In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

United States

From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here!


Podcast 20161023  

Another week of Autumn leaves on guitar with Stanley Jordan. Than we do Halloween with Greg Abate.Follow that up with Sonny Rawlins, new music from Tim Ray and Joey Alexander. Then we close it out with classic Herbie Hancock.

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Beatle Jazz  

After kicking it off with Autumn Leaves from Bobby Timmons, and Misty by Pharoah Sanders, we settle into sets from Chick Corea, Dave Holland and then a set of creative arrangements of Beatle tunes from various artists.
Feature Album   Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Bobby Timmons Trio ~ Autumn Leaves ~ In Person Pharoah Sanders ~ Misty ~ Crescent with Love Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~ Inner Space Return to Forever ~ Captain Seno [...]

October Jazz  

This podcast episode is inspired by the month of October and the fall season. For the next few weeks, Autumn Leaves will kick off the show. Greg Abate and Wayne Shorter play songs which evoke the feeling of Halloween. Then I get into one of my favorite Wynton Marsalis recordings. The podcast concludes with Toots harmonica.

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Start with Autumn  

This episode starts with Miles doing Autumn Leaves as we celebrate this beautiful Fall season. From there we have a Metheny set followed by new music from Tom Harrell and Joey Alexander. The podcast concludes with young harmonica player Yvonnick Prene.

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For Trane at 90  

John Coltrane is certainly one of the most influential and revered Jazz Masters. Broadcast on ‘Trane’s 90th birth anniversary, this podcast contains music from both of his great quartets. Other than a couple of tracks that cover Coltrane tunes (Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Garrett) this podcast is all Trane. 

      Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album John Coltrane ~ Coltrane’s Sound ~ Equinox Pharoah Sanders ~ Moment’s Notice ~ Rejoice Kenny Garrett ~ Lonnie& [...]

This podcast begins with tracks from cover albums from Billy Childs (Laura Nyro), Dave Stryker (70’s R&B), and The Ed Polermo Big Band (Zappa). Also of note are new releases from guitarist Rale Macic and the sophomore release from young pianist Joey Alexander.

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Mr. Jones  

A birthday tribute to Elvin Jones, the great drummer, best known for his years with the trailbrazing John Coltrane Quartet. The show covers Elvin’s playing as a leader, a sideman and his work with Trane.

Elvin Jones September 9, 1927 - May 18, 2004
New and Old Fusion  

For fans of the genre-bending Jazz Fusion, we have some interesting takes on this music. From young guitarists Rale Micic, Tom Guarna and Rez Abassi, to Fusion classic bands, Return To Forever, Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra. This show finishes with a new release from Dave Stryker with some tunes you might have listened to on your eight track.

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Toots and Wayne  

This podcast features two giants of jazz music. We begin with a tribute to Toots Thielmans, legendary harmonica player, who passed away this week. At the end of this show we feature the music of Wayne Shorter celebrating a birthday this week. Wayne, one of the great jazz saxophonist and composer of our time. In between, you will hear from Zappa, Marsalis and Metheny and more.

  Featured Album Toots Thielmans - Only Trust Your Heart
Great Vibes  

This podcast features the artistry of Bobby Hutcherson, a jazz master who passed away this week. We feature his music as a leader and a sideman. This episode starts with new music from the Black Arts Collective and concludes with Miles Davis from his landmark album Kind of Blue.

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Enemies Within  

A jazz podcast with political undertones. I make a statement with the opening track from Charlie Haden’s This is Not America (for DJT). Darcy James Argue’s Real Enemies opening track being The Enemy Within sums up my sentiment about one actor in this election year. From their we lighten it up with Dexter, Wynton, Nat and Chick.

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Newport 2016 Review  

This year’s Newport Jazz Festival was a great success both musically and in terms of attendance. Saturday’s event was sold out. This podcast features some of the artists and the tunes they performed. In addition, please check out my photo gallery from the festival.  

EJ and more  

This podcast features the music as well as an interview with drummer E.J. Strickland. Strickland, also a composer and bandleader is one of the more in-demand drummers in NYC. We speak about his family, composing music, and living in New York pursuing this art form. Other artists featured are Noah Preminger, Tom Harrell, Rez Abbasi and others.

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Newport Jazz Fest 2016 Preview  

This year’s Newport Jazz Festival promises to be a great one. We play many of the artists that will be appearing during the 3 day festival (July 29 - 31). You’ll hear from some of the 50+ artists that will be performing in this historic jazz festival. I’ll be there to report live via social networking (facebook, twitter, instagram), and a review on WWUH in coming weeks. But it is best to experience the festival live. You can get more information and purchase tickets at .


This podcast kicks off with music from Kris Allen, Earl MacDonald and Jimmy McGriff. We then highlight the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series in Hartford with the first 4 of 6 concerts presented by the Hartford Jazz Society. The podcast concludes with music from newcomers David Gibson, Victor Gould and Sheryl Bailey.

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Searching for Peace  

After a week dominated by racial injustice, protest and violence this broadcast takes on a contemplative tone. Tyner’s Search for Peace seemed an appropriate way to lead off the show. A Jimmy Greene set is also featured here to review his recent performance at Wesleyan U this week. His personal struggles resulting from gun violence also seems appropriate. Other artists represented are Shirley Horn, Cecile Salvant, Buster Williams, Alan Ferber and Hiromi.

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Stanley C  

A couple of new albums start this podcast. David Gibson; trombonist, composer, arranger and Ray McMorrin (sax) with roots in Hartford now residing in Japan. That is followed by a Stanley Clarke set for his 65th birthday. Metheny, DeJohnette and drummer E.J Strickland wind up this week’s podcast.

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New York Review  

This playlist is mostly a review of NYC jazz artists that I heard live on a recent trip to the big apple. We saw six bands, and they are represented here. Monday nights have NYC regulars Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard, and Mike Stern at 55Bar. Stanley Cowell was at the venerable Village Vanguard. David Binney and Sheryl Bailey made it three stops at 55Bar which features up and coming jazz players. The last stop was uptown at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club where pianist Victor Gould was celebrating the release of his new CD with his sextet. This CD also features new albums by Kenny Garrett and Hiromi.

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Pat, Jaco, Kenny and more  

Like last week, we start with a couple tracks from Pat Metheny’s new album followed by Jaco’s Word of Mouth. We feature new albums from saxophonist Kris Allen and Mike Melito. Then, close it out with a preview of Kenny Garrett’s forthcoming release. Also in this podcast we hear from guitarist Monnette Sudler and Noah Baerman. 

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New Americana Jazz  

Following something new from Pat Metheny, is a set inspired by early American music. Jane Ira Bloom, JD Allen and Noah Preminger have all released music with roots in Native American or Delta Blues. Also in this podcast is new music from Kris Allen, Steve Davis, Cuong Vu and a Beatles cover from John Daversa.

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