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!

Episodes

NYC Jazz Clubbing  

This podcast reviews some of the great music I had the pleasure of seeing on a recent trip to NYC. Harold Mabern (age 81) plays with the energy and chops of someone half his age. Ravi Coltrane performed a moving tribute to his mother Alice Coltrane at Jazz Gallery. Accompanying Ravi was harpist Brandee Younger. We also were turned on to a tremendous vocalist, Melissa Morgan in a live performance at the Side Door jazz club in CT.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Harold Mabern ~ My Favorite Things ~ Right On Time
Harold Mabern ~ Seven Steps To Heaven ~ Right On Time
Ravi Coltrane ~ For Turya ~ Blending Times
Brandee Younger ~ Esscence of Ruby ~ Wax and Wayne
Brandee Younger ~ Afro Harping ~ Wax and Wane
Alice Coltrane ~ Blue Nile ~ Translinear Light
Alice Coltrane ~ Translinear Light ~ Translinear Light
Melissa Morgan ~ The Lamp is Low ~ Until I met You
Melissa Morgan ~ You Don’t [...]

Mobley & Metheny  

The title says it all. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ No Blues ~ In Person At the Blackhawk, San Francisco
Hank Mobley ~ Lookin’ East ~ Reach Out
Hank Mobley ~ Goin’ Out of MyHead ~ Reach Out
Hank Mobley ~ Good Pickin’s ~ Reach Out!
Pat Metheny ~ Phase Dance ~ Pat Metheny Group (1978)
Pat Metheny Unity Group ~ On Day One ~ Kin(<–>)
Pat Metheny Unity Group ~ Kqu ~ Kin(<–>)
Pat Metheny ~ Minuano ~ Still Life (Talking)
Billy Cobham ~ Stratus ~ Spectrum

20170707 radio show  

Highlights of this show include contributions from great drummer Jack DeJohnette. We hear from his newest effort Hudson, and later in the show an extended piece led by Pat Metheny with DeJohnette, Haden, Redman, and Brecker from 80/81. Along the way we play great jazz music from Cannonball, Louis Hayes, Kenny Burrell and more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Cannonball Adderley ~ Jeannine ~ Them Dirty Blues
07:24 Louis Hayes ~ St. Vitus Dance ~ Serenade for Horace
15:42 Jimmy Greene ~ Self Portrait #1 ~ Live at Smalls
24:57 Eddie Henderson ~ Morning Song ~ Collective Portrait
32:36 Miles Davis ~ Water Babies ~ Water Babies
41:08 DeJohnette / Grenadier / Medeski / Scofield ~ Woodstock ~ Hudson
47:07 DeJohnette / Grenadier / Medeski / Scofield ~ Tony than Jack ~ Hudson
53:09 Kenny Burrell ~ Wavy Gravy ~ Midnight Blue
59:23 Pat Metheny ~ Two Folk Songs ~ 80/81

Rochester Review  

 

This podcast is based in part on the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. The XRIJF is a 10 day street party, with some serious jazz happening in clubs around town. The concderts I attended were Jacob Collier, Billy Childs and Jochen Ruckert. Late night jam sessions were held by guitarist Bob Sneider and drummer Mike Melito. Walt Weiskopf was scheduled later in the week. At the end of the podcast I pay tribute to pianist Geri Allen who passed away at the age of 60 last week.

Playlist
Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Jacob Collier ~ Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing ~ n/a
Billy Childs ~ Rebirth ~ Rebirth
Jochen Ruckert ~ Stretch Mark ~ Charm Offense
Mike Melito ~ Up Over and Out ~ New York Connections
Bob Sneider and Joe Locke ~ Last Tango in Paris ~ Nocturn For Ava
Walt Weiskopf ~ Backstage Blues ~ Fountain of Youth
Walt Weiskopf ~ Laura ~ Fountain of Youth
Steve Davis ~ [...]

Continuing on  

This episode is the second hour of my last broadcast show. There is no real theme to this one. These are just some great straight-up swinging jazz tunes. We hear from jazz greats Louis Hayes, Herbie Hancock, Tom Harrell, Steve Davis and Lee Morgan. Also on this podcast are up-and-coming jazz artists Theo Hill, David Gibson, Curtis Brothers and Yoko Miwa. Enjoy.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
0:25 Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
5:26 Herbie Hancock ~ First Trip ~ Speak Like a Child
12:20 Tom Harrell ~ Dream in June ~ Sail Away
23:15 Steve Davis ~ Atmosphere ~ Think Ahead
29:45 Theo Hill ~ Citadel ~ Promethean
35:28 David Gibson ~ Eyes of Argus ~ Boom!
44:30 Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ What’s Going On ~ SYZYGY
50:57 Lee Morgan ~ Twice Around ~ Tom Cat
01:00:52 Yoko Miwa Trio ~ Court and Spark ~ Pathways

