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This episode celebrates the birth of our granddaughter and a couple birthdays of jazz icons Charlie Parker and Wayne Shorter. Also, a set of music for the end of summer, new music from Andrew Renfroe and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer
Charlie Parker ~ Yardbird Suite ~ The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
Charlie Parker ~ Ornithology ~ The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes
Steve Davis Sextet ~ Dig Deep ~ Dig Deep
Herbie Hancock ~ Summertime ~ Gershwin's World
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn Hot
Andrew Renfroe ~ Dula ~ Run in the Storm
Chick Corea & Gary Burton ~ La Fiesta ~ Duet

Another episode based on Jazz/Funk. Fusion pioneers from the 60's, Hancock and Weather Report are represented as well as new music from Andrew Renfroe and McLaughlin.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Herbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Head Hunters
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
John Scofield ~ Chank ~ A Go Go
Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ Sweetnighter
Andrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ Single
John McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time

Classic funk bookends this playlist with James Brown and TOP. In between we have funk and soul jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Morgan, Joshua Redman, Cannonball and more. Dig the funky side of jazz in this episode of In The Groove.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
James Brown ~ I Got the Feelin' ~ Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969
Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Trouble Man ~ Jungle Soul
Lee Morgan ~ Cornbread ~ Cornbread
Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
Jimmy Smith & Kenny Burrell ~ Fever ~ Cool Talkin' Verve
Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes ~ Expansions ~ Expansions
Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Work Song ~ Them Dirty Blues
Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust
Tower Of Power ~ What Is Hip? ~ Tower of Power

We begin with San Diego favorites, guitarist Jaime Valle and flautist Holly Hofmann. Then a unique arrangement of Pure Imagination from Walt Weiskopf. A couple tracks from an album by vocalist and alto sax player Vi Redd follow. SFJazz Collective has a cool version of Miles' Nardis.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Jaime Valle ~ Serenade for a Cuckoo ~ Vital Signs
Holly Hofmann ~ Cedar Would ~ Low Life
Walt Weiskopf ~ Pure Imagination ~ Pure Imagination - Single
Cyrus Chestnut ~ Little B's Poem ~ There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Vi Redd ~ Summertime ~ Bird Call
Vi Redd ~ Anthropology ~ Bird Call
SFJAZZ Collective ~ Nardis ~ Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions Live
Andrew Renfroe ~ 1998 ~ Single
Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood
Alice Coltrane ~ Blue Nile ~ Translinear Light

A variety of music I've been listening to, including jazz standards performed by Herbie Hanckock, Vi Redd, Steve Davis and Miles Davis. Also new music from Pat Metheny and from right here in San Diego, Christopher Hollyday. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Vi Redd ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Call
Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue
Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round About Midnight
Steve Davis ~ Little B's Poem ~ Think Ahead
Herbie Hancock ~ Butterfly ~ Head Hunters/Thrust
Pat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EP
Herbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ Empyrean Isles

This weeks edition of In The Groove features the latest class of NEA Jazz Masters for 2022. Congrats to Billy Hart, Donald Harrison, Stanley Clarke and Cassandra Wilson for being recognized for their contributions to the jazz legacy. It is also Charles McPherson's 82 birthday so we will start this legendary alto saxophonist.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Charles McPherson ~ Fire Dance ~ Manhattan Nocturne
Christopher Hollyday ~ I Got the World on a String ~ Telepathy
The Cookers ~ Sir Galahad ~ Time and Time Again
Stanley Clarke ~ Song to John, Pt. II ~ Journey to Love
Cassandra Wilson ~ Run the VooDoo Down ~ Traveling Miles
Vi Redd ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Bird Call
Joshua White ~ The Ignoble Parody of Modernity - West ~ 13 Short Stories
Lee Morgan ~ The Gigolo ~ The Gigolo

Just a collection of music I've been listening to this week, including a couple Joni covers. A few vocal tracks within from Souza, Parlato, Karrin, and Billie. Other notable tunes from Brecker and Scofield and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Larry Goldings, Jay Bellerose & David Piltch ~ Blueberry Hill ~ Music from the Front Room
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Your Lucky Number ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Song for Bilbao ~ Tales from the Hudson
John Scofield ~ I'll Catch You ~ Works for Me
Hudson ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
Herbie Hancock Feat. Luciana Souza ~ Amelia ~ River: The Joni Letters
Gretchen Parlato ~ Roy Allan (feat. Airto Moreira) ~ Flor
Karrin Allyson ~ West Coast Blues ~ In Blue
Billie Holiday ~ Them There Eyes ~ Billie Holiday's Greatest Hits
Gerald Clayton ~ Rejuvenation Agenda ~ Happening: Live at The Village Vanguard

This I Dig

The classic from Hank Mobley, "This I Dig of You" starts out the show, and sets the tone for this week's episode. We hear from icons of jazz in Mobley, Tyner and Brecker as well as current artists moving jazz forward as with Abate, Castelli and Iyer.

Playlist
Artist ~ Name ~ Album
Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station
Greg Abate ~ Cook's Bay ~ Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Floatin' ~ Party at One World Plaza
Robert Castelli and Boom! ~ Party at One World Plaza ~ Party at One World Plaza
Michael Brecker ~ Midnight Voyage ~ Tales from the Hudson
McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Flying High ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)
McCoy Tyner ~ If I Should Lose You ~ Illuminations
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey ~ Touba ~ Uneasy

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