In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond

By Ken Laster

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Description

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

Episode Date
Silver Theme
01:16:30

The first half of this podcast is filled with Horace Silver compositions. He wrote such wonderful tunes. That is followed by Hartford’s favorite son, Dezron Douglas (bass), then new music by some jazz artists you may not know, but you should.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Louis Hayes ~ Song For My Father ~ Serenade for Horace
Art Blakey ~ Nica’s Dream ~ The Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey ~ Ecaroh ~ The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver Quartet ~ Nutville ~ The Cape Verdean Blues
Dezron Douglas ~ Minority ~ Live at Smalls
Theo Hill ~ For Those Who Do ~ Interstellar Adventures
Jonathan Barber ~ Doubt ~ Vision Ahead
Lauren Sevian ~ Triple Water ~ Bliss
Lauren Sevian ~ Bliss ~ Bliss

Jun 18, 2018
Ellington and Summer
01:30:05

A podcast that gets me psyched for summer. The highlights are in Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite, and a summer set from Louis Hayes, Joshua Redman and Shirley Horn. The podast ends with a couple of tracks from Jason Palmer who will kick off Hartford’s summer concert series beginning July 9.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Art Pepper & The Hollywood All-Stars ~ Art Pepper ~ Art Standards
Duke Ellington ~ Isfahan ~ Far East Suite
Duke Ellington ~ Mount Harissa ~ Far East Suite
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Youthful Bliss ~ Bringin’ It
Joe Henderson ~ Black Narcissus ~ Power to the People
Joey Alexander ~ Peace ~ Eclipse
Brad Mehldau Trio ~ Beatrice ~ Seymore Reads the Constitution!
Stan Getz ~ Beatrice ~ Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Louis Hayes ~ Summer in Central Park ~ Serenade for Horace
Joshua Redman ~ Summertime ~ Timeless Tales (for Changing T [...]

Jun 10, 2018
Miles and more 2018
01:26:39

The podcast begins with a couple of Miles’ tunes to celebrate his birth date. Sets from Preminger, Rosnes and Joey Alexander are featured in this show as well. Also tracks from Cannonball and Lovano round out the podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Miles Davis ~ Joshua ~ Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis ~ Paraphanalia ~ Miles in the Sky
Cannonball Adderley ~ Gemini ~ In New York
Noah Preminger ~ The Genuine One ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia ~ Etude Op25 No7 in C# minor ~ Dead Composers Society - Chopin Project
Joe Lovano ~ Sounds of Joy ~ Quartets Live at the Village Vanguard
Renee Rosnes ~ Galopgaos ~ Written in the Rocks
Renee Rosnes ~ Lucy from Afar ~ Written in the Rocks
Joey Alexander ~ Bali ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Eclipse

Jun 03, 2018
Uplifting
01:15:35

A podcast of tunes that are, in my opinion uplifting. Clifford Brown’s Joy Spring and Metheny’s First Circle are my picks to uplift. Also, music from Noah Baerman and Jen Allen helped inspire this playlist. New music from Noah Preminger, Kurt Elling and Renee Rosnes are featured here as well. Dylan covers from Elling and Ballantine are here too.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet ~ Joy Spring ~ Clifford Brown’s Finest hour
Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle
Noah Baerman ~ Tastes Like Chedda ~ Bliss
Jen Allen ~ the very thought of you ~ Pieces of Myself
Kenny Kirkland ~ Steepian Faith ~ Kenny Kirkland
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuosity
Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia ~ Prelude OP28 No 8 in F# minor ~ Dead Composer Society - The Chopin Project
Kurt Elling ~ A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall ~ The Questions< [...]

May 27, 2018
Vocal Sax Piano
01:27:35

This show features sets of vocals, saxophone and piano. Rene Marie and Van Morrison start things off. Next up, tenor sax players Henderson, Rollins, Potter and Getz. The show concludes with pianists Theo Hill, Benito Gonzalez and Kenny Barron. That makes for a pretty nice jazz podcast. Enjoy.

