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In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

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

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Voices from the coast

A vocal set of LA & San Diego musicians to start today's program. San Diego flautist Holly Hofmann covers Metheny's Farmer's Trust before we here something new from NEA Jazz Master Metheny himself. Also on this show are Chick/Burton duets, Garrett and Adderly. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ AlbumClayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra ~ Fever (feat. Barbara Morrison) ~ L.A. Treasures ProjectDenise Donatelli ~ Walk on By ~ Whistling in the Dark - The Music of Burt BacharachPeter Sprague & Leonard Patton ~ That Girl ~ Dream Walkin'Holly Hofmann ~ Farmer's Trust ~ Low LifePat Metheny ~ Lodger ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)Chick Corea & Gary Burton ~ Native Sense ~ Native SenseKenny Garrett ~ Soldiers of the Fields / Soldats des Champs ~ Sounds from the AncestorsCannonball Adderly Sextet ~ The Jive Samba ~ Jazz Workshop Revisited


17 Oct 2021

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ITG Oct 10 2021

We begin with the late Dr. Lonnie Smith, playing in a more progressive modern style. We follow that with a soulful Donny Hathaway. Then west coast soul from the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, and classic Blakey. The rest of the podcast has new releases from Chick, Renee, Metheny and finally Miles. PlaylistArtist ~ Name ~ AlbumDr. Lonnie Smith ~ Turning Point ~ Turning PointDonny Hathaway ~ Someday We'll All Be Free ~ This Is SoulClayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra ~ Got to Get Back to L.A. ~ L.A. Treasures ProjectArt Blakey And The Jazz Messengers ~ Skylark ~ CaravanChick Corea Akoustic Band ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ LIVERenee Rosnes ~ Passing Jupiter ~ Kinds of LovePat Metheny ~ Timeline ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)Miles Davis ~ In a Silent Way ~ The Lost Concert

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10 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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Farewell Doctor

Let's first say our farewell to B3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith. We segway to a couple Hendrix covers. We have new music from Metheny and Sung. You'll find San Diego pianist Kornhauser and West Coast classic jazz from Shorty Rogers and Harold Land. PlaylistArtist ~ Name ~ AlbumDr. Lonnie Smith ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Jungle SoulLonnie Smith Trio ~ Voodoo Chile ~ Purple Haze - Tribute to Jimi HendrixRob Garcia 4 ~ Little Wing ~ The Passion of ColorPat Metheny ~ Bright Size Life ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)Ed Kornhauser ~ The Shuffler ~ The Short YearsHelen Sung ~ Kaleidoscope ~ Quartet + (with Harlem Quartet)Shorty Rogers and His Giants ~ Not Really the Blues ~ Atlantic Jazz: West CoastHarold Land Quintet & Red Mitchell ~ Triplin' Awhile ~ Atlantic Jazz: West Coast


3 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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JCBD 2021

It's John Coltrane's birth anniversary, so we must start there. That is followed by some other favorite sax players; Mobley, Reynolds, Getz. Finally, check out these new releases from Garrett, Sung and Chick. PlaylistArtist ~ Name ~ AlbumJohn Coltrane Quartet ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ CrescentHank Mobley ~ No Room for Squares ~ No Room for SquaresBob Reynolds ~ Up a Step ~ A Message for MobleyBill Evans Trio ~ The Peacocks ~ But Beautiful (feat. Stan Getz)Kenny Garrett ~ Sounds from the Ancestors ~ Sounds from the AncestorsHelen Sung ~ Time Loops ~ Quartet + (with Harlem Quartet)Chick Corea Akoustic Band ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ LIVE


26 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Down in SoCal

First set has cats that frequent the San Diego scene. Then, switch coasts to find Earl MacDonald and a pre-release sampling of his latest effort Consecrated. New music is next from guitarists Metheny and Renfroe. Complete the show with Cannonball on his birthday. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ AlbumSam Hirsh ~ Lil' Mama Samba ~ Quite FranklyIrving Flores & Danzon Jazz Trio ~ Bolero in San Diego ~ American InfluenceRob Thorsen ~ Dance of the Freaky Circles ~ Lasting ImpressionEarl MacDonald ~ O God of Love, Grant Us Your Peace ~ ConsecratedEarl MacDonald ~ By Our Love ~ ConsecratedPat Metheny ~ Lodger ~ Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV)Andrew Renfroe ~ Ghosts (Borrowed Time) ~ Run in the StormCannonball Adderley & Nancy Wilson ~ Never Will I Marry ~ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Dat Dere ~ Them Dirty Blues