More Chick  

Can’t get enough Chick Corea. We have been playing a lot of Chick on recent podcast, and I just realized his 75th birthday had just passed. We start with three very different tunes from Corea followed by new music from a young Christian Sands and then a couple from Billy Childs. We cap things off this week with vocalist Gregory Porter.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Return to Forever with Chick Corea ~ Spain ~ Light as a Feather
Chick Corea Trio ~ Fingerprints ~ Trilogy
Return To Forever ~ Sorceress ~ Romantic Warrior
Christian Sands ~ Armando’s Song ~ Reach
Chistian Sands ~ Use Me ~ Reach
Billy Childs ~ The Starry Night ~ Rebirth
Billy Childs ~ And When I Die (feat. Allison Krauss) ~ Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Gregory Porter ~ Lonesome Lover ~ Liquid Spirit

Chick Kenny and More  

This podcast begins with a funky cover of a Coltrane classic before settling in on some great piano jazz. We start with young pianists Theo Hill and Zaccai Curtis (Curtis Brothers Quartet). What follows are some great living masters of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea and Kenny Barron. It was Kenny’s 74th birthday on the day this radio show was broadcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Marcus Miller ~ Lonnie’s Lament ~ M2
Curtis Brothers ~ Afro Blue ~ Syzygy
Theo Hill ~ I Love Music ~ Promethean
Ahmad Jamal ~ Stolen Moment ~ The Awakening
Chick Corea ~ Windows ~ Now He Sings Now He Sobs
Chick Corea & Origin ~ Awakening ~ Change
Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space
Kenny Barron Trio ~ Magic Dance ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron Trio ~ In The Slow Lane ~ Book of Intuition
Kenny Barron ~ The Traveler ~ The Traveler
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ In Walked Bud [...]

Indian Influence  

This is a special podcast of Eastern or Indian influenced jazz music. We will hear from Alice Coltrane, John McLaughlin, Charles Lloyd and more. This influence even affected the Beatles, particularly George Harrison. The last portion of this podcast shows a funky side of Indo-Jazz fusion with many influences.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin ~ Peace One ~ My Goals Beyond
Alice Coltrane ~ Jourey in Satchindananda ~ Jourey in Satchindananda
Alice Coltrane ~ Blue Nile ~ Translinear Light
Ravi Coltrane ~ For Turiya ~ Blending Times
Shakti featuring John McLaughlin ~ Get Down and Sruti ~ Natural Elements
Remembering Shakti ~ Lotus Feet ~ The Believer
Charles Lloyd ~ Dancing on One Foot ~ Sangam
The Beatles ~ Within You and Without You ~ Seargent Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band
Mynta ~ First Summer ~ First Summer
Mynta ~ Fuzzy ~ Website download
Fareed Haque + The Flat [...]

Stevie D Interview  

I had the pleasure of speaking on-air with the great trombonist Steve Davis for an interview on WWUH. Enjoy our chat about music and jazz education. Also on this podcast is new music from Terrell Stafford, Ralph Peterson and Theo Hill. Herbie Hancock too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Jackie McLean ~ Optimism (clip) ~ Fire and Love
(Steve Davis Interview)
Steve Davis ~ Abena’s Gaze ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ Atmosphere ~ Think Ahead
Steve Davis ~ A Little Understanding (clip) ~ Think Ahead
(end interview)
Terrell Stafford ~ The Tint Train ~ Forgive and Forget
Aggregate Prime w/Ralph Peterson ~ Fearless ~ Dream Deferred
Christian Sands ~ Song of the Rainbow People ~ Reach
Herbie Hancock ~ The Sorcerer ~ Speak Like a Child
Theo Hill ~ Hey, It’s Me Your Talking To ~ Promethean
Theo Hill ~ Litha ~ Promethean

JMac and more  

The gem of this episode is the last 4 tracks celebrating the birth anniversary of Jackie McLean. We start off with two of Jackie’s students. Steve Davis, now professor at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at University of Hartford, and Ray McMorrin who now resides in Japan and has released a great album. Other notable sax players on this podcast are Greg Abate and Joe Farrell.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Steve Davis ~ Warrior ~ Think Ahead
Ray MacMorrin ~ Procrastination ~ RayMac
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Farewell To Phil ~ Road to Forever
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Mr. Parker ~ Road to Forever
Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs
Joe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ Outback
Joe Farrell ~ Circle in the Round ~ The Joe Farrell Quartet
Jackie McLean ~ Sentimental Journey ~ 4, 5 and 6
Jackie McLean ~ Appointment in Ghana ~ Jackie’s Bag
Jackie McLean ~ The Expolorers ~ Rhythm of [...]

