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This episode begins with recent releases from late 2020 and early 2021. We finish with some vintage tracks from Chick and Wayne.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis ~ Out Amongst the People (for J Bat) ~ The Democracy! Suite
Emmet Cohen ~ Toast to Lo ~ Future Stride
Warren Byrd ~ Smilin' in the Dark ~ Truth Raised Twice
Noah Preminger ~ Hamburg ~ Contemptment
Joe Farnsworth ~ Monk's Dream ~ Time to Swing
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Tone's for Joan's Bones
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil

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This year's Christmas special. I hope you can play as a backdrop to your holiday activities. We finish with a tribute to the late Stanley Cowell. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2
Joe Farnsworth ~ Down by the Riverside ~ Time to Swing
George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook
Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas
Vince Guaraldi ~ Linus and Lucy ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas
Wayne Escoffery ~ Quarter Moon ~ The Humble Warrior
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ My Favorite Things (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ My Favorite Things
Ray Charles ~ Christmas Song ~ Ray Charles mix
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ Toilet Paper Romance ~ Force Majeure
Stanley Cowell ~ Medley: A Xmas Suite ~ Reminiscent

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The first half of this podcast showcases jazz artists' creating music in a post-covid world. In some cases this music was made at home while quarantined away from studios or clubs. The second part is a throwback to another creative era in jazz, the hard-bop of the 1960's.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ The Creator Has a Master Plan ~ Force Majeure
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Joe Farnsworth ~ Monk's Dream ~ Time to Swing
Jonathan Barber ~ Find My Way ~ Live at Jazz Standard
ARTEMIS ~ Nocturno ~ Artemis
Bobby Timmons ~ Dat Dere ~ This Here Is Bobby Timmons
Wayne Shorter ~ Infant Eyes ~ Speak No Evil
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

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This podcast episode is all blues. We run the gamut of styles beginning with an R&B drenched Ray Charles, rockin' Hendrix, classic Ellington, N'awlins Marsalis, modern Preminger, free Coleman and ending with a Miles classic performed by Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ I've Got News for You ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Duke Ellington ~ Jeep's Blues ~ Ellington At Newport 1956
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ The Sanctified Blues (From Congo Square) ~ Live in Cuba
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Ornette Coleman ~ Broad Way Blues ~ New York Is Now
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2

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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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