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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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First, we play a relevant tune of immigration and cultural assimilation from West Side Story. Then celebrate jazz festivals in Hartford and Newport with Elio Vilafranca, Joel Ross, Herbie Hancock and more. We conclude this episode with random tracks from Weather Report, Lucky Peterson and Dream Shanti.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Grusin ~ America ~ West Side Story
Elio Vilafranca ~ Assumption ~ Incantation
Elio Vilafranca ~ In The Dark ~ the source in between
Joel Ross ~ Kingmaker ~ Kingmaker
Suite Haus ~ Universal Beings ~ Makaya McCraven
Diana Reeves ~ One for My Baby ~ Good Night and Good Luck
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ Dolphin Dance ~ Maiden Voyage
Weather Report ~ Paladium ~ Heavy Weather
Walt Weiskopf ~ Scarlett Woman ~ The Way You Say It
Lucky Peterson ~ Misty ~ Tribute to Jimmy Smith
Dream Shanti ~ Danhya Deep ~ Music In Our Dreams

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To the moon

This episode begins with a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I have chosen some unique tracks to commemorate this event including an acapella reading of Moon River. Also, a review of a Hartford Jazz Society concert from Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca and a preview of a concert tribute to Roy Hargrove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse Vol 1
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon
Giacomo Gates ~ How High the Moon/Ornithology ~ Centerpiece
Elio Villafranca ~ The Source In Between ~ The Source In Between
Elio Villafranca ~ Odda Suite ~ The Source In Between
Antonio Hart ~ for amadu ~ ama tu sonrisa
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Bring it on Home to Me ~ earfood

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Heat Wave

These tracks are meant to bring some "cool" to these hot days of summer ahead. There are some great Hammond Organ grooves in this episode from Dave Stryker and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Oscar Peterson is here with "How High the Moon" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. There is gorgeous music from Billy Childs and more to be enjoyed with a cold iced tea.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ Eight Track II
Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First Take
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot
Oscar Peterson ~ How High The Moon ~ Perfect Peterson
Tony Williams ~ Geo Rose ~ Civilization
Chick Corea ~ Duende (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ Antidote
Billy Cobham ~ Spanish Moss - A Sound Portrait ~ Crosswinds
Art Pepper ~ You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To ~ Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Billy Childs ~ Map to the Treasure ~ Map to the Treasure: reimagining Laura Nyro
Billy Childs ~ The Starry Night ~ Rebirth
E.J. Strickland ~ Transcendence ~ The Undying Spirit
Mario Pavone Sextet ~ Two thirds Radial ~ Vertical

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Let’s Get Funky

A very funky episode of In The Groove. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Tower of Power ~ I Like Your Style ~ Tower of Power Live
Tower of Power ~ What Is Hip ~ Tower of Power Live
Brecker Brothers ~ Some Skunk Funk ~ Brecker Brothers
Billy Cobham ~ Stratus ~ Spectrum
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Pat Metheny ~ James ~ Offramp
Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
Dezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion

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Here are selections of tunes about America for this 4th of July holiday weekend. Other than Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful, these songs may not be exactly the typical patriotic music one is used to listening to on this holiday. But what could be more patriotic than exercising one's free speech and freedom to protest. The highlight of this podcast comes at the end, with a jazzed-up version of West Side Story.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles Forever ~ America the Beautiful
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country ~ Map To The Treasure
Kurt Elling ~ American Tune ~ The Questions
Danilo Perez ~ Suite for The Americas Pt I and II ~ Motherland
Jason Palmer ~ American Deceptionalism Part 2 ~ Places
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Christian Sands ~ Fight for Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Max Roach ~ Freedom Day ~ We Insist!
Miles Davis ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Miles Smiles
Joe DeFrancesco ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing ~ Project Freedom
Dave Grusin ~ Prologue/America ~ West Side Story

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This podcast features new music from harpist Brandee Younger, Chick's highly anticipated release and Shorter's symphonic creation. Along the way you will experience some classic and new tunes from a wide range of jazz styles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Brandee Younger ~ Games ~ Soul Awakening
Ravi Coltrane ~ For Turiya ~ Blending Times
Chick Corea -The Spanish Heart Band ~ The Yellow Nimbus - Part 1&2 ~ Antidote
Chick Corea -The Spanish Heart Band ~ Prelude/My Spanish Heart ~ Antidote
Trombeatz ~ Bomba Indiscreta (feat. Angel Papo Vazquez & Camilo Molina) ~ A Caribbean Thing
Goza - Dave Gardina ~ The Saki Samba ~ Goza
Leala Cyr ~ Summertime ~ First Instinct
Wayne Shorter ~ The Three Marias ~ Emanon
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil
Weather Report ~ Elegant People ~ Black Market

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We start with an unconventional take on classic Silver "Song For My Father", by bassist Victor Wooten. This podcast has saxophone greats, young and old. We hear from George Coleman, Chris Potter and Noah Preminger. Along the way we take a turn to hear some rock classics that feature drummer Bernard Purdie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley ~ Unit 7 ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
George Coleman ~ Time to Get Down ~ A Master Speaks
George Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb ~ Green Dolphin Street ~ 4 Generations of Miles
Steely Dan ~ Home At Last ~ Aja
BB King ~ The Thrill Is Gone ~ Completely Well
Aretha Franklin ~ Rock Steady ~ Soul Queen
Chris Potter ~ Koutome ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Exclamation ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Illusion ~ Afterlife

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