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From the Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing hard bop jazz and fusion. A weekly Jazz radio show that airs on WWUH FM, Storrs CT. No smooth jazz here!

In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond Ken Laster

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From the Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing hard bop jazz and fusion. A weekly Jazz radio show that airs on WWUH FM, Storrs CT. No smooth jazz here!

    Chatting with Leala

    Chatting with Leala

    This week's show begins with an interview with vocalist and trumpeter Leala Cyr. The episode concludes with vibes by Burton, including collaborations with Chick and others. In between are some great tracks by Roberta Flack, Bessie Smith, Mehldau, Ponty and others.
    PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Leala Cyr ~ The Secret ~ First InstinctLeala Cyr ~ Canyon View ~ First InstinctRoberta Flack ~ Compared To What ~ First TakeJeff Fuller & Friends ~ Cry Me a River ~ HappenstanceJen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket StatementJean-Luc Ponty ~ King Kong ~ King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the music of Frank ZappaBrad Mehldau ~ St. Mark is Howling in the City of Light ~ Finding GabrielBessie Smith ~ Backwater Blues ~ Best of Bessie SmithChick Corea and Gary Burton ~ Eleanor Rigby ~ Hot HouseGary Burton ~ Question and Answer ~ Like MindsGary Burton ~ Gorgeous ~ Generations

    • 1 hr 25 min
    LOVE 2020

    LOVE 2020

    A Valentine's day playlist curated with LOVE. Later in the podcast is a tribute to the late Lyle Mays.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    New From the Hart

    New From the Hart

    This episode starts with a look back from the Fort Apache Band before getting into new music from Hollyday, then Hartford favs Casey, Allen, Cyr and Jenkins. A track from Ms. Salvant on the eve of her Hartford performance, back to the roaring 20's from Freddy Keppard and something brand new from Metheny make this one eclectic podcast episode.
    PlaylistArtist ~ Track ~ Album Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ One to One ~ Rumba BuhainaJerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ~ Ask Me Now ~ Rumba BuhainaChristopher Hollyday and Telepathy ~ Paid Time Off ~ DialogueMike Casey ~ Venus ~ singleJen Allen ~ Blanket Statement ~ Blanket StatementLeala Cyr ~ First Instinct ~ First InstinctOrice Jenkins ~ Centenial Cole ~ The Very Thought of YouCecile McLorin Salvant ~ Devil May Care ~ Dreams and DaggersFreddy Keppard ~ So This Is Venice ~ The Complet Set 1923-1926Pat Metheny ~ You Are ~ From this Place

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Grammy 2020

    Grammy 2020

    This episode begins with three winners of Grammy Awards for 2020. Starting with Jacob Collier's unique rendition of Moon River, followed by a new version of Chick Corea's Spanish Heart Band, and finally Brad Mehldau's explorations with a new modern sound. After the Grammy set, hear vintage Santana and brand new Metheny. 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    MLK Tribute 2020

    MLK Tribute 2020

    A podcast episode paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. post his observed birthday. Glasper, Hancock, Baerman and McBride are represented honoring this inspirational leader. Towards the end of this episode we hear from Miles, Fats Waller and Wolff & Clark. The podcast ends with our goodbye to jazz icon Jimmy Heath.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hard-bop set

    Hard-bop set

    Smokin' set from your favorite hard-bop cats; Blakey, Cannonball, Henderson and more. We end the set by going out west to with a new release from Christopher Hollyday and some of the best players from the San Diego scene.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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