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This episode is part 2 of last week's broadcast and features some great guitarists, sometimes in a supporting role. Lionel Lueke, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Joshua Breakstone are heard here. Next up is something new from rising star pianist Christian Sands. The last half of the podcast has great players with roots in the Hartford area that have played here recently. Noah Preminger, Earl MacDonald, Noah Baerman and singer Giacomo Gates are included.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Hollland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland ~ Walkin' the Walk ~ Aziza
Orin Evans ~ Chiara ~ #knowingishalfthebattle
Joshua Breakstone ~ News for Lulu ~ 88
Christian Sands ~ Gangstatude ~ Reach
Christian Sands ~ Somewhere Out There ~ Reach
Noah Preminger ~ Mother Earth ~ Meditations on Freedom
Earl MacDonald ~ Blackbird ~ Mirror of the Mind
Earl MacDonald 6 ~ echoes in the night ~ echoes in the night
Noah Baerman ~ Now! ~ Bliss
Giacomo Gates ~ Four ~ Miles Tones

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This show begins with Metheny covers from Blades, Haynes and Elling. Next up is a "Welcome" by Santana from his jazzy years. Other highlights include Giacomo Gates does Miles, Rene Rosnes and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ruben Blades ~ First Circle ~ Mundo
Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth ~ James ~ Whereas
Kurt Elling ~ Minuano ~ Man In The Air
Kurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building
Santana ~ Flame-Sky ~ Welcome
Santana ~ Welcome ~ Welcome
Larry Coryell ~ Well You Needn't ~ Tricycles
Jimmy Greene ~ Revelation ~ Mission Statement
Giacomo Gates ~ Be-Bop lives/Boplicity ~ Bopliciy
Giacomo Gates ~ Four ~ Milestones
Gary Burton & Makoto Ono ~ Excursions I, Opus 20 ~ Virtuosi
Rene Rosness ~ Deep in the Blue (Tiktaaik) ~ Written in the Rocks
Rene Rosness ~ Goodbye Mumbai ~ Written in the Rocks

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Outstanding alto sax players, Cannonball, Abate, McLean and Garrett kick off this week's podcast. Bassist Nat Reeves who has played with 3 of those 4 alto players is featured next. Jazz legends Miles and Rollins finish the show. 

Featured Album

Nat Reeves - State of Emergency

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderly ~ Blue Funk ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Greg Abate ~ Take the Crowell Train ~ Road to Forever
Jackie McLean ~ Demon's Dance ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
Nat Reeves ~ Moon River ~ State of Emergency
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency
Jesse Collin Young ~ Ridgetop ~ Song For Juli
Miles Davis Quitntet ~ Stablemates ~ The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Miles Davis Quitntet ~ If I Were a Bell ~ The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Sonny Rollins ~ St. Thomas ~ Saxophone Colosus

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The center of this podcast is a celebration of John McLaughlin's 75th birthday. From his first solo release to Mahavishnu Orchestra to Shakti, represents his most creative period in my view. Another highlight in this podcast is Renee Rosnes' latest release Written in the Rocks. Other artists review here are Eddie Henderson, Ed Fast, Buster Williams and Miles Davis.

Featured Album

Renee Rosnes, Written in the Rocks

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Eddie Henderson ~ Morning Song ~ Collective Portrait
Ed Fast & Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Ed Fast & Conga Bop ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
John McLaughlin ~ Extrapolation ~ Extrapolation
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ You Know You Know ~ The Inner Mounting Flame
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Lila's Dance ~ Visions of the Emerald Beyond
Shakti (with John McLaughlin) ~ Get Down and Sruti ~ Natural Elements
Return to Forever with Chick Corea ~ Spain ~ Light as a Feather
Renee Rosnes ~ Galapagos ~ Written in the Rocks
Renee Rosnes ~ From Here to a Star ~ Written in the Rocks
Buster Williams ~ Air Dancing ~ Something More
Miles Davis Quintet ~ If I Were A Bell ~ Relaxin' With Miles

 

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Back from the NYC jazz club scene, I review performances by Rob Garcia and a duet performance by Chick Corea and John McLaughlin. We go back to the masters, Miles, Trane, Monk, for some of the most important jazz standards. The podcast is bookended with a celebration of birthdays from Jimmy Smith and Donald Byrd. 