PLAYLIST
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Rene Marie ~ If You Were Mine ~ Sound of Red
Van Morrison & Joey Defrancesco ~ Magic Time ~ You’re Driving Me Crazy
Joe Henderson ~ Power To The People ~ Power To The People
Sonny Rollins ~ I’m an Old Cowhand ~ Way Out West
Sonny Rollins ~ Solitude ~ Way Out West
Chris Potter ~ Sonic Anomaly ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream
Stan Getz ~ Con Alma ~ Sweet Rain
Stan Getz ~ Windows ~ Sweet Rain
Theo Hill ~ Interstellar Adventures ~ Interstellar Adventures
Benito Gonzalez ~ Naima ~ Passion Reverence Transcendence
Benito Gonzalez ~ Tyner Trane Expres [...]

May 20, 2018
Broadcast 11 May 2018
01:26:04

Classic tracks from Cannonball, Morgan and Ellington before diving into some new music. You will hear new releases from young Joey Alexander, Chris Potter, Eddie Henderson, Van Morrison and Jonathan Barber. 

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Cannonball Adderley ~ Arriving Soon ~ Plus
Lee Morgan ~ Ceora ~ Cornbread
Duke Ellington ~ Ad Lib on Nippon ~ Far East Suite
Joey Alexander ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ Space ~ Eclipse
Chris Potter ~ Ilimba ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Eddie Henderson ~ Fran Dance ~ Be Cool
Eddie Henderson ~ Naima ~ Be Cool
Van Morrison and Joey Defrancesco ~ Close Enough for Jazz ~ You’re Driving Me Crazy
Jonathan Barber ~ Vision Ahead ~ Mr. JB

May 13, 2018
Broadcast 04 May 2018
01:21:07

Begin with a couple of tracks from Wynton. Then by request, Mulligan. After that, new music from young Joey, Kenny, a duet from Francois and Kavita. Close out the podcast with another new album from Dr. Henderson.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Wynton Marsalis ~ Feeling of Jazz ~ The Magic Hour
Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour ~ The Magic Hour
Gerry Mulligan ~ Blueport ~ What is There To Say
Joey Alexander ~ Moments Notice ~ Eclipse
Joey Alexander ~ Fourteen ~ Eclipse
Kenny Barron Quintet ~ A Short Journey ~ Concentric Circles
Kenny Barron Quintet ~ L’s Bop ~ Concentric Circles
Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo ~ You Go To My Head ~ Interplay
Eddie Henderson ~ The Moontrane ~ Be Cool
Eddie Henderson ~ Loft Funk ~ Be Cool

May 06, 2018
Joe, Brad and others
01:30:59

Four tracks each featuring Joe Henderson and Brad Mehldau. Along the way we also hear new music from the Curtis Brothers and Noah Preminger.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album

Joe Henderson ~ Mode For Joe ~ Mode for Joe
Joe Henderson ~ Night and Day ~ Inner Urge
Joe Henderson ~ Relaxin’ At Camarillo ~ Relaxin’ At Camarillo
Miroslav Vitous ~ I Will Tell Him On You ~ Infinite Search
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ What’s Going On ~ Syzygy
Curtis Brothers Quartet ~ Syzygy ~ Syzygy
Brad Mehldau ~ Think of One ~ 10 Years Solo Live
Metheny Mehldau ~ Say the Brothers Name ~ Metheny Meldau
Brad Mehldau ~ Martha My Dear ~ Live in Marciac
Brad Mehldau ~ Blackbird ~ Art of the Trio
Noah Preminger ~ Ts and Her Spirit ~ Genuinity

