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A 2 part podcast broadcast on Jackie McLean's birth date. Lots of JMac interspersed with exceptional new music from Godwin Louis and Matt Dwonszyk. Great guitar work from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell represented here.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Eric Reed ~ Cedar Waltzin'-Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ Everybody Gets the Blues
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt I: The Journey ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt II: The Traveler ~ Global
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' the Changes
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Irene ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Wes Montgomery ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Smokin' At The Half Note
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Wes Montgomery Live ~ Impressions ~ Round Midnight
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane ~ Freight Trane ~ Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane

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This episode has a very Spring-like sound to it, punctuated by Eric Reed's unique slow take of Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring, and Spring by Holographic Principle. Also, more local (Hartford) new releases by Matt Dwonszyk, Trombeatz and Stevie D.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy
McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset
Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Theocidy (Give and Take) ~ Wonderful World
Eric Reed ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Everybody Gets The Blues
Joni Mitchell ~ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Mingus
Joe Henderson ~ Inner Urge ~ The Standard Joe
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Holographic Principle - Ronnie Burrage ~ Chanda ~ Dance of the Great Spriit
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations

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Dedication

To my daughter Rachel and Maddie, her new baby girl. The opening set has special meaning, with Metheny, McFerrin and Getz. Following are two of the brightest young bassists to come out of the Hartford area; Matt Dwonszyk and Dezron Douglas, with new albums showing their stuff. We've also got music from veteran alto sax players Garrett and Abate.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Bobby McFerrin ~ Baby ~ VOCAbuLarieS
Stan Getz ~ I'll Remember April ~ Quintessence Vol 2
Matt Dwonszyk ~ The Academy ~ What A Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ What A Wonderful World
Dezron Douglas ~ Uhuru Vibration ~ Black Lion
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Greg Abate ~ Road to Forever ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever

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A mix of music, mostly new and much with Hartford roots. The second half features two from recently departed Roy Hargrove, and a trio of selections from K Jarrett's various ensembles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~ Correlations
Bennie Wallace ~ Mystic Bridge ~ Mystic Bridge
Jim Snidero ~ Visions (feat. Jeremy Pelt) ~ Waves of Calm
Dezron Douglas ~ Negroidius Maximus ~ Black Lion
Corcoran Holt ~ Smile ~ The Mecca
Roy Hargrove ~ when we were young ~ The Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of our Time
Kris Allen ~ Star Eyes ~ Circle House
Kieth Jarrett ~ The Journey Home ~ My Song
Kieth Jarrett Trio ~ The Way You Look Tonight ~ Standards Live
Keith Jarrett ~ De Drums ~ Fort Yahwuh

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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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Following last weeks funky podcast, we will mix it up with funk, soul, R&B and we won't leave out straight ahead jazz. We'll even throw in hard rocker Jimi Hendrix playing a jazzy tune. This is the second half of last week's broadcast radio show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hendrix ~ Hubtones ~ Jersey Cat
Jim Snidero ~ Dad Song ~ Waves of Calm
Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations
Ray Charles ~ Deed I Do ~ The Genius of Ray Charles
Cannonball Adderley ~ mercy, mercy, mercy ~ Live at the Club
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ All Matter ~ Double Booked
Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child
Jimi Hendrix ~ Up From the Skies ~ Axis: Bold As Love
Nicole Zuraitis ~ Dagger ~ Pariah Anthem
Nicole Zuraitis ~ The Inscription ~ Hive Mind
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
George Duke ~ Capricorn ~ Faces in Reflection
George Duke ~ Maria Tres Filhos ~ Faces in Reflection

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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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This podcast is all about Spring and music. That's all I'll say. Have a listen.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Santana ~ Spring Manifestations, Canto de los Flores ~ Borboletta
Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Karrin Allyson ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Round Midnight
Toots Thielemans ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ East Coast West Coast
Joshua Redman ~ It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Timeless Tales (for changing times)
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Spring Yaounde ~ Live in Cuba
Sun Ra - Supersonic Jazz - Springtime in Chicago
Clifford Brown & Max Roach ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown's Finest Hour
Chet Baker ~ Spring Is Here ~ Deep In A Dream
Josh Evans ~ Spring is Here ~ Portrait
Joe Lovano Quintet ~ Birds of Springtime Gone By ~ Village Rhythm
Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache Band ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ Rumba Buhaina
Alex Claffy ~ You Must Believe in Spring ~ Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life

 

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