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This week's show begins with an interview with vocalist and trumpeter Leala Cyr. The episode concludes with vibes by Burton, including collaborations with Chick and others. In between are some great tracks by Roberta Flack, Bessie Smith, Mehldau, Ponty and others.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Roberta Flack ~ Compared To What ~ First Take
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Cry Me a River ~ Happenstance
Jen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket Statement
Jean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the music of Frank Zappa
Brad Mehldau ~ St. Mark is Howling in the City of Light ~ Finding Gabriel
Bessie Smith ~ Backwater Blues ~ Best of Bessie Smith
Chick Corea and Gary Burton ~ Eleanor Rigby ~ Hot House
Gary Burton ~ Question and Answer ~ Like Minds
Gary Burton ~ Gorgeous ~ Generations

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2019 Finale

In this final podcast episode for 2019 we begin and end with jazz greats Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk. In between we feature several young musicians, including Hartford's Matt Dwonszyk, Orice Jenkins and Leala Cyr. We throw in some Frank Zappa to mix things up as well.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Donald Byrd ~ Off To the Races ~ Off to the Races
Jason Palmer ~ Fly Little Bird Fly ~ Nothing to Hide
Matt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful World
Orice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centenial Cole
Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct
Frank Zappa ~ Big Swifty ~ Waka / Jawaka
Thelonious Monk Orchestra ~ Monk's Mood ~ At Town Hall

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Handful of Keys

This episode begins with the immense talent of pianist Matt Dechamplain. Matt is in the house talking about his latest project, a drummerless trio. We also discuss the rigors of playing stride piano, and the musicians that have influenced his playing. After that, listen to Roxy Coss making a political/social statement from her latest CD. The podcast finishes with bassist Avery Sharpe from his recent project 400.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Atla & Matt Dechamplain ~ Ask Me Now ~ Pause
Matt Dechamplain ~ A Handful of Keys ~ Stride-Bop
Matt Dechamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ not yet available
Roxy Coss ~ Mr. President ~ Quintet
Jean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: The music of Frank Zappa
Frank Varela ~ Upstream ~ Grandma's Revenge
Woody Herman. ~ Early Autumn ~ Early Autumn
Curtis Brothers ~ Parametric ~ Algorithm
Miguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera
Avery Sharpe ~ Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around ~ 400: An African American Portrait
Avery Sharpe ~ 500 ~ 400: An African American Portrait

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Let's start this show with the Curtis Brothers and Ralph Peterson. Next up is Pianist Emmet Cohen with Jimmy Cobb. Then we will get into a Frank Zappa set. Jimmy Greene has a new album out. Then we wrap it up with guitarists Mark Whitfield and Dave Stryker.

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Zaccai Curtis, Ralph Peterson, Luques Curtis ~ Beatrice ~ Triangular III
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Afro Blue ~ Syzygy
Emmet Cohen, featuring Jimmy Cobb ~ Two Bass Hit ~ Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1
Emmet Cohen, featuring Jimmy Cobb ~ Tin Tin Deo ~ Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1
Frank Zappa ~ Peaches en Regalia ~ Hot Rats
Frank Zappa ~ Waka / Jawaka ~ Waka / Jawaka
Frank Zappa ~ Stolen Moments ~ Broadway the Hard Way
Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Cleetus Awreetus Awrightus ~ One Child Left Behind
Jimmy Greene ~ Big Guy ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Jimmy Greene ~ Someday ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Jimmy Greene ~ Fun Circuits ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Mark Whitfield ~ Undiscovered ~ Grace
Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ Eight Track II

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This podcast begins with tracks from cover albums from Billy Childs (Laura Nyro), Dave Stryker (70's R&B), and The Ed Polermo Big Band (Zappa). Also of note are new releases from guitarist Rale Macic and the sophomore release from young pianist Joey Alexander.

