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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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4/20/2014 | Download File (59.01 MB) - right click to download

Spring inspired music begins our show this week. Trane, Freddie and Jimmy Greene interpret their meaning of this season. Chris Potter, Gil Evans, Manuel Valera and Oscar Peñas round out this week’s podcast. Celebrate the return of nice weather and the renewal of life that Spring brings to us with jazz music. Featured AlbumOut of the Cool - The Gil Evans Orchestra on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Spring is Here ~ John Coltrane ~ The Stardust Sessions

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Some New Grooves

4/13/2014 | Download File (52.49 MB) - right click to download

Another podcast of mostly new music. The first three tracks feature guitarist and composer Tom Guarna. The first number has Tom accompanying Manuel Valera’s New Cuban Express, followed by two numbers off of Guarna’s new release Rush. Dig the cool album cover art as well. We follow up with new music from Earl MacDonald’s Creative Opportunity Workshop, and Noah Baerman’s album of music with a message, Ripples. We finish the program with an older release of Baerman’s and a classic from another great pianist, Wynton Kelly. Featured AlbumRush - Tom Guarna on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album

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4/6/2014 | Download File (82.02 MB) - right click to download

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Around Town

3/30/2014 | Download File (67.65 MB) - right click to download

A playlist from artists that have recently performed in Connecticut. We are fortunate to have these great musicians pass through our home town. They represent a wide range of sounds and cultures. Many have their roots in Connecticut, while others represent an International community of jazz. Hear Latin Jazz artist Mitch Frohman, Spanish guitarist Oscar Peñas, German pianist Alan Broadbent. From here in New England, Noah Baerman, Steve Davis and Greg Abate show us their jazz chops. Featured AlbumFrom Daddy With Love - Mitch Frohman on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Mambo Nice ~ Mitch Frohman ~ From Daddy with Love

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Noah’s Ripples

3/23/2014 | Download File (69.57 MB) - right click to download

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