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A podcast that gets me psyched for summer. The highlights are in Duke Ellington's Far East Suite, and a summer set from Louis Hayes, Joshua Redman and Shirley Horn. The podast ends with a couple of tracks from Jason Palmer who will kick off Hartford's summer concert series beginning July 9.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Pepper & The Hollywood All-Stars ~ Art Pepper ~ Art Standards
Duke Ellington ~ Isfahan ~ Far East Suite
Duke Ellington ~ Mount Harissa ~ Far East Suite
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Youthful Bliss ~ Bringin' It
Joe Henderson ~ Black Narcissus ~ Power to the People
Joey Alexander ~ Peace ~ Eclipse
Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Beatrice ~ Seymore Reads the Constitution!
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales (for Changing Times)
Shirley Horn ~ Summertime ~ I Remember Miles
Jason Palmer ~ Beauty 'n Numbers ~ Beauty 'n Numbers: The Soduku Suite
Jason Palmer ~ Obsessive ~ Beauty 'n Numbers: The Soduku Suite

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Classic tracks from Cannonball, Morgan and Ellington before diving into some new music. You will hear new releases from young Joey Alexander, Chris Potter, Eddie Henderson, Van Morrison and Jonathan Barber. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley ~ Arriving Soon ~ Plus
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joey Alexander ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ Space ~ Eclipse
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Eddie Henderson ~ Fran Dance ~ Be Cool
Eddie Henderson ~ Naima ~ Be Cool
Van Morrison and Joey Defrancesco ~ Close Enough for Jazz ~ You're Driving Me Crazy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Mr. JB

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Two of my favorite standards are covered here. Dig vocal and instrumental covers of Trane's Moment Notice, then Miles' So What. Following that is a jazz voyage with Hancock and Pharoah. Then we pay tribute to the victims and families of the Parkland shootings with music from Rob Garcia, Noah Baerman and Noah Preminger. The podcast concludes with Ellington's Jeep Blues.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pharoh Sanders ~ Moment's Notice ~ Rejoice
Hubert Laws ~ Moment's Notice ~ In The Beginning
Giacomo Gates ~ So What ~ Miles Tones
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Hank Mobley ~ Up A Step ~ No Room for Squares
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ First Trip ~ Speak Like a Child
Pharoah Sanders ~ Astral Traveling ~ Thembi
Rob Garcia ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchic Planet
Noah Baerman ~ Motherless ~ Ripples
Noah Preminger ~ Change in Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Duke Ellington ~ Jeeps Blues ~ Live at Newport

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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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