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Aug 7 2020 Broadcast

A variety of classic and new modern jazz music to occupy these hot summer days during a pandemic. The last few tunes highlight the final 2 concerts of the live streamed Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz series.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ahmad Jamal Trio ~ Stolen Moments ~ The Awakening
Christian Sands ~ Crash ~ Be Water
Shirley Scott ~ Days of Wine and Roses ~ On a Clear Day
Tony Davis ~ May This Be Love ~ Golden Year
Tony Davis ~ Night Ride ~ Golden Year
Wes Montgomery ~ Twisted Blues ~ Cottontail
Leala Cyr ~ Summertime ~ First Instinct
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis & Luques Curtis ~ Manifest Destiny ~ Triangular III
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis & Luques Curtis ~ Skylark ~ Triangular III

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There is some great new music in this podcast from Kurt, Joshua, Dave and Jason. Also an announcement embedded within this episode you must hear.

 

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ kurt1 ~ Star of Jupiter
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Mr. Hope ~ Star of Jupiter
Kurt Rosenwinkel & The Heartcore Orchestra ~ Under It All ~ Under It All - Single
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Moe Honk ~ RoundAgain
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Floppy Diss ~ RoundAgain
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Bedouin Trail ~ Good Hope
Jason Palmer ~ Program for an Artistic Soiree (Degas) [Live] ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella

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The World Needs Love

A variety of jazz styles, from the soulful sounds of Shirley Scott's Hammond B3 to the modern big band of Christian McBride to some fusion stylings of Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead. 

 

Playlist

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Shirley Scott ~ What the World Needs Now Is Love ~ On a Clear Day
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Science Fiction ~ The Good Feeling
Sean Jones ~ Lost, Then Found ~ Live from Jazz at the Bistro
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski ~ Barack Obama ~ Gathering Call
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski ~ You Dirty Dog ~ Gathering Call
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ Seconds & Seasons ~ Legacy Holder
Emmet Cohen ~ Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit

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Connecticut's in the house in this week's latest podcast. New music from drummer Jonathan Barber, Christian Sands, Michael Palin, Nicole Z with Dan Pugach & The Curtis Bros; all have their roots in the Constitution State. Classics from Shirley Scott and Trane as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ My Favorite Things (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ My Favorite Things - Single
Michael Palin's Other Orchestra ~ Three Views Of A Secret ~ Michael Palin's Other Orchestra
Shirley Scott ~ On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) ~ On a Clear Day
Christian Sands ~ Drive ~ Be Water
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ Haikus ~ Legacy Holder
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ Major ~ Legacy Holder
The Curtis Brothers ~ Staircase of Mount Meru ~ Algorithm
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis & Luques Curtis ~ Beatrice ~ Triangular III
John Coltrane ~ My Ideal ~ The Stardust Session

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This podcast episode is all blues. We run the gamut of styles beginning with an R&B drenched Ray Charles, rockin' Hendrix, classic Ellington, N'awlins Marsalis, modern Preminger, free Coleman and ending with a Miles classic performed by Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ I've Got News for You ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Duke Ellington ~ Jeep's Blues ~ Ellington At Newport 1956
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ The Sanctified Blues (From Congo Square) ~ Live in Cuba
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Ornette Coleman ~ Broad Way Blues ~ New York Is Now
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2

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Mobley Set

We begin this episode with a smokin' Hank Mobley set. Guitarist Grant Green follows, featuring another tenor great Joe Henderson. Tenors continue with a couple Brecker tunes and we end featuring the late Harold Mabern. Looking back at this playlist, all the featured artists have passed away, some recently, some before their time.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ Up Over and Out ~ Reach Out!
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Hank Mobley ~ Uh Huh ~ Workout
Grant Green ~ Jean De Fleur ~ Idle Moments
Michael Brecker ~ Sound Off ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Michael Brecker ~ Half Past Late ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved

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Since this is Fathers Day, we have to begin with Song For My Father, this time a funky version from Victor Wooten. From there we pay tribute to the Black Live Matters movement and the struggle for racial justice and equality. Avery Sharpe interprets the history of the movement in his album 400. Blanchard, Louis and Croker do their tributes to the cry of "I Can't Breathe" with their original compositions. Glasper and Preminger provide more  tributes to the cause.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Avery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400
Avery Sharpe ~ Is There A Way Home ~ 400
Terence Blanchard ~ Breathless ~ Breathless
Godwin Louis ~ I Can't Breathe ~ Global
Theo Croker ~ We Can't Breathe ~ Escape Velocity
Robert Glasper ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions
Noah Preminger ~ Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Joshua Redman ~ Father ~ 'Round Again
Jazzmia Horn ~ East of the Sun ~ Social Call

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The first set starts with a reflection of the troubled times we are in. That tune and the next three are all covers of the great songwriting of Paul Simon by various jazz artists. After that, another reflective piece by Hartford area trombonist Steve Davis. Then Chick, who I have been playing a lot frequently and finally a rousing performance from Emmet Cohen with Ron Carter.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Aretha Franklin ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ Soul Queen
Herbie Hancock ~ Scarborough Fair ~ The New Standard
Kurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway ‒ The Brill Building Project
Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover ~ Day Is Done
Steve Davis ~ Peace ~ Correlations
Chick Corea ~ Armando’s Rhumba (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ Antidote (feat. The Spanish Heart Band)
Chick Corea ~ Return To Forever ~ Return To Forever
Emmet Cohen ~ Joshua ~ Masters Legacy Series Volume 2: Ron Carter

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