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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!




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 ~ First...


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 Forever...


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 Me...


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 ~...



To my daughter Rachel and Maddie, her new baby girl. The opening set has special meaning, with Metheny, McFerrin and Getz. Following are two of the brightest young bassists to come out of the Hartford area; Matt Dwonszyk and Dezron Douglas, with new albums showing their stuff. We've also got music from veteran alto sax players Garrett and Abate. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle Bobby McFerrin ~ Baby ~ VOCAbuLarieS Stan Getz ~ I'll...


Apr 5 2019 Broadcast p2

A mix of music, mostly new and much with Hartford roots. The second half features two from recently departed Roy Hargrove, and a trio of selections from K Jarrett's various ensembles. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Steve Davis ~ Inner Glimpse ~ Correlations Bennie Wallace ~ Mystic Bridge ~ Mystic Bridge Jim Snidero ~ Visions (feat. Jeremy Pelt) ~ Waves of Calm Dezron Douglas ~ Negroidius Maximus ~ Black Lion Corcoran Holt ~ Smile ~ The Mecca Roy Hargrove ~ when we were young ~ The...


Apr 5 2019 Broadcast p1

A broad range of jazz music that I aired a couple of weeks ago. No particular theme here, just music that represents many facets of Jazz from hard-bop (Toots, Byrd, Burrell), early fusion (Miles, Herbie) to new music with its own fresh sounds (Godwin Louis, Joey Alexander). Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Joshua Redman ~ Jazz Crimes ~ Elastic Joey Alexander ~ Fourteen ~ Eclipse Herbie Hancock ~ Sly ~ Headhunters Herbie Hancock ~ Tell Me A Bedtime Story ~ Fat Albert Rotunda Toots...


Funk R&B Soul Straight Ahead

Following last weeks funky podcast, we will mix it up with funk, soul, R&B and we won't leave out straight ahead jazz. We'll even throw in hard rocker Jimi Hendrix playing a jazzy tune. This is the second half of last week's broadcast radio show. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Freddie Hendrix ~ Hubtones ~ Jersey Cat Jim Snidero ~ Dad Song ~ Waves of Calm Steve Davis ~ Can't Complain ~ Correlations Ray Charles ~ Deed I Do ~ The Genius of Ray Charles Cannonball Adderley ~ mercy,...


Full of Funk

The title says it all. This episode is full of funky jazz tunes. Funk takes many forms and we will explore some examples. Beginning with Les McCann's timeless expression of outrage. Then from Jazz/Rock fusion of the 70"s to new music that continues the tradition of blending jazz artistry with electronics and funk beats. Finally Dave Liebman pays homage to the man that innovated fusion. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Les McCann & Eddie Harris ~ Compared to What ~ Swiss Movement War ~...


Spring is Here 2019

This podcast is all about Spring and music. That's all I'll say. Have a listen. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Santana ~ Spring Manifestations, Canto de los Flores ~ Borboletta Holographic Principle (Ronnie Burrage) ~ Spring ~ Dance of the Great Spirit Karrin Allyson ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ Round Midnight Toots Thielemans ~ Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most ~ East Coast West Coast Joshua Redman ~ It Might As Well Be Spring ~ Timeless Tales (for changing...


Roy and Charles birthdays

As we did last week, we begin with the birthdays of legendary jazz artists. Roy Haynes reached the golden age of 94, while Charles Lloyd is 81. Also of note are new albums by Steve Davis, Dezron Douglas, Jim Snidero and Jason Palmer. We finish this week's episode on a cool note with piano great Bill Evans. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band ~ James ~ Whereas Roy Haynes Quartet ~ Fly Me To The Moon ~ Out of the Afternoon Roy Haynes ~ Yardbird...



This episode kicks off with sax great George Coleman on his 84th birthday. That follows with a trio of piano trios; Bud, Duke, Fred. Then we venture into fusion world ending with Dave Liebman's tribute to Miles' On The Corner. PLAYLIST Artist ~ Track ~ Album George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi's Miles Davis ~ So Near, So Far ~ Seven Steps to Heaven Bud Powell ~ Night In Tunesia ~ Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961 Duke Ellington ~ Wig Wise ~ Money Jungle Fred Hersch...