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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…
 
Celebrating the 91st trip around the sun for Sonny Rollins to begin this show. New albums from Rene Rosnes and Kenny Garrett are featured. Also, San Diego pianist and composer Ed Kornhouser. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Sonny Rollins ~ Without A Song ~ The Bridge Sonny Rollins ~ Tune Up ~ Newk's Time Pat Metheny ~ Watercolors ~ Watercolors Ed Kor…
 
On this labor day show, we highlight the work of many jazz artists releasing new music. Garrett, Rosnes, Metheny, Renfroe, Younger among them. Also two fine west coast pianists Kornhauser and Clayton to finish out the show. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Oscar Brown Jr. ~ Work Song ~ Tells It Like It Is & In A New Mood Kenny Garrett ~ Hargrove ~ S…
 
This episode celebrates the birth of our granddaughter and a couple birthdays of jazz icons Charlie Parker and Wayne Shorter. Also, a set of music for the end of summer, new music from Andrew Renfroe and more. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Pat Metheny Group ~ The First Circle ~ First Circle Wayne Shorter ~ Black Nile ~ Night Dreamer Charlie Parker…
 
Another episode based on Jazz/Funk. Fusion pioneers from the 60's, Hancock and Weather Report are represented as well as new music from Andrew Renfroe and McLaughlin. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Herbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Head Hunters Joe Farrell ~ Too High ~ Penny Arcade John Scofield ~ Chank ~ A Go Go Weather Report ~ 125th Street Congr…
 
Classic funk bookends this playlist with James Brown and TOP. In between we have funk and soul jazz from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Morgan, Joshua Redman, Cannonball and more. Dig the funky side of jazz in this episode of In The Groove. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album James Brown ~ I Got the Feelin' ~ Foundations of Funk: A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969 Dr. L…
 
We begin with San Diego favorites, guitarist Jaime Valle and flautist Holly Hofmann. Then a unique arrangement of Pure Imagination from Walt Weiskopf. A couple tracks from an album by vocalist and alto sax player Vi Redd follow. SFJazz Collective has a cool version of Miles' Nardis. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Jaime Valle ~ Serenade for a Cuckoo…
 
A variety of music I've been listening to, including jazz standards performed by Herbie Hanckock, Vi Redd, Steve Davis and Miles Davis. Also new music from Pat Metheny and from right here in San Diego, Christopher Hollyday. Enjoy. Playlist Artist ~ Name ~ Album Vi Redd ~ Now's the Time ~ Bird Call Christopher Hollyday ~ Kiss Me Right ~ Dialogue Mil…
 
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. Playlist Artist ~ Name …
 
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