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From the Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing hard bop jazz and fusion. A weekly Jazz radio show that airs on WHUS FM, Storrs CT. No smooth jazz here!

From the Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing hard bop jazz and fusion. A weekly Jazz radio show that airs on WHUS FM, Storrs CT. No smooth jazz here!
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From the Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing hard bop jazz and fusion. A weekly Jazz radio show that airs on WHUS FM, Storrs CT. No smooth jazz here!




Friday the Thirteenth 2019

I'm not the superstitious type, but when your radio show falls on Friday The Thirteenth, you just have to play some of these tunes. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album SF Jazz Collective ~ Superstition ~ Music of Stevie Wonder SF Jazz Collective ~ Creepin' ~ Music of Stevie Wonder Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade Thelonious Monk ~ Friday the 13th ~ Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins McCoy Tyner ~ 13 House ~ 13th House Joe Magnarelli ~ NYC-J-Funk ~ Three on Two Dream Shanti ~ Joy ~...


Summer with Miles

Let's begin with a send-off to Summer with music from Redman, Terry, Brubeck and Wonder. After classics from Cannonball and Byrd, a set of Preminger, we finish this broadcast with the ever changing Miles. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales of Changing Times Summer Relief ~ Yosvany Terry ~ Today's Opinion Summer Song ~ Dave Brubeck ~ India Summer Summer Soft ~ Stevie Wonder ~ Songs in the Key of Life Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait...


Labor Day 2019

We'll recognize Labor Day 2019 by opening this episode with a couple versions of Work Song. That is followed by a couple from pianist Keith Jarrett and Dexter Gordon. The podcast concludes with creative covers of West Side Story tunes as interpreted by saxophonist Ted Nash and his trio. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ In A New Mood Cannonball Adderly ~ Work Song ~ Phenix Keith Jarrett ~ My Funny Valentine ~ Up For It Keith Jarrett ~ Country ~ My...


Aug 23 Broadcast with Brew

This episode is the first half of my radio show and ends with classic Miles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the recording of Bitches Brew. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Dream Shanti ~ Live in 5 ~ Music in our Dreams Todd Marcus ~ On the Corner ~ On These Streets Chris Potter ~ Green Pastures ~ Circuits Ted Nash ~ Something's Coming ~ Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs Ted Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~...


Mulgrew Evans and Woodstock

An eclectic episode to say the least. Three birthdays to celebrate; Mulgrew Miller, Bill Evans and Woodstock. Wait for it... I totally rock out in the end. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Mulgrew Miller ~ Comes Love ~ Live at Yoshi's Volume 2 Mulgrew Miller ~ Thinkin' Out Loud ~ hand in hand Delfeayo Marsalis ~ Such Sweet Thunder ~ Sweet Thunder The Cookers ~ Farewell Mulgrew ~ Time and Time Again Bill Evans ~ Gloria's Step ~ Sunday at the Village Vanguard Bill Evans ~ Israel ~...



First, we play a relevant tune of immigration and cultural assimilation from West Side Story. Then celebrate jazz festivals in Hartford and Newport with Elio Vilafranca, Joel Ross, Herbie Hancock and more. We conclude this episode with random tracks from Weather Report, Lucky Peterson and Dream Shanti. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Dave Grusin ~ America ~ West Side Story Elio Vilafranca ~ Assumption ~ Incantation Elio Vilafranca ~ In The Dark ~ the source in between Joel Ross ~...


Classic Mingus Brubeck and more

We begin with classic Mingus and Brubeck before venturing into more modern music with a local Hartford connection. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Charlie Mingus ~ Dizzy Moods ~ Tijuana Moods Charlie Mingus ~ Ysabel's Table Dance ~ Tijuana Moods Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Kathy's Waltz ~ Time Out Daryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Echoes of Ancient Sahara ~ Pictures at an African Exhibition Anthony Wonsey ~ Overjoyed ~ The Thang Rudy Royston ~ Bownz ~ 303 Rudy Royston ~ Prayer (for...


To the moon

This episode begins with a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. I have chosen some unique tracks to commemorate this event including an acapella reading of Moon River. Also, a review of a Hartford Jazz Society concert from Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca and a preview of a concert tribute to Roy Hargrove. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Jacob Collier ~ Moon River ~ Djesse Vol 1 Joe Farrell ~ Moon Germs ~ Moon Germs Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The...


Heat Wave

These tracks are meant to bring some "cool" to these hot days of summer ahead. There are some great Hammond Organ grooves in this episode from Dave Stryker and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Oscar Peterson is here with "How High the Moon" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. There is gorgeous music from Billy Childs and more to be enjoyed with a cold iced tea. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ Eight Track II Roberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~...


Let's Get Funky

A very funky episode of In The Groove. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ Thrust Herbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-Child Tower of Power ~ I Like Your Style ~ Tower of Power Live Tower of Power ~ What Is Hip ~ Tower of Power Live Brecker Brothers ~ Some Skunk Funk ~ Brecker Brothers Billy Cobham ~ Stratus ~ Spectrum Rale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night Music Pat Metheny ~ James ~ Offramp Jovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective...


