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My annual post Newport Jazz Festival review. This podcast highlights only a few of the many great performances we experienced at this year's festival. You will hear jazz artists we have heard for decades lake One For All, Sean Jones, Joey D and new artists on the scene George Burton and Theo Croker.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
One For All ~ Daylight ~ The Third Decade
Hudson ~ Tony Then Jack ~ Hudson
Sean Jones ~ Lost Then Found ~ Live from the Jazz Bistro
Sean Jones ~ I Don't Give A Damn Blues ~ Im-Pro-Vise Never Before Seen
Joey DeFrancesco + The People ~ Better Than Yesterday ~ Project Freedom
Joey DeFrancesco + The People ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Project Freedom
Cyrille Aimee ~ Live Alone and Like It ~ Let's Get Lost
Cyrille Aimee ~ Let's Get Lost ~ Let's Get Lost
George Burton ~ Second Opinion ~ The Truth of What I Am
George Burton ~ Bernie's Tune ~ The Truth of What I Am
Theo Croker ~ Raise Your Vibrations ~ Escape Velocity
Theo Croker ~ Transcend ~ Escape Velocity
Theo Croker ~ This Could Be ~ Escape Velocity

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This is part 2 of my Newport Jazz Festival preview. It starts with vocalists Cecile McLorin Salvant and Cyrille Aimee. We conclude the Newport preview with saxophonists Jimmy Greene and Branford Marsalis. The rest of the show features a variety of jazz styles from piano trios (Valera, Hartley) to fusion (Coryell) to free (Stanko) and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somthing's Comming ~ For One To Love
Cyrille Aimee ~ Love For Sale ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Stanky Leg ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Branford Marsalis ~ My Ideal ~ Four MF's Playin' Tunes
Manuel Valera Trio ~ Footprints ~ Live at Firehouse 12
Craig Hartley ~ Sinclair (prelude No 2 in C minor) + Solar ~ Books on Tape Vol II
Tom Pierson ~ CeCe's Blues ~ The Hidden Goddess
Larry Coryell's Elleventh House ~ Mr. Myake ~ Seven Secrets
Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet ~ Bright Moon ~ December Avenue
Sylvia Cuenca ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ The Crossing
Brian McCarthy Nonet ~ The Bonnie Blue Flag ~ The Better Angels of Our Nature

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This is my annual Newport Jazz Festival preview show (part 2 to be published mid-week). We begin with newly annointed NEA Jazz Master, Joanne Brackeen. Christian McBride is the new curator of music at Newport and will also lead his Big Band at the festival. Other artists featured here are One For All (with Hartford's Steve Davis), Christian Sands, Antonio Sanchez and an all-star band Hudson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joanne Brackeen ~ Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven ~ Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven
Joanne Brackeen ~ Nature Boy ~ Popsicle Illusion
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Broadway ~ The Good Feeling
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Brother Mister ~ The Good Feeling
One for All ~ Hey, Stevie D ~ The Third Decade
One for All ~ Buddy's ~ The Third Decade
Christian Sands ~ Reaching for the Sun ~ Reach
Antonio Sanchez ~ Uprisings and Revolutions ~ New Life
Hudson ~ El Swing ~ Hudson (feat. Jack Dejohnette, Larry Grenedier, John Medeski, John Scofield)
Hudson ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson (feat. Jack Dejohnette, Larry Grenedier, John Medeski, John Scofield)

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Highlights of this show include contributions from great drummer Jack DeJohnette. We hear from his newest effort Hudson, and later in the show an extended piece led by Pat Metheny with DeJohnette, Haden, Redman, and Brecker from 80/81. Along the way we play great jazz music from Cannonball, Louis Hayes, Kenny Burrell and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannine ~ Them Dirty Blues
07:24 Louis Hayes ~ St. Vitus Dance ~ Serenade for Horace
15:42 Jimmy Greene ~ Self Portrait #1 ~ Live at Smalls
24:57 Eddie Henderson ~ Morning Song ~ Collective Portrait
32:36 Miles Davis ~ Water Babies ~ Water Babies
41:08 DeJohnette / Grenadier / Medeski / Scofield ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
47:07 DeJohnette / Grenadier / Medeski / Scofield ~ Tony than Jack ~ Hudson
53:09 Kenny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
59:23 Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81

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A jazz podcast with political undertones. I make a statement with the opening track from Charlie Haden's This is Not America (for DJT). Darcy James Argue's Real Enemies opening track being The Enemy Within sums up my sentiment about one actor in this election year. From their we lighten it up with Dexter, Wynton, Nat and Chick.

