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MLK Tribute 2020

A podcast episode paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. post his observed birthday. Glasper, Hancock, Baerman and McBride are represented honoring this inspirational leader. Towards the end of this episode we hear from Miles, Fats Waller and Wolff & Clark. The podcast ends with our goodbye to jazz icon Jimmy Heath.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Robert Glasper Trio ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions
Herbie Hancock ~ I Have A Dream ~ The Prisoner
Noah Baerman ~ Happy Birthday ~ Soul Force
Christian McBride ~ Soldiers ~ The Movement Revisited
Christian McBride ~ Ali Speaks / Rumble in theJungle ~ The Movement Revisited
Miles Davis ~ Gingerbread Man ~ Miles Smiles
Fats Waller ~ It's A Sin To Tell A Lie ~ Ain't Misbehavin
Wolff & Clark Expedition ~ Gingerbread Man ~ Expedition 2
The Heath Brothers ~ I'm Glad There is You ~ As We Were Saying...

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Smokin' set from your favorite hard-bop cats; Blakey, Cannonball, Henderson and more. We end with a taste of the San Diego jazz scene on Christopher Hollyday's latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
Cannonball Adderley ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Tom Cat
The Cookers ~ Priestess ~ Warriors
Cedar Walton ~ Bolivia ~ Eastern Rebellion
Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Duke Ellington ~ Black and Tan Fantasy / Rockin' in Rhythm ~ n/a
Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue .
Christopher Hollyday ~ Paid Time Off ~ Dialogue

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I welcome in 2020 with a couple of tunes written for New Years. Since we all have our New Year's resolutions, the following tracks are titled just that. There are also a couple of interesting covers by McCoy Tyner. Also of note is a tribute to recently passed Vic Juris, and new music by Ralph Peterson and the Envisage Collective.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Mike DeRubbo Quartet ~ New Year's Dream ~ New York Accent live at Kitano
Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece ~ Resolutions ~ Little Echo
John Coltrane ~ Resolution ~ A Love Supreme
McCoy Tyner ~ A Night in Tunisia ~ Today and Tomorrow
McCoy Tyner ~ When Sunny Gets Blue ~ Today and Tomorrow
Cannonball Adderley ~ Soon ~ Them Dirty Blues
Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band ~ Down Under ~ LIsten Up!
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2
Vic Juris ~ Ruby ~ Eye Contact
Envisage Collective ~ Malta House ~ Reach Out

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2019 Finale

In this final podcast episode for 2019 we begin and end with jazz greats Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk. In between we feature several young musicians, including Hartford's Matt Dwonszyk, Orice Jenkins and Leala Cyr. We throw in some Frank Zappa to mix things up as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races
Jason Palmer ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Nothing to Hide
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centenial Cole
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Frank Zappa ~ Big Swifty ~ Waka / Jawaka
Thelonious Monk Orchestra ~ Monk's Mood ~ At Town Hall

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This week's episode is from an unpublished segment of a broadcast in September. It features newly released music from Miles. Also featured is new and old music from Chick and other releases by some fine modern jazz artists.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Maze ~ Rubberband
Miles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ Rubberband
New Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New Chordtet
Ben Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ Fatherhood
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space
Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band ~ Admiration ~ Antidote
Steve Davis ~ Think On Me ~ Correlations
Benny Golson ~ Groves Groove ~ New Time New 'Tet
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque ~ Reunited ~ On Firm Ground

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We begin with new music from saxophonist Ted Nash as he interprets the music of West Side Story. Then original new music from vibraphonist Joel Ross. Next we dip back into the 70's with Maynard Ferguson and Stanley Turrentine. Finally music featuring an early John McLaughlin with bassist Miroslav Vittous.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ted Nash ~ Something' Coming ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story Songs
Joel Ross ~ With Whom Do You Learn Trust? ~ Kingmaker
Joel Ross ~ Grey ~ Kingmaker
Gerald Cleaver & Violet Hour ~ Detroit ~ Live At Firehouse12
Maynard Ferguson ~ Primal Scream ~ Primal Scream
Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
Miroslav Vittous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
John McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation
John McLaughlin ~ Peace One ~ My Goals Beyond

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We begin this episode with these jazz standards that celebrate my favorite season. That is followed by Azerbaijan pianist Amina Figarova with her vision of Fall. Following is new music from Chick, Curtis brothers, and Zenon. Finally a couple tracks from Avery Sharpe and his 400 project. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Johnny Griffin ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Return of the Griffin
New York Voices ~ Early Autumn ~ Sing Sing Sing
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Autumn In New York ~ Best of...
Amina Figarova ~ Fall Eclipse ~ Road to the Sun
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs ~ Trilogy 2
The Curtis Brothers ~ Three Points and A Sphere ~ Algorithm
Miguel Zenon ~ El Nazareno ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera
Avery Sharpe ~ Colonial Life / Fiddler ~ 400: An African American Musical Portrait

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This podcast begins with a celebration of Joni Mitchell on her birthday. Included is a track from the grammy award winning album from Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters. Following that is the tenor sax playing of Ben Webster. The end of the podcast features another great tenor, Joe Henderson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joni Mitchell ~ A Case of You ~ Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Hotel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River The Joni Letters
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Trav'lin' Light ~ Soulmates
Ben Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Like Someone in Love ~ Soulmates
Frank Varela ~ Ganja Groove ~ Grandma's Revenge
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Miguel Zenon ~ El Nazaro ~ Sonero: the music of Ismael Rivera
John Coltrane ~ Naima (Take 1) ~ Blue World
Bennie Wallace ~ The Bob Crosby Blues ~ Mystic Bridge
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ Live in Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the Tenor
Chris Potter ~ Shadow (For Joe Henderson) ~ Gratitude

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