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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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MLK Day  play >


1/26/2015 | Download File (105.09 MB) - right click to download

This radio show was broadcast on Martin Luther King Day. The music on this playlist was inspired by Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. We begin with Herbie Hanckock’s “I Have a Dream” written for the King’s great speech given during his march on Washington, 1963. Recent events remind us that 52 years later, the King’s dream for justice and equality has yet to be realized. Featured AlbumSoul Force - Noah Baerman on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Herbie Hancock ~ I Have a Dream ~ The Prisoner John Coltrane ~ Alabama ~ The Gentle Side of John Coltran [...]

Jazz Times picks Part 1  play >

Jazz Times picks Part 1

1/18/2015 | Download File (81.26 MB) - right click to download

These selections are from JazzTimes magazine’s critic’s choice of the top 50 albums. These tracks show the wide range of directions and influences that are shaping modern jazz music. This is part one of two shows I will podcast featuring this list. Featured AlbumGuitar in the Space Age - Bill Frisell in iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Biji ~ Sonny Rollins ~ Road Shows Vol 3

Modern Jazz  play >

Modern Jazz

1/11/2015 | Download File (55.91 MB) - right click to download

Some of the best modern jazz artists are represented on this week’s podcast. Many are young emerging players (Josh Evans, Rob Garcia, Masa Kamaguchi, Noah Preminger, Rudy Royston), others are established movers and shakers in the jazz world (Matt Wilson, Bill Frisell, Greg Abate). All are worth listening to here. Featured Albumthe imagined savior is far easier to paint - Ambrose Akinmusire on iTunes Playlist is linked here.

First Show 2015  play >

First Show 2015

1/4/2015 | Download File (79.86 MB) - right click to download

To kick off our first show of 2015, we start with Donald Vega and Jimmy Greene, who appeared last weekend at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT, one of my favorite jazz venues. The rest of the show features recent works by some great jazz artists that contributed new music this last year, including Helen Sung, The Cookers, Vin Scialla, Azar Lawrence and more.  Here’s to a New Year of Peace, Love and Jazz.  Featured AlbumWake Up! - Vin Scialla, Eric Schugren & Brian Charette on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album First Trip ~ Donald Vega ~ Spiritual Nature

Jazz Holiday Show Pt2  play >

Jazz Holiday Show Pt2

12/28/2014 | Download File (55.97 MB) - right click to download

This is the second half of last week’s holiday show. While Christmas has come and gone, we all would like to extend the spirit of the holidays. So this show begins with three tracks from Truth Revolution Records holiday album “Together”. That is followed by some memorable jazz releases of 2014 from Jimmy Greene, Tom Guarna and Kavita Shah. Featured AlbumTogether on Truth Revolution Reccords Track ~ Artist ~ Album O Come O Come Emmanuel ~ Kris Allen ~ Together God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ The Curtis Brothers ~

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