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In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

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Rank #145 in Music category

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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!

iTunes Ratings

193 Ratings
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Groovy

By Fitstar Lover - Aug 06 2019
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Love to listen to the music. Big fan

Que Sera Sera

By Worzit - Jun 28 2018
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Thank you Ken for playing Sly’s arrangement of this tune. I haven’t heard it in years!

iTunes Ratings

193 Ratings
Average Ratings
165
18
7
1
2

Groovy

By Fitstar Lover - Aug 06 2019
Read more
Love to listen to the music. Big fan

Que Sera Sera

By Worzit - Jun 28 2018
Read more
Thank you Ken for playing Sly’s arrangement of this tune. I haven’t heard it in years!

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In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

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

Just another jazz podcast

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This abbreviated podcast was recorded during the WWUH fundraiser. A lot of editing was done to cut out the pledge drive pitches, so this episode may sound a bit choppy. An eclectic set of music, beginning with an excellent band led by bassist Miroslav Vitous from circa 1970, and ending with new music from Miguel Zenon. A variety of tunes in between.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumMiroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite SearchRon Jackson ~ Moon Dance ~ Standards and Other SongsMarshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band ~ Switchback ~ Always ForwardLeala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First InstinctNiki Parrot ~ There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for NY ~ New York to ParisJohn Coltrane ~ Village Blues Take 3 ~ Blue WorldMigel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera

Oct 27 2019

52mins

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Trane Miles 2019

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This podcast features new releases by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. For jazz fans, nothing can be better. Other new music is from New Chordet and bassist Ben Wolfe. The podcast concludes with early Chick.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJohn Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue WorldJohn Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11385 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions at OnceJohn Coltrane ~ Miles' Mode ~ ColtraneMiles Davis ~ Maze ~ RubberbandMiles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ RubberbandNew Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New ChordtetBen Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ FatherhoodChick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space

Oct 06 2019

1hr 4mins

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Broadcast Oct 11 2019 pt2

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This playlist covers many facets of jazz music. New modern sounds of Makaya McCraven, Gerald Clayton and Guillermo Klein; more traditional jazz from Greg Abate, Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman; to a couple of icons of jazz music with posthumously released material from John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Makaya McCraven ~ Mantra/Holy Lands ~ Universal BeingsGerald Clayton ~ Squinted ~ Tributary TalesGreg Abate & the Tim Ray Trio ~ Dracula ~ GratitudeLouis Armstrong ~ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans ~ Live In EuropeLouis Armstrong ~ Coquette ~ Live In EuropeJohn Coltrane ~ Naima/Village Blues ~ Blue WorldKurt Elling & James Morrison ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Live In New YorkJimmy Cobb ~ Willow Weep for Me ~ Remembering UGeorge Coleman ~ When I Fall In Love ~ The QuartetGuillermo Klein - Los Chuachos ~ Melodia de Arrabal ~ Cristal

Oct 20 2019

1hr 12mins

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Crossover

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This episode features bluegrass/jazz crossover. Grisman, Garcia, Fleck take over the first part of this show. A few more tunes including Chick's new trio album. Then we finish with a tribute to Larry Willis, who recently passed on but leaves us a great legacy of piano work as heard here.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJerry Garcia & David Grisman ~ Milestones ~ n/aDavid Grisman - Martin Taylor ~ Crystal Silence ~ Tone Poems IIBela Fleck and the Flecktones ~ Big Country ~ Bela Fleck and the FlecktonesChick Corea & Bela Fleck ~ Brazil ~ The EnchantmentChick Corea ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2Ella Fitzgerald ~ Early Autumn ~ The Johnny Mercer SongbookAvery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400: An African American PortraitLarry Willlis ~ Alter Ego ~ The OfferingSteve Davis ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Live At SmallsJackie McLean ~ Climax ~ Jacknife

Oct 13 2019

1hr 32mins

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Cole Centennial

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This podcast episode introduces Orice Jenkins and the release of his CD Centennial Cole. We play three tracks from this great new CD and speak with Orice about Nat King Cole as well as James Rich about his original musical play about Cole's life and music. The podcast concludes with another Hartford based musician Matt Dwonszyk's latest release and finally something new from pianist Eric Reed.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumNat King Cole ~ That's What ~ n/aOrice Jenkins ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Centennial ColeOrice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial ColeOrice Jenkins ~ Birmingham ~ Centennial ColeJames Rich ~ Route 66 ~ n/aMatt Dwonszck ~ Pecan Delight ~ Wonderful WorldEric Reed ~ Martha's Prize ~ Everybody Gets The Blues

Sep 29 2019

54mins

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New Miles and more

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This week's episode is from an unpublished segment of a broadcast in September. It features newly released music from Miles. Also featured is new and old music from Chick and other releases by some fine modern jazz artists.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumMiles Davis ~ Maze ~ RubberbandMiles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ RubberbandNew Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New ChordtetBen Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ FatherhoodChick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner SpaceChick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band ~ Admiration ~ AntidoteSteve Davis ~ Think On Me ~ CorrelationsBenny Golson ~ Groves Groove ~ New Time New 'TetJane Bunnett and Maqueque ~ Reunited ~ On Firm Ground

