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

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


Storrs, CT


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





Some music from one of Jazz's living legends, Chick Corea, and those who have been associated with his career. The highlight of this episode is a 23 minute piece from the original Return To Forever album. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Airto ~ Parana ~ Fingers Chick Corea ~ Sometime Ago/La Fiesta ~ Return To Forever Chick Corea ~ Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra: I. Africa ~ The Continents Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow ~ Sea Journey ~ The...


Jazz in the Pandemic

A set of music to help ease your mind and lift your spirit through these trying times. Listen for a special message to help support the jazz community. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Emmet Cohen Trio ~ Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in Detroit Wayne Escoffery ~ Quarter Moon ~ The Humble Warrior Jason Palmer ~ A French Imperial Eagle Finial ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella Jimmy Greene ~ Always There ~ While Looking Up Joshua Redman ~ Haze and Aspirations ~ Still...


S'Wonderful Podcast

We open with Hartford's own Matt DeChamplain and a Michael Brecker inspired set, before a tribute to Stevie Wonder in celebration of his 70th birthday. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Matt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ (find on YouTube) George Garzone, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua & Darek Oles ~ Dedicated To Michael Brecker (Night #1) ~ 3 Nights in L.A. Michael Brecker ~ Tumbleweed ~ Pilgrimage SFJAZZ Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in...


Cold Day in May

It's been cold in New England. Here are some fine jazz tunes to warm you. The latter part of this podcast has a tribute to the late Richie Cole who passed on last week. Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Right Back Round Again ~ RoundAgain Jonathan Barber ~ Legacy Holder (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder Matt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful World Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Dagobah - Single HGTS ~ Thornbush ~...


Spring Mix 2020

A mix of jazz music for a beautiful spring day. New music from Connecticut based artists featured within (Escoffery, Barber, Envisage). Please listen for a special message at the end of this episode. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Sonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from Alfie Wayne Escoffery ~ Sanctus ~ The Humble Warrior Jonathan Barber (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder ~ Single Jonathan Barber ~ 29 (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Single Envisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~...


Apr 24 broadcast

From my recent radio broadcast. No real theme, just music for you jazz fans to enjoy. Stay safe. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Chick Corea ~ The One Step ~ Friends Return to Forever ~ No Mystery (feat. Chick Corea) ~ No Mystery Brandee Younger ~ Soul Awakening ~ Soul Awakening Onaje Allan Gumbs ~ What You Won't Do for Love ~ Just Like Yesterday Avery Sharpe Trio ~ First Time We Met ~ Autumn Moonlight McCoy Tyner ~ Talk Spirit, Walk Spirit ~ Quartet Charles Mingus ~ Remembering...


Peter, Wolf and Jazz

This podcast episode features the New England Jazz Ensemble performing a jazzed up arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev's, Peter and the Wolf. Arranged by Walt Gwardyak with a hip "jazzbretto" (narration) by Giacomo Gates. Following is new music from Zenon, Metheny and a beautiful duet of Metheny and Haden. Playlist New England Jazz Ensemble ~ Peter & The Wolf ~ Peter & The Wolf Miguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero (the Music of Ismael Rivera) Pat Metheny ~ Pathmaker ~ From This...


Stay Safe

Hope y'all are staying safe, sheltered at home and observing all of CDC guidance during these times. An eclectic set this week starting with a vocal set, then a set of rock covers and some jazz classics. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Atla DeChamplain ~ Pause ~ Pause Jazzmeia Horn ~ Lift Every Voice and Sing / Moanin’ (Medley) ~ A Social Call Snarky Puppy ~ Sing to the Moon (feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis) ~ Family Dinner, Vol. 2 Pat Metheny ~ Sixty-Six ~ From This Place Gerald...


Tribute 2020

This In The Groove podcast episode pays tribute to those musicians that have passed due to the coronavirus this past week. It is also dedicated everyone who has been impacted by this pandemic. That has been all of us, in one way or other. Stay safe everyone. That means stay indoors, keep your distance, wash hands, wear face masks. Let the power of music and art help get us through this ordeal. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Steve Davis ~ Lovely Day ~ Outlook The Marsalis Family ~ Sultry...


Hartford Cats 2020

This is part 2 of the last WWUH radio show before temporarily shuttering for COVID-19. I thought it appropriate to feature musicians that have contributed so much to the Hartford jazz scene. I didn't have time to get to everyone, but I hope this sampling of local music plays to the HARTstrings of In The Groove Listeners here and all over the world. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace Jen Allen ~ Climbing Ivy ~ Sifting Grace Kris Allen ~ Lowborn ~...


