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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!

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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

221 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

221 Ratings
Average Ratings
190
19
7
3
2

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!
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In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

Latest release on Jul 05, 2020

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

Rank #1: Apr 24 broadcast

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From my recent radio broadcast. No real theme, just music for you jazz fans to enjoy. Stay safe.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumChick Corea ~ The One Step ~ FriendsReturn to Forever ~ No Mystery (feat. Chick Corea) ~ No MysteryBrandee Younger ~ Soul Awakening ~ Soul AwakeningOnaje Allan Gumbs ~ What You Won't Do for Love ~ Just Like YesterdayAvery Sharpe Trio ~ First Time We Met ~ Autumn MoonlightMcCoy Tyner ~ Talk Spirit, Walk Spirit ~ QuartetCharles Mingus ~ Remembering Rockefeller At Attica ~ Changes OneCharles Mingus ~ Better git hit in your soul ~ Pithencanthropus ErectusJohn McLaughlin ~ Extrapolation ~ ExtrapolationJohn McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation

Apr 26 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: Peter, Wolf and Jazz

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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. 

PlaylistNew England Jazz Ensemble ~ Peter & The Wolf ~ Peter & The WolfMiguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero (the Music of Ismael Rivera)Pat Metheny ~ Pathmaker ~ From This PlaceCharlie Haden & Pat Metheny ~ The Moon is a Harsh Witness ~ Beyond the Missouri Sky

Apr 19 2020

58mins

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PB Mon Night Jazz 2020 Preview

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This podcast episode starts with a preview of the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz series, featuring Orice Jenkins, Matt DeChamplain and Leala Cyr. This year's series, usually performed in front of a large audience in Hartford will be live streamed from Facebook beginning July 13. Following this preview is a Frank Zappa set, including a cover by Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, new music from Christian Sands and more from William Parker and Emmet Cohen.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumOrice Jenkins ~ Birmingham ~ Centennial ColeMatt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ singleLeala Cyr ~ First Instinct ~ First InstinctMichael Palin's Other Orchestra ~ Uncle Remus ~ Michael Palin's Other OrchestraFrank Zappa ~ Stolen Moments ~ Broadway the Hard WayFrank Zappa ~ Inca Roads - Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention ~ One Size Fits AllChristian Sands ~ Can’t Find My Way Home ~ Be WaterChristian Sands ~ Sonar ~ Be WaterWilliam Parker ~ Land Song ~ Corn Meal DanceEmmet Cohen ~ Hatzi Kaddish ~ Masters Legacy Series Volume 2: Ron Carter

Jul 05 2020

1hr 7mins

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Mobley Set

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We begin this episode with a smokin' Hank Mobley set. Guitarist Grant Green follows, featuring another tenor great Joe Henderson. Tenors continue with a couple Brecker tunes and we end featuring the late Harold Mabern. Looking back at this playlist, all the featured artists have passed away, some recently, some before their time.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumHank Mobley ~ Up Over and Out ~ Reach Out!Hank Mobley ~ Up a Step ~ No Room for SquaresHank Mobley ~ Uh Huh ~ WorkoutGrant Green ~ Jean De Fleur ~ Idle MomentsMichael Brecker ~ Sound Off ~ Time Is Of The EssenceMichael Brecker ~ Half Past Late ~ Time Is Of The EssenceHarold Mabern ~ So What ~ To Love and Be Loved

Jun 29 2020

58mins

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I Can't Breathe 2020

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Since this is Fathers Day, we have to begin with Song For My Father, this time a funky version from Victor Wooten. From there we pay tribute to the Black Live Matters movement and the struggle for racial justice and equality. Avery Sharpe interprets the history of the movement in his album 400. Blanchard, Louis and Croker do their tributes to the cry of "I Can't Breathe" with their original compositions. Glasper and Preminger provide more  tributes to the cause.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumVictor Wooten ~ Song For My Father ~ PalmysteryAvery Sharpe ~ Arrival ~ 400Avery Sharpe ~ Is There A Way Home ~ 400Terence Blanchard ~ Breathless ~ BreathlessGodwin Louis ~ I Can't Breathe ~ GlobalTheo Croker ~ We Can't Breathe ~ Escape VelocityRobert Glasper ~ Enoch's (Inaugural) Meditation ~ WBGO Studio SessionsNoah Preminger ~ Change is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on FreedomJoshua Redman ~ Father ~ 'Round AgainJazzmia Horn ~ East of the Sun ~ Social Call

Jun 21 2020

1hr 3mins

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Troubled Waters

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The first set starts with a reflection of the troubled times we are in. That tune and the next three are all covers of the great songwriting of Paul Simon by various jazz artists. After that, another reflective piece by Hartford area trombonist Steve Davis. Then Chick, who I have been playing a lot frequently and finally a rousing performance from Emmet Cohen with Ron Carter.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Aretha Franklin ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ Soul QueenHerbie Hancock ~ Scarborough Fair ~ The New StandardKurt Elling ~ An American Tune ~ 1619 Broadway ‒ The Brill Building ProjectBrad Mehldau Trio ~ Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover ~ Day Is DoneSteve Davis ~ Peace ~ CorrelationsChick Corea ~ Armando’s Rhumba (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ Antidote (feat. The Spanish Heart Band)Chick Corea ~ Return To Forever ~ Return To ForeverEmmet Cohen ~ Joshua ~ Masters Legacy Series Volume 2: Ron Carter

Jun 14 2020

1hr 6mins

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Streamers

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This podcast is dedicated to those jazz musicians who have struggled through this pandemic, but still managed to create and present their music through live streaming shows on a regular bases. The first half of this podcast features some of those cats. 

