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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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Hope y'all are staying safe, sheltered at home and observing all of CDC guidance during these times. An eclectic set this week starting with a vocal set, then a set of rock covers and some jazz classics.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Atla DeChamplain ~ Pause ~ Pause
Jazzmeia Horn ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing / Moanin’ (Medley) ~ A Social Call
Snarky Puppy ~ Sing to the Moon (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) ~ Family Dinner, Vol. 2
Pat Metheny ~ Sixty-Six ~ From This Place
Gerald Cleaver ~ Detroit (Keep It In Mind) ~ Detroit
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants To Rule The World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ These Are The Vistas
The Bad Plus ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care (feat. Wendy Lewis)
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space
Return To Forever ~ Light As a Feather ~ Light As A Feather

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This is part 2 of the last WWUH radio show before temporarily shuttering for COVID-19. I thought it appropriate to feature musicians that have contributed so much to the Hartford jazz scene. I didn't have time to get to everyone, but I hope this sampling of local music plays to the HARTstrings of In The Groove Listeners here and all over the world.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Jen Allen ~ Climbing Ivy ~ Sifting Grace
Kris Allen ~ Lowborn ~ Beloved
The Curtis Brothers ~ Staircase of Mount Meru ~ Algorithm
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial Cole
New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Wolves ~ Peter & The Wolf
Jimmy Greene- ~ So In Love ~ While Looking Up
The New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ single
Jonathan Barber ~ Carry On ~ Vision Ahead
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway To Hartford ~ Genuinity
Andrew Wilcox ~ The Peacocks ~ n/a
Steve Davis ~ Spirit Waltz ~ Live at Smalls

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This episode begins with tunes that can be associated with a couple of political campaigns. Don't worry, I don't get too political on you. Everyone loves a Miles set, and that is what comes next. Then a set of "Moments"; Moments Notice, Stolen Moments, Idle Moments and Bright Moments. Finally something new from a group called Idle Hands, and an album Solid Moments.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Curtis Mayfield ~ Move On Up (extended version) ~ Curtis
Bill Frisell ~ Revolution ~ all we are saying...
Miles Davis ~ Tutu ~ Tutu
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Davis: Birth of the cool (soundtrack)
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round About Midnight
John Coltrane ~ Moments Notice ~ Blue Train
Oliver Nelson ~ Stolen Moments ~ Blues and the Abstract Truth
Blue Note 7 ~ Idle Moments ~ Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Bright Moments ~ Bright Moments
IdleHands ~ Barrelling Through ~ Solid Moments

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This week's show begins with an interview with vocalist and trumpeter Leala Cyr. The episode concludes with vibes by Burton, including collaborations with Chick and others. In between are some great tracks by Roberta Flack, Bessie Smith, Mehldau, Ponty and others.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Roberta Flack ~ Compared To What ~ First Take
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Cry Me a River ~ Happenstance
Jen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket Statement
Jean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the music of Frank Zappa
Brad Mehldau ~ St. Mark is Howling in the City of Light ~ Finding Gabriel
Bessie Smith ~ Backwater Blues ~ Best of Bessie Smith
Chick Corea and Gary Burton ~ Eleanor Rigby ~ Hot House
Gary Burton ~ Question and Answer ~ Like Minds
Gary Burton ~ Gorgeous ~ Generations

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