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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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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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Mystery Train

8/10/2014 | Download File (53.02 MB) - right click to download

While digital music and streaming services makes music almost too easy to find, you can still feel that excitement of discovering great albums at used record stores. Mystery Train is a great one in Glouster MA that I always hit up when I am in the area. Recently I picked up some monster CD’s there. I feature those on this show. You’ll hear from Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Ella and Louis, and Miles. We were in the North Shore area to see a concert at the beautiful Shaulin Lui Performance Center in Rockport Mass to see The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman, so I play some of their music too. Featured AlbumQuestion and Answer - Pat Metheny on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album

Newport Jazz Fest Tribute  play >

Newport Jazz Fest Tribute

7/31/2014 | Download File (84.06 MB) - right click to download

While I am away at Newport Jazz Festival 2014, I thought it would be appropriate to make this podcast featuring some great recordings from Newport Jazz Fests of old. We include classic recordings from Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Ray Charles. There is also some performances captured on record from vocalists Ella, Billie and Carmen. Featured AlbumRay Charles At Newport (Live) - Ray Charles on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Jeep’s Blues ~ Duke Ellington ~ Ellington Live at Newport 1956

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