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Outstanding Alto

Outstanding alto sax players, Cannonball, Abate, McLean and Garrett kick off this week's podcast. Bassist Nat Reeves who has played with 3 of those 4 alto players is featured next. Jazz legends Miles and Rollins finish the show. 

Featured Album

Nat Reeves - State of Emergency

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderly ~ Blue Funk ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Greg Abate ~ Take the Crowell Train ~ Road to Forever
Jackie McLean ~ Demon's Dance ~ Demon's Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon's Dance
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
Nat Reeves ~ Moon River ~ State of Emergency
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency
Jesse Collin Young ~ Ridgetop ~ Song For Juli
Miles Davis Quitntet ~ Stablemates ~ The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Miles Davis Quitntet ~ If I Were a Bell ~ The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Sonny Rollins ~ St. Thomas ~ Saxophone Colosus


Tenor Extravaganza

Tenor saxophone players dominate this week's podcast. Turrentine, Henderson and Getz are perhaps best known. However, the next generation players are placing there mark on the jazz scene, like Joshua Redman, Jimmy Greene and Jovan Alexandre. Also on this podcast is young Jacob Collier and Carlos Santana. We wrap up with another great tenor player, Gato Barbiera.

Stanley Turrentine - Sugar - CTI records

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
11:14 Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
18:05 Joshua Redman ~ Turnaround ~ Wish
24:29 Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
36:58 Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin' at Camarillo ~ Relaxin' at Camarillo
46:18 Jimmy Greene ~ Fathers And Sons ~ Mission Statement
53:05 Stan Getz ~ La Fiesta ~ Captain Marvel
1:03:38 Snarky Puppy ~ Don't You Know (feat. Jacob Collier) ~ Family Dinner
1:14:22 Jacob Collier ~ Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvKUttYs5ow
1:20:49 Santana ~ Song of the Wind ~ Caravansarai
1:26:58 Gato Barbieri ~ Europa (Carlos Santana) ~ Caliente!


Ella Evans Ornette

After a classic from Benson and a couple from Ella, we settle into a piano trio set from Chick and Bill Evans. We then honor the birthdays of George Coleman, Ornette, and McFerrin. Some other cool stuff for you too.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
George Benson ~ Take Five ~ Bad Benson
Ella Fitzgerald ~ Tea for Two ~ Ella and Basie
Ella Fitzgerald ~ I'm Beginning to See the Light ~ Ella and Basie
Jacob Collier ~ Fascinating Rhythms ~ YouTube - https://youtu.be/cIsI7PQoF5E
Chick Corea ~ Blue Monk ~ Trilogy
Bill Evans Trio ~ I Should Care ~ How My Heart Sings
Bill Evans Trio ~ Blue In Green ~ Portrait in Jazz
Bill Evans ~ Nardis ~ Explorations
Bill Evans Trio ~ Alice In Wonderland ~ Sunday At The Village Vanguard
Troy Roberts ~ Tales & Tones ~ Take the A Train
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's
Ornette Coleman ~ Lonely Women ~ The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman ~ Broadway Blues ~ New York is Now
Bobby McFerrin ~ He Ran To The Train ~ VOCAbuLarieS


A Vocal Set

This set is mostly great female vocalists. Some are celebrated jazz masters like Ella, Lady Day, Nancy Wilson. Others are current performers like Diana Reaves, Chaka Kahn, Tina Turner. We also introduce great newcomers like Dana Lauren, Atla DeChamplain and Cyril Aimee.


Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
Cyrille Aimee ~ When I Was a Child ~ Cyrill Aimee and Friends (Live at Smalls)
Dana Lauren ~ That Old Black Magic ~ It's You or No One
Ed Fast And Conga-Bop ~ Willow Weep For Me (feat. Linda Ransome) ~ Do or Die
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Stompin' At the Savoy ~ The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Lenny White ~ I Love You Porgy (feat. Chaka Khan) ~ Forever
Atla & Matt Dechamplain ~ I Can't Believe Youre In Love with Me ~ Pause
Billy Childs ~ To a Child (feat. Diana Reaves) ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Herbie Hancock ~ Edith and the Kingpin (feat. Tina Turner) ~ River: The Joni Letters
Billy Holiday ~ Travelin' Light ~ Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
Billy Holiday ~ All of Me ~ Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years
Lee Morgan ~ Riggarmortes ~ Top Cat
Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Top Cat


LC Tribute

This week's podcast pays tribute to guitarist extroadinaire, Larry Coryell. While best known for his contribution to jazz rock fusion, Coryell was a master of all styles of guitar playing. This playlist demonstrates his wide ranging abilities in a variety of musical settings. Coryell passed away suddenly last week at age 73. His artistry and virtuosity will be missed. 


Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Larry Coryell ~ The Great Escape ~ Barefoot Boy
Larry Coyell ~ Improvisation on "Bolero" ~ Bolero
Larry Coryell ~ Fantasy in D ~ Cedars of Avalon
Larry Coryell ~ Naima ~ Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
Larry Coryell ~ Bumpin' on Sunset ~ The Power Trio (Live in Chicago)
Larry Coryell ~ Rene's Theme ~ Spaces
Larry Coryell ~ The Dragon's Gate ~ Spaces Revisited
Larry Coryell ~ She's Leaving Home ~ Tricycles
The Eleventh House ~ Birdfingers ~ Introducing the Eleventh House
The Eleventh House ~ Low-Lee-Tah ~ Introducing the Eleventh House
The Eleventh House ~ Right On Y'all ~ Introducing the Eleventh House
Frank Varela ~ Angelina Park ~ Grandma's Revenge


Winter Jazz Radio

Starting with a Coltrane classic, we follow with new music from young players Noah Preminger and Emmet Cohen. Trumpeters Peyton, Henderson, Weiss are up next. Then we get into something different with a vocal ensemble from McFerrin, Indian Fusion from Shakti and R&B fusion from Glasper. 

Featured Album

David Weiss & Point of Departure - Wake Up Call

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
John Coltrane ~ 26-2 ~ Coltrane's Sound
Noah Preminger ~ A Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditaions on Freedom
Emmet Cohen ~ If This Isn't Love ~ Masters Legacy Series Volume 1
Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
Nicholas Payton ~ The Crimson Touch ~ Into the Blue
Eddie Henderson ~ Morning Song ~ Collective Portrait
Eddie Henderson ~ Beyond Forever ~ Collective Portrait
David Weiss & Point of Departure ~ Gazelle ~ Wake Up Call
David Weiss & Point of Departure ~ Sanctuary ~ Wake Up Call
Bobby McFerrin ~ Say Ladao ~ Vocabularies
Shakti with John McLaughlin ~ Get Down and Sruti ~ Natural Elements
Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music
Robert Glasper Experiment ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ ArtScience


Snow Blues

After hearing tracks inspired by the snow storm here in New England, we get down to some serious New Orleans Second Line blues from Wynton Marsalis. The Majesty of the Blues takes us through the death and resurection of jazz music. 

Featured album

Wynton Marsalis - The Magesty of the Blues

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Greg Abate ~ Snowfall ~ Motif
Tineke Postma ~ Before the Snow ~ The Dawn of Light
Joshua Redman Quartet ~ Second Snow ~ Spirit of the Moment: Live At Village Vanguard
Alon Nechushtan ~ Snow-Flow ~ Venture Bound
Wynton Marsalis ~ Winter Wonderland ~ A Jazzy Wonderland
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Death of Jazz ~ The Majesty of the Blues
Wynton Marsalis ~ Premature Autopsies (sermon) ~ The Majesty of the Blues
Wynton Marsalis ~ Oh, But On The Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) ~ The Majesty of the Blues
The Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford Quartet ~ Frame for the Blues ~ Blues Groove


Only a Pawn

After opening with a classic Freddie Hubbard track, we are joined by Noah Preminger to talk about the making of his latest release of protest songs, Meditations on Freedom. Also featured are new albums by Mark Whitfield, The Curtis Brothers and Theo Bleckman.

Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Freddie Hubbard ~ Red Clay ~ Red Clay
(Noah Preminger Interview)
Noah Preminger ~ Only A Pawn in Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom
Noah Preminger ~ Just The Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
Mark Whitfield ~ The Socrates ~ Grace
Frank Varela ~ Giant Steps ~ Grandma's Revenge
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Yes or No ~ Syzygy
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Syzygy ~ Syzygy
Theo Bleckman ~ Fields ~ Elegy
Theo Bleckman ~ The Mission ~ Elegy


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