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Week of 01/17/10
January 19, 2010, 5:23 am
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Herbie Hancock-I Have a Dream-The Prisoner

John Coltrane -Alabama-Live at Birdland

David Fathead Newman-A Change Is Gonna Come-Bigger and Better

Billy Preston-All Things Must Pass-Encouraging Words

Elvin Jones-Agape Love-Polycurrents

War-Deliver The Word-Deliver The Word

Wynton Marsalis-Black Codes From The Underground- Black Codes From The Underground

Richie Havens-From The Prison-Something Else Again

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers-Lift Every Voice and Sing-Berlin Jazz Fest’80

Rahsaan Roland Kirk-I Say a Little Prayer-Volunteered Slavery

Nikki Giovanni-Alabama Poem-Truth Is On Its Way

Oscar Peterson-Hymn to Freedom-Night Train

Donny Hathaway-To Be Young Gifted and Black-Everything Is Everything

The Jazz Crusaders-Freedom Sounds-Freedom Sounds

Nina Simone-There’s a New World Coming-Here Comes the Sun

Blue Mitchell-March on Selma-Down With It

Max Roach f/Andy Bey-Members Don’t Get Weary-Members Don’t Get Weary

Billy Bang-Reflections-Viet Nam Reflections

Jr.Walker-Way Back Home-Rainbow Funk

Charles Earland-Message From a Black Man-Living Black

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes f/Teddy Pendergrass-Wake Up Everybody-Wake Up Everybody



Favorite 2009 Jazz CDs
January 7, 2010, 4:06 pm
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 Here are my 46 favorite jazz cd’s from ’09  

1)AZAR LAWRENCE Prayer For My Ancestors

2)BABATUNDE LEA Umbo Weti: A Tribute To Leon Thomas

3)BILLY HARPER Blueprints of Jazz Vol.2

4)BLUE NOTE 7Mosiac

5)BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Metamorphosen

6)BROTHER THELONIOUS QUINTET-Brother Thelonious

7)CHARLES TOLLIVER Emperor March Live at The Blue Note

8)CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & INSIDE STRAIGHT Kind Of Brown

9)COREY WILKES & ABSTRAKT PULSE Cries From Tha Ghetto

10)CORY WEEDS Everything’s Coming Up Weeds

11)CYRUS CHESTNUT Spirit

12)DONNY MCCASLIN Declarations

13)E.J. STRICKLAND In This Day

14)ERIC ALEXANDER Revival Of The Fittest

15)FIVE CORNERS QUINTET-Hot Corner

16)FRED HERSCH POCKET ORCHESTRA  Live at The Jazz Standard

17)GERALD CLAYTON Two-Shade

18)GERALD WILSON ORCHESTRA Detroit

19) HEATH BROS Endurance

20)JACKIE RYAN Doozy

21)JAMES MOODY  4A

22)JEFF “TAIN” WATTS  Watts

23)JOEL FRAHM & BRUCE KATZ Project A

24)JOSHUA REDMAN-Compassion

25)KAT EDMONSON Take To The Sky

26)LARS ECKMAN Introducing Lars Eckman

27)LAUREN SEVIAN Blueprint

28)LEONARD COHEN-Live In London

29)LISA HILTON Twilight & Blues

30)LONNIE PLAXICO-Ancestral Devotion

31)MANUEL VALERA Currents

32)MARCUS STRICKLAND Idiosyncrasies

33)MARK ISHAM & KATE CEBERANO Bittersweet

34)MAX SCHULTZ-ERIK SODERLIND Dedications

35)MONTEREY QUARTET f/Dave HollandLive At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

36)NEIL COWLEY TRIO Loud, Louder, Stop

37)OMAR SOSA-Across The Divide

38)ROBERT GLASPER Double Booked

39)ROBERTA GAMBARINI So In Love

40)ROY HARGROVE BIG BAND Emergence

41)SOPHIE MILMAN Take Love Easy

42)TERELL STAFFORD, DICK OATTS QUINTET Bridging The Gap

43)THE OTHER TRIO-The Other Trio

44)THE RESPECT SEXTET Sirius Respect-The Respect Sextet Plays The Music of Sun Ra and Stockhausen

45)TONY KOFI QUARTET The Silent Truth

46) VIJAY IYER Historicity

 



Spectrum playlist 01/03/10 Best of ‘09 Part 3
January 4, 2010, 12:35 pm
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Leonard Cohen-The Gypsy’s WifeLive In London

Liane Carroll-Willow Weep For Me-Slowdown

Lisa Hilton-TwilightTwilight & Blues

Lonnie Plaxico-Ancestral DevotionAncestral Devotiontion

Manuel Valera-Dienda-Currents

Marcus Strickland-She’s AliveIdiosyncrasies

Mark Isham/Kate Ceberano-Do It AgainBittersweet

Max Schutlz/Erik  Soderlind-Blessed Relief-Dedications

Monterey Quartet-Step To ItLive at The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

