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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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This special podcast features a conversation with some of Hartfords great artists, musicians and educators. In the WWUH studio I was joined by artist Andres Chaparro, musician and creative voice Mixashawn, and jazz musician and educators Nat Reeves and Eric McPherson. 

Learn more about these great artists here:

Andres Chaparro - http://chaparroart.com/

Nat Reeves - http://natreeves.com/

Eric McPherson - https://www.hartford.edu/hartt/about-us/faculty/music/jmi-jazz/eric-mcpherson.aspx

Mixashawn - http://www.mixashawn.com/

 

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The heart of this podcast is from Lee Morgan and Thelonious Monk. Monk's set is a celebration of his centenial birthday. But first, this podcast begins with classic Chick Corea and Return to Forever. That is followed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, new music from Vijay Iyer. Wayne Shorter's takes us on a trip to the jungles of Brazil with wild version of Jobim's Dindi. We are brought down to earth with Hartford's own Ed Fast before we take off with the Monk, Morgan set.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ My Spanish Heart
Return to Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme For the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5000 Pound Man
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Down To the Wire ~ Far From Over
Wayne Shorter ~ Dindi ~ Supernova
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Tom Cat
Thelonious Monk ~ Green Chimneys ~ Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk ~ Pannonica ~ Bright Corners
Thelonious Monk ~ Blue Monk ~ Greatest Hits

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This episode is the second hour of my last broadcast show. There is no real theme to this one. These are just some great straight-up swinging jazz tunes. We hear from jazz greats Louis Hayes, Herbie Hancock, Tom Harrell, Steve Davis and Lee Morgan. Also on this podcast are up-and-coming jazz artists Theo Hill, David Gibson, Curtis Brothers and Yoko Miwa. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
0:25 Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
5:26 Herbie Hancock ~ First Trip ~ Speak Like a Child
12:20 Tom Harrell ~ Dream in June ~ Sail Away
23:15 Steve Davis ~ Atmosphere ~ Think Ahead
29:45 Theo Hill ~ Citadel ~ Promethean
35:28 David Gibson ~ Eyes of Argus ~ Boom!
44:30 Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ What's Going On ~ SYZYGY
50:57 Lee Morgan ~ Twice Around ~ Tom Cat
01:00:52 Yoko Miwa Trio ~ Court and Spark ~ Pathways

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I had the pleasure of speaking on-air with the great trombonist Steve Davis for an interview on WWUH. Enjoy our chat about music and jazz education. Also on this podcast is new music from Terrell Stafford, Ralph Peterson and Theo Hill. Herbie Hancock too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ Optimism (clip) ~ Fire and Love
(Steve Davis Interview)
Steve Davis ~ Abena's Gaze ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ Atmosphere ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ A Little Understanding (clip) ~ Think Ahead
(end interview)
Terrell Stafford ~ The Tint Train ~ Forgive and Forget
Aggregate Prime w/Ralph Peterson ~ Fearless ~ Dream Deferred
Christian Sands ~ Song of the Rainbow People ~ Reach
Herbie Hancock ~ The Sorcerer ~ Speak Like a Child
Theo Hill ~ Hey, It's Me Your Talking To ~ Promethean
Theo Hill ~ Litha ~ Promethean

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The gem of this episode is the last 4 tracks celebrating the birth anniversary of Jackie McLean. We start off with two of Jackie's students. Steve Davis, now professor at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at University of Hartford, and Ray McMorrin who now resides in Japan and has released a great album. Other notable sax players on this podcast are Greg Abate and Joe Farrell.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Warrior ~ Think Ahead
Ray MacMorrin ~ Procrastination ~ RayMac
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Farewell To Phil ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Joe Farrell ~ Circle in the Round ~ The Joe Farrell Quartet
Jackie McLean ~ Sentimental Journey ~ 4, 5 and 6
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean ~ The Expolorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Jackie McLean ~ Optimism ~ Fire & Love

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Outstanding alto sax players, Cannonball, Abate, McLean and Garrett kick off this week's podcast. Bassist Nat Reeves who has played with 3 of those 4 alto players is featured next. Jazz legends Miles and Rollins finish the show. 

Featured Album

Nat Reeves - State of Emergency

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderly ~ Blue Funk ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Greg Abate ~ Take the Crowell Train ~ Road to Forever
Jackie McLean ~ Demon's Dance ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
Nat Reeves ~ Moon River ~ State of Emergency
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency
Jesse Collin Young ~ Ridgetop ~ Song For Juli
Miles Davis Quitntet ~ Stablemates ~ The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Miles Davis Quitntet ~ If I Were a Bell ~ The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Sonny Rollins ~ St. Thomas ~ Saxophone Colosus

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This set is mostly great female vocalists. Some are celebrated jazz masters like Ella, Lady Day, Nancy Wilson. Others are current performers like Diana Reaves, Chaka Kahn, Tina Turner. We also introduce great newcomers like Dana Lauren, Atla DeChamplain and Cyril Aimee.

 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cyrille Aimee ~ When I Was a Child ~ Cyrill Aimee and Friends (Live at Smalls)
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It's You or No One
Ed Fast And Conga-Bop ~ Willow Weep For Me (feat. Linda Ransome) ~ Do or Die
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Stompin' At the Savoy ~ The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Lenny White ~ I Love You Porgy (feat. Chaka Khan) ~ Forever
Atla & Matt Dechamplain ~ I Can't Believe Youre In Love with Me ~ Pause
Billy Childs ~ To a Child (feat. Diana Reaves) ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Herbie Hancock ~ Edith and the Kingpin (feat. Tina Turner) ~ River: The Joni Letters
Billy Holiday ~ Travelin' Light ~ Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
Billy Holiday ~ All of Me ~ Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Top Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Top Cat

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