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Tribute 2020

This In The Groove podcast episode pays tribute to those musicians that have passed due to the coronavirus this past week. It is also dedicated everyone who has been impacted by this pandemic. That has been all of us, in one way or other. Stay safe everyone. That means stay indoors, keep your distance, wash hands, wear face masks. Let the power of music and art help get us through this ordeal.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Lovely Day ~ Outlook
The Marsalis Family ~ Sultry Serenade ~ Jazz Celebration
Wallace Roney ~ Around and Through ~ A Place in Time
Bucky Pizzarelli ~ All of Me ~ 5 for Freddie
BIll Withers ~ Lean on Me ~ single
Jimmy Greene ~ No Words ~ While Looking Up
Michael Brecker ~ African Skies ~ Tales From the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio (featuring Michael Brecker)  ~ Impressions ~ Infinity 

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An eclectic episode to say the least. Three birthdays to celebrate; Mulgrew Miller, Bill Evans and Woodstock. Wait for it... I totally rock out in the end.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mulgrew Miller ~ Comes Love ~ Live at Yoshi's Volume 2
Mulgrew Miller ~ Thinkin' Out Loud ~ hand in hand
Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Such Sweet Thunder ~ Sweet Thunder
The Cookers ~ Farewell Mulgrew ~ Time and Time Again
Bill Evans ~ Gloria's Step ~ Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans ~ Israel ~ Explorations
Miles Davis ~ Blue In Green ~ Kind of Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Woodstock ~ Hits
Santana ~ Soul Sacrifice ~ Santana
Santana ~ Flor de Canta/Promise of the Fisherman ~ Barboletta
Doors ~ Riders on the Storm ~ LA Woman

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A regular podcast listener from Italy emailed me to say how he enjoyed hearing episodes from a couple years ago featuring Pat Metheny. It's been a while since I had played these tunes, so I will feature them on this week's podcast. Also, more from Wynton, Duke, Wayne and Joe. Something new from Marc Carey as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Live in Cuba ~ Baa Baaa Black Sheep
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ In Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Loose Change ~ State of the Tenor
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous

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This podcast is part two from my holiday show originally broadcast prior to Christmas, so there are a few Christmas tunes sprinkled in. So, we extend the holiday spirit along with other tunes from Weather Report, Billy Cobham, Gil Scott-Heron and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress/Will/Non-Stop Home ~ Sweetnighter
Bruno Raberg Trio ~ Song For Dolphy ~ Tailwood
Mario Pavone Sextet ~ Start Oval ~ Verticle
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ Window
Billy Cobham ~ Heather ~ Crosswinds
Billy Cobham ~ Crosswinds ~ Crosswinds
Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America (Live) ~ Winter In America
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Santa Clause is Comin' To Town ~ A Jazzy Wonderland

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My holiday broadcast has a few Winter classics by Wynton, Marian and Potter. We pay tribute to recently parted Nancy Wilson and her great collaboration with Cannonball. Also new music from local favs Erica Bryan and Scott Rosen. Two bassists have new albums here by Corcoran Holt and Alex Claffy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Corcoran Holt ~ Another Groove ~ The Mecca
Corcoran Holt ~ Raven's Wing ~ The Mecca
Scott Rosen ~ I'll Remember April ~ New Friends
Alexander Claffy ~ Just One of Those Things ~ Standards: What are You Doing The Rest of Your Life
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Happy Talk ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson & Kimoko Itoh ~ Silent Night ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Erica T. Bryan ~ Young pt II ~ Young
Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
Chris Potter ~ Come All Ye Faithful ~ Concord Jazz Christmas

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Let's begin with Art Blakey featuring Wynton and Branford in the beginning of their illustrious careers. Next up Wynton's epic composition Magic Hour. Then, Charles Tolliver in music and his own words prior to the upcoming concert in Hartford. Finally new music from Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Charles Tolliver ~ Household of Saud ~ Paper Man
Charles Tolliver / Maurice Robertson ~ Interview ~ n/a
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Christian Sands ~ Frankenstein ~ Facing Dragons
Christian Sands ~ Samba De Vela ~ Facing Dragons

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This podcast is the second half from a broadcast of a few weeks ago. No theme, just a variety of great music, mostly new but a few old favorites mixed in.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Fuller of Love ~ Keystone 3
Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
John Scofield ~ Dang Swing ~ Combo 66
Darren Barrett ~ Ugly Beauty ~ But Beautiful
Darren Barrett ~ Nica's Dream ~ But Beautiful
Bobby Broom ~ Come Together ~ Soul Fingers
Tom Pierson ~ Deceitful Eyes ~ Planet of Tears
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ The Window
Sarah Vauhan ~ Misty ~ Best of
Wes Montgomery ~ 4 on 6 ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar of
Renee Rosnes ~ Let the Wild Rumpus Start ~ Beloved of the Sky

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Some great tenor sax players in the post millenium era kick off this episode. Then we go way back to celebrate the birthdays of Tatum, Gillespie, Harris. Wynton has a birthday too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Whittlin' ~ Wish
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Michael Brecker ~ Renaissance Man ~ Time is of the Essence
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Love in Action ~ Mission Statement
Art Tatum ~ Moonglow ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Dizzy Gillespie ~ Birk's Works ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
Wynton Marsalis ~ Skipping ~ Magic Hour

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