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Archive for the 'Pat Metheny' Category

A lot of new music in this podcast including several jazz artists with roots in Hartford. Also we pay tribute to jazz guitarist Mick Goodrick who recently passed on.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Geoffrey Keezer ~ Refuge ~ Playdate
Justin Grinnell Quartet ~ Hit the Brakes ~ Without You
Gary Burton ~ Unfinished Sympathy ~ Ring (with Eberhard Weber)
Mick Goodrick ~ In Passing ~ In Pas(s)ing
Noah Baerman & Henry Lugo ~ Alter Ego ~ Alter Ego
Alex Tremblay ~ City of Angels ~ Thoughts and Images
Kris Allen ~ Trees ~ June
Emmet Cohen ~ Spillin' the Tea ~ Uptown in Orbit

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I've been playing a lot of Santana lately, and do it again to open this week's episode. Also of note is new music from M.O.M trio, Emmet Cohen, Noah Baerman and more. Also a nod to Stevie Wonder and the 50th anniversary of Talking Book.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Santana ~ Mother Africa ~ Welcome
Louis Moutin, Jowee Omicil & François Moutin ~ Fly with the Wind ~ M.O.M
McCoy Tyner ~ Salvadore De Samba ~ Fly With The Wind
David Borgo ~ Liberosis ~ Suite of Uncommon Sorrows
Emmet Cohen ~ Braggin' in Brass ~ Uptown in Orbit
Noah Baerman & Henry Lugo ~ Creepin' ~ Alter Ego
Stevie Wonder ~ You've Got It Bad Girl ~ Talking Book
Peter Sprague ~ Life Loves Lone Jack ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 1

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Celebrating Jack DeJohnette's 80th birthday and Pat's too. There are a bunch of pop covers you'll recognize, from Hudson (Jack D), Leonard Patton, Bad Plus and Grover Washington. 

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hudson ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
Charles Lloyd ~ Forest Flower: Sunrise ~ Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey
Keith Jarrett Trio ~ All of You ~ Standards In Norway
Pat Metheny ~ Last Train Home ~ One Quiet Night
LP and the Vinyl ~ Everybody Wants to Rule the World ~ Heard and Seen
Danny Green Trio ~ Serious Fun ~ Altered Narratives
The Bad Plus ~ Comfortably Numb ~ For All I Care (With Wendy Lewis)
Jim Rotondi ~ Biru Kirusai ~ Dark Blue
Grover Washington, Jr. ~ Just the Two of Us (feat. Bill Withers) ~ Love Songs

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Women in Jazz

Being Women's History Month, we will begin with a set of women jazz artists. Represented are Miki Yamanaka, Helen Sung and Melissa Aldana and the female "supergroup" Artemis. Next up new music from young musicians Mike Casey (sax) and Justin Joyce (drums). Something new from guitarist Peter Sprague covering Metheny compositions, and finally a beautiful ballad from George Cables.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miki Yamanaka ~ Monk's Dream ~ Miki
Helen Sung ~ Long Yellow Road ~ Quartet + (with Harlem Quartet)
Melissa Aldana ~ Los Ojos de Chile ~ 12 Stars
ARTEMIS ~ Nocturno ~ Artemis
Mike Casey ~ Click Bait ~ Single
Justin Joyce ~ Placid Pandemonium ~ Story Tales
Peter Sprague ~ Questions ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 2
George Cables ~ Helen's Song ~ My Muse

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This week's podcast takes us to the West Coast again featuring jazz artists from the Bay area, San Francisco String Trio, and down the coast to SoCal with guitarists Peter Sprague and Bob Boss, and trombonist Matt Hall. Also featured are internationally revered jazz artists Horace Silver, Art Pepper and Michael Brecker. Enjoy!

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
San Francisco String Trio ~ Getting Better ~ May I Introduce to You
Peter Sprague ~ Going with Me ~ Peter Sprague Plays Pat Metheny, Vol. 2
Matt Hall ~ The Tiger's Ritual ~ I Hope to My Never
Bob Boss ~ Our Delight ~ 3 Trios +
Horace Silver Quintet ~ Nutville ~ The Cape Verdean Blues
Art Pepper & The Hollywood All-Stars ~ Bernie's Tune ~ Art Standards
Michael Brecker ~ Naked Soul ~ Tales from the Hudson

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Classic jazz from the great artists of the genre, Freddie, Lee, Joe and more. Of course, we have a valentines day dedication, with tunes of love and sentimentality for my wife and I. Enjoy all the great music within this episode.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Gibraltar ~ Born to Be Blue
Lee Morgan ~ Tom Cat ~ Tom Cat
Joe Henderson ~ My One And Only Love ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Ray Charles ~ California, Here I Come ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
Gilbert Castellanos ~ High Febvre ~ Underground
Michael Brecker ~ African Skies ~ Tales from the Hudson
Mike Stern ~ Blueprint ~ Trip

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Some of my favorite releases in 2021 are here in this episode (after a satirical look at the holidays). You'll find  Kenny Garrett, Greg Abate, Emmet Cohen and more represented here. Enjoy.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Miles Davis & Gil Evans ~ Blue Xmas ~ The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
Kenny Garrett ~ Hargrove ~ Sounds from the Ancestors
Andrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ Run in the Storm
Emmet Cohen ~ Dardanella ~ Future Stride
Greg Abate ~ Cook's Bay ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Greg Abate ~ Voyage ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
John Hasselback III ~ Rene's Way ~ Entrance
Peter Sprague ~ Flamenco Sketches ~ Blue Kind of Miles
Pat Metheny ~ Zenith Blue ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)

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A vocal set of LA & San Diego musicians to start today's program. San Diego flautist Holly Hofmann covers Metheny's Farmer's Trust before we here something new from NEA Jazz Master Metheny himself. Also on this show are Chick/Burton duets, Garrett and Adderly.

Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra ~ Fever (feat. Barbara Morrison) ~ L.A. Treasures Project
Denise Donatelli ~ Walk on By ~ Whistling in the Dark - The Music of Burt Bacharach
Peter Sprague & Leonard Patton ~ That Girl ~ Dream Walkin'
Holly Hofmann ~ Farmer's Trust ~ Low Life
Pat Metheny ~ Lodger ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)
Chick Corea & Gary Burton ~ Native Sense ~ Native Sense
Kenny Garrett ~ Soldiers of the Fields / Soldats des Champs ~ Sounds from the Ancestors
Cannonball Adderly Sextet ~ The Jive Samba ~ Jazz Workshop Revisited

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