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We feature the early days of Jazz/Rock Fusion in this week's jazz podcast. Santana, Miles, Mahavishnu, RTF, Herbie and Weather Report. Even Zappa is represented here. Hope you dig.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Santana ~ Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation ~ Caravanserai
Santana ~ La Fuente del Ritmo ~ Caravanserai
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Dawn ~ The Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis ~ Paraphernalia ~ Miles In the Sky
Frank Zappa ~ Peaches en Regalia ~ Hot Rats
Return To Forever ~ Captain Marvel ~ Light As A Feather
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Weather Report ~ Waterfall ~ Weather Report


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A wide variety of jazz styles featured in today's podcast episode. Great vocals from Leonard Patton and Nicole Zuraitis and organ trio work from Delvon Lamarr, and new music from trombonist Steve Davis are among this week's highlights. We finish with a piano trio from Chick.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Al Di Meola ~ Julia ~ Across the Universe
Peter Sprague & Leonard Patton ~ Can't Find My Way Home ~ Dream Walkin'
Nicole Zuraitis ~ The Way Home ~ Wandering Hearts
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio ~ Keep On Keepin' On ~ Cold As Weiss
Rippin Chicken, Ben Bloom & Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio ~ Westy  ~ Rippin Chicken
Mike Casey & Blori ~ Breathe In (Remix) ~ Breathe In (Remix) - Single
Steve Davis ~ Encouragement ~ Bluesthetic
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Afterthought ~ A Year and a Day
Darren Litzie ~ Question and Answer ~ My Horizon
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice In Wonderland ~ Trilogy

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This episode begins with a birthday tribute to the Father of Jazz, Louis Satchmo Armstrong. That is followed by recognizing the NEA Jazz Masters, class of 2023; Louis Hayes, Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett and Sue Mingus.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Louis Armstrong ~ When It's Sleepy Time Down South ~ Ken Burns Jazz
Louis Hayes ~ Silver's Serenade ~ Serenade for Horace
Kenny Barron & Regina Carter ~ Footprints ~ Freefall
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Mingus Big Band ~ Gunslinging Bird ~ Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard
Charles McPherson ~ Deep Night ~ First Flight Out
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Old English ~ A Year and a Day
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback

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This show celebrates two recent birthdays. Chick Corea born June 12, 1941 and Kenny Barron on June 9, 1943. Chick is so missed, and we are fortunate to have Kenny Barron still recording and performing. Other greats represented here are Jackie McLean and Herbie Hancock. Flora Purim surprises us with a new recording at age 80 after a fifteen year absence. Hartford bassist Matt Dwonszyk has released a single from his soon to be released second album.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Return To Forever ~ Spain ~ Light As A Feather
Chick Corea ~ Windows ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
James Moody, Kenny Barron, Todd Coolman & Lewis Nash ~ Voyage ~ Moody 4A
Herbie Hancock ~ Speak Like a Child ~ Speak Like a Child
Jackie McLean ~ Action ~ Action
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Be Strong Carry On (feat. Ghazi Omair) ~ Single
Flora Purim ~ Zahuroo ~ If You Will
Chick Corea ~ Admiration ~ Antidote

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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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