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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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This episode has a very Spring-like sound to it, punctuated by Eric Reed's unique slow take of Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring, and Spring by Holographic Principle. Also, more local (Hartford) new releases by Matt Dwonszyk, Trombeatz and Stevie D.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Everybody Gets The Blues
Joni Mitchell ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Mingus
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ The Standard Joe
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations

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This episode kicks off with sax great George Coleman on his 84th birthday. That follows with a trio of piano trios; Bud, Duke, Fred. Then we venture into fusion world ending with Dave Liebman's tribute to Miles' On The Corner. 

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's
Miles Davis ~ So Near, So Far ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Bud Powell ~ Night In Tunesia ~ Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961
Duke Ellington ~ Wig Wise ~ Money Jungle
Fred Hersch Trio ~ Newklypso (for Sonny Rollins) ~ Live in Europe
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care
Rickie Lee Jones ~ Trouble Man ~ It's Like This
Dave Liebman ~ Ife ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Holographic Principals (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spirit

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A random selection of tunes this week, going from classic jazz to Brazilian compositions, Cuban big bands and new fusion. Hope you dig!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dexter Gordon ~ Cheese Cake ~ Go
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa
Noah Baerman ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ What it Is
Jason Palmer ~ Waltz for Diane ~ Rhyme and Reason
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico (feat. Steve Coleman) ~ Back to the Sunset
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous
Holographic Principle ~ Dance of the Great Spirit ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Kenny Garrett ~ I Say a Little Prayer ~ Pushing the World Away
Robert Glasper ~ Till Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience

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The gem in this podcast is not music, but the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, surrounded by music from Hancock, Glasper and Joey D. Then we congratulate the winners of this years jazz Grammy Awards. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Herbie Hancock ~ I Have A Dream ~ The Prisoner
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ~ Excerpt ~ I Have a Dream Speech
Robert Glasper ~ Afro Blue ~ Black Radio
Joey DeFrancesco ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Project Freedom
Wayne Shorter ~ Lotus ~ Emanon
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Wild Is Love ~ Window
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Una Vez Mas (feat. Brian Lynch) ~ Back to the Sunset
John Daversa ~ Salvador ~ American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom
John Daversa ~ Living in America ~ American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom
John Daversa ~ Don't Fence Me In ~ American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom
Fred Hersch Trio ~ Black Nile ~ Live In Europe

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This is part two of my 2018 review show. Here are some of my favorite jazz releases from last year.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Space ~ Eclipse
Nat Reeves ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Blue Ridge
Rene Rosnes ~ The Flame and the Lotus ~ Beloved of the Sky
Mark Gross ~ Cinema Paradiso ~ Mark Gross + Strings
Jennifer Hartswick ~ Numb ~ Nexus
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Vision Ahead
Trio 149 (Noah Baerman, Jen Allen, Johnathan Blake) ~ Fragile ~ Raise
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
Christian Sands ~ Sunday Morning ~ Facing Dragons
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
Alexander Claffy ~ Michelle ~ Standards: What are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

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Dedicated to the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy December 14, 2012. Love Wins!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Jolene ~ Plus One
Jimmy Greene ~ Ana's Way (feat Kurt Elling) ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ Overcomers Suite
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Jimmy Greene ~ December ~ Flowers: Beautiful Life Vol 2
Mike Stern ~ Remember ~ These Times
McCoy Tyner ~ Impressions ~ Trident
McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca
McCoy Tyner ~ My Favorite Things ~ Echoes of a Friend

 

 

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After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

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