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On vacation this week, away from my home-studio, so I am replaying this show from one year ago.

Celebrating the jazz scene from East Coast to West Coast in this podcast episode. We have great new music and some classic jazz masters from NYC and Hartford to San Diego and LA.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Stan Getz ~ Split Kick ~ West Coast Jazz
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue
Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Small Vacation
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
Noah Preminger ~ Kamaguchi ~ Contemptment
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ All The Things You Are (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

 

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Let's first say our farewell to B3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith. We segway to a couple Hendrix covers. We have new music from Metheny and Sung. You'll find San Diego pianist Kornhauser and West Coast classic jazz from Shorty Rogers and Harold Land.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Jungle Soul
Lonnie Smith Trio ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Purple Haze - Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Rob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of Color
Pat Metheny ~ Bright Size Life ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)
Ed Kornhauser ~ The Shuffler ~ The Short Years
Helen Sung ~ Kaleidoscope ~ Quartet + (with Harlem Quartet)
Shorty Rogers and His Giants ~ Not Really the Blues ~ Atlantic Jazz: West Coast
Harold Land Quintet & Red Mitchell ~ Triplin' Awhile ~ Atlantic Jazz: West Coast

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Start with a Cannonball set, followed once again with San Diego cats. Then back to some musicians with Connecticut roots in Brian Torff (with Marian McPartland) and Noah Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley ~ Arriving Soon ~ Plus
Cannonball Adderley ~ Things Are Getting Better ~ Things Are Getting Better
Gilbert Castellanos ~ This Is for Horace ~ Underground
Danny Green Trio ~ Porcupine Dreams ~ Altered Narratives
Rob Thorsen ~ The Man I Love ~ Lasting Impression
Marian McPartland ~ Sweet and Lovely ~ From This Moment On
Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment

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As we begin a new year, let's look back at some great jazz music from 2020, and pay tribute to a pianist who passed on at the end of last year, in Frank Kimbrough.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Joey Alexander ~ Downtime ~ Warna
George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook
Frank Kimbrough ~ Blue Smoke ~ Quartet
Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before The Rain
Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ You Make Me Feel Brand New ~ Force Majeure
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small Vacation
Mike Casey ~ Best Part (Take 3) ~ Law of Attraction

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East-West

Celebrating the jazz scene from East Coast to West Coast in this podcast episode. We have great new music and some classic jazz masters from NYC and Hartford to San Diego and LA.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Stan Getz ~ Split Kick ~ West Coast Jazz
Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue
Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year
Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Small Vacation
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
Noah Preminger ~ Kamaguchi ~ Contemptment
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ All The Things You Are (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Grant Green ~ Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Grant's First Stand

 

 

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This episode consists entirely of music released this year (2020). Recorded days before the election, and intended to calm the anxieties you may be feeling. Above all, get out and VOTE!

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Tony Davis ~ Night Ride ~ Golden Year
Mike Casey ~ Best Part (Take 3) ~ Law of Attraction
Larry Willis ~ Heavy Blue ~ I Fall in Love Too Easily
ARTEMIS ~ Big Top ~ Artemis
ARTEMIS ~ If It's Magic ~ Artemis
Billy Childs ~ Leimert Park ~ Acceptance
Joel Ross ~ More? ~ Who Are You?
Joel Ross ~ After the Rain ~ Who Are You?
Noah Preminger ~ The Late 90s ~ Contemptment
Allison Neale ~ Midnight Sun ~ Quietly There

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While this episode is an excerpt from my final radio show on WWUH, the podcast will continue on its weekly schedule. Ahmad Jamal shows his love of music, Joe Farrell and Gary Burton rocks out, and Stevie W provides the outro with love. Artists with CT based roots; Byrd, Preminger, Zuraitis represented here too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ahmad Jamal Trio ~ I Love Music ~ The Awakening
Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs
Antonio S, Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny & Steve Swallow ~ Question and Answer (Live) ~ Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez: Quartet Live!
Warren Byrd ~ What Is This Thing Called Love ~ Truth Raised Twice
Noah Preminger ~ Before The Rain ~ Before The Rain
Nicole Zuraitis ~ What a Wonderful World ~ All Wandering Hearts
Stevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of Life

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This podcast episode is all blues. We run the gamut of styles beginning with an R&B drenched Ray Charles, rockin' Hendrix, classic Ellington, N'awlins Marsalis, modern Preminger, free Coleman and ending with a Miles classic performed by Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ray Charles ~ I've Got News for You ~ Genius + Soul = Jazz
The Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Electric Ladyland
Duke Ellington ~ Jeep's Blues ~ Ellington At Newport 1956
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ~ The Sanctified Blues (From Congo Square) ~ Live in Cuba
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground
Ornette Coleman ~ Broad Way Blues ~ New York Is Now
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ All Blues ~ Trilogy 2

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