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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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A Supreme Love  play >

A Supreme Love

12/14/2014 | Download File (151.10 MB) - right click to download

On this 50th Anniversary of the recording of John Coltrane’s classic “A Love Supreme”, we feature this landmark suite in its entirety. For this podcast each movement is performed by a different artist. We start with Trane, then Branford Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra and finally, the Turtle Island String Quartet. Before that tribute set we review some of the great recordings released this year from the Cookers, Fred Hirsch, Noah Baerman, and Jimmy Greene. Featured AlbumA Love Supreme - John Coltrane in iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Sir Galahad ~ The Cookers ~ [...]

Abate’s Motif  play >

Abate’s Motif

12/7/2014 | Download File (92.98 MB) - right click to download

This podcast features multi reed player Greg Abate and his new album Motif. Greg phones into the show for a brief interview about his latest CD, traveling and upcoming gigs. Lot’s of other great music here from Jonathan Blake, Monk, and others. We also feature a groovin’ band with some Hartford roots in with Vin Scialla and Eric Schugren. We end this show with a Christmas teaser from Dane Scazzari. Featured AlbumMotif - Greg Abate Quartet on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Clues ~ Johnathan Blake ~ The Eleventh Hour

Thanksgiving Eve  play >

Thanksgiving Eve

11/30/2014 | Download File (95.83 MB) - right click to download

This podcast celebrates my favorite holiday. Food, family and giving thanks. We give thanks, not for material possessions, but for the wonderful spiritual things in our life, jazz music among them. Featured AlbumBeautiful Life - Jimmy Greene Track ~ Artist ~ Album Snowfall ~ Greg Abate Quartet ~ Motif Prayer #2 (Thanksgiving) ~ Miguel Zenón ~ Looking Forward GIVE THANKS ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Mission Statement Seventh Candle ~ Jimmy Greene ~ Beautiful Life

Dave Holland Interview redux  play >

Dave Holland Interview redux

11/16/2014 | Download File (40.80 MB) - right click to download

This week I am re-posting a 2009 interview with the great bassist Dave Holland. Dave talks about his experiences with Miles, composition and arranging, the role of the bass and other projects. Interspersed with our discussion, I play some excerpts of his great music. Below is some edited video of our interview.

Big Band Big Sound  play >

Big Band Big Sound

11/9/2014 | Download File (98.46 MB) - right click to download

Recorded a couple of months ago, this set featured large ensemble sounds of Alan Ferber, Gerald Wilson and Frank Zappa. These are followed by smaller group settings but still a big sound from Matt Wilson, newcomer Alon Nechushtan and Zach Brock. Featured AlbumIn My Time - Gerald Wilson on iTunes Track ~ Artist ~ Album Kopi Luwak ~ Alan Ferber ~ March Sublime

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