 
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Darcy James Argue's Real Enemies
 
Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra ~ This is Not America ~ Not In Our Name
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ The Enemy Within ~ Real Enemies
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ Dark Alliance ~ Real Enemies
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ Trust No One ~ Real Enemies
Dexter Gordon ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Our Man In Paris
Wynton Marsalis ~ L.C. On the Cut ~ Thick in the South
Nat ''King'' Cole ~ It's only a Paper Moon ~ After Midnight: The Complete Session
Nat ''King'' Cole ~ Sometimes I'm Happy ~ After Midnight: The Complete Session
Chick Corea ~ Steps-What Was ~ Now He Sings Now He Sobs
Chick Corea Trio ~ Fingerprints ~ Trilogy
 
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This year's Newport Jazz Festival was a great success both musically and in terms of attendance. Saturday's event was sold out. This podcast features some of the artists and the tunes they performed. In addition, please check out my photo gallery from the festival.  

  

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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Gregory Porter ~ Holding On ~ Take Me To The Alley
Gregory Porter ~ Take Me To The Alley ~ Take Me To The Alley
Chick Corea Trio ~ Recorda Me ~ Trilogy
Ben Williams ~ Strength and Beauty ~ Coming of Age
Kamasi Washington ~ Change of the Guard ~ Epic
Dave Liebman ~ Hat Trick ~ The Puzzle
Edmar Casteneda World Ensemble ~ Jesus De Nazareth ~ Live at the Jazz Standard
Anat Cohen ~ Putty Boy Strut ~ Luminosa
Kenny Barron ~ Nightfall ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron ~ Bud Like ~ Book of Intuition
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This podcast features the music as well as an interview with drummer E.J. Strickland. Strickland, also a composer and bandleader is one of the more in-demand drummers in NYC. We speak about his family, composing music, and living in New York pursuing this art form. Other artists featured are Noah Preminger, Tom Harrell, Rez Abbasi and others.

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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ For My Homefolk ~ The Undying Spirit
E.J Strickland ~  Interview
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ Impromptivity ~ The Undying Spirit
Tom Harrell ~ Sunday ~ Trip
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Billies Bounce ~ Shoreline Blues
Kamasi Washingtin ~ Miss Understanding ~ Epic
Robert Glasper ~ Afro Blue ~ Black Radio
Rez Abbasi and Junction ~ Holy Butter ~ Behind the Vibration
Rez Abbasi & Junction ~ Groundswell ~ Behind The Vibration
The Ed Polermo Big Band ~ Fifty-Fifty ~ One Child Left Behind
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This year's Newport Jazz Festival promises to be a great one. We play many of the artists that will be appearing during the 3 day festival (July 29 - 31). You'll hear from some of the 50+ artists that will be performing in this historic jazz festival. I'll be there to report live via social networking (facebook, twitter, instagram), and a review on WWUH in coming weeks. But it is best to experience the festival live. You can get more information and purchase tickets at www.newportjazzfest.org .

 

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Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Etienne Charles ~ Gold Rush 2.0 ~ San Jose Suite
Steve Coleman & Five Elements ~ 64 Paths Bindings ~ On The Rising of the 64 Paths
Donnie McCaslin ~ Alpha and Omega ~ Casting for Gravity
Edmar Casteneda World Ensemble ~ Cuarto De Colores ~ Live at the Jazz Standard
John Scofield ~ Enjoy the Future ~ Past Present
Joey Alexander ~ Tour De Force ~ My Favorite Things
Chick Corea ~ Windows ~ Now He Sings Now He Sobs
Gregory Porter ~ Don't Be a Fool ~ Take Me To The Alley
Ben Williams ~ Half Steppin' ~ Coming of Age
Jose James ~ Lover Man ~ Yesterday I Had the Blues
Chris Potter ~ Morning Bell ~ Underground
 
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