19 Sep 2021

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Newk‘s Day

Celebrating the 91st trip around the sun for Sonny Rollins to begin this show. New albums from Rene Rosnes and Kenny Garrett are featured. Also, San Diego pianist and composer Ed Kornhouser. PlaylistArtist ~ Name ~ AlbumSonny Rollins ~ Without A Song ~ The BridgeSonny Rollins ~ Tune Up ~ Newk's TimePat Metheny ~ Watercolors ~ WatercolorsEd Kornhauser ~ Praxis ~ The Short YearsRenee Rosnes ~ Passing Jupiter ~ Kinds of LoveSean Jones ~ The Serpent ~ Eternal JourneyKenny Garrett ~ It’s Time to Come Home ~ Sounds from the Ancestors


13 Sep 2021

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Labor of New Music

On this labor day show, we highlight the work of many jazz artists releasing new music. Garrett, Rosnes, Metheny, Renfroe, Younger among them. Also two fine west coast pianists Kornhauser and Clayton to finish out the show. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumOscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ Tells It Like It Is & In A New MoodKenny Garrett ~ Hargrove ~ Sounds from the AncestorsAndrew Renfroe ~ Borrowed Time ~ Run in the StormRenee Rosnes ~ Life Does Not Wait (A Vida Não Espera) ~ Kinds of LoveBrandee Younger ~ Beautiful Is Black ~ Somewhere DifferentPat Metheny ~ It Starts When We Disappear ~ It Starts When We Disappear - EPEd Kornhauser ~ Dayspring ~ The Short YearsGerald Clayton ~ A Light ~ Tributary Tales


5 Sep 2021

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Birth Day & Birthdays

This episode celebrates the birth of our granddaughter and a couple birthdays of jazz icons Charlie Parker and Wayne Shorter. Also, a set of music for the end of summer, new music from Andrew Renfroe and more. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ AlbumPat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First CircleWayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night DreamerCharlie Parker ~ Yardbird Suite ~ The Complete Savoy & Dial Master TakesCharlie Parker ~ Ornithology ~ The Complete Savoy & Dial Master TakesSteve Davis Sextet ~ Dig Deep ~ Dig DeepHerbie Hancock ~ Summertime ~ Gershwin's WorldDr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn HotAndrew Renfroe ~ Dula ~ Run in the StormChick Corea & Gary Burton ~ La Fiesta ~ Duet


29 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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More Funk and Fusion

Another episode based on Jazz/Funk. Fusion pioneers from the 60's, Hancock and Weather Report are represented as well as new music from Andrew Renfroe and McLaughlin. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ AlbumHerbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Head HuntersJoe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny ArcadeJohn Scofield ~ Chank ~ A Go GoWeather Report ~ 125th Street Congress ~ SweetnighterAndrew Renfroe ~ Gotham ~ SingleJohn McLaughlin ~ Right Here, Right Now, Right On ~ Liberation Time


22 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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Got That Funky Feeling

Classic funk bookends this playlist with James Brown and TOP. In between we have funk and soul jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Morgan, Joshua Redman, Cannonball and more. Dig the funky side of jazz in this episode of In The Groove. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ AlbumJames Brown ~ I Got the Feelin' ~ Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Trouble Man ~ Jungle SoulLee Morgan ~ Cornbread ~ CornbreadJoshua Redman Elastic Band ~ Put It In Your Pocket ~ MomentumJimmy Smith & Kenny Burrell ~ Fever ~ Cool Talkin' VerveLonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes ~ Expansions ~ ExpansionsCannonball Adderley Quintet ~ Work Song ~ Them Dirty BluesHerbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ ThrustTower Of Power ~ What Is Hip? ~ Tower of Power


15 Aug 2021

Rank #10