American Tunes

Here are selections of tunes about America for this 4th of July holiday weekend. Other than Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful, these songs may not be exactly the typical patriotic music one is used to listening to on this holiday. But what could be more patriotic than exercising one's free speech and freedom to protest. The highlight of this podcast comes at the end, with a jazzed-up version of West Side Story. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Ray Charles ~ Ray Charles...


Broadcast June 28 2019

This podcast features new music from harpist Brandee Younger, Chick's highly anticipated release and Shorter's symphonic creation. Along the way you will experience some classic and new tunes from a wide range of jazz styles. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Brandee Younger ~ Games ~ Soul Awakening Ravi Coltrane ~ For Turiya ~ Blending Times Chick Corea -The Spanish Heart Band ~ The Yellow Nimbus - Part 1&2 ~ Antidote Chick Corea -The Spanish Heart Band ~ Prelude/My Spanish Heart ~...


Supreme Sax 2019

This episode begins with a new track from harpist Brandee Younger. We follow with saxophonists, current and from the past. Current artists with new recordings are Chris Potter, Greg Abate and Godwin Louis. Then we delve into the past with Getz (new release), Desmond and Mulligan. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Brandee Younger ~ Respected Destroyer (feat. Sean Jones) ~ Soul Awakening Chris Potter ~ Pressed for Time ~ Circuits Greg Abate and Tim Ray Trio ~ Bop Lives ~ Grattitude Greg...


Fathers Day 2019

We start with an unconventional take on classic Silver "Song For My Father", by bassist Victor Wooten. This podcast has saxophone greats, young and old. We hear from George Coleman, Chris Potter and Noah Preminger. Along the way we take a turn to hear some rock classics that feature drummer Bernard Purdie. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Victor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ Palmystery Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly ~ Teaneck ~ Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball...


Modern Masters 2019

This podcast highlights several jazz artists that can, in my opinion, be considered modern jazz masters. Metheny has been named and NEA Jazz Master for his groundbreaking guitar work. Saxophonists Potter and Preminger each have distinctive voices and are always exploring new musical territories. Other guitar masters represented here are Rosenwinkel and Bernstein. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Pat Metheny Group ~ Phase Danse ~ Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With...


What A Beautiful Morning

It is a gorgeous morning in Hartford, CT, and no better song expresses that as one by Ray Charles to start off the show. A heavy emphasis on local jazz artists permeate this podcast with new releases from Trio 149, Trombeatz, Dezron Douglas and Matt Dwonszyk. We close out the show with a set spanning Miles great ensembles. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra ~ Ray Sings, Basie Swings ~ Oh, What A Beautiful Morning Trio 149 ~ A New Beginning ~ Raise...


JMac Birth Anniversary Pt 2

This is part two of a broadcast aired on the birth date of the great Jackie McLean. Part one was last week's podcast episode. Jackie is heard in the beginning and end, with music from Joe Farrell, Dave Holland and Andrew Hill in between. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Jackie McLean ~ Right Now ~ Right Now Jackie McLean ~ I'll Take Romance ~ Swing Swang Swingin' Joe Farrell ~ Follow Your Heart ~ Joe Farrell Quartet Joe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon Germs Dave Holland ~ Four Winds ~...


JMac Birth Anniversary Pt 1

A 2 part podcast broadcast on Jackie McLean's birth date. Lots of JMac interspersed with exceptional new music from Godwin Louis and Matt Dwonszyk. Great guitar work from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell represented here. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Jackie McLean ~ The Explorers ~ Rhythm of the Earth Eric Reed ~ Cedar Waltzin'-Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing ~ Everybody Gets the Blues Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt I: The Journey ~ Global Godwin Louis ~ Global Pt II: The Traveler ~...


More Spring

This episode has a very Spring-like sound to it, punctuated by Eric Reed's unique slow take of Hubbard's Up Jumped Spring, and Spring by Holographic Principle. Also, more local (Hartford) new releases by Matt Dwonszyk, Trombeatz and Stevie D. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album McCoy Tyner ~ Passion Dance ~ The Real McCoy McCoy Tyner ~ Contemplation ~ The Real McCoy Dafnis Prieto Big Band ~ Song for Chico ~ Back to the Sunset Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing Matt Dwonszyk ~...


Hometown 2019

It the middle of this episode, a treasure trove of new releases by Hartford based musicians. Congrats to Steve Davis on achieving the top spot on the jazz charts with his new album. Bassist Matt Dwonszyk premiers his new album, and Bisantz & Nakhimovsky debut their album, Love's Tango. We have other tunes from the likes of Milt Jackson, Kenny Garrett, Wayne Shorter and more. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Milt Jackson ~ Sunflower ~ Sunflower Kenny Garrett ~ Brother Hubbard ~...