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It's never to late to celebrate giving thanks, and we do so in today's episode. After beginning with Miles, we turn to the San Diego jazz scene with Joshua White and Chris Hollyday. Our post-holiday special concludes by celebrating thankfulness and food with two Hartford jazz greats Jimmy Greene and Atla Dechamplain, finishing with Monk.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps To Heaven
Joshua White ~ Curiosity Landing ~ 13 Short Stories
Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue
Pat Martino ~ El Hombre ~ El Hombre
John Coltrane ~ Impressions (Take 3) ~ Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album
Jimmy Greene ~ Give Thanks ~ Mission Statement
Atla DeChamplain ~ Soul Food ~ Pause
Thelonious Monk ~ Stuffy Turkey ~ It's Monk's Time

 

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Celebrating 7 million downloads over the 11+years that this podcast has been published weekly. Dave Holland and Miles Davis start the show with a pair of luck sevens. Next we pay tribute to guitar great Pat Martino who passed away this week. Young players, Mike Casey and Andrew Renfroe with a modern electric sound close out this show. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Dave Holland ~ Lucky Seven ~ Critical Mass
Miles Davis ~ Seven Steps to Heaven ~ Seven Steps To Heaven
Pat Martino ~ Footprints ~ Footprints
Pat Martino ~ Dozen Down ~ Think Tank
Herbie Hancock ~ Thieves in the Temple ~ New Standard
Harold Land & Martin Banks ~ Blue Nellie ~ West Coast Suite
Mike Casey ~ Law of Attraction ~ Law of Attraction: The Remixes
Mike Casey ~ Spoon ~ Law of Attraction: The Remixes
Andrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ Run in the Storm

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We begin with the late Dr. Lonnie Smith, playing in a more progressive modern style. We follow that with a soulful Donny Hathaway. Then west coast soul from the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, and classic Blakey. The rest of the podcast has new releases from Chick, Renee, Metheny and finally Miles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Turning Point ~ Turning Point
Donny Hathaway ~ Someday We'll All Be Free ~ This Is Soul
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra ~ Got to Get Back to L.A. ~ L.A. Treasures Project
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers ~ Skylark ~ Caravan
Chick Corea Akoustic Band ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ LIVE
Renee Rosnes ~ Passing Jupiter ~ Kinds of Love
Pat Metheny ~ Timeline ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)
Miles Davis ~ In a Silent Way ~ The Lost Concert

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Episode Aug 8 2021

We begin with San Diego favorites, guitarist Jaime Valle and flautist Holly Hofmann. Then a unique arrangement of Pure Imagination from Walt Weiskopf. A couple tracks from an album by vocalist and alto sax player Vi Redd follow. SFJazz Collective has a cool version of Miles' Nardis.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jaime Valle ~ Serenade for a Cuckoo ~ Vital Signs
Holly Hofmann ~ Cedar Would ~ Low Life
Walt Weiskopf ~ Pure Imagination ~ Pure Imagination - Single
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Little B's Poem ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Vi Redd ~ Summertime ~ Bird Call
Vi Redd ~ Anthropology ~ Bird Call
SFJAZZ Collective ~ Nardis ~ Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions Live
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Single
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood
Alice Coltrane ~ Blue Nile ~ Translinear Light

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A variety of music I've been listening to, including jazz standards performed by Herbie Hanckock, Vi Redd, Steve Davis and Miles Davis. Also new music from Pat Metheny and from right here in San Diego, Christopher Hollyday. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Vi Redd ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Call
Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round About Midnight
Steve Davis ~ Little B's Poem ~ Think Ahead
Herbie Hancock ~ Butterfly ~ Head Hunters/Thrust
Pat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EP
Herbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ Empyrean Isles

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This episode features mostly music from the West Coast jazz scene. There are a couple tunes from the 50's West Coast Cool era, but mostly from current players from LA and San Diego. We finish the show with new music from Greg Abate and posthumously released album from Ralph Peterson Jr.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Way Out West ~ Way Out West
Sam Hirsh ~ Ways of the Wise ~ Quite Frankly
Doug Webb ~ Doctor Miles ~ Bright Side
Gilbert Castellanos ~ Chula Juana ~ Federal Jazz Project
Holly Hofmann ~ Cedar Would ~ Low Life
Miles Davis ~ Jeru ~ Birth of the Cool
Benny Carter ~ A Walkin' Thing ~ Jazz Giant: Complete Sessions
Greg Abate ~ Water Lily ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Ralph Peterson ~ Bouncing with Bud ~ Raise up off Me

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We go from West to East Coast on this jazz journey. First let's begin with Miles and his muted horn. On the West we hear from Gilbert Castallanos with BlackNote and Sam Hirsh. On the East from Hartford CT it's Steve Davis and Dezron Douglas. Along the way Greg Abate, Noah Preminger and Jason Palmer are represented in this episode. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Bye Bye Blackbird ~ Round About Midnight
Black/Note ~ Allergic Reaction ~ Nothin' But the Swing
Steve Davis ~ Yesterday ~ Straight From The Hart
Dezron Douglas ~ Flowers ~ Straight From The Hart
Sam Hirsh ~ Kyoto Shuffle ~ Quite Frankly
Greg Abate ~ Voyage ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Noah Preminger ~ World of Growth ~ After Life
Jason Palmer ~ A Lady and Gentleman in Black ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella

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This episode was built around an article in Far Out Magazine and their playlist of Joni Mitchell's favorite songs. That article was based on a compilation CD that had been produced for Starbucks and curated by Ms. Mitchell. I've interjected a few of my own favorites, keeping with this theme, as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Noah Baerman & Friends ~ Good Friends ~ Love Right
Philippe Entremont ~ Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque ~ The Essential Piano - the World's Best-Loved Piano Pieces
Billie Holiday ~ Solitude ~ The Decca Singles Vol. 1: 1945-1949
Miles Davis Quintet ~ It Never Entered My Mind ~ Workin' With the Miles 
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Ray Charles ~ Lonely Avenue ~ The Genius!
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five ~ Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pt. 1 & 2 ~ 20th Century Masters (The Millennium Collection: Best of Louis Jordan)
Etta James ~ At Last ~ At Last!
Marvin Gaye ~ Trouble Man ~ Trouble Man
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra ~ Subtle Lament  ~ Early Duke Ellington 1927-1940 (Remastered), Vol. 1
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejira ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ Edith And The Kingpin ~ River: The Joni Letters

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