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Celebrating the 91st trip around the sun for Sonny Rollins to begin this show. New albums from Rene Rosnes and Kenny Garrett are featured. Also, San Diego pianist and composer Ed Kornhouser.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Without A Song ~ The Bridge
Sonny Rollins ~ Tune Up ~ Newk's Time
Pat Metheny ~ Watercolors ~ Watercolors
Ed Kornhauser ~ Praxis ~ The Short Years
Renee Rosnes ~ Passing Jupiter ~ Kinds of Love
Sean Jones ~ The Serpent ~ Eternal Journey
Kenny Garrett ~ It’s Time to Come Home ~ Sounds from the Ancestors

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On this labor day show, we highlight the work of many jazz artists releasing new music. Garrett, Rosnes, Metheny, Renfroe, Younger among them. Also two fine west coast pianists Kornhauser and Clayton to finish out the show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ Tells It Like It Is & In A New Mood
Kenny Garrett ~ Hargrove ~ Sounds from the Ancestors
Andrew Renfroe ~ Borrowed Time ~ Run in the Storm
Renee Rosnes ~ Life Does Not Wait (A Vida Não Espera) ~ Kinds of Love
Brandee Younger ~ Beautiful Is Black ~ Somewhere Different
Pat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EP
Ed Kornhauser ~ Dayspring ~ The Short Years
Gerald Clayton ~ A Light ~ Tributary Tales

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Another episode based on Jazz/Funk. Fusion pioneers from the 60's, Hancock and Weather Report are represented as well as new music from Andrew Renfroe and McLaughlin.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Head Hunters
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
John Scofield ~ Chank ~ A Go Go
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
Andrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ Single
John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time

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Classic funk bookends this playlist with James Brown and TOP. In between we have funk and soul jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Morgan, Joshua Redman, Cannonball and more. Dig the funky side of jazz in this episode of In The Groove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
James Brown ~ I Got the Feelin' ~ Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Trouble Man ~ Jungle Soul
Lee Morgan ~ Cornbread ~ Cornbread
Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
Jimmy Smith & Kenny Burrell ~ Fever ~ Cool Talkin' Verve
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes ~ Expansions ~ Expansions
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Work Song ~ Them Dirty Blues
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Tower Of Power ~ What Is Hip? ~ Tower of Power

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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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NEA Jazz Masters 2022

This weeks edition of In The Groove features the latest class of NEA Jazz Masters for 2022. Congrats to Billy Hart, Donald Harrison, Stanley Clarke and Cassandra Wilson for being recognized for their contributions to the jazz legacy. It is also Charles McPherson's 82 birthday so we will start this legendary alto saxophonist.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Charles McPherson ~ Fire Dance ~ Manhattan Nocturne
Christopher Hollyday ~ I Got the World on a String ~ Telepathy
The Cookers ~ Sir Galahad ~ Time and Time Again
Stanley Clarke ~ Song to John, Pt. II ~ Journey to Love
Cassandra Wilson ~ Run the VooDoo Down ~ Traveling Miles
Vi Redd ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Bird Call
Joshua White ~ The Ignoble Parody of Modernity - West ~ 13 Short Stories
Lee Morgan ~ The Gigolo ~ The Gigolo

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Just a collection of music I've been listening to this week, including a couple Joni covers. A few vocal tracks within from Souza, Parlato, Karrin, and Billie. Other notable tunes from Brecker and Scofield and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Larry Goldings, Jay Bellerose & David Piltch ~ Blueberry Hill ~ Music from the Front Room
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Your Lucky Number ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Song for Bilbao ~ Tales from the Hudson
John Scofield ~ I'll Catch You ~ Works for Me
Hudson ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
Herbie Hancock Feat. Luciana Souza ~ Amelia ~ River: The Joni Letters
Gretchen Parlato ~ Roy Allan (feat. Airto Moreira) ~ Flor
Karrin Allyson ~ West Coast Blues ~ In Blue
Billie Holiday ~ Them There Eyes ~ Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
Gerald Clayton ~ Rejuvenation Agenda ~ Happening: Live at The Village Vanguard

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The classic from Hank Mobley, "This I Dig of You" starts out the show, and sets the tone for this week's episode. We hear from icons of jazz in Mobley, Tyner and Brecker as well as current artists moving jazz forward as with Abate, Castelli and Iyer.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Greg Abate ~ Cook's Bay ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Floatin' ~ Party at One World Plaza
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Party at One World Plaza ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Midnight Voyage ~ Tales from the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Flying High ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey ~ Touba ~ Uneasy

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