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Since this is Fathers Day, we have to begin with Song For My Father, this time a funky version from Victor Wooten. From there we pay tribute to the Black Live Matters movement and the struggle for racial justice and equality. Avery Sharpe interprets the history of the movement in his album 400. Blanchard, Louis and Croker do their tributes to the cry of "I Can't Breathe" with their original compositions. Glasper and Preminger provide more  tributes to the cause.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Avery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400
Avery Sharpe ~ Is There A Way Home ~ 400
Terence Blanchard ~ Breathless ~ Breathless
Godwin Louis ~ I Can't Breathe ~ Global
Theo Croker ~ We Can't Breathe ~ Escape Velocity
Robert Glasper ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions
Noah Preminger ~ Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Joshua Redman ~ Father ~ 'Round Again
Jazzmia Horn ~ East of the Sun ~ Social Call

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This is part 2 of the last WWUH radio show before temporarily shuttering for COVID-19. I thought it appropriate to feature musicians that have contributed so much to the Hartford jazz scene. I didn't have time to get to everyone, but I hope this sampling of local music plays to the HARTstrings of In The Groove Listeners here and all over the world.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace
Jen Allen ~ Climbing Ivy ~ Sifting Grace
Kris Allen ~ Lowborn ~ Beloved
The Curtis Brothers ~ Staircase of Mount Meru ~ Algorithm
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial Cole
New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Wolves ~ Peter & The Wolf
Jimmy Greene- ~ So In Love ~ While Looking Up
The New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ single
Jonathan Barber ~ Carry On ~ Vision Ahead
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway To Hartford ~ Genuinity
Andrew Wilcox ~ The Peacocks ~ n/a
Steve Davis ~ Spirit Waltz ~ Live at Smalls

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Let's begin with a send-off to Summer with music from Redman, Terry, Brubeck and Wonder. After classics from Cannonball and Byrd, a set of Preminger, we finish this broadcast with the ever changing Miles.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales of Changing Times
Summer Relief ~ Yosvany Terry ~ Today's Opinion
Summer Song ~ Dave Brubeck ~ India Summer
Summer Soft ~ Stevie Wonder ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off To The Races
Donald Byrd ~ Down Tempo ~ Off To the Races
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger ~ Trouble in Mind ~ Dark Was The Night, Cold Was the Ground
Ted Nash ~ Jet Song ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Ted Nash ~ Maria ~ Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
Miles Davis ~ Frelon brun ~ Files De Killimanjaro
Miles Davis All Stars ~ Solar ~ Walkin'
Miles Davis ~ So What ~ Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Fest
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We start with an unconventional take on classic Silver "Song For My Father", by bassist Victor Wooten. This podcast has saxophone greats, young and old. We hear from George Coleman, Chris Potter and Noah Preminger. Along the way we take a turn to hear some rock classics that feature drummer Bernard Purdie.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Save Your Love For Me ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley ~ Unit 7 ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
George Coleman ~ Time to Get Down ~ A Master Speaks
George Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb ~ Green Dolphin Street ~ 4 Generations of Miles
Steely Dan ~ Home At Last ~ Aja
BB King ~ The Thrill Is Gone ~ Completely Well
Aretha Franklin ~ Rock Steady ~ Soul Queen
Chris Potter ~ Koutome ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Exclamation ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Illusion ~ Afterlife

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This podcast highlights several jazz artists that can, in my opinion, be considered modern jazz masters. Metheny has been named and NEA Jazz Master for his groundbreaking guitar work. Saxophonists Potter and Preminger each have distinctive voices and are always exploring new musical territories. Other guitar masters represented here are Rosenwinkel and Bernstein.  

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Danse ~ Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ Offramp
Chris Potter ~ Invocation ~ Circuits
Chris Potter ~ Hold It ~ Circuits
Noah Preminger ~ World of Growth ~ Afterlife
Noah Preminger ~ Senseless World ~ Afterlife
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Minor Blues ~ The Next Step
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ kurt1 ~ Star of Jupiter
Peter Bernstein ~ Hidden Pockets ~ Signs LIVE

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After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

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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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Autumn 2018

This week it's back to straight up jazz starting with a swingin' version of Autumn Leaves from Brother Jack McDuff on the B3. That's followed by new music from New Faces and Christian Sands. Great vocals up next from Jazzmeia Horn. Then back to classic jazz from Buster and Toots. Trumpeters Charles Toliver is coming to Hartford in November and Jason Palmer was here in the Summer. The podcast concludes with Noah Preminger's Women's March. We are due for another one.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jack McDuff ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Tough 'Duff
New Faces ~ King Cobra ~ Straight Forward
Christian Sands. ~ Samba De Vela. ~ Facing Dragons.
Jazzmeia Horn ~ I Remember You ~ Social Call
Jazzmeia Horn ~ I'm Going Down ~ Social Call
Buster Williams ~ I Didn't Know What Time It Was ~ Something More
Toots Thielemans ~ Airegin ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ Sarabande ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
Jason Palmer ~ Cheas ~ At Wally's Volume 2
Noah Preminger ~ Meditations on Freedom ~ Women's March

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