Apr 29, 2018
Broadcast 20 Apr 2018
01:24:24

Bookended by two very different versions of Corea’s Spain, are large ensembles, classic jazz, something new and even some bluegrass.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album 
Atla & Matt DeChamplain ~ Spain ~ Pause
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Discourse This ~ Plus One
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Full House ~ Bringin’ It
Christian McBride Big Band ~ Optimism ~ Bringin’ It
Hank Mobley ~ No Room For Squares ~ No Room For Squares
Miles Davis ~ Delores ~ Miles Smiles
Harold Maburn ~ The Gigolo ~ To Love and Be Loved
Renee Rosnes ~ The Winter of My Discontent ~ Beloved of the Sky
Renee Rosnes ~ The Flame and the Lotus ~ Beloved of the Sky
Chris Potter ~ Yasodhara ~ The Dreamer is the Dream
Rogerio Boccato ~ Tango ~ No Old Rain
Jerry Douglas ~ American Tune/Spain ~ Advance Music

Apr 22, 2018
Around Town
01:33:45

Most of this playlist features jazz artists that have been playing around the Hartford area, or will be in the coming weeks. Joey D hammers the Hammond while taking us to the ballgame. Dan Pugach’s Nonet gives Brooklyn Blues a Nawlin’s style, Casey takes us to worlds from Starwars. Curtis Bros and Ed Fast go latin style… and much more.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Take Me Out the the Ballgame ~ Joey D!
Joey DeFrancesco ~ Dig ~ JoeyD!
Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Brooklyn Blues ~ Plus One
George Colligan ~ Today, Again ~ More Powerful
Joe Lovano ~ Sounds of Joy ~ Quartets
Ed Fast & Conga Bop ~ Insight ~ Do or Die
Mike Casey ~ Dagobah ~ Sound of Surprise
Curtis Brothers ~ Bebop ~ Syzergy
Sameer Gupta ~ Innocence in Harlem ~ A Circle Has No Beginning
Weather Report ~ Mysterious Traveler ~ Mysterious Traveler
Renee Rosnes ~ Black Holes ~ Beloved [...]

Apr 15, 2018
Tenor Titans and more
01:18:23

No central theme to this show, but as I peruse the selections I see some great tenor sax players; young and old. Rollins, Coleman, Preminger and Potter all represented here. Throw in some other great music from pianist Noah Baerman with his tribute to MLK, Jason Palmer’s trumpet work with Mark Turner, and Metheny’s Quartet and we have a helluva podcast.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Sonny Rollins ~ Way Out West ~ Way Out West
George Coleman ~ Up Jumped Spring ~ At Yoshi’s
Noah Baerman ~ Memphis 1968 ~ Soul Force
Noah Preminger ~ A Change Is Gonna Come ~ Meditations on Freedom
Noah Preminger ~ Ts and Her Spirit ~ Genuinity
Jason Palmer ~ Takes Courage to Be Happy ~ Here Today
Pat Metheny Group ~ When We Were Free ~ Quartet
Chris Potter ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream
Chris Potter ~ Memory and Desire ~ The Dreamer Is The Dream

Apr 08, 2018
Genuine Preminger
01:25:07

A conversation with Noah Preminger on the release of three new recordings and projects. We feature his latest quartet’s release of original material, Genuinity. Also a duet project with pianist Frank Carlburg, and a pre-release listen to the Chopin Project with Rob Garcia. We also put Noah through a blindfold test (way to easy). Following that is a Shorter set, and we end the podcast with something new from singer Kurt Elling.

Playlist
Artist ~ Track ~ Album
Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia ~Prelude Op28 N24 in D minor ~ Chopin Project (excerpt)
Noah Preminger ~ Halfway to Hartford ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger ~ The Genuine One ~ Genuinity
Noah Preminger and Frank Carlburg ~ Reflections ~ Whispers and Cries
Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia ~ Nocturne Op27 N1 in C# minor ~ Chopin Project
Wayne Shorter ~ Lost ~ The Soothsayer
Wayne Shorter ~ Wild Flower ~ Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter ~ [...]

Apr 01, 2018