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Believe in Spring

Here in the northeast, though the calendar says it is spring, it certainly doesn't feel that way. Here is a playlist to help bring on Springtime. These tunes are inspired by Spring, flowers and sun.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Eric Alexander ~ You Must Believe in Spring ~ Revival of the Fittest
Joshua Redman ~ It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Timeless Tales (for Changing Times)
Milt Jackson ~ Sunflower ~ Sunflower
Jimmy Greene ~ Flowers ~ Flowers, Beautiful Life vol2
Les McCann and Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement
The Flying Horse Big Band ~ Murceilago En La Cueva (Featuring Batman Theme) ~ The Bat Swings
Larry Young ~ Softly as In a Morning Sunrise ~ Unity
Clifford Brown ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown's Finest Hour
Pat Martino ~ Sunny ~ Pat Martino/Live!
Joel Frahm ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ We Used to Dance

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The Gonz and more

At the center of this podcast is music from Jerry Bergonzi who performs on Monday nights at the Lillypad along with George Garzone and the Fringe. First we here from great pianists Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner and Zaccai Curtis. Hartford's saxophonist Jovan Alexander preceeds the Bergonzi set. The podcast concludes with Manuel Valera (piano) and his trio.

Playlist 
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Harold Mabern ~ Inner Glimpse ~ To Love and Be Loved
Harold Mabern ~ Dat Dere ~ To Love and Be Loved
McCoy Tyner ~ Song For My Lady ~ The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
The Curtis Brothers ~ The Wrath ~ Completion of Proof
Jovan Alexandre ~ Yalesville ~ Collective Conciousness
Jerry Bergonzi ~ Live Stream ~ Dog Star
Jerry Bergonzi ~ Doin' the Hen ~ Shifting Gears
Bergonzi, Calderazzo, Danielsson, Uotilo ~ The Lag ~ Fast Company
The Fringe ~ I loved You Yesterday ~ 40 Years on the Fringe
Manuel Valera Trio ~ Spring/Summer ~ The Seasons

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Spring Is Here

Spring inspired music begins our show this week. Trane, Freddie and Jimmy Greene interpret their meaning of this season. Chris Potter, Gil Evans, Manuel Valera and Oscar Peñas round out this week's podcast. Celebrate the return of nice weather and the renewal of life that Spring brings to us with jazz music.

Featured Album

Out of the Cool - The Gil Evans Orchestra on iTunes


Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Spring is Here ~ John Coltrane ~ The Stardust Sessions
Joy Spring ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Born To Be Blue
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Jimmy Greene Sextet ~ Introducing Jimmy Greene
Morning Bell ~ Chris Potter ~ Underground
Every Time We Say Goodbye ~ Chris Potter ~ Pure
La Nevada ~ Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Out of the Cool
Isabelita ~ Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express ~ Expectativas
Paco ~ Oscar Peñas ~ Music of Departures and Returns

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