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First and foremost on everyones mind is this harsh Winter. We pay respect to the seasons with tonights playlist. Starting with the Marsalis rendition of Winter Wonderland. Wynton's version of this classic tune conveys the wonder and beauty of the snowy landscape around us. Gil Scott Heron's portrays a darker political side of Winter in America. Zappa makes light of the yellow snow in his inimitable way. The next set makes us look forward to Spring. The title of Eric Alexander's piece says it all with You Must Believe in Spring. That is followed by two great trumpeters, Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Brown's tribute to Springtime. Joshua Redman does an uptempo swinging version of Summertime and we go the full cycle of seasons with Joe Lovano's beautiful ballad Autumn in New York. We bring it all together with Brian Blade and the Fellowship doing Blade's epic Season of Changes. The show concludes with UCONN's own jazz director Earl MacDonald from his great album of modern arrangements for large ensembles, Mr. Sunshine.

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Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Winter Wonderland ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ A Jazzy Wonderland A Jazzy Wonderland - Various Artists
Winter in America ~ Gil Scott Heron ~ The First Minute of a New Day Winter In America - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow ~ Frank Zappa ~ Apostrophe
You Must Believe in Spring ~ Eric Alexander ~ Revival of the Fittest Revival of the Fittest - Eric Alexander
Up Jumped Spring ~ Freddie Hubbard ~ Born to be Blue Born to Be Blue - Freddie Hubbard
Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown & Max Roach ~ Joy Spring Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Summertime ~ Joshua Redman ~ Timeless Tales (For Changing Times)
Autumn in New York ~ Joe Lovano ~ Joyous Encounter Joyous Encounter - Joe Lovano
Season of Changes ~ Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band ~ Season of Changes Season of Changes - Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
Mr. Sunshine ~ Earl MacDonald ~ Re:Visions re:Visions - Earl MacDonald

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