This podcast features progressive jazz coming from some great New York City based artists. We kick things off with an explosive hit from Orrin Evan’s Captain Black Big Band. From there, we settle into the adventurous sounds of Noah Preminger complete with an interview about his new Palmetto release, Haymaker. Noah is also a contributor to the Rob Garcia 4 and Rob Duguay’s Songevity bands featured here. JD Allen and Gerald Clayton are represented with their latest releases furthering the pr...
This podcast concludes with a tribute to Mother’s Day with a moving composition by Sean Jones for Momma. Before we hear that one, Mirislav Vitous plays a meditative piece from a great album of the ’70s. Speaking of that great decade in jazz, Chick Corea, Lenny White and Stanley Clark reunite for the album Forever. Joshua Kwassman’s premier album takes me back to that era with his progressive sound. This podcast is in honor of all the Moms, those with us on this Mother’s Day, an...
This podcast celebrates Spring. Spring represents renewal and re-emergence, and so it is with Jimmy Greene’s return to the jazz scene leading his quartet at Smalls jazz club this week. The Spring set also brings to you Freddie Hubbard and Joshua Redman with tunes inspired by this change of season. Also featured on this show is Greg Abate’s new album featuring altoist Phil Woods. All that is sandwiched in between John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders beginning and ending this podcast.
This podcast was inspired from a recent concert in Hartford with the Earl MacDonald’s New Directions ensemble. Earl is a fine composer and arranger as well as the Jazz director at the University of Connecticut. Featured are some of the compositions and musicians from that show. From that concert, we hear from Earl MacDonald, Lauren Sevian, Kris Allen. Those musicians were inspired from some of the masters of jazz such as Jackie McLean and Charles Mingus. Also represented here are The Curtis Bro...
I just returned from a week in New Orleans. The music here recounts the range of sounds we heard there including brass bands, dixieland, R&B and some of the modern jazz and rock being played in the Big Easy. Most of the tracks heard are from local bands we saw, and from local music that our new friends at WWOZ laid us on to.
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This show is all over the jazz lot. From an ethereal fusion sound of Kurt Rosenwinkel, to gorgeous trio piano from Eric Reed and George Cables, to the post-modern jazz of Ravi Coltrane and Linda Oh. Towards the end of the show, we settle into a nice New Orleans groove (appropriate, since I am there right now). The show concludes with a show tune you will recognize from a new album by Jeff Holmes.
Surely this show contains the Rhythms of the Earth. That is also a fine album by the great Jackie McLean, that starts off this podcast. There are some great musicians from the Hartford area on that track, and we continue the Hartford connection with New Jazz Workshop and Winard Harper. From there, we get into a great guitar set featuring Frank Varela, Fareed Haque, Cory Christianson, and finally the incomperable Wes Montgomery.
This is the second hour of last week’s broadcast. We start with a bass, trumpet, drum trio from Linda Oh. Then we have both new and old Wayne Shorter. From there, we have Metheny’s Unity Band collaborators Ben Williams and Antonio Sanchez followed by Metheny himself from his Grammy winning Unity Band and finishing with a favorite composition Minuano.
Some great music covering a wide range of jazz styles make up this week’s podcast. We kick off the show with Pharoah Sanders channeling John Coltrane with The Creator Has a Master Plan. The show concludes with tracks from a beautiful new album from piano master George Cables. In between we feature Kenny Garrett, Dave Douglas, Flora Purim and Russ Kaplan.
Jazz and Beyond burned the midnight oil this week with a midnight till 2AM broadcast. Antonio Sanchez burns it up on his new CD too. Next up is Joe Farrell with some 70’s fusion as well as showing his chops on a straight jazz standard. We finish the show with some more fusion from Weather Report, David Saborn and live Miles Davis from the latest “bootleg” released recordings.