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Another episode based on Jazz/Funk. Fusion pioneers from the 60's, Hancock and Weather Report are represented as well as new music from Andrew Renfroe and McLaughlin.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Head Hunters
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
John Scofield ~ Chank ~ A Go Go
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
Andrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ Single
John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time

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Classic funk bookends this playlist with James Brown and TOP. In between we have funk and soul jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Morgan, Joshua Redman, Cannonball and more. Dig the funky side of jazz in this episode of In The Groove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
James Brown ~ I Got the Feelin' ~ Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Trouble Man ~ Jungle Soul
Lee Morgan ~ Cornbread ~ Cornbread
Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
Jimmy Smith & Kenny Burrell ~ Fever ~ Cool Talkin' Verve
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes ~ Expansions ~ Expansions
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Work Song ~ Them Dirty Blues
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Tower Of Power ~ What Is Hip? ~ Tower of Power

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Two of the most requested themes for this podcast are Jazz Fusion and Indian/Jazz Fusion. From new releases to classic fusion, we've got this covered. Enjoy and rock out!

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic
Snarky Puppy ~ Lingus ~ We Like It Here
Brandee Younger ~ Reclamation ~ Somewhere Different
Chris Potter ~ Southbound ~ Sunrise Reprise
Chick Corea ~ Vulcan Worlds ~ Return to the Seventh Galaxy
Mahavishnu Orchestra ~ Miles Beyond ~ Birds of Fire
Shakti ~ Happiness Is Being Together ~ Natural Elements
Mynta ~ First Summer ~ First Summer

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This episode begins with covers of pop tunes from Wonder and Hendrix. From there we hear interesting arrangements of standards by Dan Arcamone and Dan Pugach. Other great jazz follows to close out this week's show.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
ARTEMIS ~ If It's Magic (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant) ~ Artemis
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Tony Davis ~ May This Be Love ~ Golden Year
The Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Angel ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
Dan Arcamone ~ little sunflower ~ Standards, Vol 1
Dan Pugach Nonet (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ My Favorite Things ~ Single
George Duke ~ Capricorn ~ Faces In Reflection
Emmet Cohen ~ Future Stride ~ Future Stride
Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for Squares

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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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We open with Hartford's own Matt DeChamplain and a Michael Brecker inspired set, before a tribute to Stevie Wonder in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Matt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ (find on YouTube)
George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Dedicated To Michael Brecker (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Michael Brecker ~ Tumbleweed ~ Pilgrimage
SFJAZZ Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New York
Stevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade

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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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An eclectic episode to say the least. Three birthdays to celebrate; Mulgrew Miller, Bill Evans and Woodstock. Wait for it... I totally rock out in the end.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mulgrew Miller ~ Comes Love ~ Live at Yoshi's Volume 2
Mulgrew Miller ~ Thinkin' Out Loud ~ hand in hand
Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Such Sweet Thunder ~ Sweet Thunder
The Cookers ~ Farewell Mulgrew ~ Time and Time Again
Bill Evans ~ Gloria's Step ~ Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans ~ Israel ~ Explorations
Miles Davis ~ Blue In Green ~ Kind of Blue
Joni Mitchell ~ Woodstock ~ Hits
Santana ~ Soul Sacrifice ~ Santana
Santana ~ Flor de Canta/Promise of the Fisherman ~ Barboletta
Doors ~ Riders on the Storm ~ LA Woman

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