Only a Pawn  

No theme to this week’s podcast. It starts with Sonny Rollins on the Alfie movie soundtrack. We then hear from Noah Baerman and Linda Oh. Let’s get political with Noah Preminger’s treatment of Dylan’s Only a Pawn in Their Game, followed by the original from Bob Dylan. We mellow things down with Getz and Greene and finish the podcast with a haunting tune from Billy Childs Laura Nyro tribute and then from his latest release.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie Original Soundtrack ~ Alfie’s Theme
Noah Baerman ~ Peeling the Onion ~ Ripples
Noah Baerman ~ Lester ~ Ripples
Linda Oh ~ Midnight ~ Walk Against the Wind
Noah Preminger ~ Only A Pawn In Their Game ~ Meditations on Freedom
Bob Dylan ~ Only A Pawn in Their Game ~ Times they are a Changin’
Stan Getz ~ Spiral ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Stan Getz ~ Joanna and Julia ~ Bossas [...]

Running the gamut  

This podcast runs the gamut of modern jazz music. Joe Farrell and Greg Abate bring a retro-fusion sound. We take you back to 70’s classic rock with War. Steve Davis, Art Pepper, Mitch Foreman put their spin on some great jazz Standards. The podcast concludes with new music from young pianist Christian Sands.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs
War ~ City, Country, City ~ The World is a Ghetto
Greg Abate w/the Tim Ray Trio ~ Road to Forever ~ Road To Forever
David Weiss & Point of Departure ~ Gazelle ~ Wake Up Call
Steve Davis ~ When The Saints Go Marching In ~ Say When
Art Pepper ~ The Shadow of Your Smile ~ The Complete Galaxy Recordings
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts ~ Water ~ Blue Vol 2
Mitch Foreman ~ What a Wonderful World ~ Perspectives
Mitch Foreman ~ Here There and Everywhere ~ Perspectives
Christian Sands ~ The Song of the Rainbow People ~ Reac [...]

Funk Samba Drums and Song  

The gem of this podcast is at the end with a tribute to the 100 birth anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald. We start with a funky fusion groove, followed by the sultry sound of Stan Getz, and some killin’ drum work from Ralph Peterson

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Song
The Dave Weckl Band ~ Wake Up ~ Transition
Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade
Stan Getz ~ Feijoada ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Stan Getz ~ Soul Eyes ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Jimmy Greene ~ Flowers ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Ralph Peterson ~ Minor League ~ Alive at Firehoue12 - Vol 1
Aggregate Prime w/Ralph Peterson ~ Emmanuel the Redeemer ~ Dream Deferred
Zaccai Curtis, Ralph Peterson, Luques Curtis Backgammon Triangular III
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie ~ Them There Eyes ~ Ella and Basie!
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie ~ Satin Doll ~ Ella and Basie!
Ella Fitzgerald & C [...]

Mostly New 2017  

We explore lots of new music in this week’s podcast. First we pay tribute to fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth who passed away this week. This is followed by new releases by Kevin Eubanks, Billy Childs, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Linda Oh, and Christian Sands. The show concludes with Stan Getz.

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Song ~ Album
Tony Williams Lifetime Fred Believe It
Allan Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain The Sixteen Men of Tain
Kevin Eubanks Take the Coltrane East West Time Line
Kevin Eubanks Captain Senor Mouse East West Time Line
Billy Childs Rebirth Rebirth
Luciana Souza Balao a Tempo An Answer to Your Silence
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Chicken Ballet Blue Vol 2
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Son of Jitney Man Blue Vol 2
Linda May Han Oh Firedancer Walk Against the Wind
Linda May Han Oh Walk Against the Wind Walk Against the Wind
Christian Sands Bud’s Tune Reach
Christian [...]

Continue on  

This episode is part 2 of last week’s broadcast and features some great guitarists, sometimes in a supporting role. Lionel Lueke, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Joshua Breakstone are heard here. Next up is something new from rising star pianist Christian Sands. The last half of the podcast has great players with roots in the Hartford area that have played here recently. Noah Preminger, Earl MacDonald, Noah Baerman and singer Giacomo Gates are included.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Dave Hollland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland ~ Walkin’ the Walk ~ Aziza
Orin Evans ~ Chiara ~ #knowingishalfthebattle
Joshua Breakstone ~ News for Lulu ~ 88
Christian Sands ~ Gangstatude ~ Reach
Christian Sands ~ Somewhere Out There ~ Reach
Noah Preminger ~ Mother Earth ~ Meditations on Freedom
Earl MacDonald ~ Blackbird ~ Mirror of the Mind
Earl MacDonald 6 ~ echoes in the night ~ echoes in the night
Noah [...]

