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I welcome in 2020 with a couple of tunes written for New Years. Since we all have our New Year's resolutions, the following tracks are titled just that. There are also a couple of interesting covers by McCoy Tyner. Also of note is a tribute to recently passed Vic Juris, and new music by Ralph Peterson and the Envisage Collective.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Mike DeRubbo Quartet ~ New Year's Dream ~ New York Accent live at Kitano
Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece ~ Resolutions ~ Little Echo
John Coltrane ~ Resolution ~ A Love Supreme
McCoy Tyner ~ A Night in Tunisia ~ Today and Tomorrow
McCoy Tyner ~ When Sunny Gets Blue ~ Today and Tomorrow
Cannonball Adderley ~ Soon ~ Them Dirty Blues
Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band ~ Down Under ~ LIsten Up!
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2
Vic Juris ~ Ruby ~ Eye Contact
Envisage Collective ~ Malta House ~ Reach Out

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Jazz Supreme

This week's episode celebrates Trane's iconic A Love Supreme, recorded 55 years ago this past week. The suites first movement Acknowledgement is followed by the 2019 release of Blue World. We hear other fine saxophonists George Garzone, Roland Kirk and Hank Mobley. The podcast concludes with Envisage Collective, an ensemble that includes CT based artists Noah Baerman, Kris Allen, Chris Dingman among others.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
John Coltrane ~ Acknowledgement - Part I ~ A Love Supreme
John Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue World
George Garzone ~ Plus One ~ The Fringe In New York
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme for the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5,000lb Man
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Envisage Collective ~ Envisage ~ Reach Out
Envisage Collective ~ The Omnivore's Dilemma ~ Reach Out

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This podcast begins with a celebration of Joni Mitchell on her birthday. Included is a track from the grammy award winning album from Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters. Following that is the tenor sax playing of Ben Webster. The end of the podcast features another great tenor, Joe Henderson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joni Mitchell ~ A Case of You ~ Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Hotel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River The Joni Letters
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Trav'lin' Light ~ Soulmates
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Like Someone in Love ~ Soulmates
Frank Varela ~ Ganja Groove ~ Grandma's Revenge
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Miguel Zenon ~ El Nazaro ~ Sonero: the music of Ismael Rivera
John Coltrane ~ Naima (Take 1) ~ Blue World
Bennie Wallace ~ The Bob Crosby Blues ~ Mystic Bridge
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ Live in Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the Tenor
Chris Potter ~ Shadow (For Joe Henderson) ~ Gratitude

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This abbreviated podcast was recorded during the WWUH fundraiser. A lot of editing was done to cut out the pledge drive pitches, so this episode may sound a bit choppy. An eclectic set of music, beginning with an excellent band led by bassist Miroslav Vitous from circa 1970, and ending with new music from Miguel Zenon. A variety of tunes in between.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
Ron Jackson ~ Moon Dance ~ Standards and Other Songs
Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band ~ Switchback ~ Always Forward
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Niki Parrot ~ There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for NY ~ New York to Paris
John Coltrane ~ Village Blues Take 3 ~ Blue World
Migel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera

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This playlist covers many facets of jazz music. New modern sounds of Makaya McCraven, Gerald Clayton and Guillermo Klein; more traditional jazz from Greg Abate, Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman; to a couple of icons of jazz music with posthumously released material from John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Makaya McCraven ~ Mantra/Holy Lands ~ Universal Beings
Gerald Clayton ~ Squinted ~ Tributary Tales
Greg Abate & the Tim Ray Trio ~ Dracula ~ Gratitude
Louis Armstrong ~ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans ~ Live In Europe
Louis Armstrong ~ Coquette ~ Live In Europe
John Coltrane ~ Naima/Village Blues ~ Blue World
Kurt Elling & James Morrison ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Live In New York
Jimmy Cobb ~ Willow Weep for Me ~ Remembering U
George Coleman ~ When I Fall In Love ~ The Quartet
Guillermo Klein - Los Chuachos ~ Melodia de Arrabal ~ Cristal

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This episode is the first half of my radio show and ends with classic Miles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the recording of Bitches Brew.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dream Shanti ~ Live in 5 ~ Music in our Dreams
Todd Marcus ~ On the Corner ~ On These Streets
Chris Potter ~ Green Pastures ~ Circuits
Ted Nash ~ Something's Coming ~ Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs
Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~ Correlations
Curtis Brothers ~ Torus / The Professor ~ Algorithm
John Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue World
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew

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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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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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