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We begin with a celebration of Art Blakey's birthday, then a Cyrus Chestnut cover of a Roberta Flack classic. That takes us to a sweet set of great women vocalists. We complete the show with Monk inspired tunes from Joey Alexander and Helen Sung.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers ~ One By One ~ Ugetsu
Cyrus Chestnut ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ~ Genuine Chestnut
Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First Take
Sarah Vaughan ~ Dindi ~ The Best Of Sarah Vaughan
Chick Corea, Stanly Clark, Lenny White feat Chaka Khan ~ I Love You, Porgy ~ Forever
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ I Didn't Know What Time It Was ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cecile McLorrin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Cannonball Adderly and Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly
Nina Simone ~ Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood ~ The Best of Nina Simone
Joey Alexander ~ Ugly Beaurty ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Joey Alexander ~ Epistrophy ~ Joey. Monk. Live!
Helen Sung ~ Brother Thelonious ~ Anthem for a New Day

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The heart of this podcast is from Lee Morgan and Thelonious Monk. Monk's set is a celebration of his centenial birthday. But first, this podcast begins with classic Chick Corea and Return to Forever. That is followed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, new music from Vijay Iyer. Wayne Shorter's takes us on a trip to the jungles of Brazil with wild version of Jobim's Dindi. We are brought down to earth with Hartford's own Ed Fast before we take off with the Monk, Morgan set.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Chick Corea ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ My Spanish Heart
Return to Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Rahsaan Roland Kirk ~ Theme For the Eulipions ~ The Return of the 5000 Pound Man
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Down To the Wire ~ Far From Over
Wayne Shorter ~ Dindi ~ Supernova
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Nature Boy ~ Do or Die
Ed Fast and Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Tom Cat
Thelonious Monk ~ Green Chimneys ~ Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk ~ Pannonica ~ Bright Corners
Thelonious Monk ~ Blue Monk ~ Greatest Hits

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Continued from last week's show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Esperanza Spaulding ~ Unconditional Love ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Vijay Iyer Trio ~ Human Nature ~ Accelerando
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue ~ Live at Smalls
Herbie Hancock ~ Toys ~ Speak Like A Child
SF Jazz Collective ~ Joshua ~ The Musc of Miles Davis and Original Compositions
Sims, Bloom, Zinno, Langone ~ Wichita Lineman ~ The New Stablemates
Steve Langone Trio ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ Breath
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Easy Living ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Rhythm-a-Ning ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

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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. 

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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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A birthday tribute to Elvin Jones, the great drummer, best known for his years with the trailbrazing John Coltrane Quartet. The show covers Elvin's playing as a leader, a sideman and his work with Trane.

Elvin Jones
September 9, 1927 - May 18, 2004
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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Elvin Jones ~ Three Card Molly ~ Earth Jones
Elvin Jones ~ Lady Luck ~ Elvin!
Wayne Shorter ~ Witch Hunt ~ Speak No Evil
Art Pepper ~ Caravan ~ Friday Night at Village Vanguard
Larry Young ~ Beyond All Limits ~ Unity
John Coltrane ~ The Night Has A Thousand Eyes ~ Coltrane's Sound
John Coltrane ~ Part 3: Pursuance ~ A Love Supreme
John Beasley ~ Monk estra ~ Ask Me Now
The Cookers ~ Blackfoot ~ The Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart

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Our Miles Davis 90th Birthday tribute show. You will hear Miles' first and second great quintets along with an early recording with Charlie Parker and a sideman date with Cannonball. Then his transition to electronics beginning with explorations with his quintet, to full throttle jazz/rock fusion. We finish with fusion masters John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Over 2 hours of great music covering the many sides of Miles.


Featured Album
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

Tracklist
Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Miles Davis and John Coltrane ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Miles & Trane
Miles Davis ~ Walkin' ~ Friday Nights In Person At the Blackhawk, San Francisco
Charlie Parker ~ KC Blues ~ The Original Recording of Charlie Parker
Cannonball Adderley ~ One For Daddy-O ~ Somethin' Else
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
Miles Davis ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About That Time ~ In A Silent Way
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew
Miles Davis ~ Black Satin ~ On The Corner
Miles Davis ~ Ms. Morrisine ~ The Columbia Years 1955-1985
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
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CT Tribute

A tribute to the late Clark Terry begins this podcast with a cookin' CT quartet featuring Theloneous Monk. That is followed by a lush sounding octet from Clark's Color Changes album. The rest of the podcast features great new music from lesser known but great talented artists like Walt Weiskopf Jovan Alexandre, Duane Eubanks Ehud Ettun and Adam Birnbaum.

Featured Album

Overdrive - Walt Weiskopf on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
In Orbit ~ Clark Terry ~ In Orbit
No Problem ~ Clark Terry ~ Color Changes
Nahstye Blues ~ Clark Terry ~ Color Changes
The Path is Narrow ~ Walt Weiskopf ~ Overdrive
Waltz for Dad ~ Walt Weiskopf ~ Overdrive
To Music ~ Jovan Alexandre ~ Collective Consciousness
Rosey ~ Duane Eubanks ~ Things of that Particular Nature
Beer and Water ~ Duane Eubanks ~ Things of that Particular Nature
Babylon ~ Ehud Ettun Trio ~ Raw Gestures
Binary ~ Adam Birnbaum ~ Three of a Mind

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Abate’s Motif

This podcast features multi reed player Greg Abate and his new album Motif. Greg phones into the show for a brief interview about his latest CD, traveling and upcoming gigs. Lot's of other great music here from Jonathan Blake, Monk, and others. We also feature a groovin' band with some Hartford roots in with Vin Scialla and Eric Schugren. We end this show with a Christmas teaser from Dane Scazzari.

Featured Album

Motif - Greg Abate Quartet on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Clues ~ Johnathan Blake ~ The Eleventh Hour
Evidence ~ Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane ~ At Carnegie Hall
Motif ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Conflict ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Morning of the Leaves ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif
Cross Bronx ~ Wayne Escoffery ~ Uptown
BACKROAD ~ Jeremy Pelt ~ Men of Honor
Appointment in Ghana ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette ~ WAKE UP!
BIBIMBOP ~ Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette ~ WAKE UP!
What Christmas Means to Me ~ Dane Scazzari and the Human Race ~ It's Christmas Time Again

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