In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond
Ken Laster
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From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here!
Oct 18 2020 episode
No real theme to this episode, just some music I have been listening to this week. Although I've moved cross country, I still am playing music from our Hartford friends. Heard here are Matt Dwonszyk, Dan Liparini and Tony Davis. Also, I love this version of Herbie's Tell Me a Bedtime Story, from trumpeter Takuya Kuroda. Champian Fulton pays homage to Bird, and George Garzone plays Trane. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ AlbumMatt Dwonszyk ~ Pecan's Delight ~ Wonderful WorldTakuya Kuroda ~ Tell Me a Bedtime Story ~ Fly Moon Die SoonDan Liparini ~ Spiral ~ TessellationsDan Liparini ~ Convergence ~ TessellationsChampian Fulton ~ Yardbird Suite ~ BirdsongBill Evans ~ How Deep Is The Ocean? ~ ExplorationsTony Davis ~ Orange Feathers ~ Golden YearGeorge Garzone ~ Equinox (Night #3) ~ 3 Nights in L.A.
Oct 18
59 min
West Coast Jazzy
This is the first podcast episode of In The Groove produced entirely on the West Coast. To celebrate, I play a set of music of "West Coast Jazz". I can't shake my Hartford roots that easily, so we also represent new music from guitarist Andrew Renfroe and drummer Jonathan Barber. Artist ~ Track ~AlbumAndrew Renfroe ~ Chemirocha ~ ChemirochaMulgrew Miller ~ Joshua ~ Live At Yoshi's Volume TwoKarrin Allyson ~ West Coast Blues ~ In BlueStan Getz ~ Four ~ West Coast JazzChristopher Hollyday ~ Everything Happens ~ TelepathySonny Rollins ~ Way Out West ~ Way Out West Sonny Rollins ~ Without A Song ~ The BridgeJonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ Find My Way ~ Legacy HolderKenny Burrell ~ Isabella ~ Soulero
Oct 11
1 hr
Oct 4 Episode
Originally broadcast over the airwaves in August, this set features extended pieces by Chick, Pat, and others.
Oct 4
57 min
Sep 27 podcast
Still posting segments from my old radio show. This from an August broadcast. Soon will be set up in my San Diego home to publish new content. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumThe Dave Liebman Big Band ~ Black Nile ~ A Tribute to Wayne ShorterNicole Zuraitis ~ Gold ~ All Wandering HeartsDan Pugach Nonet ~ My Favorite Things (feat. Nicole Zuraitis) ~ SingleDave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Lucky Seven ~ Good HopeChristian Sands ~ Can’t Find My Way Home ~ Be WaterJoshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Father ~ RoundAgainJohn Patitucci Trio ~ Samba do Grande Amor ~ Irmãos De FéJonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ 29 ~ Legacy Holder
Sep 27
55 min
Brecker Bookends Hartford
This episodes begins and ends with the late great saxophonist Michael Brecker. In between is mostly jazz artists that have honed their craft in the Hartford area including Wayne Escoffery, Orice Jenkins and Tony Davis. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumMcCoy Tyner Trio ~ I Mean You ~ Infinity (feat. Michael Brecker)Wayne Escoffery ~ Kyrie ~ The Humble WarriorJoe Farrell ~ Sound Down ~ OutbackOrice Jenkins ~ I Only Have Eyes For You ~ SoarOrice Jenkins ~ The Very Thought of You ~ Centennial ColeTony Davis ~ May This Be Love ~ Golden YearTony Davis ~ Night Ride ~ Golden YearMichael Brecker ~ Renaissance Man ~ Time Is Of The Essence
Sep 20
56 min
Recorded Jul 31
