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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!

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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

184 Ratings
Average Ratings
158
17
6
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
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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

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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: Classic Mingus Brubeck and more

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We begin with classic Mingus and Brubeck before venturing into more modern music with a local Hartford connection. 

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Charlie Mingus ~ Dizzy Moods ~ Tijuana MoodsCharlie Mingus ~ Ysabel's Table Dance ~ Tijuana MoodsDave Brubeck Quartet ~ Kathy's Waltz ~ Time OutDaryl Yokley's Sound Reformation ~ Echoes of Ancient Sahara ~ Pictures at an African ExhibitionAnthony Wonsey ~ Overjoyed ~ The ThangRudy Royston ~ Bownz ~ 303Rudy Royston ~ Prayer (for the Earth) ~ 303Steve Davis ~ Bird Lives ~ UpdateNat Reeves ~ Big Birtha ~ Blue RidgeJimmy Greene ~ Love In Action ~ Mission StatementJohn Coltrane ~ Impressions (take 3) ~ Both Directions at Once

Aug 04 2019
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #2: Festival

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First, we play a relevant tune of immigration and cultural assimilation from West Side Story. Then celebrate jazz festivals in Hartford and Newport with Elio Vilafranca, Joel Ross, Herbie Hancock and more. We conclude this episode with random tracks from Weather Report, Lucky Peterson and Dream Shanti.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Dave Grusin ~ America ~ West Side StoryElio Vilafranca ~ Assumption ~ IncantationElio Vilafranca ~ In The Dark ~ the source in betweenJoel Ross ~ Kingmaker ~ KingmakerSuite Haus ~ Universal Beings ~ Makaya McCravenDiana Reeves ~ One for My Baby ~ Good Night and Good LuckHerbie Hancock ~ Maiden Voyage ~ Maiden VoyageHerbie Hancock ~ Dolphin Dance ~ Maiden VoyageWeather Report ~ Paladium ~ Heavy WeatherWalt Weiskopf ~ Scarlett Woman ~ The Way You Say ItLucky Peterson ~ Misty ~ Tribute to Jimmy SmithDream Shanti ~ Danhya Deep ~ Music In Our Dreams

Aug 11 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #3: Heat Wave

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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.

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Dave Stryker ~ Time of the Season ~ Eight Track IIRoberta Flack ~ Compared to What ~ First TakeDr. Lonnie Smith ~ Too Damn Hot ~ Too Damn HotOscar Peterson ~ How High The Moon ~ Perfect PetersonTony Williams ~ Geo Rose ~ CivilizationChick Corea ~ Duende (feat. The Spanish Heart Band) ~ AntidoteBilly Cobham ~ Spanish Moss - A Sound Portrait ~ CrosswindsArt Pepper ~ You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To ~ Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm SectionBilly Childs ~ Map to the Treasure ~ Map to the Treasure: reimagining Laura NyroBilly Childs ~ The Starry Night ~ RebirthE.J. Strickland ~ Transcendence ~ The Undying SpiritMario Pavone Sextet ~ Two thirds Radial ~ Vertical

Jul 21 2019
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #4: Let's Get Funky

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A very funky episode of In The Groove. 

PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Herbie Hancock ~ Actual Proof ~ ThrustHerbie Hancock ~ Hang Up Your Hangups ~ Man-ChildTower of Power ~ I Like Your Style ~ Tower of Power LiveTower of Power ~ What Is Hip ~ Tower of Power LiveBrecker Brothers ~ Some Skunk Funk ~ Brecker BrothersBilly Cobham ~ Stratus ~ SpectrumRale Micic ~ Hotel Insomnia ~ Night MusicPat Metheny ~ James ~ OfframpJovan Alexandre ~ Red Blues ~ Collective ConsciousnessDezron Douglas ~ Great Provider ~ Black Lion

Jul 15 2019
1 hour 19 mins
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