Alone Together with Stay At Home

We may be stuck at home ALONE, but TOGETHER through our common love of jazz music, we can will get through this. For many of us music sustains our spirit and enhances our lives. My hope is that this podcast will help to keep you "In The Groove", hip you to new music, and give you comfort with our great jazz standards. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album McCoy Tyner ~ Alone Together ~ Illuminations Jimmy Greene ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most ~ Introducing Jimmy Greene Ahmad Jamal ~...


Tribute to McCoy

Except for the opening track (Feel the Bern - Mike Casey), this podcast is all McCoy Tyner. We pay tribute to this iconic jazz pianist that passed away last week. Tyner's influence on modern jazz cannot be overstated. His contribution to this art form will be an indelible part of jazz history. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Mike Casey ~ Feel The Bern ~ single McCoy Tyner Trio ~ Flying High ~ Infinity McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker ~ Impressions ~ Infinity McCoy Tyner ~...


Jazz Campaign

This episode begins with tunes that can be associated with a couple of political campaigns. Don't worry, I don't get too political on you. Everyone loves a Miles set, and that is what comes next. Then a set of "Moments"; Moments Notice, Stolen Moments, Idle Moments and Bright Moments. Finally something new from a group called Idle Hands, and an album Solid Moments. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Curtis Mayfield ~ Move On Up (extended version) ~ Curtis Bill Frisell ~ Revolution ~ all we...


Some new stuff 2020

We begin this episode with new music; first from our Hartford cats and then from more nationally known jazz artists. Finally the set ends with classic jazz from Hancock and Miles. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album The New Mosaic ~ Out Of Body ~ single Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace Jen Allen ~ Prickly Pear ~ Sifting Grace Mike Casey ~ Unforgettable ~ single Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue Pat Metheny ~ Everything Explained ~ From This Place Kenny Barron, Dave...


Chatting with Leala

This week's show begins with an interview with vocalist and trumpeter Leala Cyr. The episode concludes with vibes by Burton, including collaborations with Chick and others. In between are some great tracks by Roberta Flack, Bessie Smith, Mehldau, Ponty and others. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First Instinct Leala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First Instinct Roberta Flack ~ Compared To What ~ First Take Jeff Fuller & Friends ~ Cry Me a River ~ Happenstance Jen Allen ~...


LOVE 2020

A Valentine's day playlist curated with LOVE. Later in the podcast is a tribute to the late Lyle Mays. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstraong ~ Love Is Here To Stay ~ Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Jimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission Statement Atla and Matt Dechamplain ~ I Can't Believe You Are In Love With Me ~ Pause Toots Theielmans ~ Hello Young Lovers ~ Only Trust Your Heart Organissimo ~ All You Need Is Love ~ B3tles: A Soulful Tribute...


New From the Hart

This episode starts with a look back from the Fort Apache Band before getting into new music from Hollyday, then Hartford favs Casey, Allen, Cyr and Jenkins. A track from Ms. Salvant on the eve of her Hartford performance, back to the roaring 20's from Freddy Keppard and something brand new from Metheny make this one eclectic podcast episode. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ One to One ~ Rumba Buhaina Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ Ask...


Grammy 2020

This episode begins with three winners of Grammy Awards for 2020. Starting with Jacob Collier's unique rendition of Moon River, followed by a new version of Chick Corea's Spanish Heart Band, and finally Brad Mehldau's explorations with a new modern sound. After the Grammy set, hear vintage Santana and brand new Metheny. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band ~ Armando's Rhumba ~ Antidote Brad Mehldau ~ The Garden ~...


MLK Tribute 2020

A podcast episode paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. post his observed birthday. Glasper, Hancock, Baerman and McBride are represented honoring this inspirational leader. Towards the end of this episode we hear from Miles, Fats Waller and Wolff & Clark. The podcast ends with our goodbye to jazz icon Jimmy Heath. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Robert Glasper Trio ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio Sessions Herbie Hancock ~ I Have A Dream ~ The Prisoner Noah Baerman ~...


Hard-bop set

Smokin' set from your favorite hard-bop cats; Blakey, Cannonball, Henderson and more. We end with a taste of the San Diego jazz scene on Christopher Hollyday's latest release. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers ~ A La Mode ~ Keystone 3 Cannonball Adderley ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues Lee Morgan ~ Exotique ~ Tom Cat The Cookers ~ Priestess ~ Warriors Cedar Walton ~ Bolivia ~ Eastern Rebellion Joe Henderson ~ Mode for Joe ~ Mode for Joe Joe Henderson ~...