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After seeing Chris Potter live this week, I was inspired to start this week's podcast with some of his recent work. Another sax player with a modern sound is Mike Casey, and we have two singles from him. Next up, trombonist Matt Hall brings the sounds of San Diego. Two giants of jazz piano, Chick and McCoy, close out the podcast.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Good Hope ~ Good Hope
Chris Potter ~ Sunrise and Joshua Trees ~ Sunrise Reprise
Mike Casey & Blori ~ Breathe In ~ Breathe In - Single
Mike Casey ~ Click Bait ~ Click Bait - Single
Matt Hall ~ Charlie's Harley ~ I Hope to My Never
McCoy Tyner ~ Search for Peace ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
Chick Corea ~ Inner Space ~ Inner Space

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Usually not a big fan of the Grammy Awards, but this year had some intriguing picks. From the feel good, straight ahead sounds of McBrides Big Band, to the probing improvisations of Carter, DeJohnette, Rubalcaba, and the creative explorations of Esperanza, these picks span a wide pallet of today's jazz. The posthumous awards to Chick and Lyle are also represented in this episode. 

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Medgar Evers' Blues ~ For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver
Jon Batiste ~ MOVEMENT 11’ ~ WE ARE
Jon Batiste ~ ADULTHOOD (feat. Hot 8 Brass Band) ~ WE ARE
Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba ~ Ahmad the Terrible ~ Skyline
Esperanza Spalding ~ Formwela 10 ~ SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB
Eliane Elias & Chucho Valdés ~ Sabor a Mi ~ Mirror Mirror
Chick Corea Akoustic Band ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ LIVE
Lyle Mays ~ Eberhard ~ Eberhard - EP

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Jazz masters Freddie Hubbard and Chick Corea bookend this episode along with players not quite as well known. Garzone channels Trane's Equinox, Eubanks rocks, Renfroe and Davis cover Campbell and Hendrix, and San Diego's Justin Joyce creates a sweet sound before Chick takes us out.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Open Sesame ~ Open Sesame
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Equinox (Night #3) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Orrin Evans & Kevin Eubanks ~ I Don't Know ~ EEE (Eubanks-Evans-Experience)
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Tony Davis ~ May This Be Love ~ Golden Year
Justin Joyce ~ Placid Pandemonium ~ Story Tales
Chick Corea ~ Admiration ~ Antidote (feat. The Spanish Heart Band)

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Classic jazz from the great artists of the genre, Freddie, Lee, Joe and more. Of course, we have a valentines day dedication, with tunes of love and sentimentality for my wife and I. Enjoy all the great music within this episode.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Gibraltar ~ Born to Be Blue
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Joe Henderson ~ My One And Only Love ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Ray Charles ~ California, Here I Come ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
Gilbert Castellanos ~ High Febvre ~ Underground
Michael Brecker ~ African Skies ~ Tales from the Hudson
Mike Stern ~ Blueprint ~ Trip

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We will start with great vibes from Gary Burton and friends before continuing with an eclectic set from artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Wayne Shorter and much more.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sánchez ~ Sea Journey ~ Quartet Live!
Gary Burton ~ Question And Answer ~ Like Minds
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejira ~ Hejira
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Scott Colley & Brian Blade ~ Ride ~ Angular Blues
Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves ~ Reconvexo ~ Reconvexo
Peter Sprague ~ So What ~ Blue Kind of Miles
Wayne Shorter ~ Deluge ~ JuJu
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy

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A wide variety of jazz styles are represented in this podcast; the second of year 2022. 

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hotep Idris Galeta ~ King Tut's Strut ~ The Lost Singles - Single
Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue
Johnathan Blake ~ Steppin' Out ~ Homeward Bound
Steph Richards & Joshua White ~ Sacred Sea: Zephyr ~ Zephyr
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Oscar Peñas ~ Rain ~ Music of Departures and Returns
Sammy Figueroa ~ Seven Steps to Heaven ~ The Magician
Chick Corea ~ Return To Forever ~ Return To Forever

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We continue our retrospective on 2021 releases. First we reach back a decade with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio from 2010. Then let's hear the title tracks from Emmet Cohen and Greg Abate's chart topping recordings from last year. CT trumpeter Nick Di Maria, Dave Holland, John McLaughlin are trending with jazz-fusion on their latest releases.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Cyrus Chestnut Trio ~ New Light ~ Journeys
Emmet Cohen ~ Future Stride ~ Future Stride
Greg Abate ~ Magic Dance ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Nick Di Maria ~ Sagittaron ~ Indigo Seven
Dave Holland ~ Gentle Warrior ~ Another Land
John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time
Miles Davis ~ In a Silent Way ~ The Lost Concert

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We start with a set of Christmas classics as performed by some of my favorite jazz musicians. Next up is a set from the new 2021 remake of West Side Story, with the great soundtrack from Leonard Bernstein. That is followed by two Hartford graduates. Jimmy Greene pays tribute to his daughter Ana on the 9th anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings which took her life. Brandee Younger scores a grammy nomination with Black is Beautiful. We finish with a jazz standard from the late great Chick Corea.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2
Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
Pancho Sanchez ~ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ~ Latin Jazz Christmas
Ellis Marsalis ~ This Is Christmas ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Leonard Bernstein ~ Prologue ~ West Side Story
Ansel Elgort & Mike Faist ~ Cool ~ West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein ~ The Dance at the Gym: Mambo ~ West Side Story
Jimmy Greene ~ Ana's Way (feat. Kurt Elling) ~ Beautiful Life
Brandee Younger ~ Beautiful Is Black ~ Somewhere Different
Chick Corea Akoustic Band ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ LIVE

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