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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!


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




Sounds of San Diego

This episode showcases the jazz scene in San Diego. It features many of the jazz artists that play regularly at San Diego venues, and teach young aspiring musicians. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Christopher Hollyday ~ Dialogue ~ Dialogue Christopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ Telepathy Bill Cunliffe & Holly Hofman ~ Too Late Now ~ Three's Company Rob Thorsen ~ Giant Steps ~ Lasting Impression Rob Thorsen ~ Little Melonae ~ Lasting Impression Black/Note ~ I Saw Her First ~ Nothin' But...


More Chick and others

A variety of music beginning with West Coast jazz from the 90's from Black/Note. That is followed by a couple of Chick Corea tunes, continuing the tribute from last week. Rounding out the show is vocalist Flora Purim, GBSaxPlayer's first single, and we finish with a classic from Dexter. Artist ~ Name ~ Album Black/Note ~ Allergic Reaction ~ Nothin' But the Swing Black/Note ~ West Coastings ~ Nothin' But the Swing Bennie Wallace ~ Mystic Bridge ~ Mystic Bridge Gary Burton ~ Windows ~ Like...


RIP Maestro for CC

Last week we learned of the passing on of jazz master and beloved musician Chick Corea. He had a profound impact on my life, and his music was a gateway to my love of jazz music. This podcast pays homage to Armando (Chick) Corea. I don't think there is another musician who expressed so much love for music as an art form. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Return To Forever ~ Captain Senor Mouse ~ Return To The 7th Galaxy - Disc 1 Chick Corea ~ Litha ~ Tone's for Joan's Bones Gary Burton & Chick...


Rock Covers and Standards

This episode begins with covers of pop tunes from Wonder and Hendrix. From there we hear interesting arrangements of standards by Dan Arcamone and Dan Pugach. Other great jazz follows to close out this week's show. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album ARTEMIS ~ If It's Magic (feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant) ~ Artemis Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade Tony Davis ~ May This Be Love ~ Golden Year The Gil Evans Orchestra ~ Angel ~ Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix Dan Arcamone ~ little sunflower ~...


2020-2021 Releases

This episode begins with recent releases from late 2020 and early 2021. We finish with some vintage tracks from Chick and Wayne. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis ~ Out Amongst the People (for J Bat) ~ The Democracy! Suite Emmet Cohen ~ Toast to Lo ~ Future Stride Warren Byrd ~ Smilin' in the Dark ~ Truth Raised Twice Noah Preminger ~ Hamburg ~ Contemptment Joe Farnsworth ~ Monk's Dream ~ Time to Swing Chick Corea ~ Straight Up and Down ~...


Move Up Joe

This week's episode begins in celebration of Biden's ascension to POTUS, with a track he used during the campaign. We follow with a variety of tunes, new and old. Of note are a couple duets. One with DeJohnette and John Surman, another with McPartland and Corea. The episode concludes paying tribute to the late Lee Konitz. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Curtis Mayfield ~ Move On Up ~ Curtis Matt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ Wonderful World Billy Childs ~ Leimert Park ~ Acceptance Jack...


Goodbye 45

This music in this podcast has nothing to do with our 45th president. It is just a celebration of his leaving of office, and a hope we can someday return to "normalcy". Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Lakecia Benjamin ~ Pursuance ~ Pursuance : The Coltranes Corea, Clarke & White ~ On Green Dolphin Street ~ Forever Cannonball Adderley ~ Minority ~ Portrait Of Cannonball Cannonball Adderley ~ Gemini ~ In New York Dan Arcamone ~ witch hunt ~ Standards, Vol 1 Greg Abate and the Tim Ray Trio ~...


America 2021

It has been a surreal week in politics in the USA. When this happens, I usually have something to say about it. I've brought you some good jazz music too. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Dan Arcamone ~ maiden voyage ~ Standards, Vol 1 Dan Liparini ~ Salamander ~ Tessellations Tony Davis ~ Orange Feathers ~ Golden Year Charlie Haden ~ This Is Not America ~ Not In Our Name Weather Report ~ American Tango ~ Mysterious Traveller John Coltrane Quartet ~ Africa [First Version] ~ The Complete...


2021 Return to normalcy?

As we begin a new year, let's look back at some great jazz music from 2020, and pay tribute to a pianist who passed on at the end of last year, in Frank Kimbrough. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Joey Alexander ~ Downtime ~ Warna George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook Frank Kimbrough ~ Blue Smoke ~ Quartet Noah Preminger ~ November ~ Before The Rain Noah Preminger ~ Promises Kept ~ Contemptment Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ You Make Me Feel Brand New ~ Force Majeure...


Pre-New Year

Our pre-New Years Eve party. Some great jazz tunes, new and old. Threw in a few tracks written for a New Year. Let's hope for better times, especially for the jazz community. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Mike DiRubbo Quartet ~ New Year's Dream ~ New York Accent: Live at the Kitano Horace Silver ~ Silver's Serenade ~ Silver's Serenade Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread Joshua Redman ~ New Year ~ Still Dreaming Shai Maestro, Philip Dizack, Jorge Roeder & Ofri Nehemya ~ Human ~ Human Stanley...


