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There is some great new music in this podcast from Kurt, Joshua, Dave and Jason. Also an announcement embedded within this episode you must hear.

 

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ kurt1 ~ Star of Jupiter
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Mr. Hope ~ Star of Jupiter
Kurt Rosenwinkel & The Heartcore Orchestra ~ Under It All ~ Under It All - Single
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Moe Honk ~ RoundAgain
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Floppy Diss ~ RoundAgain
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Bedouin Trail ~ Good Hope
Jason Palmer ~ Program for an Artistic Soiree (Degas) [Live] ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella

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The World Needs Love

A variety of jazz styles, from the soulful sounds of Shirley Scott's Hammond B3 to the modern big band of Christian McBride to some fusion stylings of Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead. 

 

Playlist

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Shirley Scott ~ What the World Needs Now Is Love ~ On a Clear Day
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Science Fiction ~ The Good Feeling
Sean Jones ~ Lost, Then Found ~ Live from Jazz at the Bistro
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski ~ Barack Obama ~ Gathering Call
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski ~ You Dirty Dog ~ Gathering Call
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ Seconds & Seasons ~ Legacy Holder
Emmet Cohen ~ Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit

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Since this is Fathers Day, we have to begin with Song For My Father, this time a funky version from Victor Wooten. From there we pay tribute to the Black Live Matters movement and the struggle for racial justice and equality. Avery Sharpe interprets the history of the movement in his album 400. Blanchard, Louis and Croker do their tributes to the cry of "I Can't Breathe" with their original compositions. Glasper and Preminger provide more  tributes to the cause.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Avery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400
Avery Sharpe ~ Is There A Way Home ~ 400
Terence Blanchard ~ Breathless ~ Breathless
Godwin Louis ~ I Can't Breathe ~ Global
Theo Croker ~ We Can't Breathe ~ Escape Velocity
Robert Glasper ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions
Noah Preminger ~ Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Joshua Redman ~ Father ~ 'Round Again
Jazzmia Horn ~ East of the Sun ~ Social Call

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This podcast is dedicated to those jazz musicians who have struggled through this pandemic, but still managed to create and present their music through live streaming shows on a regular bases. The first half of this podcast features some of those cats. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ The Inscription (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ Single
Emmet Cohen ~ Teo (Live) ~ Dirty in Detroit
Brandee Younger ~ He Has a Name (Awareness) ~ Single
The New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ Out of Body
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Kurt Rosenwinkel & OJM ~ Zhivago ~ Our Secret World
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ 29 ~ Legacy Holder
McCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ Guitars
John Scofield ~ Do Like Eddie ~ Steady Groovin'

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Some music from one of Jazz's living legends, Chick Corea, and those who have been associated with his career. The highlight of this episode is a 23 minute piece from the original Return To Forever album.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Airto ~ Parana ~ Fingers
Chick Corea ~ Sometime Ago/La Fiesta ~ Return To Forever
Chick Corea ~ Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra: I. Africa ~ The Continents
Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow ~ Sea Journey ~ The Quartet Live!
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Good Hope ~ Good Hope

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We open with Hartford's own Matt DeChamplain and a Michael Brecker inspired set, before a tribute to Stevie Wonder in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Matt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ (find on YouTube)
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Dedicated To Michael Brecker (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Michael Brecker ~ Tumbleweed ~ Pilgrimage
SFJAZZ Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York
Stevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade

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Cold Day in May

It's been cold in New England. Here are some fine jazz tunes to warm you. The latter part of this podcast has a tribute to the late Richie Cole who passed on last week.

Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Right Back Round Again ~ RoundAgain
Jonathan Barber ~ Legacy Holder (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Dagobah - Single
HGTS ~ Thornbush ~ ...And Then They Played...
Richie Cole ~ Something's Coming ~ West Side Story
Richie Cole ~ Jennine ~ The Man With the Horn
Richie Cole (with Art Pepper) ~ Art's Opus #2 ~ A Piece Of Jazz History
Greg Abate (with Richie Cole) ~ Bebop Baby ~ Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle ~ The Set-Up ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle

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A mix of jazz music for a beautiful spring day. New music from Connecticut based artists featured within (Escoffery, Barber, Envisage). Please listen for a special message at the end of this episode.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie
Wayne Escoffery ~ Sanctus ~ The Humble Warrior
Jonathan Barber (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder ~  Single
Jonathan Barber ~ 29 (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Single
Envisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~ Reach Out
McCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ Guitars
Roxy Coss ~ Don’t Cross the Coss ~ Quintet
David Liebman ~ Jean Pierre ~ On the Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis

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