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This music in this podcast has nothing to do with our 45th president. It is just a celebration of his leaving of office, and a hope we can someday return to "normalcy".

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Lakecia Benjamin ~ Pursuance ~ Pursuance : The Coltranes
Corea, Clarke & White ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ Forever
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait Of Cannonball
Cannonball Adderley ~ Gemini ~ In New York
Dan Arcamone ~ witch hunt ~ Standards, Vol 1
Greg Abate and the Tim Ray Trio ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever
Toots Thielemans ~ Ornithology ~ East Coast West Coast
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing - EP

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It has been a surreal week in politics in the USA. When this happens, I usually have something to say about it. I've brought you some good jazz music too. 

Playlist 
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dan Arcamone ~ maiden voyage ~ Standards, Vol 1
Dan Liparini ~ Salamander ~ Tessellations
Tony Davis ~ Orange Feathers ~ Golden Year
Charlie Haden ~ This Is Not America ~ Not In Our Name
Weather Report ~ American Tango ~ Mysterious Traveller
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa [First Version] ~ The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
Joel Ross ~ After the Rain ~ Who Are You?
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White ~ After The Cosmic Rain ~ Forever

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As we begin a new year, let's look back at some great jazz music from 2020, and pay tribute to a pianist who passed on at the end of last year, in Frank Kimbrough.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Downtime ~ Warna
George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook
Frank Kimbrough ~ Blue Smoke ~ Quartet
Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before The Rain
Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ You Make Me Feel Brand New ~ Force Majeure
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Mike Casey ~ Best Part (Take 3) ~ Law of Attraction

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Our pre-New Years Eve party. Some great jazz tunes, new and old. Threw in a few tracks written for a New Year. Let's hope for better times, especially for the jazz community.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mike DiRubbo Quartet ~ New Year's Dream ~ New York Accent: Live at the Kitano
Horace Silver ~ Silver's Serenade ~ Silver's Serenade
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Shai Maestro, Philip Dizack, Jorge Roeder & Ofri Nehemya ~ Human ~ Human
Stanley Cowell ~ Equipoise ~ Equipoise
Immanuel Wilkins ~ The Dreamer ~ Omega
Return To Forever ~ The Shadow Of Lo ~ The Anthology
Pat Metheny ~ New Year ~ Unity Band

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This year's Christmas special. I hope you can play as a backdrop to your holiday activities. We finish with a tribute to the late Stanley Cowell. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2
Joe Farnsworth ~ Down by the Riverside ~ Time to Swing
George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook
Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
Vince Guaraldi ~ Linus and Lucy ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas
Wayne Escoffery ~ Quarter Moon ~ The Humble Warrior
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ My Favorite Things (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ My Favorite Things
Ray Charles ~ Christmas Song ~ Ray Charles mix
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ Toilet Paper Romance ~ Force Majeure
Stanley Cowell ~ Medley: A Xmas Suite ~ Reminiscent

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Six Hundred and One

New music from a fusion trio and a bass/harp duet. Follow that up with a Latin jazz set. Local San Diego and Hartford cats represented here as well. We will close out this episode #601 with a centennial Brubeck set.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson & Antonio Sanchez ~ Elli Yeled Tov ~ Trio Grande
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ Toilet Paper Romance ~ Force Majeure
Buena Vista Social Club ~ Chan Chan ~ Buena Vista Social Club
Jerry González & The Fort Apache Band ~ Earth Dance ~ Calle 54
Irving Flores & Danzon Jazz Trio ~ Bolero in San Diego ~ American Influence
Danny Green Trio ~ Friday at the Thursday Club ~ Altered Narratives
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis & Luques Curtis ~ Skylark (Live) ~ Triangular III (Live)
Chet Baker/Bud Shank ~ Rebel At Work ~ Theme Music from "The James Dean Story"
Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ It's A Raggy Waltz ~ Time Further Out
Dave Brubeck ~ Taking A Chance On Love ~ Red Hot And Cool

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East-West

Celebrating the jazz scene from East Coast to West Coast in this podcast episode. We have great new music and some classic jazz masters from NYC and Hartford to San Diego and LA.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Stan Getz ~ Split Kick ~ West Coast Jazz
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue
Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Small Vacation
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
Noah Preminger ~ Kamaguchi ~ Contemptment
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ All The Things You Are (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

 

 

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The first half of this podcast showcases jazz artists' creating music in a post-covid world. In some cases this music was made at home while quarantined away from studios or clubs. The second part is a throwback to another creative era in jazz, the hard-bop of the 1960's.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ The Creator Has a Master Plan ~ Force Majeure
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Joe Farnsworth ~ Monk's Dream ~ Time to Swing
Jonathan Barber ~ Find My Way ~ Live at Jazz Standard
ARTEMIS ~ Nocturno ~ Artemis
Bobby Timmons ~ Dat Dere ~ This Here Is Bobby Timmons
Wayne Shorter ~ Infant Eyes ~ Speak No Evil
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

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