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This is part 2 of my Newport Jazz Festival preview. It starts with vocalists Cecile McLorin Salvant and Cyrille Aimee. We conclude the Newport preview with saxophonists Jimmy Greene and Branford Marsalis. The rest of the show features a variety of jazz styles from piano trios (Valera, Hartley) to fusion (Coryell) to free (Stanko) and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somthing's Comming ~ For One To Love
Cyrille Aimee ~ Love For Sale ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Stanky Leg ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Branford Marsalis ~ My Ideal ~ Four MF's Playin' Tunes
Manuel Valera Trio ~ Footprints ~ Live at Firehouse 12
Craig Hartley ~ Sinclair (prelude No 2 in C minor) + Solar ~ Books on Tape Vol II
Tom Pierson ~ CeCe's Blues ~ The Hidden Goddess
Larry Coryell's Elleventh House ~ Mr. Myake ~ Seven Secrets
Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet ~ Bright Moon ~ December Avenue
Sylvia Cuenca ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ The Crossing
Brian McCarthy Nonet ~ The Bonnie Blue Flag ~ The Better Angels of Our Nature

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Snow Blues

After hearing tracks inspired by the snow storm here in New England, we get down to some serious New Orleans Second Line blues from Wynton Marsalis. The Majesty of the Blues takes us through the death and resurection of jazz music. 

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Wynton Marsalis - The Magesty of the Blues

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Greg Abate ~ Snowfall ~ Motif
Tineke Postma ~ Before the Snow ~ The Dawn of Light
Joshua Redman Quartet ~ Second Snow ~ Spirit of the Moment: Live At Village Vanguard
Alon Nechushtan ~ Snow-Flow ~ Venture Bound
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Death of Jazz ~ The Majesty of the Blues
Wynton Marsalis ~ Premature Autopsies (sermon) ~ The Majesty of the Blues
Wynton Marsalis ~ Oh, But On The Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) ~ The Majesty of the Blues
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet ~ Frame for the Blues ~ Blues Groove

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I usually don't play many holiday tunes, but this year one christmas tune led to another and the playlist fell into that holiday gropve. So, let this podcast be your soundtrack during holiday season. 

The Human Race, It's Christmas Time Again

Playlis 
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
Joey Alexander ~ Maiden Voyage (featuring Chris Potter) ~ Countdown
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
The Nola Players ~ Jingle Bells ~ Christmastime in New Orleans
Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ eight track II
Dave Stryker ~ O'Tannenbaum ~ (single)
Gregory Porter ~ French African Queen ~ Take Me to the Alley
Gregory Porter ~ Consequence of Love ~ Take Me to the Alley
Dane Scazzarri and the Human Race ~ The Christmas Song ~ It's Christmas Time Again
Ellis Marsalis ~ This is Christmas ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Craig Hartley ~ Imagine Peace Piece ~ Books on Tape Vol II
Kris Allen ~ O Come O Come Emmanuel ~ Together
John Coltrane Quartet ~ My Favorite Things ~ My Favorite Things

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October Jazz

This podcast episode is inspired by the month of October and the fall season. For the next few weeks, Autumn Leaves will kick off the show. Greg Abate and Wayne Shorter play songs which evoke the feeling of Halloween. Then I get into one of my favorite Wynton Marsalis recordings. The podcast concludes with Toots harmonica. 

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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Johnny Griffin ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Return of the Griffin
Greg Abate ~ Monsters In The Night ~ Monsters In The Night
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Witch Hunt
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ Big Fat Hen ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ Feeling of Jazz ~ Magic Hour
Toots Thielmans ~ Groovin' High ~ East Coast West Coast
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This podcast features two giants of jazz music. We begin with a tribute to Toots Thielmans, legendary harmonica player, who passed away this week. At the end of this show we feature the music of Wayne Shorter celebrating a birthday this week. Wayne, one of the great jazz saxophonist and composer of our time. In between, you will hear from Zappa, Marsalis and Metheny and more.

 
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Toots Thielmans - Only Trust Your Heart

Playlist 
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Toots Thielemans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Giant Steps ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ The Dragon ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Take Five ~ East Coast, West Coast
Toots Thielemans ~ Ornithology ~ East Coast, West Coast
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ You Are Here ~ Real Enemies
Frank Zappa ~ Eat that Question ~ The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa ~ Cosmik Debris ~ Apostrophe
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Pygmy Twylyte (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) ~ One Child Left Behind
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Pat Metheny ~ First Circle ~ The Road To You (Live)
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam's Apple
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Plaza Real ~ Without A Net
Miles Davis ~ Capricorn ~ Water Babies
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Give Thanks

This is a segment from my Thanksgiving show, but why should we give thanks only in late November? That set features songs inspired by my favorite holiday by Jimmy Greene, Miguel Zenon and Arthur Blythe. Lots more here including a couple of tracks by trombonist Michael Dease.

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Decisions - Michael Dease on iTunes

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio ~ I Thought About You ~ this happy madness
Michael Dease ~ Grove's Groove ~ Decisions
Michael Dease ~ Decisions ~ Decisions
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ Inaki's Decision (From Vitia Suite) ~ Live In Cuba
Walt Wieskopf ~ Gates of Madrid ~ Open Road
Luciana Souza ~ Free At Last ~ Speaking in Tongues
Romero Lubambo ~ Influencia Do Jazz ~ Setembro
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Miguel Zenon ~ Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving) ~ Looking Forward
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus

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Autumn Jazz 2015

It has been a beautiful fall season, and this podcast is meant to accompany the crisp cool air and colorful foliage of Autumn. Featured music is from Hartford natives Josh Evans and Jovan Alexander, and Atla DeChamplain. Two renditions of Autumn Leaves from jazz greats Bobby Timmons and Johnny Griffin. You will also hear new music from Lionel Loueke and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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GAÏA - Lionel Loueke

Song ~ Artist ~ Album
Good Morning ~ Josh Evans ~ Hope and Dispair
Autumn Leaves ~ The Bobby Timmons Trio ~ In Person
Autumn Leaves ~ Johnny Griffin ~ The Return of Griffin
Red Blues ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collecdtive Consciousness
The Injustice of Justice ~ Albert Rivera ~ Back At It
Aziza Dance ~ Lionel Loueke ~ Gaia
Rain Wash ~ Lionel Loueke ~ Gaia
Soul Food ~ Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ Pause
I Left My Baby ~ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra ~ Live in Cuba
Things to Come ~ Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra ~ Live in Cuba

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Zapped

Some new music by a new young trumpeter Josh Bruneau kicks off this week's show. We follow that with an out-there track from Branford Marsalis, funked up tune by Joshua Redman and a spaced out rocker from guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. We wrap up the show with a 3 song set from the unique mind of Frank Zappa.

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Apostrophe (') - Frank Zappa on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Bright Ideas ~ Joshua Bruneau Septet ~ Bright Ideas
Endymion ~ Branford Marsalis Quartet ~ Four MFs Playin' Tunes
Jazz Crimes ~ Joshua Redman ~ Elastic
Gamma Band ~ Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Star of Jupiter
Inca Roads ~ Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention ~ One Size Fits All
Cosmik Debris ~ Frank Zappa ~ Apostrophe (')
Montana ~ Frank Zappa ~ Over-Night Sensation

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