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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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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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We pay our respect to a true legend of American music, Aretha Franklin. She is surrounded in this podcast by jazz greats Coltrane, Elvin Jones, Weather Report and Chris Potter. Also newcomers Lauren Sevian, Troy Roberts and Dan Pugach.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Aretha Franklin ~ I Never Loved A Man ~ The Very Best of...
Lauren Sevian ~ Square One ~ Bliss
John Coltrane ~ Impressions (Take 3) ~ Both Directions At Once/The Lost Album
John Coltrane ~ Villa ~ Both Directions At Once/The Lost Album
Troy Roberts ~ Adamant Eve ~ Nu-Jive Perspective
Chris Potter ~ Yasodhara ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Joe Lovano ~ Sail Away ~ Quartets
Elvin Jones ~ G.G. ~ Mr. Jones
Aretha Franklin ~ (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman ~ The Very Best Of...
Weather Report ~ Mysterious Traveler ~ Mysterious Traveller
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
Dan Pugach Nonet w/Nicole Zuraitis ~ Jolene ~ Plus One
Aretha Franklin ~ Respect ~ The Very Best Of...
Ambrose Akinmusire ~ A Song To Exhale (Divers Song) ~ A Rift in Decorum: Live at Village Vanguard

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Refreshed from a two week vacation, I have assembled a playlist to satisfy any jazz lover. Beginning with the new Trane release, then a couple from Donald Byrd's Royal Flush. We follow with a more contemporary trumpeter, Jason Palmer with an extended piece. We pay homage to Henry Butler on his passing. Then new music from Geoffry Keezer, and a collaboration of young NYC musicians, New Faces. The podcast closes with vocalist Rene Marie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 5) ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Donald Byrd ~ Shangi-La ~ Royal Flush
Donald Byrd ~ 6 M's ~ Royal Flush
Jason Palmer ~ Sunny Rain ~ At Wally's Vol 2
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein ~ I Left My Baby ~ Viper's Drag
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein ~ Henry's Boogie ~ Viper's Drag
Geoffrey Keezer ~ All the Things You Are - Serpentine Fire ~ On My Way To You
New Faces ~ King Cobra ~ Straight Forward
New Faces ~ Down the Pike ~ Straight Forward
Rene Marie ~ Lost ~ Sound of Red

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This podcast celebrates the release of John Coltrane's lost album release. The show is bookended by tracks from his Both Directions At Once CD. In between we will hear from Wayne Shorter, young saxophonist Mike Casey and baritone Lauren Sevian. Somewhere in the middle are pianists, master Chick Cora and a talented Theo Hill. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Impressions take 4 ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album
Weather Report ~ Herandnu ~ Black Market
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam's Apple
Mike Casey ~ Nature Boy ~ Surprising
Chick Corea ~ Live In Montreux ~ Folk Song
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice In Wonderland ~ Trilogy
Theo Hill ~ Gyre ~ Interstellar Adventures
Lauren Sevian ~ Miss Lady ~ Bliss
John Coltrane ~ Untitiled Original 11286 (take 5) ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album
John Coltrane ~ One Up, One Down (Take 6) ~ Both Directions at Once The Lost Album

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This show features sets of vocals, saxophone and piano. Rene Marie and Van Morrison start things off. Next up, tenor sax players Henderson, Rollins, Potter and Getz. The show concludes with pianists Theo Hill, Benito Gonzalez and Kenny Barron. That makes for a pretty nice jazz podcast. Enjoy.

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Rene Marie ~ If You Were Mine ~ Sound of Red
Van Morrison & Joey Defrancesco ~ Magic Time ~ You're Driving Me Crazy
Joe Henderson ~ Power To The People ~ Power To The People
Sonny Rollins ~ I'm an Old Cowhand ~ Way Out West
Sonny Rollins ~ Solitude ~ Way Out West
Chris Potter ~ Sonic Anomaly ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream
Stan Getz ~ Con Alma ~ Sweet Rain
Stan Getz ~ Windows ~ Sweet Rain
Theo Hill ~ Interstellar Adventures ~ Interstellar Adventures
Benito Gonzalez ~ Naima ~ Passion Reverence Transcendence
Benito Gonzalez ~ Tyner Trane Express ~ Passion Reverence Transcendence
Kenny Barron ~ Concentric Circles ~ Concentric Circles

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