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Some music from one of Jazz's living legends, Chick Corea, and those who have been associated with his career. The highlight of this episode is a 23 minute piece from the original Return To Forever album.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Airto ~ Parana ~ Fingers
Chick Corea ~ Sometime Ago/La Fiesta ~ Return To Forever
Chick Corea ~ Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra: I. Africa ~ The Continents
Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow ~ Sea Journey ~ The Quartet Live!
Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Good Hope ~ Good Hope

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A set of music to help ease your mind and lift your spirit through these trying times. Listen for a special message to help support the jazz community.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Emmet Cohen Trio ~ Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit
Wayne Escoffery ~ Quarter Moon ~ The Humble Warrior
Jason Palmer ~ A French Imperial Eagle Finial ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella
Jimmy Greene ~ Always There ~ While Looking Up
Joshua Redman ~ Haze and Aspirations ~ Still Dreaming
John Coltrane ~ Wise One ~ The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2

 

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We open with Hartford's own Matt DeChamplain and a Michael Brecker inspired set, before a tribute to Stevie Wonder in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Matt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ (find on YouTube)
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Dedicated To Michael Brecker (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Michael Brecker ~ Tumbleweed ~ Pilgrimage
SFJAZZ Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York
Stevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade

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Cold Day in May

It's been cold in New England. Here are some fine jazz tunes to warm you. The latter part of this podcast has a tribute to the late Richie Cole who passed on last week.

Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Right Back Round Again ~ RoundAgain
Jonathan Barber ~ Legacy Holder (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Dagobah - Single
HGTS ~ Thornbush ~ ...And Then They Played...
Richie Cole ~ Something's Coming ~ West Side Story
Richie Cole ~ Jennine ~ The Man With the Horn
Richie Cole (with Art Pepper) ~ Art's Opus #2 ~ A Piece Of Jazz History
Greg Abate (with Richie Cole) ~ Bebop Baby ~ Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle ~ The Set-Up ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle

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A mix of jazz music for a beautiful spring day. New music from Connecticut based artists featured within (Escoffery, Barber, Envisage). Please listen for a special message at the end of this episode.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie
Wayne Escoffery ~ Sanctus ~ The Humble Warrior
Jonathan Barber (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder ~  Single
Jonathan Barber ~ 29 (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Single
Envisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~ Reach Out
McCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ Guitars
Roxy Coss ~ Don’t Cross the Coss ~ Quintet
David Liebman ~ Jean Pierre ~ On the Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis

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Hope y'all are staying safe, sheltered at home and observing all of CDC guidance during these times. An eclectic set this week starting with a vocal set, then a set of rock covers and some jazz classics.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Atla DeChamplain ~ Pause ~ Pause
Jazzmeia Horn ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing / Moanin’ (Medley) ~ A Social Call
Snarky Puppy ~ Sing to the Moon (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) ~ Family Dinner, Vol. 2
Pat Metheny ~ Sixty-Six ~ From This Place
Gerald Cleaver ~ Detroit (Keep It In Mind) ~ Detroit
The Bad Plus ~ Everybody Wants To Rule The World ~ Prog
The Bad Plus ~ Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ These Are The Vistas
The Bad Plus ~ Long Distance Runaround ~ For All I Care (feat. Wendy Lewis)
Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space
Return To Forever ~ Light As a Feather ~ Light As A Feather

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Tribute 2020

This In The Groove podcast episode pays tribute to those musicians that have passed due to the coronavirus this past week. It is also dedicated everyone who has been impacted by this pandemic. That has been all of us, in one way or other. Stay safe everyone. That means stay indoors, keep your distance, wash hands, wear face masks. Let the power of music and art help get us through this ordeal.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Lovely Day ~ Outlook
The Marsalis Family ~ Sultry Serenade ~ Jazz Celebration
Wallace Roney ~ Around and Through ~ A Place in Time
Bucky Pizzarelli ~ All of Me ~ 5 for Freddie
BIll Withers ~ Lean on Me ~ single
Jimmy Greene ~ No Words ~ While Looking Up
Michael Brecker ~ African Skies ~ Tales From the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio (featuring Michael Brecker)  ~ Impressions ~ Infinity 

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This is part 2 of the last WWUH radio show before temporarily shuttering for COVID-19. I thought it appropriate to feature musicians that have contributed so much to the Hartford jazz scene. I didn't have time to get to everyone, but I hope this sampling of local music plays to the HARTstrings of In The Groove Listeners here and all over the world.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Jen Allen ~ Climbing Ivy ~ Sifting Grace
Kris Allen ~ Lowborn ~ Beloved
The Curtis Brothers ~ Staircase of Mount Meru ~ Algorithm
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial Cole
New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Wolves ~ Peter & The Wolf
Jimmy Greene- ~ So In Love ~ While Looking Up
The New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ single
Jonathan Barber ~ Carry On ~ Vision Ahead
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway To Hartford ~ Genuinity
Andrew Wilcox ~ The Peacocks ~ n/a
Steve Davis ~ Spirit Waltz ~ Live at Smalls

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