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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.

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.

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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We begin this edition with a set demonstrating the progression of modern jazz guitar from the 60's groove style of Kenny Burrell and Peter Bernstein to a more fusion approach from Gilad Hekselman and Andrew Renfroe. We conclude this episode with a variety jazz styles. A popular tune from a movie soundtrack by husband-wife team Mike Wofford an Holly Hofmann, Indian influenced Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter, and a cooking track from Jackie McLean's collaboration with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. The show concludes with a great groove from Ahmad Jamal.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Kenny Burrell ~ Isabella ~ Soulero
Peter Bernstein ~ Hidden Pockets ~ Let Loose
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Run in the Storm
Gilad Hekselman ~ Magic Chord ~ Far Star
Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann ~ Pure Imagination ~ Turn Signal
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Mazad ~ Good Hope
Jackie McLean ~ Blue Rondo ~ One Step Beyond
Ahmad Jamal ~ Arabesque ~ It's Magic

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This podcast celebrates the recent birthdays of two all time great jazz artists; Miles Davis and Jackie McLean. It also features two releases by young musicians that are a product of the Jackie McLean Institute for jazz in Hartford Connecticut, where Jackie spent his later years mentoring students of the art form.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Milestones ~ Milestones
Miles Davis ~ Paraphernalia ~ Miles In the Sky
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Afro Blue ~ Afro Blue - Single
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ South ~ Poetic
Joey Alexander ~ Rise Up ~ Origin
Christian Sands ~ Can’t Find My Way Home ~ Be Water

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Classic jazz from the great artists of the genre, Freddie, Lee, Joe and more. Of course, we have a valentines day dedication, with tunes of love and sentimentality for my wife and I. Enjoy all the great music within this episode.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Gibraltar ~ Born to Be Blue
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Joe Henderson ~ My One And Only Love ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Ray Charles ~ California, Here I Come ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
Gilbert Castellanos ~ High Febvre ~ Underground
Michael Brecker ~ African Skies ~ Tales from the Hudson
Mike Stern ~ Blueprint ~ Trip

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Iconic jazz represented in this podcast, from Cannonball Adderley, Jackie McLean and Coltrane among others. Also slipped in there are contemporary artists  such as San Diego's alto saxophonist Chris Hollyday and harp/bass duet Brandee Younger with Dezron Douglas.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ The Old Country ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' The Changes
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment In Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag- The Rudy Van Gelder Edition
McCoy Tyner ~ Search For Peace ~ 13th House
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Afro-Blue ~ The Very Best of John Coltrane
Alice Coltrane ~ Journey in Satchidananda ~ Journey in Satchidananda
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ This Woman's Work ~ Force Majeure

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A wide variety of jazz styles are represented in this podcast; the second of year 2022. 

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hotep Idris Galeta ~ King Tut's Strut ~ The Lost Singles - Single
Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue
Johnathan Blake ~ Steppin' Out ~ Homeward Bound
Steph Richards & Joshua White ~ Sacred Sea: Zephyr ~ Zephyr
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Oscar Peñas ~ Rain ~ Music of Departures and Returns
Sammy Figueroa ~ Seven Steps to Heaven ~ The Magician
Chick Corea ~ Return To Forever ~ Return To Forever

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We continue our retrospective on 2021 releases. First we reach back a decade with the Cyrus Chestnut Trio from 2010. Then let's hear the title tracks from Emmet Cohen and Greg Abate's chart topping recordings from last year. CT trumpeter Nick Di Maria, Dave Holland, John McLaughlin are trending with jazz-fusion on their latest releases.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Cyrus Chestnut Trio ~ New Light ~ Journeys
Emmet Cohen ~ Future Stride ~ Future Stride
Greg Abate ~ Magic Dance ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Nick Di Maria ~ Sagittaron ~ Indigo Seven
Dave Holland ~ Gentle Warrior ~ Another Land
John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time
Miles Davis ~ In a Silent Way ~ The Lost Concert

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