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This abbreviated podcast was recorded during the WWUH fundraiser. A lot of editing was done to cut out the pledge drive pitches, so this episode may sound a bit choppy. An eclectic set of music, beginning with an excellent band led by bassist Miroslav Vitous from circa 1970, and ending with new music from Miguel Zenon. A variety of tunes in between.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
Ron Jackson ~ Moon Dance ~ Standards and Other Songs
Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band ~ Switchback ~ Always Forward
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Niki Parrot ~ There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for NY ~ New York to Paris
John Coltrane ~ Village Blues Take 3 ~ Blue World
Migel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera

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This playlist covers many facets of jazz music. New modern sounds of Makaya McCraven, Gerald Clayton and Guillermo Klein; more traditional jazz from Greg Abate, Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman; to a couple of icons of jazz music with posthumously released material from John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Makaya McCraven ~ Mantra/Holy Lands ~ Universal Beings
Gerald Clayton ~ Squinted ~ Tributary Tales
Greg Abate & the Tim Ray Trio ~ Dracula ~ Gratitude
Louis Armstrong ~ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans ~ Live In Europe
Louis Armstrong ~ Coquette ~ Live In Europe
John Coltrane ~ Naima/Village Blues ~ Blue World
Kurt Elling & James Morrison ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Live In New York
Jimmy Cobb ~ Willow Weep for Me ~ Remembering U
George Coleman ~ When I Fall In Love ~ The Quartet
Guillermo Klein - Los Chuachos ~ Melodia de Arrabal ~ Cristal

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This podcast features new releases by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. For jazz fans, nothing can be better. Other new music is from New Chordet and bassist Ben Wolfe. The podcast concludes with early Chick.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue World
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11385 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions at Once
John Coltrane ~ Miles' Mode ~ Coltrane
Miles Davis ~ Maze ~ Rubberband
Miles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ Rubberband
New Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New Chordtet
Ben Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ Fatherhood
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space

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We begin with classic Mingus and Brubeck before venturing into more modern music with a local Hartford connection. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Charlie Mingus ~ Dizzy Moods ~ Tijuana Moods
Charlie Mingus ~ Ysabel's Table Dance ~ Tijuana Moods
Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Kathy's Waltz ~ Time Out
Daryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Echoes of Ancient Sahara ~ Pictures at an African Exhibition
Anthony Wonsey ~ Overjoyed ~ The Thang
Rudy Royston ~ Bownz ~ 303
Rudy Royston ~ Prayer (for the Earth) ~ 303
Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
Nat Reeves ~ Big Birtha ~ Blue Ridge
Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement
John Coltrane ~ Impressions (take 3) ~ Both Directions at Once

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A 2 part podcast broadcast on Jackie McLean's birth date. Lots of JMac interspersed with exceptional new music from Godwin Louis and Matt Dwonszyk. Great guitar work from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell represented here.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Eric Reed ~ Cedar Waltzin'-Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ Everybody Gets the Blues
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt I: The Journey ~ Global
Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt II: The Traveler ~ Global
Jackie McLean ~ Jackie's Ghost ~ Makin' the Changes
Matt Dwonszyk ~ Irene ~ Wonderful World
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Jackie McLean ~ Greasy ~ New Soil
Wes Montgomery ~ Willow Weep For Me ~ Smokin' At The Half Note
Wes Montgomery ~ Four on Six ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar
Wes Montgomery Live ~ Impressions ~ Round Midnight
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane ~ Freight Trane ~ Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane

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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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This is part one of my 2018 review show. Here are some of my favorite jazz releases from last year. More to come in my next podcast. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Corcoran Holt ~ 14th Street Bounce ~ The Mecca
Corcoran Holt ~ Smile ~ The Mecca
George Coleman ~ Darn That Dream ~ A Master Speaks
John Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions At Once/The Lost Album
Geoffrey Keyzer ~ Across The Universe - Give Peace a Chance ~ On My Way To You
Caroline Davis ~ Ocean Motion ~ Heart Tonic
Noah Preminger ~ The Genuine One ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP 28 No 24 in D minor ~ Chopin Project
Jason Palmer ~ At Ease ~ At Wally's Volume 1
Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Stories from the Village Elder ~ Pictures At an African Exhibition

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The highlight of this episode is my interview with bassist and educator Nat Reeves. First we hear a jazz fusion set with something new from Jonathan Barber and Noah Preminger-Rob Garcia, a trio of John Coltrane tunes, and one from Jackie McLean featuring Nat. To skip to the interview, go to 01:11 of this podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Gamma Band ~ Star of Jupiter
Return to Forever ~ Theme to the Mothership ~ Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Vision Ahead
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP28 No24 in D minor ~ Chopin Project
John Coltrane ~ You Don't Know What Love Is ~ The Classic Quartet
John Coltrane ~ Equinox ~ Coltrane Sound
John Coltrane ~ Moment's Notice ~ Blue Trane
Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth
Nat Reeves ~ Interview ~ Blue Ridge (Album)

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