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First, we play a relevant tune of immigration and cultural assimilation from West Side Story. Then celebrate jazz festivals in Hartford and Newport with Elio Vilafranca, Joel Ross, Herbie Hancock and more. We conclude this episode with random tracks from Weather Report, Lucky Peterson and Dream Shanti.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Grusin ~ America ~ West Side Story
Elio Vilafranca ~ Assumption ~ Incantation
Elio Vilafranca ~ In The Dark ~ the source in between
Joel Ross ~ Kingmaker ~ Kingmaker
Suite Haus ~ Universal Beings ~ Makaya McCraven
Diana Reeves ~ One for My Baby ~ Good Night and Good Luck
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ Dolphin Dance ~ Maiden Voyage
Weather Report ~ Paladium ~ Heavy Weather
Walt Weiskopf ~ Scarlett Woman ~ The Way You Say It
Lucky Peterson ~ Misty ~ Tribute to Jimmy Smith
Dream Shanti ~ Danhya Deep ~ Music In Our Dreams

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We pay our respect to a true legend of American music, Aretha Franklin. She is surrounded in this podcast by jazz greats Coltrane, Elvin Jones, Weather Report and Chris Potter. Also newcomers Lauren Sevian, Troy Roberts and Dan Pugach.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Aretha Franklin ~ I Never Loved A Man ~ The Very Best of...
Lauren Sevian ~ Square One ~ Bliss
John Coltrane ~ Impressions (Take 3) ~ Both Directions At Once/The Lost Album
John Coltrane ~ Villa ~ Both Directions At Once/The Lost Album
Troy Roberts ~ Adamant Eve ~ Nu-Jive Perspective
Chris Potter ~ Yasodhara ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Joe Lovano ~ Sail Away ~ Quartets
Elvin Jones ~ G.G. ~ Mr. Jones
Aretha Franklin ~ (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman ~ The Very Best Of...
Weather Report ~ Mysterious Traveler ~ Mysterious Traveller
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
Dan Pugach Nonet w/Nicole Zuraitis ~ Jolene ~ Plus One
Aretha Franklin ~ Respect ~ The Very Best Of...
Ambrose Akinmusire ~ A Song To Exhale (Divers Song) ~ A Rift in Decorum: Live at Village Vanguard

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My podcast review of this year's Newport Jazz Festival. I feature some of the performances I most enjoyed at this years fest. For a complete review please check out the Hartford Jazz Society blog post: 

http://hartfordjazzsociety.com/2018/08/09/newport-jazz-fest-2018-soaking-in-the-jazz/ 

Photo Gallery: http://bit.ly/njf2018 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Last Train Home ~ One Quiet Night
Renee Rosnes ~ Elephant Dust ~ Beloved the Sky
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood
Gregory Porter ~ Liquid Spirit ~ Liquid Spirit
Jazzmeia Horn ~ The Peacocks (A Timeless Place) ~ A Social Call
Nate Smith ~ Bounce: pts I+ II ~ KINFOLK : Postcards from Everywhere
Helen Sung ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ Anthem for a New Day
Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day
Ambrose Akinmusire ~ Taymoor's World ~ A Rift in Decorum: Live at Village Vanguard
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels & Lucinda williams ~ Angel ~ Vanished Gardens

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Two of my favorite standards are covered here. Dig vocal and instrumental covers of Trane's Moment Notice, then Miles' So What. Following that is a jazz voyage with Hancock and Pharoah. Then we pay tribute to the victims and families of the Parkland shootings with music from Rob Garcia, Noah Baerman and Noah Preminger. The podcast concludes with Ellington's Jeep Blues.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pharoh Sanders ~ Moment's Notice ~ Rejoice
Hubert Laws ~ Moment's Notice ~ In The Beginning
Giacomo Gates ~ So What ~ Miles Tones
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Hank Mobley ~ Up A Step ~ No Room for Squares
Herbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock ~ First Trip ~ Speak Like a Child
Pharoah Sanders ~ Astral Traveling ~ Thembi
Rob Garcia ~ Guns Make Killing Easy ~ Finding Love in an Oligarchic Planet
Noah Baerman ~ Motherless ~ Ripples
Noah Preminger ~ Change in Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Duke Ellington ~ Jeeps Blues ~ Live at Newport

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2017 was a great year for new jazz releases. There were so many great new albums that this extended podcast is 2 3/4 hours in length. Happy New Years to all my podcast listeners. Looking forward to more great music (and a change in politics) in the coming year.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Greg Abate and the Tim Ray Trio ~ Road to Forever  ~ Road to Forever
Billy Childs ~ The Windmills of Your Mind ~ Rebirth
Christian Sands ~ ¡Óyeme! ~ Reach
Christian Sands ~ Somewhere Out There ~ Reach
Harold Mabern ~ Dat Dere ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
SFJAZZ Collective ~ Tutu ~ Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions Live: SFJazz Center 2016
SFJAZZ Collective ~ Joshua ~ Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions Live: SFJazz Center 2016
Hudson ~ El Swing ~ Hudson (feat. Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield)
Joey Alexander ~ Round Midnight ~ Joey.Monk.Live!
Cécile McLorin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and Daggers
Joey DeFrancesco ~ So Near, So Far ~ Project Freedom
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Stand Up ~ Project Freedom
Troy Roberts ~ Mr. Pinononnk ~ Tales & Tones
Kevin Eubanks ~ Captain Señor Mouse ~ East West Time Line
Louis Hayes ~ Silver's Serenade ~ Serenade for Horace
Aggregate Prime ~ Fearless ~ Dream Deferred
Mark Whitfield ~ Undiscovered ~ Grace
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ Down To The Wire ~ Far From Over
Vijay Iyer Sextet ~ For Amiri Baraka ~ Far From Over
Noah Preminger ~ Just The Way It Is ~ Meditations On Freedom
Steve Davis ~ Warrior ~ Think Ahead

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Continued from last week's show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Esperanza Spaulding ~ Unconditional Love ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Vijay Iyer Trio ~ Human Nature ~ Accelerando
Harold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue ~ Live at Smalls
Herbie Hancock ~ Toys ~ Speak Like A Child
SF Jazz Collective ~ Joshua ~ The Musc of Miles Davis and Original Compositions
Sims, Bloom, Zinno, Langone ~ Wichita Lineman ~ The New Stablemates
Steve Langone Trio ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ Breath
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Easy Living ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Rhythm-a-Ning ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

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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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