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This podcast begins with a celebration of Joni Mitchell on her birthday. Included is a track from the grammy award winning album from Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters. Following that is the tenor sax playing of Ben Webster. The end of the podcast features another great tenor, Joe Henderson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joni Mitchell ~ A Case of You ~ Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Hotel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River The Joni Letters
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Trav'lin' Light ~ Soulmates
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Like Someone in Love ~ Soulmates
Frank Varela ~ Ganja Groove ~ Grandma's Revenge
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Miguel Zenon ~ El Nazaro ~ Sonero: the music of Ismael Rivera
John Coltrane ~ Naima (Take 1) ~ Blue World
Bennie Wallace ~ The Bob Crosby Blues ~ Mystic Bridge
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ Live in Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the Tenor
Chris Potter ~ Shadow (For Joe Henderson) ~ Gratitude

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Cole Centennial

This podcast episode introduces Orice Jenkins and the release of his CD Centennial Cole. We play three tracks from this great new CD and speak with Orice about Nat King Cole as well as James Rich about his original musical play about Cole's life and music. The podcast concludes with another Hartford based musician Matt Dwonszyk's latest release and finally something new from pianist Eric Reed.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Nat King Cole ~ That's What ~ n/a
Orice Jenkins ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Centennial Cole
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial Cole
Orice Jenkins ~ Birmingham ~ Centennial Cole
James Rich ~ Route 66 ~ n/a
Matt Dwonszck ~ Pecan Delight ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Martha's Prize ~ Everybody Gets The Blues

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Let's begin with a send-off to Summer with music from Redman, Terry, Brubeck and Wonder. After classics from Cannonball and Byrd, a set of Preminger, we finish this broadcast with the ever changing Miles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales of Changing Times
Summer Relief ~ Yosvany Terry ~ Today's Opinion
Summer Song ~ Dave Brubeck ~ India Summer
Summer Soft ~ Stevie Wonder ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Donald Byrd ~ Down Tempo ~ Off To the Races
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger ~ Trouble in Mind ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground
Ted Nash ~ Jet Song ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Maria ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Miles Davis ~ Frelon brun ~ Files De Killimanjaro
Miles Davis All Stars ~ Solar ~ Walkin'
Miles Davis ~ So What ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Fest
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To the moon

This episode begins with a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I have chosen some unique tracks to commemorate this event including an acapella reading of Moon River. Also, a review of a Hartford Jazz Society concert from Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca and a preview of a concert tribute to Roy Hargrove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse Vol 1
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon
Giacomo Gates ~ How High the Moon/Ornithology ~ Centerpiece
Elio Villafranca ~ The Source In Between ~ The Source In Between
Elio Villafranca ~ Odda Suite ~ The Source In Between
Antonio Hart ~ for amadu ~ ama tu sonrisa
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Bring it on Home to Me ~ earfood

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We start with an unconventional take on classic Silver "Song For My Father", by bassist Victor Wooten. This podcast has saxophone greats, young and old. We hear from George Coleman, Chris Potter and Noah Preminger. Along the way we take a turn to hear some rock classics that feature drummer Bernard Purdie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley ~ Unit 7 ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
George Coleman ~ Time to Get Down ~ A Master Speaks
George Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb ~ Green Dolphin Street ~ 4 Generations of Miles
Steely Dan ~ Home At Last ~ Aja
BB King ~ The Thrill Is Gone ~ Completely Well
Aretha Franklin ~ Rock Steady ~ Soul Queen
Chris Potter ~ Koutome ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Exclamation ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Illusion ~ Afterlife

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This podcast highlights several jazz artists that can, in my opinion, be considered modern jazz masters. Metheny has been named and NEA Jazz Master for his groundbreaking guitar work. Saxophonists Potter and Preminger each have distinctive voices and are always exploring new musical territories. Other guitar masters represented here are Rosenwinkel and Bernstein.  

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Danse ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Chris Potter ~ Invocation ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Hold It ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Growth ~ Afterlife
Noah Preminger ~ Senseless World ~ Afterlife
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Minor Blues ~ The Next Step
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ kurt1 ~ Star of Jupiter
Peter Bernstein ~ Hidden Pockets ~ Signs LIVE

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This show, broadcast the day after Thanksgiving, features compositions written about food, friends and giving thanks. OK, mostly food. You are listening to this show several days after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the leftovers. 

Playlist
Artists ~ Track ~ Album
Mongo Santamaria ~ Sweet Tater Pie ~ The Colors of Latin Jazz: Soul Cookin'
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Chick Corea ~ Just Friends ~ The Continents
Organissimo ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ This is the Place
Matt & Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Pumpkin's Delight ~ Gathering Call
Keny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
Keny Burrell ~ Chitlins Con Carne ~ Midnight Blue
Miles Davis ~ Sweet Pea ~ Water Babies
Sonny Stitt ~ Just Friends ~ Tune Up!
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food

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After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

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