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Dedication

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.

Playlist
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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A random selection of tunes this week, going from classic jazz to Brazilian compositions, Cuban big bands and new fusion. Hope you dig!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dexter Gordon ~ Cheese Cake ~ Go
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa
Anat Cohen ~ In The Spirit of Baden (feat. Romero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa
Noah Baerman ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ What it Is
Jason Palmer ~ Waltz for Diane ~ Rhyme and Reason
Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico (feat. Steve Coleman) ~ Back to the Sunset
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous
Holographic Principle ~ Dance of the Great Spirit ~ Dance of the Great Spirit
Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane
Kenny Garrett ~ I Say a Little Prayer ~ Pushing the World Away
Robert Glasper ~ Till Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience

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A regular podcast listener from Italy emailed me to say how he enjoyed hearing episodes from a couple years ago featuring Pat Metheny. It's been a while since I had played these tunes, so I will feature them on this week's podcast. Also, more from Wynton, Duke, Wayne and Joe. Something new from Marc Carey as well.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81
Jazz at Lincoln Center w/Wynton Marsalis ~ Live in Cuba ~ Baa Baaa Black Sheep
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ In Japan
Joe Henderson ~ Loose Change ~ State of the Tenor
Wayne Shorter ~ Lilia ~ Native Dancer
Marc Cary ~ 12 Stories (For Moseka) ~ Cosmic Indigenous

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Some great tenor sax players in the post millenium era kick off this episode. Then we go way back to celebrate the birthdays of Tatum, Gillespie, Harris. Wynton has a birthday too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Whittlin' ~ Wish
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Michael Brecker ~ Renaissance Man ~ Time is of the Essence
Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live at Smalls
Jimmy Greene ~ Love in Action ~ Mission Statement
Art Tatum ~ Moonglow ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Dizzy Gillespie ~ Birk's Works ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
Wynton Marsalis ~ Skipping ~ Magic Hour

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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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Uplifting

A podcast of tunes that are, in my opinion uplifting. Clifford Brown's Joy Spring and Metheny's First Circle are my picks to uplift. Also, music from Noah Baerman and Jen Allen helped inspire this playlist. New music from Noah Preminger, Kurt Elling and Renee Rosnes are featured here as well. Dylan covers from Elling and Ballantine are here too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown's Finest hour
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Noah Baerman ~ Tastes Like Chedda ~ Bliss
Jen Allen ~ the very thought of you ~ Pieces of Myself
Kenny Kirkland ~ Steepian Faith ~ Kenny Kirkland
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuosity
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP28 No 8 in F# minor ~ Dead Composer Society - The Chopin Project
Kurt Elling ~ A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall ~ The Questions
Charlie Ballantine ~ Shelter from the Storm ~ Life is Brief - The Music of Bob Dylan
Renee Rosnes ~ Elephant Dust ~ Beloved of the Sky

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Four tracks each featuring Joe Henderson and Brad Mehldau. Along the way we also hear new music from the Curtis Brothers and Noah Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Joe Henderson ~ Mode For Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Night and Day ~ Inner Urge
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo ~ Relaxin' At Camarillo
Miroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ What's Going On ~ Syzygy
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Syzygy ~ Syzygy
Brad Mehldau ~ Think of One ~ 10 Years Solo Live
Metheny Mehldau ~ Say the Brothers Name ~ Metheny Meldau
Brad Mehldau ~ Martha My Dear ~ Live in Marciac
Brad Mehldau ~ Blackbird ~ Art of the Trio
Noah Preminger ~ Ts and Her Spirit ~ Genuinity

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No central theme to this show, but as I peruse the selections I see some great tenor sax players; young and old. Rollins, Coleman, Preminger and Potter all represented here. Throw in some other great music from pianist Noah Baerman with his tribute to MLK, Jason Palmer's trumpet work with Mark Turner, and Metheny's Quartet and we have a helluva podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Way Out West ~ Way Out West
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's
Noah Baerman ~ Memphis 1968 ~ Soul Force
Noah Preminger ~ A Change Is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Noah Preminger ~ Ts and Her Spirit ~ Genuinity
Jason Palmer ~ Takes Courage to Be Happy ~ Here Today
Pat Metheny Group ~ When We Were Free ~ Quartet
Chris Potter ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream
Chris Potter ~ Memory and Desire ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream

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