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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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Here are selections of tunes about America for this 4th of July holiday weekend. Other than Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful, these songs may not be exactly the typical patriotic music one is used to listening to on this holiday. But what could be more patriotic than exercising one's free speech and freedom to protest. The highlight of this podcast comes at the end, with a jazzed-up version of West Side Story.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles Forever ~ America the Beautiful
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country ~ Map To The Treasure
Kurt Elling ~ American Tune ~ The Questions
Danilo Perez ~ Suite for The Americas Pt I and II ~ Motherland
Jason Palmer ~ American Deceptionalism Part 2 ~ Places
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Christian Sands ~ Fight for Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Max Roach ~ Freedom Day ~ We Insist!
Miles Davis ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Miles Smiles
Joe DeFrancesco ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing ~ Project Freedom
Dave Grusin ~ Prologue/America ~ West Side Story

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It is a gorgeous morning in Hartford, CT, and no better song expresses that as one by Ray Charles to start off the show. A heavy emphasis on local jazz artists permeate this podcast with new releases from Trio 149, Trombeatz, Dezron Douglas and Matt Dwonszyk. We close out the show with a set spanning Miles great ensembles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings ~ Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
Trio 149 ~ A New Beginning ~ Raise Up
Kenny Garrett ~ She Waits For the New Sun ~ Song Book
Trombeatz ~ M3 ~ A Carribean Thing
Dezron Douglas ~ SoulIris ~ Black Lion
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Marc Cary ~ Free the Spirits (feat. Awah Sangho) ~ Cosmic Indiginous
Tony Williams ~ Soweto Nights ~ Civilization
Tony Williams ~ Allah Be Praised ~ Turn It Over
Miles Davis ~ Love For Sale ~ Kind Of Blue 50th Anniversary
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis ~ Shhh/Peaceful ~ In A Silent Way

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A broad range of jazz music that I aired a couple of weeks ago. No particular theme here, just music that represents many facets of Jazz from hard-bop (Toots, Byrd, Burrell), early fusion (Miles, Herbie) to new music with its own fresh sounds (Godwin Louis, Joey Alexander).

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Joey Alexander ~ Fourteen ~ Eclipse
Herbie Hancock ~ Sly ~ Headhunters
Herbie Hancock ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ Fat Albert Rotunda
Toots Thielmans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Miles Davis ~ Miles Runs The Voodoo Down ~ Bitches Brew
Godwin Louis ~ Siwel ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Bondye Ede-N ~ Global
Hugh Masakela ~ Mandela (Bring Him Back Home) ~ Hope
Kenny Burrell ~ Midnight Blue ~ Midnight Blue
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races

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The title says it all. This episode is full of funky jazz tunes. Funk takes many forms and we will explore some examples. Beginning with Les McCann's timeless expression of outrage. Then from Jazz/Rock fusion of the 70"s to new music that continues the tradition of blending jazz artistry with electronics and funk beats. Finally Dave Liebman pays homage to the man that innovated fusion.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement
War ~ City Country City ~ The World Is A Ghetto
Return to Forever. ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Takuya Kuroda ~ R.S.B.D. ~ Zigzagger
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Fareed Haque ~ Big Bhangra ~ Flat Planet
Dave Liebman ~ Lieb Talks about Miles ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ In a Silent Way ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis
Dave Liebman ~ On The Corner ~ On The Corner Live! The music of Miles Davis

 

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Cool Coleman

Jazz royalty came to The Side Door jazz club in Old Lyme Connecticut, and I celebrated his performance with a set of music by this great tenor saxophonist. Also in this episode is another tenor great Getz, McBride's New Jawn, poet Tom Waits and organist Pat Bianchi.

Playlist
Album ~ Artist ~ Playlist
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
George Coleman ~ Good Morning Heartache ~ At Yoshi's
George Coleman ~ The Shadow of Your Smile ~ A Master Speaks
Cedar Walton ~ Mode for Joe ~ Eastern Rebellion
Stan Getz ~ beatrice ~ bossas and ballads: the lost sessions
Christian McBride ~ Seek the Source ~ The New Jawn
Tom Waits ~ Step Right Up ~ Small Change
Pat Bianchi ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ In The Moment
Pat Bianchi ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing ~ In The Moment

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This show, broadcast the day after Thanksgiving, features compositions written about food, friends and giving thanks. OK, mostly food. You are listening to this show several days after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the leftovers. 

Playlist
Artists ~ Track ~ Album
Mongo Santamaria ~ Sweet Tater Pie ~ The Colors of Latin Jazz: Soul Cookin'
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Chick Corea ~ Just Friends ~ The Continents
Organissimo ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ This is the Place
Matt & Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Arthur Blythe ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ Focus
Matt Wilson Quartet ~ Pumpkin's Delight ~ Gathering Call
Keny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
Keny Burrell ~ Chitlins Con Carne ~ Midnight Blue
Miles Davis ~ Sweet Pea ~ Water Babies
Sonny Stitt ~ Just Friends ~ Tune Up!
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Soul Food ~ Soul Food

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After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

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