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From my recent radio broadcast. No real theme, just music for you jazz fans to enjoy. Stay safe.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ The One Step ~ Friends
Return to Forever ~ No Mystery (feat. Chick Corea) ~ No Mystery
Brandee Younger ~ Soul Awakening ~ Soul Awakening
Onaje Allan Gumbs ~ What You Won't Do for Love ~ Just Like Yesterday
Avery Sharpe Trio ~ First Time We Met ~ Autumn Moonlight
McCoy Tyner ~ Talk Spirit, Walk Spirit ~ Quartet
Charles Mingus ~ Remembering Rockefeller At Attica ~ Changes One
Charles Mingus ~ Better git hit in your soul ~ Pithencanthropus Erectus
John McLaughlin ~ Extrapolation ~ Extrapolation
John McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation

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We may be stuck at home ALONE, but TOGETHER through our common love of jazz music, we can will get through this. For many of us music sustains our spirit and enhances our lives. My hope is that this podcast will help to keep you "In The Groove", hip you to new music, and give you comfort with our great jazz standards.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Alone Together ~ Illuminations
Jimmy Greene ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most ~ Introducing Jimmy Greene
Ahmad Jamal ~ Stolen Moments ~ The Awakening
Bill Evans Trio ~ Milestones ~ Waltz for Debby
Billy Childs feat. Lisa Fischer ~ Map to the Treasure ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro (2014)
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio (feat. Johnathan Blake) ~ I Remeber When ~ Without Deception
Hudson (feat. Dejohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, Scofield) ~ Tony Then Jack ~ Hudson

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Tribute to McCoy

Except for the opening track (Feel the Bern - Mike Casey), this podcast is all McCoy Tyner. We pay tribute to this iconic jazz pianist that passed away last week. Tyner's influence on modern jazz cannot be overstated. His contribution to this art form will be an indelible part of jazz history.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single
McCoy Tyner Trio ~ Flying High ~ Infinity
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity
McCoy Tyner ~ Song for My Lady ~ Song for My Lady
McCoy Tyner ~ T 'n A Blues ~ Today and Tomorrow
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Sahara ~ Sahara
McCoy Tyner ~ Alone Together ~ Illuminations
McCoy Tyner ~ My Favorite Things ~ Echoes from a Friend
McCoy Tyner ~ Fly With the Wind ~ Fly With the Wind
McCoy Tyner ~ Peresina ~ Expansions

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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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Continuing from last week's podcast, this one features piano, guitar, and alto saxophone. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Playlist
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer with Prasanna & Nitin Mitta ~ Duality ~ Tirtha
Jonathan Kreisberg ~ The South of Everywhere ~ The South of Everywhere
Shakti with John McLaughlin ~ Mind Ecology ~ Natural Elements
Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannine ~ Them Dirty Blues
Miguel Zenon ~ Triago Salsa ~ `Sonero
Kenny Garrett ~ November 15 ~ Songbook

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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 episode has a very Spring-like sound to it, punctuated by Eric Reed's unique slow take of Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring, and Spring by Holographic Principle. Also, more local (Hartford) new releases by Matt Dwonszyk, Trombeatz and Stevie D.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Everybody Gets The Blues
Joni Mitchell ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Mingus
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ The Standard Joe
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations

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Dedicated to the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy December 14, 2012. Love Wins!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Jolene ~ Plus One
Jimmy Greene ~ Ana's Way (feat Kurt Elling) ~ Beautiful Life
Jimmy Greene ~ Anthem of Hope ~ Overcomers Suite
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Jimmy Greene ~ December ~ Flowers: Beautiful Life Vol 2
Mike Stern ~ Remember ~ These Times
McCoy Tyner ~ Impressions ~ Trident
McCoy Tyner ~ Sama Layuca ~ Sama Layuca
McCoy Tyner ~ My Favorite Things ~ Echoes of a Friend

 

 

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