Xmass 2020

This year's Christmas special. I hope you can play as a backdrop to your holiday activities. We finish with a tribute to the late Stanley Cowell. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Chris Potter ~ O Come All Ye Faithful ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas 2 Joe Farnsworth ~ Down by the Riverside ~ Time to Swing George Cables ~ AKA Reggie ~ The George Cables Songbook Marian McPartland ~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ A Concord Jazz Christmas Vince Guaraldi ~ Linus and Lucy ~ A Charlie Brown Christmas Wayne...


Six Hundred and One

New music from a fusion trio and a bass/harp duet. Follow that up with a Latin jazz set. Local San Diego and Hartford cats represented here as well. We will close out this episode #601 with a centennial Brubeck set. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Gilad Hekselman, Will Vinson & Antonio Sanchez ~ Elli Yeled Tov ~ Trio Grande Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ Toilet Paper Romance ~ Force Majeure Buena Vista Social Club ~ Chan Chan ~ Buena Vista Social Club Jerry González & The Fort Apache...



Celebrating the jazz scene from East Coast to West Coast in this podcast episode. We have great new music and some classic jazz masters from NYC and Hartford to San Diego and LA. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Jen Allen ~ Begin Again ~ Sifting Grace Stan Getz ~ Split Kick ~ West Coast Jazz Christopher Hollyday ~ On The Trail ~ Dialogue Tony Davis ~ Braeburn ~ Golden Year Luke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Hard Time Killing Floor Blues ~ Small Vacation McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker...


New and Old

The first half of this podcast showcases jazz artists' creating music in a post-covid world. In some cases this music was made at home while quarantined away from studios or clubs. The second part is a throwback to another creative era in jazz, the hard-bop of the 1960's. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumDezron Douglas & Brandee Younger ~ The Creator Has a Master Plan ~ Force MajeureLuke Sellick & Andrew Renfroe ~ Wichita Lineman ~ Small VacationJoe Farnsworth ~ Monk's Dream ~ Time to...


Thanksgiving 2020

Let's start off with Coffee and Scones from Walt Weiskopf on tenor. We've also got classic jazz from Elvin, Cyrus and Grant. Luke and Andrew play a country classic in their own style. We represent San Diego with Danny Green and then our Thanksgiving set; Stuffy Turkey, Soul Food and Give Thanks. We finish with a new funk-fusion sound from Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman and friends. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ AlbumWalt Weiskopf ~ Coffee and Scones ~ The Way You Say ItElvin Jones ~...


Joni's Favs

This episode was built around an article in Far Out Magazine and their playlist of Joni Mitchell's favorite songs. That article was based on a compilation CD that had been produced for Starbucks and curated by Ms. Mitchell. I've interjected a few of my own favorites, keeping with this theme, as well. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumNoah Baerman & Friends ~ Good Friends ~ Love RightPhilippe Entremont ~ Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque ~ The Essential Piano - the World's Best-Loved Piano...


Dedicated to Kamala

The first set in this episode features women jazz artists; Allison Neale, Artemis (group), and Champian Fulton. I'll dedicate this set and podcast to Kamala Harris in celebration of the recent election and her becoming the first woman (and person of color) as Vice President of the US. After that, new releases by Billy Childs, Mike Casey, Keith Jarrett and more. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumAllison Neale ~ You Do Something to Me ~ Quietly ThereARTEMIS ~ The Sidewinder ~ ArtemisChampian...


All New 2020 - VOTE!

This episode consists entirely of music released this year (2020). Recorded days before the election, and intended to calm the anxieties you may be feeling. Above all, get out and VOTE! Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ AlbumTony Davis ~ Night Ride ~ Golden YearMike Casey ~ Best Part (Take 3) ~ Law of AttractionLarry Willis ~ Heavy Blue ~ I Fall in Love Too EasilyARTEMIS ~ Big Top ~ ArtemisARTEMIS ~ If It's Magic ~ ArtemisBilly Childs ~ Leimert Park ~ AcceptanceJoel Ross ~ More? ~ Who Are You?Joel...


In The Pocket 2020

This episode starts with some slow funk, supplied via Redman's Elastic band and trumpeter Takuya Kuroda (with silky vocals from Jose James). Ezra Collective re-imagines Shorters "Footprints". From there lots of new music including solo Potter and vibist Ross. There is more too. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJoshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ MomentumTakuya Kuroda ~ Everybody Loves the Sunshine ~ Rising SonEzra Collective ~ Footprints ~ Blue Note Re:imaginedAllison Neale ~...


Oct 18 2020 episode

No real theme to this episode, just some music I have been listening to this week. Although I've moved cross country, I still am playing music from our Hartford friends. Heard here are Matt Dwonszyk, Dan Liparini and Tony Davis. Also, I love this version of Herbie's Tell Me a Bedtime Story, from trumpeter Takuya Kuroda. Champian Fulton pays homage to Bird, and George Garzone plays Trane. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ AlbumMatt Dwonszyk ~ Pecan's Delight ~ Wonderful WorldTakuya Kuroda ~ Tell Me...