ~ Live at the Club
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ All Matter ~ Double Booked
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up From the Skies ~ Axis: Bold As Love
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Dagger ~ Pariah Anthem
Nicole Zuraitis ~ The Inscription ~ Hive Mind
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
George Duke ~ Capricorn ~ Faces in Reflection
George Duke ~ Maria Tres Filhos ~ Faces in Reflection

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A random selection of tunes this week, going from classic jazz to Brazilian compositions, Cuban big bands and new fusion. Hope you dig!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dexter Gordon ~ Cheese Cake ~ Go
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa
Noah Baerman ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ What it Is
Jason Palmer ~ Waltz for Diane ~ Rhyme and Reason
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico (feat. Steve Coleman) ~ Back to the Sunset
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous
Holographic Principle ~ Dance of the Great Spirit ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Kenny Garrett ~ I Say a Little Prayer ~ Pushing the World Away
Robert Glasper ~ Till Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience

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A regular podcast listener from Italy emailed me to say how he enjoyed hearing episodes from a couple years ago featuring Pat Metheny. It's been a while since I had played these tunes, so I will feature them on this week's podcast. Also, more from Wynton, Duke, Wayne and Joe. Something new from Marc Carey as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Live in Cuba ~ Baa Baaa Black Sheep
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ In Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Loose Change ~ State of the Tenor
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous

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Celebrating Wynton Marsalis' appearance with Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at Hartford's Bushnell Auditorium this week. Of course JALC would not be, had it not been for the work of Duke Ellington. The Beatles had an impact on modern popular music with the Sgt Pepper album and that is the subject of an Impulse Jazz release that covers songs from this groundbreaking record.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Wynton Marsalis and JALC Orchestra ~ Symphony in Riffs ~ Live in Cuba
Duke Ellington ~ Five O'Clock Drag ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Years
Duke Ellington ~ Chocolate Shake ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Years
Duke Ellington ~ Caravan ~ Money Jungle
Wynton Marslis and JALC Orchestra ~ Intro/Ban Ban Quere ~ Una Noche Con Ruben Blades
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Four by Five (feat. Helen Sung) ~ Handful of Keys
Keyon Harold ~ She's Leaving Home ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Sullivan Fortner ~ When I'm Sixty Four ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Geoffrey Keeser ~ Across the Univers - Give Peace a Chance ~ On My Way To You

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