Dec 08 2019

1hr 11mins

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Nov 15 2019 p2

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We begin with new music from saxophonist Ted Nash as he interprets the music of West Side Story. Then original new music from vibraphonist Joel Ross. Next we dip back into the 70's with Maynard Ferguson and Stanley Turrentine. Finally music featuring an early John McLaughlin with bassist Miroslav Vittous.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Ted Nash ~ Something' Coming ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story SongsTed Nash ~ Cool ~ Somewhere Else West Side Story SongsJoel Ross ~ With Whom Do You Learn Trust? ~ KingmakerJoel Ross ~ Grey ~ KingmakerGerald Cleaver & Violet Hour ~ Detroit ~ Live At Firehouse12Maynard Ferguson ~ Primal Scream ~ Primal ScreamStanley Turrentine ~ Sugar ~ SugarMiroslav Vittous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite SearchJohn McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ ExtrapolationJohn McLaughlin ~ Peace One ~ My Goals Beyond

Dec 01 2019

1hr 19mins

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Nov 22 broadcast

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We begin this week's podcast with recent projects from Noah Baerman (Trio 149, Envisage Collective) followed by classic jazz from Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. That is followed up by new releases from Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumTrio 149 ~ A New Beginning ~ Raise UpEnvisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~ Reach OutWes Montgomery ~ Impressions ~ Round MidnightStan Getz ~ Litha ~ Sweet RainChick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ Eiderdown ~ Trilogy 2Keith Jarrett ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow ~ munich 2016

Nov 24 2019

1hr 2mins

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Late Autumn 2019

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We begin this episode with these jazz standards that celebrate my favorite season. That is followed by Azerbaijan pianist Amina Figarova with her vision of Fall. Following is new music from Chick, Curtis brothers, and Zenon. Finally a couple tracks from Avery Sharpe and his 400 project. 

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Johnny Griffin ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Return of the GriffinNew York Voices ~ Early Autumn ~ Sing Sing SingElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ~ Autumn In New York ~ Best of...Amina Figarova ~ Fall Eclipse ~ Road to the SunChick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade ~ Now He Sings, Now He Sobs ~ Trilogy 2The Curtis Brothers ~ Three Points and A Sphere ~ AlgorithmMiguel Zenon ~ El Nazareno ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael RiveraAvery Sharpe ~ Colonial Life / Fiddler ~ 400: An African American Musical Portrait

Nov 17 2019

1hr 12mins

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For Joni

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This podcast begins with a celebration of Joni Mitchell on her birthday. Included is a track from the grammy award winning album from Herbie Hancock River: The Joni Letters. Following that is the tenor sax playing of Ben Webster. The end of the podcast features another great tenor, Joe Henderson.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Joni Mitchell ~ A Case of You ~ BlueJoni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings the Blues ~ HejiraJoni Mitchell ~ Blue Hotel Room ~ HejiraHerbie Hancock ~ River ~ River The Joni LettersBen Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Trav'lin' Light ~ SoulmatesBen Webster (and Joe Zawinul) ~ Like Someone in Love ~ SoulmatesFrank Varela ~ Ganja Groove ~ Grandma's RevengePat Metheny Group ~ Are You Going With Me ~ OfframpMiguel Zenon ~ El Nazaro ~ Sonero: the music of Ismael RiveraJohn Coltrane ~ Naima (Take 1) ~ Blue WorldBennie Wallace ~ The Bob Crosby Blues ~ Mystic BridgeJoe Henderson ~ Blue Bossa ~ Live in JapanJoe Henderson ~ Beatrice ~ The State of the TenorChris Potter ~ Shadow (For Joe Henderson) ~ Gratitude

Nov 10 2019

1hr 39mins

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Handful of Keys

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This episode begins with the immense talent of pianist Matt Dechamplain. Matt is in the house talking about his latest project, a drummerless trio. We also discuss the rigors of playing stride piano, and the musicians that have influenced his playing. After that, listen to Roxy Coss making a political/social statement from her latest CD. The podcast finishes with bassist Avery Sharpe from his recent project 400.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumAtla & Matt Dechamplain ~ Ask Me Now ~ PauseMatt Dechamplain ~ A Handful of Keys ~ Stride-BopMatt Dechamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ not yet availableRoxy Coss ~ Mr. President ~ QuintetJean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: The music of Frank ZappaFrank Varela ~ Upstream ~ Grandma's RevengeWoody Herman. ~ Early Autumn ~ Early AutumnCurtis Brothers ~ Parametric ~ AlgorithmMiguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael RiveraAvery Sharpe ~ Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around ~ 400: An African American PortraitAvery Sharpe ~ 500 ~ 400: An African American Portrait

