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Chopin three ways
This episode presents the music of composer Fredrick Chopin, as interpreted by two jazz ensembles.
Episode Jun 19 2022
No theme to this week’s show. We begin with more music from San Diego before launching a set of varied music from modern jazz masters.
This show celebrates two recent birthdays. Chick Corea born June 12, 1941 and Kenny Barron on June 9, 1943.
Classic post bop trumpet is represented here. Miles, Freddie, Kenny, Lee and more.
We begin this edition with a set demonstrating the progression of modern jazz guitar from the 60’s groove style to a more fusion approach.
Miles & Jackie
This podcast celebrates the recent birthdays of two all time great jazz artists; Miles Davis and Jackie McLean.
Episode May 15 2022
We kick off this week’s episode with fire from Freddie Hubbard. Most of what follows is from young west coast artists
This episode features music heavily inspired by the African diaspora.
More Birthdays - Joe, Duke, Toots
Another show, celebrating birthdays. These are some of the most important figures in jazz; Joe Henderson, Duke Ellington and Toots Thielemans.
Couple of Birthdays
A couple of birthdays to celebrate this month; Charles Mingus on his Centenial 100th birthday, and Herbie Hancock who turned 82 years young.
Episode Apr 16 2022
After seeing Chris Potter live this week, I was inspired to start this week’s podcast with some of his recent work. Another sax player with a modern sound is Mike Casey, and we have two singles from him.
Jazz Grammy Awards 2022
Usually not a big fan of the Grammy Awards, but this year had some intriguing picks.
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4.7 out of 5
I started listening to this pod in college to help me focus on studying. Years later, I use it to focus at work. So glad I rediscovered it. Love the j...
Great Music, Too Political
To me good music is my escape from the world. I do not appreciate the hosts occasional dive into politics I do not care what Obama or any politician h...
Jazz Music at it's Finest
I'm so happy I found this podcast. I love jazz music. Ken Laster is the best! I get to enjoy my love for jazz on the go! If you love jazz music, this ...
Listening from Memphis, loving every show, thanks so much!
West Coast vibe
I'm a big fan, but ever since you moved out west, every other show is titled "West Coast vibes," lol. Don't mind the new focus, but if you could be a ...
Thoughtful mixtures of new recordings and classics.
This is a very good podcast
Great Show. I very much enjoyed the selection.
One of the best jazz podcasts out there! A mix of styles and genres, classics and contemporary pieces. I look forward to these every week!
Political reviews killed it before I even started.
Guy thinks He's a Pundit
Used to love this podcast. Then Ol' Ken thought he'd bring the politics. No escape from thee people. They ruin everything