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This week's podcast takes us to the West Coast again featuring jazz artists from the Bay area, San Francisco String Trio, and down the coast to SoCal with guitarists Peter Sprague and Bob Boss, and trombonist Matt Hall. Also featured are internationally revered jazz artists Horace Silver, Art Pepper and Michael Brecker. Enjoy!

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
San Francisco String Trio ~ Getting Better ~ May I Introduce to You
Peter Sprague ~ Going with Me ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 2
Matt Hall ~ The Tiger's Ritual ~ I Hope to My Never
Bob Boss ~ Our Delight ~ 3 Trios +
Horace Silver Quintet ~ Nutville ~ The Cape Verdean Blues
Art Pepper & The Hollywood All-Stars ~ Bernie's Tune ~ Art Standards
Michael Brecker ~ Naked Soul ~ Tales from the Hudson

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On vacation this week, away from my home-studio, so I am replaying this show from one year ago.

Celebrating the jazz scene from East Coast to West Coast in this podcast episode. We have great new music and some classic jazz masters from NYC and Hartford to San Diego and LA.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Stan Getz ~ Split Kick ~ West Coast Jazz
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue
Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Small Vacation
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
Noah Preminger ~ Kamaguchi ~ Contemptment
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ All The Things You Are (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

 

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Most of these tunes were inspired by music heard around town here in San Diego, covered by local musicians. Some great standards and other tunes in this week's podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Brandee Younger ~ Reclamation ~ Somewhere Different
Michael Brecker ~ The Nearness of You ~ Nearness of You: The Ballad Book
McCoy Tyner ~ Man From Tanganyika ~ Tender Moments
Lee Morgan ~ Party Time ~ The Procrastinator
Ralph Peterson, Zaccai Curtis & Luques Curtis ~ Skylark (Live) ~ Triangular III (Live)
Pat Martino ~ Phineas Trane ~ Think Tank
Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment

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The classic from Hank Mobley, "This I Dig of You" starts out the show, and sets the tone for this week's episode. We hear from icons of jazz in Mobley, Tyner and Brecker as well as current artists moving jazz forward as with Abate, Castelli and Iyer.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Greg Abate ~ Cook's Bay ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Floatin' ~ Party at One World Plaza
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Party at One World Plaza ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Midnight Voyage ~ Tales from the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Flying High ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey ~ Touba ~ Uneasy

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Mobley Set

We begin this episode with a smokin' Hank Mobley set. Guitarist Grant Green follows, featuring another tenor great Joe Henderson. Tenors continue with a couple Brecker tunes and we end featuring the late Harold Mabern. Looking back at this playlist, all the featured artists have passed away, some recently, some before their time.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ Up Over and Out ~ Reach Out!
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares
Hank Mobley ~ Uh Huh ~ Workout
Grant Green ~ Jean De Fleur ~ Idle Moments
Michael Brecker ~ Sound Off ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Michael Brecker ~ Half Past Late ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved

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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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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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Highlights of this show include contributions from great drummer Jack DeJohnette. We hear from his newest effort Hudson, and later in the show an extended piece led by Pat Metheny with DeJohnette, Haden, Redman, and Brecker from 80/81. Along the way we play great jazz music from Cannonball, Louis Hayes, Kenny Burrell and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannine ~ Them Dirty Blues
07:24 Louis Hayes ~ St. Vitus Dance ~ Serenade for Horace
15:42 Jimmy Greene ~ Self Portrait #1 ~ Live at Smalls
24:57 Eddie Henderson ~ Morning Song ~ Collective Portrait
32:36 Miles Davis ~ Water Babies ~ Water Babies
41:08 DeJohnette / Grenadier / Medeski / Scofield ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
47:07 DeJohnette / Grenadier / Medeski / Scofield ~ Tony than Jack ~ Hudson
53:09 Kenny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
59:23 Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81

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