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A broad range of jazz music that I aired a couple of weeks ago. No particular theme here, just music that represents many facets of Jazz from hard-bop (Toots, Byrd, Burrell), early fusion (Miles, Herbie) to new music with its own fresh sounds (Godwin Louis, Joey Alexander).

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Joey Alexander ~ Fourteen ~ Eclipse
Herbie Hancock ~ Sly ~ Headhunters
Herbie Hancock ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ Fat Albert Rotunda
Toots Thielmans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Miles Davis ~ Miles Runs The Voodoo Down ~ Bitches Brew
Godwin Louis ~ Siwel ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Bondye Ede-N ~ Global
Hugh Masakela ~ Mandela (Bring Him Back Home) ~ Hope
Kenny Burrell ~ Midnight Blue ~ Midnight Blue
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races

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Following last weeks funky podcast, we will mix it up with funk, soul, R&B and we won't leave out straight ahead jazz. We'll even throw in hard rocker Jimi Hendrix playing a jazzy tune. This is the second half of last week's broadcast radio show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hendrix ~ Hubtones ~ Jersey Cat
Jim Snidero ~ Dad Song ~ Waves of Calm
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations
Ray Charles ~ Deed I Do ~ The Genius of Ray Charles
Cannonball Adderley ~ mercy, mercy, mercy ~ Live at the Club
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ All Matter ~ Double Booked
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up From the Skies ~ Axis: Bold As Love
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Dagger ~ Pariah Anthem
Nicole Zuraitis ~ The Inscription ~ Hive Mind
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
George Duke ~ Capricorn ~ Faces in Reflection
George Duke ~ Maria Tres Filhos ~ Faces in Reflection

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The title says it all. This episode is full of funky jazz tunes. Funk takes many forms and we will explore some examples. Beginning with Les McCann's timeless expression of outrage. Then from Jazz/Rock fusion of the 70"s to new music that continues the tradition of blending jazz artistry with electronics and funk beats. Finally Dave Liebman pays homage to the man that innovated fusion.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement
War ~ City Country City ~ The World Is A Ghetto
Return to Forever. ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Takuya Kuroda ~ R.S.B.D. ~ Zigzagger
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Fareed Haque ~ Big Bhangra ~ Flat Planet
Dave Liebman ~ Lieb Talks about Miles ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ In a Silent Way ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis

 

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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 podcast features some of the true jazz masters of all time, Ellington, Shorter and Rollins. Also Frank Morgan and George Cables can be considered masters of this craft as well. Kurt Elling singing Dylan starts out this podcast. Throw in Kevin Harris with his interpretations of Bird, and we have a swingin' podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Elling ~ A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall ~ The Questions
Frank Morgan & George Cables ~ Helen's Song ~ Montreal Memories
Frank Morgan & George Cables ~ Nefertiti/Billies Bounce ~ Montreal Memories
Duke Ellington ~ Take The "A" Train ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Duke Ellington ~ Perdido ~ Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Wayne Shorter ~ Ponta de Areia ~ Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter ~ Ana Maria ~ Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter ~ Lila ~ Native Dancer
Kevin Harris Project ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Impressions
Kevin Harris Project ~ Donna Lee ~ Bird Impressions
Sonny Rollins ~ Strode Rode ~ Saxophone Collossus
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie
Sonny Rollins ~ Without a Song ~ The Bridge

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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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Wonder-ful

It's all Wonder in this week's podcast. There is a depth to these compositions that goes beyond most rock and pop artists. It's no *wonder* that jazz artists love to cover these tunes.

Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Stevie Wonder ~ Summer Soft ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder ~ Love's In Need of Love Today ~ Songs In The Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Cedar Walton ~ Another Star ~ Voices Deep Within
Yaron Israel ~ Creepin' ~ Visions
Ben Williams ~ Part-Time Lover ~ State of Art
SF Jazz Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Visions ~ The Window
Stevie Wonder ~ Sir Duke ~ Songs in the Key of Life

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