Naomi Shelton-What Have You DoneWhat Have You Done, My Brother

Neil Cowley Trio-His NibsLoud, Louder, Stop

Omar Sosa-Promised LandAcross The Divide

Other  Trio-The Game-The Other Trio

Roberta Gambarini-CrazySo In Love

Roy Hargrove Big Band-Requiem Emergence

Seamus Blake-SpacingLive In Italy

Sophie Milman-Love For Sale/I’m On Fire-Take Love Easy

Soulive-Pj’sUp Here

Terell Stafforrd/Dick Oates-Time To Let GoBridging The Gap

Tony Kofi Quartet-GiantsThe Silent Truth

Vijay Iyer-Mystic BrewHistoricity



Spectrum Playlist 12/27/09 BEST OF ’09 PT.2
December 28, 2009, 6:02 am
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Curtis Stiegers-Cold-Lost In Dreams

Cyrus Chestnut-Lean On Me-Spirit

Donny McCaslinRock Me-Declarations

EldarDaily Living-Virtue

Eric AlexanderRevival-Revival of The Fittest

Five Corners QuintetHabib’s Habit-Hot Corner 

Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra-Lee’s Dream-Live at Jazz Standard

Gary Burton/Pat Metheny-Questions and Answers-Quartet Live

Gerald Clayton-Boogablues-Two Shade

Gerald WilsonDetroit-Cass Tech

Grant Geissman-Chuck and Chick-Cool Man Cool

Gretchen ParlatoWeak-In a Dream

The Heath BrothersChanges-Endurance

Jackie RyanI Haven’t Got Anything Better To Do-Doozy

James MoodyStablemates-4A

Jeff “Tain”Watts-The Devil’s Ringtone-Watts

Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz-It Ain’t Fair-Project A

Johnnie Bassett-Meat On Them Bones-The Gentleman Is Back

Jonas Kullhammar-Mr.TZ-The Half Naked Truth

Joshua Redman-Hutchhiker’s Guide-Compass

Kat Edmonson-Just Like Heaven-Take It To The Sky

Kurt Elling-Lush Life-Dedicated to You

Lars Ekman-When Jazz Is Killin-Introducing Lars Ekman

Lauren Sevian-Outline-Blueprint



Spectrum playlist 12/20/21 Best of ’09 Part 1
December 28, 2009, 3:37 am
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Akiko Tsuruga- Oriental Express     Oriental Express

Allen Toussaint- Closer Walk With Thee    The Bright Mississippi

Azar Lawrence – Ode to Pharoah   Prayer for My Ancestors

Babatunde Lea- Prince of Peace  Umbo Weti: A tribute to Leon Thomas

Ben Allison- Green Al   Think Free

Billy Harper- Cast the first stone  Blueprints Of Jazz Vol. 2

Blue Note 7- Inner Urge      Mosaic

Branford Marsalis Quartet- Return of The Jitney Man  Metamorphosen

Brother Thelonious Quintet – Brother Thelonius  The Brother Thelonius Quintet

Bob Dylan – My Wifes Hometown  Together Through Life

Cedar Walton- Naima  Voices Deep Within

Charles Tolliver –On the Nile  Emporer March Live at The Blue Note

Chick Corea –Hymn to Andromeda  Five Peace Band

Christian Mcbride & Inside Straight – Theme for Kareem.  Kind Of Brown 

Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse -Visonary of an Abstract-Cries From The Ghetto  

Cory Weeds –  The pour   Everything’s coming up weeds        

 



This week’s sponsor: Lisa Hilton
September 23, 2008, 3:41 am
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Lisa Hilton’s SUNNY DAY THEORY is having a positive impact at radio as well as with critics.  Her tenth disc to date and featuring Lewis Nash on drums, Larry Grenadier on bass and Brice Winston on tenor sax debuted at #32 on the JazzWeek chart, as well as #2 most added and #5 most increased play,  while showing #25 on the CMJ jazz chart last week, with many reports appearing in the Top 10. Media Guide reported a spincrease of 149 for the same week.  All About Jazz writes that Hilton is: ”a top notch piano player with a touch mixed with a set of chops that rivals anything Brad Mehldau has put out in his much heralded career.” Hilton appears at Catalina Bar and Grill/Hollywood on 9/23/08  www.LisaHiltonMusic.com



The Spectrum’s Tribute to Cannonball Adderley week of 9/15 WGMC JAZZ 90.1
September 19, 2008, 5:05 pm
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Spectrum Playlist Week of September 15 2008
 
Cannonball Adderley Special 
 
Autumn Leaves-Something Else
Work Song-Greatest Hits 
Jive Samba-Best Of
Bohemia After Dark-Bohemia After Dark
The Old Country-Nancy Wilson-Cannonball Adderley
Stars Fell On Alabama-In Chicago
This Here-Live at The Jazz Workshop
Freddie Freeloader-Kind of Blue
Save Your Love For Me-Live in Person w/Nancy Wilson
Fun-Mercy Mercy, Mercy, Live at “The Club”
Games-Mercy Mercy, Mercy, Live at “The Club”
Fiddler On The Roof-Fiddler On The Roof
Oleo-’58 Miles
I Remember Bird-74 Miles Away  
Sweet Georgia Bright-Live
Little Boy With The Sad Eyes-Radio Nights
Sack O’ Woe-Live at The Lighthouse
Walk Tall-74 Miles Away  
Country Preacher-Country Preacher
New Delhi-Quintet Plus 
Hippodelphia-Mercy,Mercy, Mercy-Live At The Club
Unit 7-Nancy Wilson & Cannonball
Dr.Hornoris Causa/The Black Messiah-The Black Messiah
Mercy,Mercy Mercy-Mercy,Mercy Mercy Live at The Club