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This post-bebop movement, often referred to as Hard Pop, began in the late 50's early 60's with the likes of Horace Silver, Kenny Durham and Hank Mobley. It continues today with modern players such as Kenny Garrett, Steve Davis and many more. Also in this set are SoCal favorites, Gerald Clayton and Irving Flores. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Kenn…
 
It's never to late to celebrate giving thanks, and we do so in today's episode. After beginning with Miles, we turn to the San Diego jazz scene with Joshua White and Chris Hollyday. Our post-holiday special concludes by celebrating thankfulness and food with two Hartford jazz greats Jimmy Greene and Atla Dechamplain, finishing with Monk. Playlist A…
 
Most of these tunes were inspired by music heard around town here in San Diego, covered by local musicians. Some great standards and other tunes in this week's podcast. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Hank Mobley ~ This I Dig Of You ~ Soul Station Brandee Younger ~ Reclamation ~ Somewhere Different Michael Brecker ~ The Nearness of You ~ Nearness of…
 
We start the show with three tracks from the 60's by Land, CT and Silver. That's followed by Hartford's Byrd and San Diego's Hollyday. Joel Frahm has a new trio album and we wrap it up with Martino's interpretation of Trane's Africa. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Harold Land Sextet ~ Compulsion ~ West Coast Blues! Clark Terry ~ Jazz Conversations …
 
Celebrating 7 million downloads over the 11+years that this podcast has been published weekly. Dave Holland and Miles Davis start the show with a pair of luck sevens. Next we pay tribute to guitar great Pat Martino who passed away this week. Young players, Mike Casey and Andrew Renfroe with a modern electric sound close out this show. Playlist Arti…
 
Another episode featuring the West Coast jazz scene. Classics from Harold Land, Wes and Nat "King" Cole start the set. Then we time travel to today's scene featuring Chris Hollyday, Andrew Renfroe. We finish with a Boston icon who recently moved out west, Jason Palmer. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Harold Land Sextet ~ Terrain ~ West Coast Blues! …
 
Just some music I've been listening to this week. No particular theme. New music from Helen Sung, J. McLaughlin, Brandee, and Chick. Enjoy! Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Helen Sung ~ Long Yellow Road ~ Quartet + (with Harlem Quartet) Bob Reynolds ~ Ecaroh ~ A Message for Mobley John McLaughlin ~ As the Spirit Sings ~ Liberation Time Brandee Younge…
 
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 ~ Album Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra ~ Fever (feat. Barbara Mor…
 
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. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Turn…
 
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. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Dr. Lonnie Smith ~ Freedom Jazz Dance ~ Jungle Soul Lonnie Smith Trio ~ Voo…
 
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. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album John Coltrane Quartet ~ Lonnie's Lament ~ Crescent Hank Mobley ~ No Room for Squares ~ No Room for Squares Bob…
 
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 ~ Album Sam Hirsh ~ Lil' Mama Samba ~ Quite Frankly Irving Flor…
 
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