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East-West

Celebrating the jazz scene from East Coast to West Coast in this podcast episode. We have great new music and some classic jazz masters from NYC and Hartford to San Diego and LA.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Stan Getz ~ Split Kick ~ West Coast Jazz
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue
Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Small Vacation
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
Noah Preminger ~ Kamaguchi ~ Contemptment
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ All The Things You Are (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

 

 

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This episode was built around an article in Far Out Magazine and their playlist of Joni Mitchell's favorite songs. That article was based on a compilation CD that had been produced for Starbucks and curated by Ms. Mitchell. I've interjected a few of my own favorites, keeping with this theme, as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Noah Baerman & Friends ~ Good Friends ~ Love Right
Philippe Entremont ~ Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque ~ The Essential Piano - the World's Best-Loved Piano Pieces
Billie Holiday ~ Solitude ~ The Decca Singles Vol. 1: 1945-1949
Miles Davis Quintet ~ It Never Entered My Mind ~ Workin' With the Miles 
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Ray Charles ~ Lonely Avenue ~ The Genius!
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five ~ Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pt. 1 & 2 ~ 20th Century Masters (The Millennium Collection: Best of Louis Jordan)
Etta James ~ At Last ~ At Last!
Marvin Gaye ~ Trouble Man ~ Trouble Man
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra ~ Subtle Lament  ~ Early Duke Ellington 1927-1940 (Remastered), Vol. 1
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejira ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ Edith And The Kingpin ~ River: The Joni Letters

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Dedicated to Kamala

The first set in this episode features women jazz artists; Allison Neale, Artemis (group), and Champian Fulton. I'll dedicate this set and podcast to Kamala Harris in celebration of the recent election and her becoming the first woman (and person of color) as Vice President of the US. After that, new releases by Billy Childs, Mike Casey, Keith Jarrett and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Allison Neale ~ You Do Something to Me ~ Quietly There
ARTEMIS ~ The Sidewinder ~ Artemis
Champian Fulton ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Birdsong
Billy Childs ~ Quiet Girl ~ Acceptance
Joel Ross ~ More? ~ Who Are You?
Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Dagobah - Single
Larry Willis ~ Let's Play ~ I Fall in Love Too Easily
Keith Jarrett ~ Part XII - Blues ~ Budapest Concert
Joshua White ~ The Lower Case ~ 13 Short Stories

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This podcast episode is all blues. We run the gamut of styles beginning with an R&B drenched Ray Charles, rockin' Hendrix, classic Ellington, N'awlins Marsalis, modern Preminger, free Coleman and ending with a Miles classic performed by Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ I've Got News for You ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Duke Ellington ~ Jeep's Blues ~ Ellington At Newport 1956
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ The Sanctified Blues (From Congo Square) ~ Live in Cuba
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Ornette Coleman ~ Broad Way Blues ~ New York Is Now
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2

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This week's show begins with an interview with vocalist and trumpeter Leala Cyr. The episode concludes with vibes by Burton, including collaborations with Chick and others. In between are some great tracks by Roberta Flack, Bessie Smith, Mehldau, Ponty and others.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Roberta Flack ~ Compared To What ~ First Take
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Cry Me a River ~ Happenstance
Jen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket Statement
Jean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the music of Frank Zappa
Brad Mehldau ~ St. Mark is Howling in the City of Light ~ Finding Gabriel
Bessie Smith ~ Backwater Blues ~ Best of Bessie Smith
Chick Corea and Gary Burton ~ Eleanor Rigby ~ Hot House
Gary Burton ~ Question and Answer ~ Like Minds
Gary Burton ~ Gorgeous ~ Generations

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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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