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This episode was built around an article in Far Out Magazine and their playlist of Joni Mitchell's favorite songs. That article was based on a compilation CD that had been produced for Starbucks and curated by Ms. Mitchell. I've interjected a few of my own favorites, keeping with this theme, as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Noah Baerman & Friends ~ Good Friends ~ Love Right
Philippe Entremont ~ Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque ~ The Essential Piano - the World's Best-Loved Piano Pieces
Billie Holiday ~ Solitude ~ The Decca Singles Vol. 1: 1945-1949
Miles Davis Quintet ~ It Never Entered My Mind ~ Workin' With the Miles 
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Ray Charles ~ Lonely Avenue ~ The Genius!
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five ~ Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pt. 1 & 2 ~ 20th Century Masters (The Millennium Collection: Best of Louis Jordan)
Etta James ~ At Last ~ At Last!
Marvin Gaye ~ Trouble Man ~ Trouble Man
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra ~ Subtle Lament  ~ Early Duke Ellington 1927-1940 (Remastered), Vol. 1
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejira ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ Edith And The Kingpin ~ River: The Joni Letters

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This podcast episode is all blues. We run the gamut of styles beginning with an R&B drenched Ray Charles, rockin' Hendrix, classic Ellington, N'awlins Marsalis, modern Preminger, free Coleman and ending with a Miles classic performed by Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ I've Got News for You ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Duke Ellington ~ Jeep's Blues ~ Ellington At Newport 1956
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ The Sanctified Blues (From Congo Square) ~ Live in Cuba
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Ornette Coleman ~ Broad Way Blues ~ New York Is Now
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2

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Smokin' set from your favorite hard-bop cats; Blakey, Cannonball, Henderson and more. We end with a taste of the San Diego jazz scene on Christopher Hollyday's latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Cannonball Adderley ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Tom Cat
The Cookers ~ Priestess ~ Warriors
Cedar Walton ~ Bolivia ~ Eastern Rebellion
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Duke Ellington ~ Black and Tan Fantasy / Rockin' in Rhythm ~ n/a
Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue .
Christopher Hollyday ~ Paid Time Off ~ Dialogue

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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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