This show was recorded back on July 31 during Hartford's Paul Brown concert series. Some of the cats that played in the series are featured here. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumWayne Escoffery ~ AKA Reggie ~ The Humble WarriorPat Metheny ~ Everything Explained ~ From This PlaceMatt DeChamplain Trio ~ Rough Ridin' ~ Trombeatz ~ Something New ~ A Caribbean Thing - EPMatt Dwonszyk ~ Weak Incentive ~ Wonderful WorldTony Williams ~ Warrior ~ CivilizationKenny Garrett Quintet ~ Backyard Groove ~ Do Your Dance!Nat King Cole ~ (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 ~ After Midnight: The Complete SessionChris Potter ~ Green Pastures ~ Circuits
Sep 13
59 min
Final Radio Show pt2
While this episode is an excerpt from my final radio show on WWUH, the podcast will continue on its weekly schedule. Ahmad Jamal shows his love of music, Joe Farrell and Gary Burton rocks out, and Stevie W provides the outro with love. Artists with CT based roots; Byrd, Preminger, Zuraitis represented here too. PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Ahmad Jamal Trio ~ I Love Music ~ The AwakeningJoe Farrell ~ Great Gorge ~ Moon GermsAntonio S, Antonio Sanchez, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny & Steve Swallow ~ Question and Answer (Live) ~ Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez: Quartet Live!Warren Byrd ~ What Is This Thing Called Love ~ Truth Raised TwiceNoah Preminger ~ Before The Rain ~ Before The RainNicole Zuraitis ~ What a Wonderful World ~ All Wandering HeartsStevie Wonder ~ As ~ Songs in the Key of Life
Sep 6
59 min
Bird and Wayne
Part one of my last radio show on WWUH features music by Charlie Bird Parker and Wayne Shorter, both of which are celebrating birth anniversaries.  PlaylistArtist ~ Name ~ AlbumCharlie Parker ~ Groovin' High ~ Groovin' HighJackie McLean ~ Confirmation ~ 4, 5, And 6Keith Jarrett ~ Scrapple From The Apple ~ Up For ItJaco Pastorius ~ Donna Lee ~ Jaco PastoriusGiacomo Gates ~ How High The Moon / Ornithology ~ CenterpieceKenny Barron & Dave Holland ~ Segment ~ The Art of ConversationCharlie Parker ~ Yardbird Suite ~ Salt PeanutsWayne Shorter ~ Footprints (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2000 - Remaster) ~ Adam's Apple (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)Wayne Shorter ~ Lost and Orbits Medley (Live) ~ Emanon
Aug 30
58 min
Mo' Hartford
This episode begins with a Hartford theme, with Jonathan Barber's Vision Ahead and a couple of Stevie D. tracks including 880 Club. Also of note is new music from Nicole Zuraitis' new album and Joshua Redman, Jason Palmer and others.   PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ AlbumJonathan Barber & Vision Ahead ~ Son of Hartford ~ Legacy HolderSteve Davis ~ Club 880 ~ ImagesSteve Davis ~ A Child Is Born ~ CorrelationsKevin Mahogany ~ Nature Boy ~ Another Time Another PlaceNicole Zuraitis ~ Overdrive Mind ~ All Wandering HeartsJoshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade ~ Moe Honk ~ RoundAgainDave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Ziandi ~ Good HopeJason Palmer ~ A Lady and Gentleman in Black (Rembrandt) ~ The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella
Aug 23
59 min
San Diego Way
Within this podcast there is a set dedicated to the city I will be relocating to, San Diego. Bookending that set is a Herbie classic, McCoy, Miguel, Kenny B and Dave H. Enjoy. PlaylistHerbie Hancock ~ Oliloqui Valley ~ The Complete Blue Note Sessions Disk 3Arthur Blythe ~ Down San Diego Way ~ Lenox Avenue BreakdownIrving Flores & Danzon Jazz Trio ~ Bolero in San Diego ~ American InfluenceChristopher Hollyday ~ You Make Me Feel So Young ~ DialogueMcCoy Tyner ~ A Night In Tunisia ~ Today and TomorrowMiguel Zenón ~ La Gata Montesa ~ Sonero: The Music of Ismael RiveraKenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio ~ I Remember When ~ Without DeceptionDave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter ~ Mazad ~ Good Hope
Aug 16
58 min
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