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2019 Finale

In this final podcast episode for 2019 we begin and end with jazz greats Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk. In between we feature several young musicians, including Hartford's Matt Dwonszyk, Orice Jenkins and Leala Cyr. We throw in some Frank Zappa to mix things up as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races
Jason Palmer ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Nothing to Hide
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centenial Cole
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Frank Zappa ~ Big Swifty ~ Waka / Jawaka
Thelonious Monk Orchestra ~ Monk's Mood ~ At Town Hall

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Continuing from last week's podcast, this one features piano, guitar, and alto saxophone. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Playlist
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer with Prasanna & Nitin Mitta ~ Duality ~ Tirtha
Jonathan Kreisberg ~ The South of Everywhere ~ The South of Everywhere
Shakti with John McLaughlin ~ Mind Ecology ~ Natural Elements
Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannine ~ Them Dirty Blues
Miguel Zenon ~ Triago Salsa ~ `Sonero
Kenny Garrett ~ November 15 ~ Songbook

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This week's episode is from an unpublished segment of a broadcast in September. It features newly released music from Miles. Also featured is new and old music from Chick and other releases by some fine modern jazz artists.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Maze ~ Rubberband
Miles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ Rubberband
New Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New Chordtet
Ben Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ Fatherhood
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space
Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band ~ Admiration ~ Antidote
Steve Davis ~ Think On Me ~ Correlations
Benny Golson ~ Groves Groove ~ New Time New 'Tet
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque ~ Reunited ~ On Firm Ground

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We begin with new music from saxophonist Ted Nash as he interprets the music of West Side Story. Then original new music from vibraphonist Joel Ross. Next we dip back into the 70's with Maynard Ferguson and Stanley Turrentine. Finally music featuring an early John McLaughlin with bassist Miroslav Vittous.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ted Nash ~ Something' Coming ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story Songs
Joel Ross ~ With Whom Do You Learn Trust? ~ Kingmaker
Joel Ross ~ Grey ~ Kingmaker
Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour ~ Detroit ~ Live At Firehouse12
Maynard Ferguson ~ Primal Scream ~ Primal Scream
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
Miroslav Vittous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
John McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation
John McLaughlin ~ Peace One ~ My Goals Beyond

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This podcast begins with a celebration of Joni Mitchell on her birthday. Included is a track from the grammy award winning album from Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters. Following that is the tenor sax playing of Ben Webster. The end of the podcast features another great tenor, Joe Henderson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joni Mitchell ~ A Case of You ~ Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Hotel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River The Joni Letters
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Trav'lin' Light ~ Soulmates
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Like Someone in Love ~ Soulmates
Frank Varela ~ Ganja Groove ~ Grandma's Revenge
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Miguel Zenon ~ El Nazaro ~ Sonero: the music of Ismael Rivera
John Coltrane ~ Naima (Take 1) ~ Blue World
Bennie Wallace ~ The Bob Crosby Blues ~ Mystic Bridge
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ Live in Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the Tenor
Chris Potter ~ Shadow (For Joe Henderson) ~ Gratitude

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Handful of Keys

This episode begins with the immense talent of pianist Matt Dechamplain. Matt is in the house talking about his latest project, a drummerless trio. We also discuss the rigors of playing stride piano, and the musicians that have influenced his playing. After that, listen to Roxy Coss making a political/social statement from her latest CD. The podcast finishes with bassist Avery Sharpe from his recent project 400.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Atla & Matt Dechamplain ~ Ask Me Now ~ Pause
Matt Dechamplain ~ A Handful of Keys ~ Stride-Bop
Matt Dechamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ not yet available
Roxy Coss ~ Mr. President ~ Quintet
Jean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: The music of Frank Zappa
Frank Varela ~ Upstream ~ Grandma's Revenge
Woody Herman. ~ Early Autumn ~ Early Autumn
Curtis Brothers ~ Parametric ~ Algorithm
Miguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera
Avery Sharpe ~ Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around ~ 400: An African American Portrait
Avery Sharpe ~ 500 ~ 400: An African American Portrait

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This abbreviated podcast was recorded during the WWUH fundraiser. A lot of editing was done to cut out the pledge drive pitches, so this episode may sound a bit choppy. An eclectic set of music, beginning with an excellent band led by bassist Miroslav Vitous from circa 1970, and ending with new music from Miguel Zenon. A variety of tunes in between.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
Ron Jackson ~ Moon Dance ~ Standards and Other Songs
Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band ~ Switchback ~ Always Forward
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Niki Parrot ~ There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for NY ~ New York to Paris
John Coltrane ~ Village Blues Take 3 ~ Blue World
Migel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera

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This playlist covers many facets of jazz music. New modern sounds of Makaya McCraven, Gerald Clayton and Guillermo Klein; more traditional jazz from Greg Abate, Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman; to a couple of icons of jazz music with posthumously released material from John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Makaya McCraven ~ Mantra/Holy Lands ~ Universal Beings
Gerald Clayton ~ Squinted ~ Tributary Tales
Greg Abate & the Tim Ray Trio ~ Dracula ~ Gratitude
Louis Armstrong ~ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans ~ Live In Europe
Louis Armstrong ~ Coquette ~ Live In Europe
John Coltrane ~ Naima/Village Blues ~ Blue World
Kurt Elling & James Morrison ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Live In New York
Jimmy Cobb ~ Willow Weep for Me ~ Remembering U
George Coleman ~ When I Fall In Love ~ The Quartet
Guillermo Klein - Los Chuachos ~ Melodia de Arrabal ~ Cristal

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