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Hartford Connection

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8/18/2013 | Download File (54.94 MB)

This show explores more great music with a Hartford connection. Albert Rivera doubles up on tenor with Hartford’s Jimmy Greene to open the show. Matt DeChamplain is next up showing his incredible chops on solo piano. Maxine Martin plays and sings for us on her heartfelt new CD Fragments and Colors of Me. We hear from her collaborators on their own efforts from Warren Byrd and Sinan Bakir. Finally Kris Allen (alto sax) and Fabio Gouvea (guitar) close out the set. Featured Album Maxine Martin on CD Baby Track ~ Artist ~ Album (w/link to purchase) The New York-Hartford Connection ~ Albert Rivera ~ Re-Introduction Minor League ~ Ralph Peterson ~ Alive at Firehouse 12 A Handful of Keys ~ Matt DeChamplain ~ Stride-Bop Fragments and Colors of Me ~ Maxine Martin ~ Fragments and Colors of Me Solar ~ Warren Byrd & Saskia Laroo ~ Two of a Kind Rising Tower of Light ~ Sinan Bakir ~ Tales and Stories Blood Count ~ Kris Allen ~ Circle House Desinfeliz ~ Fabilo Gouvea ~ So Close [...]

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Sample and NoHa Jazz Fest

9/14/2014 | Download File (67.55 MB) - right click to download

This podcast begins with a tribute to Joe Sample who passed away last week. You will hear the wide range of music he played during his long career with the Crusaders and as a solo artist. We also review some of the music heard at this years Northampton Jazz fest with Miro Sprague, Steve Davis and Seamus Blake. Featured AlbumFor Real - Steve Davis on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album X MARKS the SPOT ~ Joe Sample ~ The Pecan Tree

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A Little Out There

9/7/2014 | Download File (51.34 MB) - right click to download

The playlist for this week’s podcast goes a little out there. From new music by innovators Dave Douglas and Rob Garcia, to groundbreakers like Mario Pavone, Thomas Chapin and Sonny Rollins with Thelonious Monk. These artists have been moving the music forward bringing new directions to jazz. Featured AlbumThe Passion of Color - Rob Garcia on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Thrush ~ Dave Douglas ~ Riverside

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Bird and Alice

8/31/2014 | Download File (67.41 MB) - right click to download

After introducing some new music, we settle into a tribute to Charlie Parker and Alice Coltrane who’s birthdays came this week. First we introduce recent releases by Fred Hersch, Jane Bunnett and Alan Ferber. The podcast finishes with Brandee Younger and her version of Ms. Coltrane’s Blue Nile. Featured AlbumThe Impulse Story: Alice Coltrane - Alice Coltrane on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album The Compass ~ Alan Ferber ~ March Sublime

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Mostly Vocals

8/24/2014 | Download File (41.47 MB) - right click to download

A mostly vocal set on this week’s podcast. Kavita Shah brings an amalgamation of cultural influences to her music. We recently experienced her perform, and had the chance to speak with her after the show. I bring that conversation to you between tracks in this podcast. Other vocals represented here are from Dana Lauren, and the incomparable Ella and Satch. We follow with a stunning vocal choir led by Bobby McFerrin. The podcast concludes with something new from Billy Harper and The Cookers. Featured AlbumVisions - Kavita Shah on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Triste (feat. [...]

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8/17/2014 | Download File (50.08 MB) - right click to download

As summer winds down, so does the jazz festival season. Two great festival we attended this year were the Newport Jazz Festival (60th Anniversary) and the Litchfield (CT) Jazz Festival. We’ll review some of the great festival performances we attended this summer. Featured AlbumLandmarks - Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Double or Nothing ~ The Cookers ~ Time and Again A Shifting Design ~ Kurt Rosenwinkel ~ Star of Jupiter Landmarks ~ Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band ~ Landm [...]

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