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The title of this episode comes from the first and last tune. Young phenom Joey Alexander released his single Summer Rising, and the late Horace Silver's Silver Serenade. In between we have new and old jazz for your listening pleasure. You will hear from the venerable masters Holland, Mobley, Henderson as well as young lions Sean Clapis and Sam Hirsh.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Summer Rising ~ Summer Rising - Single
Dave Holland ~ The Village ~ Another Land
Sean Clapis Quartet ~ It All Happens for a Reason, Doesn't It? ~ The Abbey Road Sessions
Hank Mobley ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Soul Station
Sam Hirsh ~ Lil' Mama Samba ~ Quite Frankly
Horace Silver ~ Silver's Serenade ~ Silver's Serenade
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ Inner Urge

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Let's begin with the fine clarinet playing of Anat Cohen. Then new fusion jazz from Dave Holland and Andrew Renfroe, and the jazz chart topping Greg Abate. The rest of the show is devoted to West Coast jazz, particularly coming out of San Diego with Hollyday, Thorsen, Hofmann and more.

Playlist 
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Anat Cohen ~ In the Spirit of Baden ~ Luminosa
Dave Holland ~ Gentle Warrior ~ Another Land
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Single
Greg Abate ~ Golden Lotus ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy
Rob Thorsen ~ The Man I Love ~ Lasting Impression
Holly Hofmann ~ Farmer's Trust ~ Low Life
Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White ~ Stop This World ~ Shadows Fall
Shelly Manne ~ You Name It ~ Atlantic Jazz: West Coast

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Another bicoastal episode. From the east coast, Greg Abate and John Hasselback. From the west, Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen and Doug Webb. Mary Corso's new single has both coasts represented. Enjoy!

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Greg Abate ~ Innocence ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
John Hasselback III ~ Rene's Way ~ Entrance
Mary Corso ~ Catching Up - Single
Gilbert Castellanos ~ Marlo ~ Underground
Rob Thorsen ~ Little Melonae ~ Lasting Impression
Doug Webb ~ Lunar ~ Bright Side
Mario Pavone ~ Streetsongs ~ Street Songs
Mario Pavone Sextet ~ Ellipse ~ Vertical
Buddy Rich ~ New Blues ~ The Lost Tapes

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Since this podcast is produced a week prior to airing on WWUH, it gives me the opportunity to be the first to wish a happy Mothers Day to all moms, with this guitar tribute.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
John McLaughlin ~ Song For My Mother ~ My Goals Beyond
Kenny Burrell ~ Mother-In-Law ~ Soulero
Bill Frisell ~ Mother ~ All We Are Saying... (Bonus Track Version)
Sarah Hanahan ~ Here For Jackie ~ Straight From The Hart
Flora Purim ~ San Francisco River ~ Perpetual Emotion
John Hasselback III ~ Third Time's the Charm ~ Entrance
Greg Abate ~ Golden Lotus ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Joe Lovano ~ Blessings In May ~ Cross Culture
Ralph Peterson ~ Shorties Portion ~ Shorties Portion - Single
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue

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This week's episode features the anticipated album from Greg Abate, Magic Dance, the music of Kenny Barron (with KB on piano). After Greg's release, let's hear more Kenny B in a trio and duet setting. Also featured are some great female jazz artists with Holly Hofmann and Artemis. The show concludes with a young talented guitarist, Dan Liparini. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Greg Abate ~ Innocence ~ Magic Dance
Greg Abate ~ Rain ~ Magic Dance
Kenny Barron Trio ~ In the Slow Lane ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ Seascape ~ The Art of Conversation
Larry Young ~ Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Remastered) ~ Unity
ARTEMIS ~ Step Forward ~ Artemis
Holly Hofmann Quartet ~ Brown Bossa (Live) ~ Live At Birdland
Dan Liparini ~ 06 Convergence ~ Tessellations

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Shake off those Winter doldrums and get into the feeling of Spring with this weeks playlist. We feature those Spring standards you love and some new Spring tunes you may not have heard.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Up Jumped Spring (LP Version) ~ Backlash
Holographic Principle ~ Spring ~ Dance Of The Great Spirit
Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Birds Of Springtime Gone By ~ Village Rhythm
Eric Alexander ~ You Must Believe In Spring ~ Revival Of The Fittest
Toots Thielemans ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most - West Coast ~ East Coast West Coast
Jack McDuff ~ April In Paris ~ Brotherly Love
Warren Byrd ~ Where Is Spring ~ Truth Raised Twice
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Pharoah Sanders ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Crescent With Love (Disc 1)

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An eclectic episode with new music, traditional, hard-bop, harp/bass duet and Indian fusion. Something for everyone?

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis ~ Be Present ~ The Democracy! Suite
Joe Farnsworth ~ Down by the Riverside ~ Time to Swing
Gilbert Castellanos ~ Marlo ~ Underground
Rob Thorsen ~ Dexterity ~ Lasting Impression
Emmet Cohen ~ Future Stride ~ Future Stride
Dexter Gordon ~ Cheese Cake ~ Go
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ This Woman's Work ~ Force Majeure
Zakir Hussain ~ Making Music ~ Making Music

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Last week we learned of the passing on of jazz master and beloved musician Chick Corea. He had a profound impact on my life, and his music was a gateway to my love of jazz music. This podcast pays homage to Armando (Chick) Corea. I don't think there is another musician who expressed so much love for music as an art form.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Return To Forever ~ Captain Senor Mouse ~ Return To The 7th Galaxy - Disc 1
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Tone's for Joan's Bones
Gary Burton & Chick Corea ~ Crystal Silence ~ Crystal Silence
Chick Corea ~ Armando’s Rhumba (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ Antidote
Stan Getz ~ La Fiesta ~ Captain Marvel
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2

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