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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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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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