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This episode features bluegrass/jazz crossover. Grisman, Garcia, Fleck take over the first part of this show. A few more tunes including Chick's new trio album. Then we finish with a tribute to Larry Willis, who recently passed on but leaves us a great legacy of piano work as heard here.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman ~ Milestones ~ n/a
David Grisman - Martin Taylor ~ Crystal Silence ~ Tone Poems II
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones ~ Big Country ~ Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Chick Corea & Bela Fleck ~ Brazil ~ The Enchantment
Chick Corea ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2
Ella Fitzgerald ~ Early Autumn ~ The Johnny Mercer Songbook
Avery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400: An African American Portrait
Larry Willlis ~ Alter Ego ~ The Offering
Steve Davis ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Live At Smalls
Jackie McLean ~ Climax ~ Jacknife

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We begin with classic Mingus and Brubeck before venturing into more modern music with a local Hartford connection. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Charlie Mingus ~ Dizzy Moods ~ Tijuana Moods
Charlie Mingus ~ Ysabel's Table Dance ~ Tijuana Moods
Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Kathy's Waltz ~ Time Out
Daryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Echoes of Ancient Sahara ~ Pictures at an African Exhibition
Anthony Wonsey ~ Overjoyed ~ The Thang
Rudy Royston ~ Bownz ~ 303
Rudy Royston ~ Prayer (for the Earth) ~ 303
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Nat Reeves ~ Big Birtha ~ Blue Ridge
Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement
John Coltrane ~ Impressions (take 3) ~ Both Directions at Once

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This is part two of a broadcast aired on the birth date of the great Jackie McLean. Part one was last week's podcast episode. Jackie is heard in the beginning and end, with music from Joe Farrell, Dave Holland and Andrew Hill in between.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Jackie McLean ~ Right Now ~ Right Now
Jackie McLean ~ I'll Take Romance ~ Swing Swang Swingin'
Joe Farrell ~ Follow Your Heart ~ Joe Farrell Quartet
Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs
Dave Holland ~ Four Winds ~ Conference of the Birds
Dave Holland ~ Conference of the Birds ~ Conference of the Birds
Andrew Hill ~ Spectrum ~ Point of Departure
Jackie McLean/Dexter Gordon ~ Rue De La Harpe ~ The Meeting Vol 1

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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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