Featured Album
Dave Stryker - Eight Track II
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Billy Childs ~ The Confession (feat. Becca Stevens) ~ Map to the Treasure
Billy Childs ~ Save the Country (feat. Shawn Colvin) ~ Map to the Treasure
Dave Stryker ~ Trouble Man ~ eight track II
Dave Stryker ~ I Can't Get Next to You ~ eight track II
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~   ~ One Child Left Behind
Rickie Lee Jones ~ Trouble Man ~ It's Like This
Behn Gillece ~ Dare to Be ~ Dare to Be
Black Art Jazz Collective ~ Salvador da Bahia ~ Presented by The Side Door Jazz Club
Rale Micic ~ Late Call ~ Night Music
Rale Micic ~ Blue ~ Night Music
Joey Alexander ~ City Lights ~ Countdown
Joey Alexander ~ Countdown ~ Countdown

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This podcast features two giants of jazz music. We begin with a tribute to Toots Thielmans, legendary harmonica player, who passed away this week. At the end of this show we feature the music of Wayne Shorter celebrating a birthday this week. Wayne, one of the great jazz saxophonist and composer of our time. In between, you will hear from Zappa, Marsalis and Metheny and more.

Featured Album
Toots Thielmans - Only Trust Your Heart

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Toots Thielemans ~ Speak No Evil ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Giant Steps ~ Images
Toots Thielemans ~ The Dragon ~ Only Trust Your Heart
Toots Thielemans ~ Take Five ~ East Coast, West Coast
Toots Thielemans ~ Ornithology ~ East Coast, West Coast
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society ~ You Are Here ~ Real Enemies
Frank Zappa ~ Eat that Question ~ The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa ~ Cosmik Debris ~ Apostrophe
The Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Pygmy Twylyte (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock) ~ One Child Left Behind
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Pat Metheny ~ First Circle ~ The Road To You (Live)
Wayne Shorter ~ Footprints ~ Adam's Apple
Wayne Shorter ~ Speak No Evil ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ Plaza Real ~ Without A Net
Miles Davis ~ Capricorn ~ Water Babies

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This podcast features the music as well as an interview with drummer E.J. Strickland. Strickland, also a composer and bandleader is one of the more in-demand drummers in NYC. We speak about his family, composing music, and living in New York pursuing this art form. Other artists featured are Noah Preminger, Tom Harrell, Rez Abbasi and others.

Featured Album
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ For My Homefolk ~ The Undying Spirit
E.J Strickland ~  Interview
E.J. Strickland Quintet ~ Impromptivity ~ The Undying Spirit
Tom Harrell ~ Sunday ~ Trip
Noah Preminger ~ Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues ~ Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Billies Bounce ~ Shoreline Blues
Kamasi Washingtin ~ Miss Understanding ~ Epic
Robert Glasper ~ Afro Blue ~ Black Radio
Rez Abbasi and Junction ~ Holy Butter ~ Behind the Vibration
Rez Abbasi & Junction ~ Groundswell ~ Behind The Vibration
The Ed Polermo Big Band ~ Fifty-Fifty ~ One Child Left Behind

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This podcast kicks off with some modern clarinet work by Oran Etkin and later in the show from Anat Cohen. In the middle is a new album by Greg Abate with the late Phil Woods in one of his last recordings. A vocal set follows with Luciana Souza, Cyrille Aimee, and Norah Jones (with new Charles Lloyd). Some fusion to finish the podcast with two Frank's - Varella and Zappa.

Featured album

What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman - Oran Etkin on iTunes

Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Oran Etkin ~ Be Good Lady ~ What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman 
Greg Abate + Phil Woods ~ Strollin' ~ Kindred Spirits 
Greg Abate + Phil Woods ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Kindred Spirits
Luciana Souza ~ At The Fair ~ Speaking In Tongues 
Cyrille Aimee ~ Live Alone and Like It ~ Let's Get Lost 
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels ~ You Are So Beautiful ~ I Long to See You 
Anat Cohen ~ Lilia ~ Luminosa 
Anat Cohen ~ Bachio (feat. Rumero Lubambo) ~ Luminosa 
Josh Evans ~ Steps ~ Hope and Despair 
Frank Varella ~ Giant Steps ~ Grandma's Revenge 
Frank Zappa ~ Waka Jawaka ~ Waka Jawaka 

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