In the Groove, Jazz and BeyondAuthor: Ken Laster
15 Nov 2018

In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

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From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here!

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    Joni Roy and more

    After opening tracks from Sands, Preminger and Miles we get into the heart of this week's show. We celebrate the 75th birthday of Joni Mitchell with a couple from the Hejira album. Then the Grammy winning River from Herbie's tribute album of Joni covers. Finally we pay respects to Roy Hargrove who passed away last week.

    Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
    Christian Sands ~ Fight For Freedom ~ Facing Dragons
    Noah Preminger ~ Just the Way It Is ~ Meditations on Freedom
    Miles Davis ~ Round Midnight ~ Round Midnight
    Joni Mitchell ~ Hejera ~ Hejira
    Joni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ Hejira
    Herbie Hancock ~ River ~ River
    Steve Davis ~ Grove's Groove ~ Update
    Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ Update
    Roy Hargrove ~ Strasbourg/St. Denis ~ Earfood
    Roy Hargrove ~ Never Let Me Go ~ Tenors of Our Time
    Roy Hargrove ~ Shade of Jade ~ Tenors of Our Time
    Roy Hargrove ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Earfood

  • Posted on 11 Nov 2018

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    Paper Man

    Let's begin with Art Blakey featuring Wynton and Branford in the beginning of their illustrious careers. Next up Wynton's epic composition Magic Hour. Then, Charles Tolliver in music and his own words prior to the upcoming concert in Hartford. Finally new music from Christian Sands.

    Artist ~ Track ~ Album
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3
    Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
    Charles Tolliver ~ Household of Saud ~ Paper Man
    Charles Tolliver / Maurice Robertson ~ Interview ~ n/a
    Charles Tolliver ~ The Ringer ~ The Ringer
    Christian Sands ~ Frankenstein ~ Facing Dragons
    Christian Sands ~ Samba De Vela ~ Facing Dragons

  • Posted on 04 Nov 2018

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    Last Hour of Oct 12

    This podcast is the second half from a broadcast of a few weeks ago. No theme, just a variety of great music, mostly new but a few old favorites mixed in.

    Artist ~ Track ~ Album
    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ Fuller of Love ~ Keystone 3
    Christian McBride ~ The Middleman ~ New Jawn
    John Scofield ~ Dang Swing ~ Combo 66
    Darren Barrett ~ Ugly Beauty ~ But Beautiful
    Darren Barrett ~ Nica's Dream ~ But Beautiful
    Bobby Broom ~ Come Together ~ Soul Fingers
    Tom Pierson ~ Deceitful Eyes ~ Planet of Tears
    Cecile McLorin Salvant ~ Somewhere ~ The Window
    Sarah Vauhan ~ Misty ~ Best of
    Wes Montgomery ~ 4 on 6 ~ Incredible Jazz Guitar of
    Renee Rosnes ~ Let the Wild Rumpus Start ~ Beloved of the Sky

  • Posted on 30 Oct 2018

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    Sax in the modern era

    Some great tenor sax players in the post millenium era kick off this episode. Then we go way back to celebrate the birthdays of Tatum, Gillespie, Harris. Wynton has a birthday too.

    Artist ~ Track ~ Album
    Joshua Redman ~ Whittlin' ~ Wish
    Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
    Michael Brecker ~ Renaissance Man ~ Time is of the Essence
    Noah Preminger ~ Nashua ~ Genuinity
    Jimmy Greene ~ Bloomfield ~ Live at Smalls
    Jimmy Greene ~ Love in Action ~ Mission Statement
    Art Tatum ~ Moonglow ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
    Dizzy Gillespie ~ Birk's Works ~ Riverside 60th Anniversary
    Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Cold Duck Time ~ Swiss Movement
    Wynton Marsalis ~ Skipping ~ Magic Hour

  • Posted on 21 Oct 2018

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    You all know Cannonball, Monk and Blakey. The last two had birthdays last week and we celebrate those. It's likely you haven't heard Sarah Hanahan, a senior at Hartford's Jackie McLean Instute. After listening to this podcast you now have.You will want to hear more. The podcast begins with a classic rendition of Autumn Leaves and other great Cannonball tracks. This leads to a Monk set with the master himself, and covers by Helen Sung and Branford. It is Art Blakey's 99th birth anniversary so we will hear from him. Then Sarah walks into our broadcast studio.

    Artist ~ Track ~ Album

    Cannonball Adderley ~ Autumn Leaves ~ Somethin' Else
    Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait of Cannonball
    Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Well You Needn't ~ Plus
    Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane ~ Nutty ~ thelonious monk and John Coltrane
    Helen Sung ~ Epistrophy ~ Anthem for a New Day
    Branford Marsalis ~ Rhythm-A-Ning ~ Metamorphosen
    Thelonious Monk ~ Round Midnight ~ Best Of
    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ~ The Chess Players ~ The Big Beat
    Sara Hanahan ~ Interview ~ Russian Train

  • Posted on 14 Oct 2018


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