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The classic from Hank Mobley, "This I Dig of You" starts out the show, and sets the tone for this week's episode. We hear from icons of jazz in Mobley, Tyner and Brecker as well as current artists moving jazz forward as with Abate, Castelli and Iyer.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Greg Abate ~ Cook's Bay ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Floatin' ~ Party at One World Plaza
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Party at One World Plaza ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Midnight Voyage ~ Tales from the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Flying High ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey ~ Touba ~ Uneasy

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Let's begin with the fine clarinet playing of Anat Cohen. Then new fusion jazz from Dave Holland and Andrew Renfroe, and the jazz chart topping Greg Abate. The rest of the show is devoted to West Coast jazz, particularly coming out of San Diego with Hollyday, Thorsen, Hofmann and more.

Playlist 
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Anat Cohen ~ In the Spirit of Baden ~ Luminosa
Dave Holland ~ Gentle Warrior ~ Another Land
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Single
Greg Abate ~ Golden Lotus ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy
Rob Thorsen ~ The Man I Love ~ Lasting Impression
Holly Hofmann ~ Farmer's Trust ~ Low Life
Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White ~ Stop This World ~ Shadows Fall
Shelly Manne ~ You Name It ~ Atlantic Jazz: West Coast

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This episode features mostly music from the West Coast jazz scene. There are a couple tunes from the 50's West Coast Cool era, but mostly from current players from LA and San Diego. We finish the show with new music from Greg Abate and posthumously released album from Ralph Peterson Jr.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Way Out West ~ Way Out West
Sam Hirsh ~ Ways of the Wise ~ Quite Frankly
Doug Webb ~ Doctor Miles ~ Bright Side
Gilbert Castellanos ~ Chula Juana ~ Federal Jazz Project
Holly Hofmann ~ Cedar Would ~ Low Life
Miles Davis ~ Jeru ~ Birth of the Cool
Benny Carter ~ A Walkin' Thing ~ Jazz Giant: Complete Sessions
Greg Abate ~ Water Lily ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Ralph Peterson ~ Bouncing with Bud ~ Raise up off Me

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Another bicoastal episode. From the east coast, Greg Abate and John Hasselback. From the west, Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen and Doug Webb. Mary Corso's new single has both coasts represented. Enjoy!

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Greg Abate ~ Innocence ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
John Hasselback III ~ Rene's Way ~ Entrance
Mary Corso ~ Catching Up - Single
Gilbert Castellanos ~ Marlo ~ Underground
Rob Thorsen ~ Little Melonae ~ Lasting Impression
Doug Webb ~ Lunar ~ Bright Side
Mario Pavone ~ Streetsongs ~ Street Songs
Mario Pavone Sextet ~ Ellipse ~ Vertical
Buddy Rich ~ New Blues ~ The Lost Tapes

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Let's wish Stevie W a happy birthday. Then Emmet's amazing playing, Cyrille's singing and on from there. Wrap it up with early Chick from Bones.

Playlist  
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
SFJAZZ Collective ~ Do I Do ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York
Emmet Cohen ~ Dardanella ~ Future Stride
Cyrille Aimée ~ Words ~ Let's Get Lost
Jay Hoggard ~ Piety And Redemption ~ Straight From The Hart
Greg Abate ~ Golden Lotus ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
John Hasselback III ~ B.F.G. ~ Entrance
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Tone's for Joan's Bones

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Since this podcast is produced a week prior to airing on WWUH, it gives me the opportunity to be the first to wish a happy Mothers Day to all moms, with this guitar tribute.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
John McLaughlin ~ Song For My Mother ~ My Goals Beyond
Kenny Burrell ~ Mother-In-Law ~ Soulero
Bill Frisell ~ Mother ~ All We Are Saying... (Bonus Track Version)
Sarah Hanahan ~ Here For Jackie ~ Straight From The Hart
Flora Purim ~ San Francisco River ~ Perpetual Emotion
John Hasselback III ~ Third Time's the Charm ~ Entrance
Greg Abate ~ Golden Lotus ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Joe Lovano ~ Blessings In May ~ Cross Culture
Ralph Peterson ~ Shorties Portion ~ Shorties Portion - Single
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue

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We go from West to East Coast on this jazz journey. First let's begin with Miles and his muted horn. On the West we hear from Gilbert Castallanos with BlackNote and Sam Hirsh. On the East from Hartford CT it's Steve Davis and Dezron Douglas. Along the way Greg Abate, Noah Preminger and Jason Palmer are represented in this episode. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Bye Bye Blackbird ~ Round About Midnight
Black/Note ~ Allergic Reaction ~ Nothin' But the Swing
Steve Davis ~ Yesterday ~ Straight From The Hart
Dezron Douglas ~ Flowers ~ Straight From The Hart
Sam Hirsh ~ Kyoto Shuffle ~ Quite Frankly
Greg Abate ~ Voyage ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Noah Preminger ~ World of Growth ~ After Life
Jason Palmer ~ A Lady and Gentleman in Black ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella

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We begin this week's episode celebrating Herbie Hancock's birthday with a set of great music from this influential pianist. Next up is new music from Greg Abate, Sam Hirsh and a fine debut album from John Hasselback III. San Diego's Holly Hofmann is represented here too.

Playlist 
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hang Ups ~ Man-Child
Herbie Hancock ~ Canaloupe Island ~ Empyrian Isles
Greg Abate ~ And Then Again ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Sam Hirsh ~ Pop's Delight ~ Quite Frankly
John Hasselback III ~ Kingsbridge ~ Entrance
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread
Holly Hofmann Quartet ~ Takin' Off / Driftin' ~ Live At Birdland

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