From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion.
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NEA Jazz Masters 2022
This weeks edition of In The Groove features the latest class of NEA Jazz Masters for 2022. Congrats to Billy Hart, Donald Harrison, Stanley Clarke and Cassandra Wilson for being recognized for their contributions to the jazz legacy. It is also Charles McPherson's 82 birthday so we will start this legendary alto saxophonist.
Just a collection of music I've been listening to this week. A few vocal tracks within from Souza, Parlato, Karrin, and Billie. Other notable tunes from Brecker and Scofield and more.
This I Dig
The classic from Hank Mobley, "This I Dig of You" starts out the show, and sets the tone for this week's episode. We hear from icons of jazz in Mobley, Tyner and Brecker as well as current artists moving jazz forward as with Abate, Castelli and Iyer.
Two of the most requested themes for this podcast are Jazz Fusion and Indian/Jazz Fusion. From new releases to classic fusion, we've got this covered. Enjoy and rock out!
A West Coast Vibe
The first half of the show has a West Coast vibe. On the back end we will get some new releases from Dave Holland, guitarist Andrew Renfro and bassist Dwonszyk's Wonderful World.
Fathers Sons Daughters
Recorded on Fathers Day, this episode features jazz fathers, sons and daughters. We begin with John and Ravi Coltrane. Also featured is the Redman, McLean, Whitfield, Valde, Fulton, Davis families. Hope you enjoy your day with your father, or remembering your father.