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A 2 part podcast broadcast on Jackie McLean's birth date. Lots of JMac interspersed with exceptional new music from Godwin Louis and Matt Dwonszyk. Great guitar work from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell represented here.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Eric Reed ~ Cedar Waltzin'-Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ Everybody Gets the Blues
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt I: The Journey ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt II: The Traveler ~ Global
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' the Changes
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Irene ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Wes Montgomery ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Smokin' At The Half Note
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Wes Montgomery Live ~ Impressions ~ Round Midnight
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane ~ Freight Trane ~ Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane

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This show pays tribute to the great jazz scene in Hartford and the jazz artists that have been brought through it's institutions like the Artist Collective, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, Hall High School and more. This is the first 2 hours of this show so many are not represented in this podcast. Perhaps I'll publish the balance of the show in a future podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live At Smalls
Dezron Douglas ~ Bottoms Out ~ Black Lion
Dezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion
Craig Hartley ~ Jitterbug Waltz ~ Books on Tape Vol 2
Craig Hartley ~ Sinclair Prelude No. 2 in C Major + Solar ~ Books on Tape Vol 2
Jonathan Barber ~ Mr. JB ~ Vision Ahead
Jovan Alexander ~ Collective Consciosness ~ Collective Consciosness
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuosity
Albert Rivera ~ New York Hartford Connectionc ~ Re-Introduction
Brad Mehldau ~ Beatrice ~ Seymour Reads the Constitution
Sinan Bakir, Ken Serio, Silvain Castellano ~ Pastels ~ Pink
Dan Arcamone ~ loop ~ X
Scott Rosen ~ Round Midnight ~ New Friends

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We celebrate Jimi's birth anniversary with his music and a few jazz covers of his tunes. Next up new music from Preminger and McBride. Hartford area guitarist Scott Rosen joins the show to talk about his debut CD. Finally, we close out the show with a Jackie McLean classic.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up from the Skies ~ Axis Bold as Love
Geoffrey Keezer ~ May This Be Love ~ On My Way To You
Jimi Hendrix ~ All Along the Watchtower ~ Electric Ladyland
Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Castles Made of Sand/Foxy Lady ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Christian McBride ~ Sightseeing ~ Christian McBride's New Jawn
Scott Rosen ~ New Friends ~ New Friends
Scott Rosen ~ New Friends ~ Nature Boy
Jackie McLean ~ Jacknife ~ Jacknife

 

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Lots of Hammond B3 music from masters Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Charles Earland. Also are some of Hartford's favorites Nat Reeves, Mike Casey, Al Rivera and Steve Davis. We finish the podcast with a 4 song set of Jackie McLean tunes. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jimmy Smith ~ Summertime ~ Fourmost
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot!
Nat Reeves ~ Big Bertha ~ Blue Ridge
Mike Casey ~ Song To Breath ~ Stay Surprising
Albert Rivera ~ Back At It ~ Back At It
Albert Rivera ~ Distance of Your Smile ~ Back At It
Charles Earland ~ Organyk Groove ~ The Mighty Burner
Charles Earland ~ Killer Joe ~ The Mighty Burner
Steve Davis ~ When the Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Jackie McLean ~ Toy Land ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ I Love You ~ Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Donald Byrd ~ Low Life ~ Fuego

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The highlight of this episode is my interview with bassist and educator Nat Reeves. First we hear a jazz fusion set with something new from Jonathan Barber and Noah Preminger-Rob Garcia, a trio of John Coltrane tunes, and one from Jackie McLean featuring Nat. To skip to the interview, go to 01:11 of this podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Gamma Band ~ Star of Jupiter
Return to Forever ~ Theme to the Mothership ~ Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Vision Ahead
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP28 No24 in D minor ~ Chopin Project
John Coltrane ~ You Don't Know What Love Is ~ The Classic Quartet
John Coltrane ~ Equinox ~ Coltrane Sound
John Coltrane ~ Moment's Notice ~ Blue Trane
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Nat Reeves ~ Interview ~ Blue Ridge (Album)

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Classic tracks from Cannonball, Morgan and Ellington before diving into some new music. You will hear new releases from young Joey Alexander, Chris Potter, Eddie Henderson, Van Morrison and Jonathan Barber. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley ~ Arriving Soon ~ Plus
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joey Alexander ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ Space ~ Eclipse
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Eddie Henderson ~ Fran Dance ~ Be Cool
Eddie Henderson ~ Naima ~ Be Cool
Van Morrison and Joey Defrancesco ~ Close Enough for Jazz ~ You're Driving Me Crazy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Mr. JB

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Before we get to the duets, we hear from one of my favorite JMac albums Demon's Dance. That is followed by two sax players with Connecticut roots. Nick Biello and Noah Preminger. Both have new recordings, Biello his premier, and Preminger with plenty. Then the duets: Preminger/Carlberg, Cohen/Hersch, Haden/Metheny. Salim Washington is back, and Sameer Gupta gives us Indian/Jazz fusion.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ Demon's Dance ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Toyland ~ Demon's Dance
Nick Biello ~ Grandparents ~ Vagabond Soul
Noah Preminger ~ Walking on Eggshells ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger ~ Ts and Her Spirit ~ Genuinity
Frank Carlberg and Noah Preminger ~ The Meaning of the Blues ~ Whispers and Cries
Anat Cohen and Fred Hersch ~ A Lark ~ live in healdsburg
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny ~ Two for the Road ~ Beyond the Missouri Sky
Salim Wahington ~ To Know Yaheweh ~ Dongon Revisited
Sameer Gupta ~ Come Take Everything (w/intro) ~ A Circle Has No Beginning

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A podcast of heavy hitters in the jazz world. Wynton, Donald, Miles, Joe, Wayne are represented here. I also threw in some heavy hitters from the Hartford scene led by tenor saxophonist Jovan Alexandre. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Donald Byrd ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Mustang
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Miles Davis ~ Shhh/Peaceful ~ In A Silent Way
Jovan Alexander ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Conciousness
Joe Henderson ~ A Shade of Jade ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ Inner Urge
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer

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