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To my daughter Rachel and Maddie, her new baby girl. The opening set has special meaning, with Metheny, McFerrin and Getz. Following are two of the brightest young bassists to come out of the Hartford area; Matt Dwonszyk and Dezron Douglas, with new albums showing their stuff. We've also got music from veteran alto sax players Garrett and Abate.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Bobby McFerrin ~ Baby ~ VOCAbuLarieS
Stan Getz ~ I'll Remember April ~ Quintessence Vol 2
Matt Dwonszyk ~ The Academy ~ What A Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ What A Wonderful World
Dezron Douglas ~ Uhuru Vibration ~ Black Lion
Kenny Garrett ~ Sing a Song of Song ~ Songbook
Greg Abate ~ Road to Forever ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever

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Hartford guitarist Dan Liparini plays and talks with Ken about guitar and guitarists. I subject Dan to the "Blindfold Test" and we discuss lots of different guitar styles. Following the interview we hear music from Joe Henderson, Coltrane, Hal Galper, Kris and Jen Allen, and the Kevin Harris Project.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dan Liparini ~ Panonica
Dan Liparini ~ Spiral
Joe Henderson ~ Serenity ~ In 'N Out
John Coltrane ~ I Want to Talk About You ~ The Gentle Side of John Coltrane
Hal Galper Quartet ~ In A Sentimental Mood ~ Cubist
Kris Allen ~ Star Eyes ~ Circle House
Jen Allen ~ in between the lines ~ Pieces of Myself
Kevin Harris Project ~ Crazeology ~ Bird Interpretations

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Our Miles Davis 90th Birthday tribute show. You will hear Miles' first and second great quintets along with an early recording with Charlie Parker and a sideman date with Cannonball. Then his transition to electronics beginning with explorations with his quintet, to full throttle jazz/rock fusion. We finish with fusion masters John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Over 2 hours of great music covering the many sides of Miles.

Featured Album
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Miles Davis and John Coltrane ~ Straight No Chaser ~ Miles & Trane
Miles Davis ~ Walkin' ~ Friday Nights In Person At the Blackhawk, San Francisco
Charlie Parker ~ KC Blues ~ The Original Recording of Charlie Parker
Cannonball Adderley ~ One For Daddy-O ~ Somethin' Else
Miles Davis ~ Footprints ~ Miles Smiles
Miles Davis ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro ~ Filles De Kilimanjaro
Miles Davis ~ In A Silent Way/It's About That Time ~ In A Silent Way
Miles Davis ~ Spanish Key ~ Bitches Brew
Miles Davis ~ Black Satin ~ On The Corner
Miles Davis ~ Ms. Morrisine ~ The Columbia Years 1955-1985
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter

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There is no theme to this week's show. We just have some great jazz music for you. Smack dab in the middle is a nice vocal set featuring Luciana Souza, Cyrille Aimee, Esperanza Spaulding and Ray Charles. Other highlights are Mark Whitfield, Sonny Rollins, Mario Pavone and Cecile McLorin Slavant. 

Featured Album
Cyrille Aimee ~ Let's Get Lost
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mark Whitfield ~ Blues for Alice ~ True Blue
Melissa Aldana ~ Alegra ~ Back Home
Sonny Rollins ~ Don't Stop the Carnival ~ Milestone Jazz Stars in Concert
Luciana Souza ~ 3 to 2 in Overtime ~ An Answer to Your Silence
Cyrille Aimee ~ There's a Lull in My Life ~ Let's Get Lost
Esperanza Spalding ~ Rest in Pleasure ~ Emily's D+Evolution
Ray Charles & the Count Basie Orchestra ~ Oh What a Beautiful Morning ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings
mack avenue super band ~ Sudden Impact ~ live from detroit jazz
Mario Pavone ~ The Door ~ Song for Septet
No Chordet ~ Somethin' Special ~ Subconsious Love
Steve Davis ~ Kenya ~ Say When
Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Something's Coming ~ For one to love

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Bird and Alice

After introducing some new music, we settle into a tribute to Charlie Parker and Alice Coltrane who's birthdays came this week. First we introduce recent releases by Fred Hersch, Jane Bunnett and Alan Ferber. The podcast finishes with Brandee Younger and her version of Ms. Coltrane's Blue Nile.

Featured Album
The Impulse Story: Alice Coltrane - Alice Coltrane on iTunes

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
The Compass ~ Alan Ferber ~ March Sublime
Papineau ~ Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Maqueque ~ Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
You & The Night & The Music ~ Fred Hersch Trio ~ Floating
Groovin' High ~ Charlie Parker ~ Salt Peanuts
YARDBIRD SUITE ~ Charlie Parker ~ Salt Peanuts
CONFIRMATION ~ Charlie Parker ~ Complete Savoy Masters
Jaya Jaya Rama ~ Alice Coltrane ~ The Impulse Story
Lovely Sky Boat Alice Coltrane ~ The Impulse Story
Blue Nile ~ The Brandee Younger Quartet ~ Live @ the Breeding Ground

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