Zapped  

Let’s start this show with the Curtis Brothers and Ralph Peterson. Next up is Pianist Emmet Cohen with Jimmy Cobb. Then we will get into a Frank Zappa set. Jimmy Greene has a new album out. Then we wrap it up with guitarists Mark Whitfield and Dave Stryker.

Playlist
Artist ~ Album ~ Track
Zaccai Curtis, Ralph Peterson, Luques Curtis ~ Beatrice ~ Triangular III
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Afro Blue ~ Syzygy
Emmet Cohen, featuring Jimmy Cobb ~ Two Bass Hit ~ Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1
Emmet Cohen, featuring Jimmy Cobb ~ Tin Tin Deo ~ Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1
Frank Zappa ~ Peaches en Regalia ~ Hot Rats
Frank Zappa ~ Waka / Jawaka ~ Waka / Jawaka
Frank Zappa ~ Stolen Moments ~ Broadway the Hard Way
Ed Palermo Big Band ~ Cleetus Awreetus Awrightus ~ One Child Left Behind
Jimmy Greene ~ Big Guy ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Jimmy Greene ~ Someday ~ Flowers Beautiful Life Vol 2
Jimmy [...]

Welcome  

This show begins with Metheny covers from Blades, Haynes and Elling. Next up is a ”Welcome” by Santana from his jazzy years. Other highlights include Giacomo Gates does Miles, Rene Rosnes and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Ruben Blades ~ First Circle ~ Mundo
Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth ~ James ~ Whereas
Kurt Elling ~ Minuano ~ Man In The Air
Kurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building
Santana ~ Flame-Sky ~ Welcome
Santana ~ Welcome ~ Welcome
Larry Coryell ~ Well You Needn’t ~ Tricycles
Jimmy Greene ~ Revelation ~ Mission Statement
Giacomo Gates ~ Be-Bop lives/Boplicity ~ Bopliciy
Giacomo Gates ~ Four ~ Milestones
Gary Burton & Makoto Ono ~ Excursions I, Opus 20 ~ Virtuosi
Rene Rosness ~ Deep in the Blue (Tiktaaik) ~ Written in the Rocks
Rene Rosness ~ Goodbye Mumbai ~ Written in the Rocks

Outstanding Alto  

Outstanding alto sax players, Cannonball, Abate, McLean and Garrett kick off this week’s podcast. Bassist Nat Reeves who has played with 3 of those 4 alto players is featured next. Jazz legends Miles and Rollins finish the show.

Featured Album

Nat Reeves - State of Emergency

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderly ~ Blue Funk ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Greg Abate ~ Take the Crowell Train ~ Road to Forever
Jackie McLean ~ Demon’s Dance ~ Demon’s Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon’s Dance
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
Nat Reeves ~ Moon River ~ State of Emergency
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency
Jesse Collin Young ~ Ridgetop ~ [...]

Outstanding Alto  

Outstanding alto sax players, Cannonball, Abate, McLean and Garrett kick off this week’s podcast. Bassist Nat Reeves who has played with 3 of those 4 alto players is featured next. Jazz legends Miles and Rollins finish the show.

Featured Album

Nat Reeves - State of Emergency

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderly ~ Blue Funk ~ Portrait of Cannonball
Greg Abate ~ Take the Crowell Train ~ Road to Forever
Jackie McLean ~ Demon’s Dance ~ Demon’s Dance
Jackie McLean ~ Sweet Love of Mine ~ Demon’s Dance
Kenny Garrett ~ Kiss to the Skies ~ Beyond the Wall
Nat Reeves ~ Moon River ~ State of Emergency
Nat Reeves ~ Little Waltz ~ State of Emergency
Jesse Collin Young ~ Ridgetop ~ [...]

Tenor Extravaganza  

Tenor saxophone players dominate this week’s podcast. Turrentine, Henderson and Getz are perhaps best known. However, the next generation players are placing there mark on the jazz scene, like Joshua Redman, Jimmy Greene and Jovan Alexandre. Also on this podcast is young Jacob Collier and Carlos Santana. We wrap up with another great tenor player, Gato Barbiera.


Stanley Turrentine - Sugar - CTI records

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
00:08 Stanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ Sugar
11:14 Joshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ Momentum
18:05 Joshua Redman ~ Turnaround ~ Wish
24:29 Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective Consciousness
36:58 Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin’ at Camarillo ~ Relaxin’ at Camarillo

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