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This podcast celebrates the recent birthdays of two all time great jazz artists; Miles Davis and Jackie McLean. It also features two releases by young musicians that are a product of the Jackie McLean Institute for jazz in Hartford Connecticut, where Jackie spent his later years mentoring students of the art form.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Milestones ~ Milestones
Miles Davis ~ Paraphernalia ~ Miles In the Sky
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Afro Blue ~ Afro Blue - Single
Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ South ~ Poetic
Joey Alexander ~ Rise Up ~ Origin
Christian Sands ~ Can’t Find My Way Home ~ Be Water

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This episode features music heavily inspired by the African diaspora. We begin with rock legend Santana's Mother Africa and Trane's Africa Brass. Hugh Masekela takes us deep into South African native music, and Herbie has a modern take on jazz/rock/African fusion. We finish this show with Emmet Cohen Trio's contemporary treatment of Fats Waller stride classics.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Santana ~ Mother Africa ~ Welcome
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa ~ Africa/Brass
Hugh Masekela ~ Languta ~ Hope
Herbie Hancock ~ Ostinato (Suite for Angela) ~ Mwandishi
Emmet Cohen ~ Ain't Misbehavin', Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit 

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Jazz masters Freddie Hubbard and Chick Corea bookend this episode along with players not quite as well known. Garzone channels Trane's Equinox, Eubanks rocks, Renfroe and Davis cover Campbell and Hendrix, and San Diego's Justin Joyce creates a sweet sound before Chick takes us out.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Open Sesame ~ Open Sesame
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Equinox (Night #3) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Orrin Evans & Kevin Eubanks ~ I Don't Know ~ EEE (Eubanks-Evans-Experience)
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Tony Davis ~ May This Be Love ~ Golden Year
Justin Joyce ~ Placid Pandemonium ~ Story Tales
Chick Corea ~ Admiration ~ Antidote (feat. The Spanish Heart Band)

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A look back at the iconic album Sgt. Pepper's LHCB, with unique covers from jazz artists, and finally George Harrison's classic composition on that record. That is followed by three fine San Diego jazz artists, Lori Bell, Holly Hofmann and Matt Hall. A new single from Jamile & Tony Davis, playing one of my favorite tunes and concluding with a John Coltrane classic.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
San Francisco String Trio ~ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ~ May I Introduce to You
Peter Sprague & Leonard Patton ~ With a Little Help from My Friends ~ Dream Walkin'
Brandee Younger ~ Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! ~ A Day in the Life: Impressions of Pepper
The Beatles ~ Within You Without You ~ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Lori Bell ~ Harlem Nocturne ~ Brooklyn Dreaming
Holly Hofmann ~ Farmer's Trust ~ Low Life
Matt Hall ~ No Going Back ~ I Hope to My Never
Jamile & Tony Davis ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Never Will I Marry - Single
John Coltrane ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Crescent

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Iconic jazz represented in this podcast, from Cannonball Adderley, Jackie McLean and Coltrane among others. Also slipped in there are contemporary artists  such as San Diego's alto saxophonist Chris Hollyday and harp/bass duet Brandee Younger with Dezron Douglas.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ The Old Country ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' The Changes
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment In Ghana ~ Jackie's Bag- The Rudy Van Gelder Edition
McCoy Tyner ~ Search For Peace ~ 13th House
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Afro-Blue ~ The Very Best of John Coltrane
Alice Coltrane ~ Journey in Satchidananda ~ Journey in Satchidananda
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ This Woman's Work ~ Force Majeure

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It's John Coltrane's birth anniversary, so we must start there. That is followed by some other favorite sax players; Mobley, Reynolds, Getz. Finally, check out these new releases from Garrett, Sung and Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
John Coltrane Quartet ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Crescent
Hank Mobley ~ No Room for Squares ~ No Room for Squares
Bob Reynolds ~ Up a Step ~ A Message for Mobley
Bill Evans Trio ~ The Peacocks ~ But Beautiful (feat. Stan Getz)
Kenny Garrett ~ Sounds from the Ancestors ~ Sounds from the Ancestors
Helen Sung ~ Time Loops ~ Quartet + (with Harlem Quartet)
Chick Corea Akoustic Band ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ LIVE

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A variety of music I've been listening to, including jazz standards performed by Herbie Hanckock, Vi Redd, Steve Davis and Miles Davis. Also new music from Pat Metheny and from right here in San Diego, Christopher Hollyday. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Vi Redd ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Call
Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round About Midnight
Steve Davis ~ Little B's Poem ~ Think Ahead
Herbie Hancock ~ Butterfly ~ Head Hunters/Thrust
Pat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EP
Herbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ Empyrean Isles

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Recorded on Fathers Day, this episode features jazz fathers, sons and daughters. We begin with John and Ravi Coltrane. Also featured is the Redman, McLean, Whitfield, Valde, Fulton, Davis families. Hope you enjoy your day with your father, or remembering your father.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Cousin Mary ~ Giant Steps
Ravi Coltrane ~ Shine ~ Blending Times
Dewey Redman Feat. Joshua Redman ~ The Turne Around ~ African Venus
Jackie McLean ~ Some Other Time ~ New York Calling
Mark Whitfield ~ Afro Samurai ~ Grace
Bebo Valdés & Chucho Valdés ~ Descarga Valdés ~ Juntos Para Siempre
Champian Fulton ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Birdsong
Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year

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