Featured Album

Rob Garcia - finding love in an oligarcy on a dying planet

Playlist
Artists ~ Track ~ Album
Jimmy Smith ~ Organ Grinder's Swing ~ Fourmost Returns
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Perennial ~ Perennial
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Boundries ~ The Drop and the Ocean
Rob Garcia ~ Whatever Gets You By ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchy on a Dying Planet
Chick Corea Trio ~ Fingerprints ~ Trilogy
John McLaughlin with The 4th Dimension ~ Not Here Not There ~ Now Here This
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ A Lotus On Irish Streams ~ Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis ~ All Blues ~ Kind of Blue
John Coltrane ~ Naima ~ Giant Steps
Thelonious Monk ~ Well You Needn't ~ Thelonious Monk's Greatest Hits
Donald Byrd ~ Sudwest Funk ~ Off to the Races

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Moments Notice and Stolen Moments kick off this post-Thanksgiving podcast. A few tracks later we feature Hartford area vocalists Dana Lauren, Orice Jenkins, Atla Dechamplain and Linda Ransom. Then some new releases from Eric Alexander and Joey Alexander, and a classic from Hank Mobley round out the set.

Featured Album

Oliver Nelson - Blues and the Abstract Truth

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Moments Notice ~ Blue Train
Oliver Nelson ~ Stolen Moments ~ Blues and the Abstract Truth
Oliver Nelson ~ Cascades ~ Blues and the Abstract Truth
Miles Davis ~ Seven Steps to Heaven ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Rueben Blades ~ First Circle ~ Mundo
Ed Fast & Conga Bop (feat. Linda Ransom) ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
Dana Lauren ~ There's a Small Hotel ~ It's You or No One
Orice Jenkins ~ Birds Soar ~ Soar
Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ I Can't Believe That Your In Love With Me ~ Pause
Eric Alexander ~ T-Bone Steak ~ Second Impression
Eric Alexander ~ Full House ~ Second Impression
Joey Alexander ~ For Wee Folks ~ Countdown
Hank Mobley ~ Up Over and Out ~ Reach Out!

 

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This episode starts with Miles doing Autumn Leaves as we celebrate this beautiful Fall season. From there we have Chick and Metheny sets followed by new music from Tom Harrell and Joey Alexander. The podcast concludes with young harmonica player Yvonnick Prene.


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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival
Chick Corea Trio ~ This is New ~ Trilogy
Chick Corea Trio ~ Alice in Wonderland ~ Trilogy
Pat Metheny ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Pat Metheny Group ~ When We Were Free ~ Quartet
Pat Metheny ~ Still Life (Talking) ~ Minuano
Tom Harrell ~ Trances ~ Something Gold, Something Blue
Joey Alexander ~ Maiden Voyage (feat. Chris Potter) ~ Countdown
Yvonnick Prene ~ Armorica ~ Breath
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This podcast features two giants of jazz music. We begin with a tribute to Toots Thielmans, legendary harmonica player, who passed away this week. At the end of this show we feature the music of Wayne Shorter celebrating a birthday this week. Wayne, one of the great jazz saxophonist and composer of our time. In between, you will hear from Zappa, Marsalis and Metheny and more.

 
Featured Album
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Toots Thielmans - Only Trust Your Heart

Playlist 
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Toots Thielemans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Giant Steps ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ The Dragon ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Take Five ~ East Coast, West Coast
Toots Thielemans ~ Ornithology ~ East Coast, West Coast
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ You Are Here ~ Real Enemies
Frank Zappa ~ Eat that Question ~ The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa ~ Cosmik Debris ~ Apostrophe
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Pygmy Twylyte (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) ~ One Child Left Behind
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Pat Metheny ~ First Circle ~ The Road To You (Live)
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam's Apple
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Plaza Real ~ Without A Net
Miles Davis ~ Capricorn ~ Water Babies
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