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No theme to this week's show. We begin with more music from San Diego before launching a set of varied music from modern jazz masters. Happy Fathers day and Juneteenth to all.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Matt Hall ~ Biscuits & Gravy ~ I Hope to My Never
Justin Grinnell Quartet ~ Both Sides of the Story ~ Without You
Herbie Hancock ~ Driftin' ~ Takin' Off
Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner ~ Windows ~ Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Mazad ~ Good Hope
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ In Walked Bud ~ The Art of Conversation
Chris Potter ~ The Peanut ~ Sunrise Reprise
Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs

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This show celebrates two recent birthdays. Chick Corea born June 12, 1941 and Kenny Barron on June 9, 1943. Chick is so missed, and we are fortunate to have Kenny Barron still recording and performing. Other greats represented here are Jackie McLean and Herbie Hancock. Flora Purim surprises us with a new recording at age 80 after a fifteen year absence. Hartford bassist Matt Dwonszyk has released a single from his soon to be released second album.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Return To Forever ~ Spain ~ Light As A Feather
Chick Corea ~ Windows ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
James Moody, Kenny Barron, Todd Coolman & Lewis Nash ~ Voyage ~ Moody 4A
Herbie Hancock ~ Speak Like a Child ~ Speak Like a Child
Jackie McLean ~ Action ~ Action
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Be Strong Carry On (feat. Ghazi Omair) ~ Single
Flora Purim ~ Zahuroo ~ If You Will
Chick Corea ~ Admiration ~ Antidote

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Classic post bop trumpet is represented here. Miles, Freddie, Kenny, Lee and more. Also, modern players like San Diego's Gilbert Castellanos, Eddie Henderson and the only woman represented here, Ingrid Jensen.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Open Sesame ~ Open Sesame
Freddie Hubbard ~ Little Sunflower ~ Backlash
Miles Davis ~ Milestones ~ Milestones
Eddie Henderson ~ Shuffle and Deal ~ Shuffle and Deal
Gilbert Castellanos ~ This Is for Horace ~ Underground
Kenny Dorham ~ Sao Paolo ~ Una Mas 
Indrid Jensen ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread

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This episode features music heavily inspired by the African diaspora. We begin with rock legend Santana's Mother Africa and Trane's Africa Brass. Hugh Masekela takes us deep into South African native music, and Herbie has a modern take on jazz/rock/African fusion. We finish this show with Emmet Cohen Trio's contemporary treatment of Fats Waller stride classics.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Santana ~ Mother Africa ~ Welcome
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa ~ Africa/Brass
Hugh Masekela ~ Languta ~ Hope
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Emmet Cohen ~ Ain't Misbehavin', Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit 

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A couple of birthdays to celebrate this month; Charles Mingus on his Centennial 100th birthday, and Herbie Hancock who turned 82 years young. First, a track from the Grammy award winning McBride Big Band. Also, new music from drummer Jonathan Barber's Vision Ahead, and his jazz partner, guitarist Andrew Renfroe. Also represented in this episode are two of my favorite modern tenor sax players, Joe Farrell and Chris Potter.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Down by the Riverside ~ For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver
Charles Mingus ~ Ysabel's Table Dance ~ Tijuana Moods
Herbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ Empyrean Isles (Expanded Edition)
Joe Farrell ~ Geo Blue ~ Penny Arcade
Jonathan Barber ~ Denim (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Denim (feat. Vision Ahead) - Single
Andrew Renfroe ~ Alps (feat. Braxton Cook, Taber Gable, Rick Rosato & Curtis Nowosad) ~ Run in the Storm
Chris Potter ~ Southbound ~ Sunrise Reprise

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We start this show with swingin' "soul-jazz", with a new release from trombonist Matt Hall and classic sax from Dexter G. Next that slick CTI sound from Stanley Turrentine and Joe Farrell. Finally, back to Southern California with local favorites Gilbert and Holly.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Matt Hall ~ Biscuits & Gravy ~ I Hope to My Never
Dexter Gordon ~ Society Red ~ Doin' Allright
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs
Gilbert Castellanos ~ This Is for Horace ~ Underground
Holly Hofmann ~ Jack of Hearts ~ Low Life

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We begin with new music from San Diego jazz artists Peter Sprague (guitar) and Matt Hall (trombone), followed by jazz icon Charles McPherson from his latest album Jazz Dance Suites. I haven't forgotten my Hartford music roots, Steve Davis and John Hasselback III are represented here too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Peter Sprague ~ Going with Me ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 2
Matt Hall ~ Spearhead ~ I Hope to My Never
Charles McPherson ~ Tropic of Capricorn ~ Charles McPherson's Jazz Dance Suites
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ I Want To Talk About You (Night #2) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
John Hasselback III ~ Robert's Run ~ Entrance
Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~ Correlations
Herbie Hancock ~ Cantaloupe Island ~ Empyrean Isles

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Today's show begins with classic CTI recordings from Milt Jackson and Joe Farrell. Sellick and Renfroe cover Tom Petty from an acoustic duet album. The San Diego jazz scene is represented by alto saxophonist Chris Hollyday and guitarist Peter Sprague. Last but not least, we have jazz icons Hank Mobley and Cedar Walton to wrap up the show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Milt Jackson ~ Sunflower ~ Sunflower
Joe Farrell ~ Time's Lie ~ Moon Germs
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wildflowers ~ Small Vacation
Christopher Hollyday ~ Text Tones ~ Dialogue
Peter Sprague ~ All Blues ~ Blue Kind of Miles
Gerald Wilson Big Band ~ Patterns ~ Gerald Wilson: Deep Dive!
Hank Mobley ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Soul Station
Cedar Walton Trio ~ Voices Deep Within ~ Cedar

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