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An eclectic episode to say the least. Three birthdays to celebrate; Mulgrew Miller, Bill Evans and Woodstock. Wait for it... I totally rock out in the end.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mulgrew Miller ~ Comes Love ~ Live at Yoshi's Volume 2
Mulgrew Miller ~ Thinkin' Out Loud ~ hand in hand
Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Such Sweet Thunder ~ Sweet Thunder
The Cookers ~ Farewell Mulgrew ~ Time and Time Again
Bill Evans ~ Gloria's Step ~ Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans ~ Israel ~ Explorations
Miles Davis ~ Blue In Green ~ Kind of Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Woodstock ~ Hits
Santana ~ Soul Sacrifice ~ Santana
Santana ~ Flor de Canta/Promise of the Fisherman ~ Barboletta
Doors ~ Riders on the Storm ~ LA Woman

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This episode kicks off with sax great George Coleman on his 84th birthday. That follows with a trio of piano trios; Bud, Duke, Fred. Then we venture into fusion world ending with Dave Liebman's tribute to Miles' On The Corner. 

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's
Miles Davis ~ So Near, So Far ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Bud Powell ~ Night In Tunesia ~ Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961
Duke Ellington ~ Wig Wise ~ Money Jungle
Fred Hersch Trio ~ Newklypso (for Sonny Rollins) ~ Live in Europe
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care
Rickie Lee Jones ~ Trouble Man ~ It's Like This
Dave Liebman ~ Ife ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Holographic Principals (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spirit

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A regular podcast listener from Italy emailed me to say how he enjoyed hearing episodes from a couple years ago featuring Pat Metheny. It's been a while since I had played these tunes, so I will feature them on this week's podcast. Also, more from Wynton, Duke, Wayne and Joe. Something new from Marc Carey as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Live in Cuba ~ Baa Baaa Black Sheep
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ In Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Loose Change ~ State of the Tenor
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous

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Celebrating Wynton Marsalis' appearance with Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at Hartford's Bushnell Auditorium this week. Of course JALC would not be, had it not been for the work of Duke Ellington. The Beatles had an impact on modern popular music with the Sgt Pepper album and that is the subject of an Impulse Jazz release that covers songs from this groundbreaking record.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Wynton Marsalis and JALC Orchestra ~ Symphony in Riffs ~ Live in Cuba
Duke Ellington ~ Five O'Clock Drag ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Years
Duke Ellington ~ Chocolate Shake ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton Webster Years
Duke Ellington ~ Caravan ~ Money Jungle
Wynton Marslis and JALC Orchestra ~ Intro/Ban Ban Quere ~ Una Noche Con Ruben Blades
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Four by Five (feat. Helen Sung) ~ Handful of Keys
Keyon Harold ~ She's Leaving Home ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Sullivan Fortner ~ When I'm Sixty Four ~ A Day In The Life: Impressions of Pepper
Geoffrey Keeser ~ Across the Univers - Give Peace a Chance ~ On My Way To You

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This podcast features some of the true jazz masters of all time, Ellington, Shorter and Rollins. Also Frank Morgan and George Cables can be considered masters of this craft as well. Kurt Elling singing Dylan starts out this podcast. Throw in Kevin Harris with his interpretations of Bird, and we have a swingin' podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Elling ~ A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ~ The Questions
Frank Morgan & George Cables ~ Helen's Song ~ Montreal Memories
Frank Morgan & George Cables ~ Nefertiti/Billies Bounce ~ Montreal Memories
Duke Ellington ~ Take The "A" Train ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Duke Ellington ~ Perdido ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Wayne Shorter ~ Ponta de Areia ~ Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter ~ Ana Maria ~ Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter ~ Lila ~ Native Dancer
Kevin Harris Project ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Impressions
Kevin Harris Project ~ Donna Lee ~ Bird Impressions
Sonny Rollins ~ Strode Rode ~ Saxophone Collossus
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie
Sonny Rollins ~ Without a Song ~ The Bridge

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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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