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Let's begin with a Christmas tune from Hartford alumni "The Human Race" led by Dane Scazzari. Then some of the great releases of 2017. Finally you will hear in its entirety Ellington/Strayhorn's arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite, inspired by the Tchaikovsky classic.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dane Scazzari and the Human Race ~ Blue Christmas ~ It's Christmas Time Again
Christian Sands ~ Bud's Tune ~ Reach
Christian Sands ~ Use Me ~ Reach
Billy Childs ~ Starry Night ~ Rebirth
Joey Alexander ~ Ugly Beaurty ~ Joey.Monk.Live!
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Far From Over ~ Far from Over
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Nope ~ Far from Over
Noah Preminger ~ Womens March ~ Meditations on Freedom
Harmonie Ensemble/New York (Steven Richman, cond.) ~ Nutcracker Suite ~ Tchaikovsky/Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite

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This podcast begins with a set of women instrumentalists in jazz music. This features Rosnes, Brackeen, Carrington and Ingrid Jensen. The balance of the show has mostly new music with a definite groove. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Renee Rosnes ~ Galapogos ~ Written in the Rocks
Joanne Brackeen ~ Nature Boy ~ Popsicle Dreams
Joanne Brackeen ~ I Hear a Rhapsody ~ Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven
Terri Lyne Carrington ~ Grass Roots ~ Money Jungle
Ingrid Jensen / Project O ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ Now as Then
Cory Weeds ~ Shining Star ~ Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind and Fire
Eric Alexander ~ T-Bone Steak ~ Second Impression
Vincent Herring ~ Use Me ~ Hard Times
Joey Alexander ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Tim Ray Trio ~ Star Eyes ~ Windows
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions

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Atla and Matt Dechamplain came to the WWUH studio to talk about their soon to be released CD. We discuss the new album, Atla’s teacher and mentor Jon Hendricks and Matt’s stride style of piano. Listen to several selections from their great new album, Pause available October 2.

CD's will be available after October 2 at Atla Dechamplain and Matt Dechamplain's websites

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Matt and Atla Dechamplain

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Atla and Matt DeChamplain on CD Baby

Playlist
Spain 
Three O’clock in the Morning
A Handful of Keys
Daydream
Pause

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New and Old pairings make up this weeks playlist. Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and keyboardist/arranger Jason Miles, bass and guitar from Harvie S and Sheryl Bailey bring in the new. Then Coltrane is paired, first with Duke Ellington and then guitarist Kenny Burrell for the classic old. Kenny Garrett covers John Coltrane to close out the podcast.

Featured Album

Plucky Strum - Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Ferrari ~ Ingrid Jensen & Jason Miles ~ Kind of New
Seeing Through The Rain ~ Ingrid Jensen & Jason Miles ~ Kind of New
Ghost Dancer ~ Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey ~ Plucky Strum
S & S ~ Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey ~ Plucky Strum
The Feeling of Jazz ~ Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Lyresto ~ John Coltrane & Kenny Burrell
Like Sonny ~ Kenny Garrett ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane

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While I am away at Newport Jazz Festival 2014, I thought it would be appropriate to make this podcast featuring some great recordings from Newport Jazz Fests of old. We include classic recordings from Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Ray Charles. There is also some performances captured on record from vocalists Ella, Billie and Carmen.

Featured Album

Ray Charles At Newport (Live) - Ray Charles on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Jeep's Blues ~ Duke Ellington ~ Ellington Live at Newport 1956
Black and Tan Fantasy ~ Duke Ellington ~ Ellington Live at Newport 1956
Diminuendo In Blue ~ Duke Ellington ~ Ellington Live at Newport 1956
Lullaby of Birdland ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~ Fitzgerald/Holiday/McRay At Newport
I Can't Give You Anything But Love ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~ Fitzgerald/Holiday/McRay At Newport
Lady Sings The Blues ~ Billie Holiday ~ Fitzgerald/Holiday/McRay At Newport
What a Little Moonlight Can Do ~ Billie Holiday ~ Fitzgerald/Holiday/McRay At Newport
Body and Soul ~ Carmen McRae ~ Fitzgerald/Holiday/McRay At Newport
St. Louis Blues ~ The Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Time Out Legacy Edition
You Go To My Head ~ The Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Time Out Legacy Edition
Blue Rhondo ala Turk ~ The Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Time Out Legacy Edition
Night Time Is the Right Time ~ Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles at Newport
I've Got a Woman ~ Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles at Newport
A Fool For You ~ Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles at Newport

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