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus OneDan Pugach Nonet ~ The Inscription (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ SingleEmmet Cohen ~ Teo (Live) ~ Dirty in DetroitBrandee Younger ~ He Has a Name (Awareness) ~ SingleThe New Mosaic ~ Out of Body ~ Out of BodyMatt Dwonszyk ~ What A Wonderful World ~ Wonderful WorldJoni Mitchell ~ Blue Motel Room ~ HejiraKurt Rosenwinkel & OJM ~ Zhivago ~ Our Secret WorldJonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ 29 ~ Legacy HolderMcCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ GuitarsJohn Scofield ~ Do Like Eddie ~ Steady Groovin'

Jun 07 2020

1hr 19mins

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Chicky

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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.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumAirto ~ Parana ~ FingersChick Corea ~ Sometime Ago/La Fiesta ~ Return To ForeverChick Corea ~ Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra: I. Africa ~ The ContinentsAntonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow ~ Sea Journey ~ The Quartet Live!Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Good Hope ~ Good Hope

May 31 2020

57mins

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Jazz in the Pandemic

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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.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Emmet Cohen Trio ~ Honeysuckle Rose / Handful of Keys ~ Dirty in DetroitWayne Escoffery ~ Quarter Moon ~ The Humble WarriorJason Palmer ~ A French Imperial Eagle Finial ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for IsabellaJimmy Greene ~ Always There ~ While Looking UpJoshua Redman ~ Haze and Aspirations ~ Still DreamingJohn Coltrane ~ Wise One ~ The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio RecordingsChick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ 500 Miles High ~ Trilogy 2

May 24 2020

59mins

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S'Wonderful Podcast

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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.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumMatt 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 ~ PilgrimageSFJAZZ Collective ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions: Live in New YorkStevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of LifeJoe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade

May 17 2020

57mins

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Cold Day in May

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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 DreamingJoshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Right Back Round Again ~ RoundAgainJonathan Barber ~ Legacy Holder (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy HolderMatt Dwonszyk ~ Cuban Breeze ~ Wonderful WorldMike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Dagobah - SingleHGTS ~ Thornbush ~ ...And Then They Played...Richie Cole ~ Something's Coming ~ West Side StoryRichie Cole ~ Jennine ~ The Man With the HornRichie Cole (with Art Pepper) ~ Art's Opus #2 ~ A Piece Of Jazz HistoryGreg Abate (with Richie Cole) ~ Bebop Baby ~ Dr. Jekyll & Mr. HydePhil Bowler & Pocket Jungle ~ The Set-Up ~ Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle

May 10 2020

1hr 21mins

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Spring Mix 2020

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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.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumSonny Rollins ~ Alfie's Theme ~ Soundtrack from AlfieWayne Escoffery ~ Sanctus ~ The Humble WarriorJonathan Barber (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ Legacy Holder ~  SingleJonathan Barber ~ 29 (feat. Vision Ahead) ~ SingleEnvisage Collective ~ Step on a Crack ~ Reach OutMcCoy Tyner ~ Mr. P.C. (with John Scofield) ~ GuitarsRoxy Coss ~ Don’t Cross the Coss ~ QuintetDavid Liebman ~ Jean Pierre ~ On the Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis

May 03 2020

55mins

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Apr 24 broadcast

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From my recent radio broadcast. No real theme, just music for you jazz fans to enjoy. Stay safe.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumChick Corea ~ The One Step ~ FriendsReturn to Forever ~ No Mystery (feat. Chick Corea) ~ No MysteryBrandee Younger ~ Soul Awakening ~ Soul AwakeningOnaje Allan Gumbs ~ What You Won't Do for Love ~ Just Like YesterdayAvery Sharpe Trio ~ First Time We Met ~ Autumn MoonlightMcCoy Tyner ~ Talk Spirit, Walk Spirit ~ QuartetCharles Mingus ~ Remembering Rockefeller At Attica ~ Changes OneCharles Mingus ~ Better git hit in your soul ~ Pithencanthropus ErectusJohn McLaughlin ~ Extrapolation ~ ExtrapolationJohn McLaughlin ~ It's Funny ~ Extrapolation

Apr 26 2020

1hr 6mins

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Peter, Wolf and Jazz

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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. 

PlaylistNew England Jazz Ensemble ~ Peter & The Wolf ~ Peter & The WolfMiguel Zenon ~ Las Caras Lindas ~ Sonero (the Music of Ismael Rivera)Pat Metheny ~ Pathmaker ~ From This PlaceCharlie Haden & Pat Metheny ~ The Moon is a Harsh Witness ~ Beyond the Missouri Sky

Apr 19 2020

58mins

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iTunes Ratings

221 Ratings
Average Ratings
190
19
7
3
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!