Nov 03 2019

1hr 15mins

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Just another jazz podcast

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This abbreviated podcast was recorded during the WWUH fundraiser. A lot of editing was done to cut out the pledge drive pitches, so this episode may sound a bit choppy. An eclectic set of music, beginning with an excellent band led by bassist Miroslav Vitous from circa 1970, and ending with new music from Miguel Zenon. A variety of tunes in between.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumMiroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite SearchRon Jackson ~ Moon Dance ~ Standards and Other SongsMarshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band ~ Switchback ~ Always ForwardLeala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First InstinctNiki Parrot ~ There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for NY ~ New York to ParisJohn Coltrane ~ Village Blues Take 3 ~ Blue WorldMigel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero The Music of Ismael Rivera

Oct 27 2019

52mins

Play

Broadcast Oct 11 2019 pt2

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This playlist covers many facets of jazz music. New modern sounds of Makaya McCraven, Gerald Clayton and Guillermo Klein; more traditional jazz from Greg Abate, Jimmy Cobb and George Coleman; to a couple of icons of jazz music with posthumously released material from John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Makaya McCraven ~ Mantra/Holy Lands ~ Universal BeingsGerald Clayton ~ Squinted ~ Tributary TalesGreg Abate & the Tim Ray Trio ~ Dracula ~ GratitudeLouis Armstrong ~ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans ~ Live In EuropeLouis Armstrong ~ Coquette ~ Live In EuropeJohn Coltrane ~ Naima/Village Blues ~ Blue WorldKurt Elling & James Morrison ~ Save Your Love for Me ~ Live In New YorkJimmy Cobb ~ Willow Weep for Me ~ Remembering UGeorge Coleman ~ When I Fall In Love ~ The QuartetGuillermo Klein - Los Chuachos ~ Melodia de Arrabal ~ Cristal

Oct 20 2019

1hr 12mins

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Crossover

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This episode features bluegrass/jazz crossover. Grisman, Garcia, Fleck take over the first part of this show. A few more tunes including Chick's new trio album. Then we finish with a tribute to Larry Willis, who recently passed on but leaves us a great legacy of piano work as heard here.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJerry Garcia & David Grisman ~ Milestones ~ n/aDavid Grisman - Martin Taylor ~ Crystal Silence ~ Tone Poems IIBela Fleck and the Flecktones ~ Big Country ~ Bela Fleck and the FlecktonesChick Corea & Bela Fleck ~ Brazil ~ The EnchantmentChick Corea ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2Ella Fitzgerald ~ Early Autumn ~ The Johnny Mercer SongbookAvery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400: An African American PortraitLarry Willlis ~ Alter Ego ~ The OfferingSteve Davis ~ To Wisdom the Prize ~ Live At SmallsJackie McLean ~ Climax ~ Jacknife

Oct 13 2019

1hr 32mins

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Trane Miles 2019

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This podcast features new releases by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. For jazz fans, nothing can be better. Other new music is from New Chordet and bassist Ben Wolfe. The podcast concludes with early Chick.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJohn Coltrane ~ Blue World ~ Blue WorldJohn Coltrane ~ Untitled Original 11385 (Take 1) ~ Both Directions at OnceJohn Coltrane ~ Miles' Mode ~ ColtraneMiles Davis ~ Maze ~ RubberbandMiles Davis ~ Carnival Time ~ RubberbandNew Chordtet ~ Tom Cat ~ New ChordtetBen Wolfe ~ The Enforcer ~ FatherhoodChick Corea ~ Litha ~ Inner Space

Oct 06 2019

1hr 4mins

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Cole Centennial

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This podcast episode introduces Orice Jenkins and the release of his CD Centennial Cole. We play three tracks from this great new CD and speak with Orice about Nat King Cole as well as James Rich about his original musical play about Cole's life and music. The podcast concludes with another Hartford based musician Matt Dwonszyk's latest release and finally something new from pianist Eric Reed.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumNat King Cole ~ That's What ~ n/aOrice Jenkins ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Centennial ColeOrice Jenkins ~ Nature Boy ~ Centennial ColeOrice Jenkins ~ Birmingham ~ Centennial ColeJames Rich ~ Route 66 ~ n/aMatt Dwonszck ~ Pecan Delight ~ Wonderful WorldEric Reed ~ Martha's Prize ~ Everybody Gets The Blues

Sep 29 2019

54mins

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Goodbye Mabes

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This podcast episode is dedicated to Harold Mabern who passed away on September 19 at 83 years of age. Mabern's music bookends this podcast. In between Mabes we feature great new albums by Ben Wolfe inspired by fatherhood and Roxy Coss making with a strong political statement.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Harold Mabern ~ Afro Blue ~ Live at SmallsHarold Mabern ~ Portrait of Jennie ~ Afro BlueBen Wolfe ~ Blind Seven ~ FatherhoodBen Wolfe ~ First Things First ~ FatherhoodLes Paul and Mary Ford ~ How High the Moon ~ n/aRoxy Coss ~ Mr. President ~ QuintetSameer Gupta ~ Come Take Everything ~ A Circle Has No BeginningBrandee Younger ~ Blue Nile ~ Soul AwakeningPat Metheny ~ Eighteen ~ Off RampChris Potter ~ Green Pastures ~ CircuitsHarold Mabern ~ My Favorite Things ~ Right On Time

Sep 22 2019

1hr 17mins

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